Swiss genius

Andy Murray came agonisingly close to becoming the first Briton since Fred Perry in 1936 to lift the Wimbledon men’s singles crown.

However, having equalled ‘Bunny’ Austin’s 1938 feat of actually reaching the final, the 26-year-old Scott let slip a one set to love lead to eventually succumb 6-4, 5-7, 3-6, 4-6 to the irrepressible and now seemingly immortal Roger Federer. The Swiss maestro thus equalled Pete Sampras’ record of seven individual titles during the Open era and regained the world No1 spot aged 30 at the expense of Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.