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Wimbledon 2012: Andy Murray, Roger Federer Split First Two Sets Of Gentlemen's Final

Andy Murray won the first set of the Wimbledon Gentlemen's Final, 6-4 over Roger Federer, in front of a raucous pro-British and pro-Murray crowd.

Federer just broke Murray's serve at 6-5 with two incredible drop volleys to take the second set, 7-5, and totally turn the tide of this match.

Murray, a Scotland native, is looking to become the first Brit to win the Wimbledon male singles title since Fred Perry in 1936 and his first Grand Slam title in four tries (first Wimbledon final). As it stands, Murray is already the first British male to win a set in a Wimbledon singles final since Perry in 1936.

This is a golden opportunity for Murray to take home what would be an incredibly meaningful championship for the United Kingdom with Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, the No. 1 and No. 2 players in the world, respectively, already eliminated.

For more coverage of Wimbledon 2012, stick with this StoryStream, and head over to SBNation's dedicated Tennis sitefor all news and analysis.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.