8 July 2012
Last updated at 20:06
Andy Murray has failed in his bid to become the first home winner of the men's singles title at Wimbledon since Fred Perry in 1936, taking on Roger Federer on Centre Court.
Murray, the first Briton to reach the men's singles final since Bunny Austin in 1938, did so by beating Tsonga in four sets on a packed Centre Court on Friday.
Fans from around the country camped overnight outside a wet Wimbledon to try to secure some of the ground passes which went on sale on Sunday morning.
The Scottish Saltire flag was flown alongside the union jack at 10 Downing Street on Sunday in support of Murray.
Among the faces in the royal box were the Duchess of Cambridge and her sister, Pippa Middleton. The Queen was not present as she had a prior engagement.
David and Victoria Beckham, Ryan Giggs and Sir Alex Ferguson were among the famous faces in the crowd. London Mayor Boris Johnson, Olympian Sir Steve Redgrave and Doctor Who actor Matt Smith also enjoyed an afternoon of tennis.
David Cameron said singles tennis players were under huge pressure but he believed Murray could handle it. Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond said the whole of Scotland was behind him.
Murray won his first ever set in a grand slam final by taking the opener 6-4 over Federer.
Residents in Murray's home town, Dunblane, were cheering the 25-year-old on. Around 100 people squeezed into a small room in the Dunblane Youth and Sports Centre.
Each point was greeted by an explosion of cheers and cries of "come on Andy" by the crowd in the Wimbledon grounds.
Thousands of people watched on BBC Big Screens in 22 cities across the UK. The screens, including this one in Edinburgh, are intended to be a destination for Olympic events, brought by the BBC, London 2012 organisers and local authorities.
The pair were matched on one game all in the third set when the match was paused due to rain.
Federer went on to win the electric final, scoring 4-6 7-5 6-3 6-4 to equal Pete Sampras's record with his seventh Wimbledon.
The crowd rose as Federer took match point, applauding for both players, who congratulated each other.
Murray broke down as he paid tribute to his team, as well as the crowd, in an unusually emotional interview on Centre Court. He paid tribute to his opponent, saying he wasn't bad for a 30-year-old.
"I played some of my best tennis in my last couple of matches," Federer told the crowd after lifting the trophy.