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The Rich and Royal witness Wimbledon final

Last updated on: July 9, 2012 17:15 IST

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The rich and famous from around the world came to witness Roger Federer clash with local boy Andy Murray in the Wimbledon final on Sunday. Rediff.com gives you a glimpse of the famous faces that made it to the All England tennis lawns to witness history being made.

Catherine (right), Duchess of Cambridge and wife of Prince William, shares notes with her sister Pippa Middleton as they watch the men's singles final on Sunday.

Local favourite Andy Murray lost to Roger Federer after going down fighting to the seven-time Wimbledon champion on Sunday.


Photographs: Toby Melville / Reuters

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British soccer player David Beckham (centre) and his wife Victoria right sit in the royal box as they witness the final.

After winning his seventh Wimbledon title with an emphatic four-set victory over Andy Murray on Sunday, Federer said he been delighted with his form over the past year despite suffering some painful losses.

"I played a lot of tennis, good tennis, but I wanted to win titles, not just lose in quarters and semis," he said.

"Then the confidence rose as I went to Paris and also to London. This is when I realised a lot is possible in 2012."


Photographs: Toby Melville / Reuters

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Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (left) watches the men's singles final between Roger Federer and Andy Murray.

After the win, Federer said his life had changed enormously since the birth of his twin daughters in 2009.

The twins and Federer's wife Mirka were on Centre Court to watch him dash Murray's hopes of winning his first Grand Slam title and become the first British man to win the Wimbledon crown for 76 years.

"The victory today is a dream come true today for me and my family, seeing them there," said Federer who will also return to the top of the world rankings. "It's big."


Photographs: Toby Melville / Reuters

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Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of American Vogue magazine, arrives on Centre Court for the men's singles final.

British fans had to face another disappointing wait after local hope Murray couldn't do enough to realise their dreams.

National fervour had gripped the country since Murray beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Friday to set up a mouth-watering final, with stories circulating of Centre Court tickets changing hands for more than 10,000 pounds.

Photographs: Toby Melville / Reuters

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Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and Wendi Deng Murdoch attend the Wimbledon final on Sunday.

Not all fans were left disappointed as some showed faith in Murray.

"We have been through the sun and the rain, but there was proper British spirit today," Carolyn Mason said.

"He'll be back next year," she added, when it will be 77 years since Fred Perry delighted a nation as the last British man to win the title.


Photographs: Paul Gilham / Getty Images

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