Federer's win has many meanings

Updated: July 14, 2012, 12:50 AM ET
By Kamakshi Tandon | ESPN.com

"No. 7, No. 17, No. 1."

That was Roger Federer's succinct and symmetrical summary of what was at stake for him going into the Wimbledon final, and as he collapsed on court after match point, it was almost as if a huge weight had been removed.

"Honestly, this one hasn't quite sunk in yet for some reason," he told reporters afterward. "I guess I was trying to be so focused in the moment itself that when it all happened ...

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