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Wimbledon 2012 Results: Roger Federer Takes 3rd Set To Grab 2-1 Lead

After splitting the first two sets, Roger Federer took the third set of Sunday's Wimbledon men's final with challenger Andy Murray (6-3) to grab a 2-to-1 lead in the match.

Now heading into the fourth set with his sights set firmly on Pete Sampras' record of seven Wimbledon titles, Federer has flustered the younger, less experienced Murray with consistent, near-impeccable groundstrokes.

Although he staked his claim immediately with a 6-4 victory in the first set, Murray has been visibly frustrated by his inability to take Federer out of his comfort zone. In addition to tossing his racquet to the grass in the third set, the look on Murray's face has indicated that he simply doesn't know what else he can do to slow down the Wimbledon legend. Murray has also appeared significantly more winded through the opening three sets, and his conditioning and willingness to push himself are both things to watch as the match presses on.

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