Tears of joy and sadness: There were going to be tears at the end of this Wimbledon men’s final, because both Roger Federer and Andy Murray have some precedent there.
In the end, they came from the winner and the runner-up.
Federer’s tears began almost before he fell to the court in triumph, tears of joy and relief as he won his seventh career title at Wimbledon, the 17th major of his career, the first in 2 1/2 years.
The seventh title ties him with his idol Pete Sampras. And this time, Federer’s twin daughters Myla and Charlene were on hand for the triumph.
Photos: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters, Paul Gilham/Pool/Reuters