Murray breaks down after Federer defeat (+video)

Roger Federer is known for his post-final tears but it was runner-up Andy Murray who was the emotional one after failing to break Britain's 76-year drought at Wimbledon this morning.

Murray lost his fourth Grand Slam final after going down in four sets to the new world number one 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4.

It is Federer's seventh Wimbledon title and his 17th Grand Slam title overall.

After the match Murray broke down in an emotional speech.

"I'm going to try this and it's not going to be easy," he said at the start of his speech before breaking down.

"I'm going to try and not look at them because I'll start crying again," the 25-year-old said of his support team before thanking them and then heaping praise on Federer.

He left his final words for the local fans who have willed him on over the last two weeks.

"Everybody always talks about the pressure of playing at Wimbledon and how tough it is but it's not. The people watching make it so much easier to play. The support has been incredible. Thank you," he said before breaking down again a second time.

- HERALD ONLINE

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