Murray's serving stats were the best in the tournament, til sets 3/4.
Probably 2 weeks finally caught up with him physically but if he'd served solid it wouldnt have mattered what Federer did Murray would now be Champion. Thats how important the serve is.
His 1st Slam could turn out to be the US Open next month,on his preferred hardcourt, if he can just improve his 2nd serve a tad more?
There are a lot of grey areas in this tournament. For example, yes, Federer was definitely the fresher of the two (soft draw, nice schedule easy on the body etc.) and the roof definitely went in Federer's favour in the 3rd set, but Andy did have a few opportunities in the 2nd set and the way he lost the 2nd set was very tragic, especially when he was serving so well and had all the momentum going on.
Anyway, I read somewhere the other day that there are no bad or good things in the real sense but only lessons to be learned so if you ask me how much progressed Andy has made in terms of winning a Slam, I'd say at least 75-80%, so next time he makes the final, I definitely think he'll make that last push. But had Andy won the 2nd set today, he would have probably lost the 3rd but would have still won the 4th, that was my gut feeling. But after he lost the 2nd set tragically and the roof came on, he just seemed a bit lost and the serve dropped significantly and cost him that set as well. And then the start of each set where he didn't get to serve first. He really needed a bit luck there, overall. But still there's so much positive to take from all this. At least now he has the experience of playing in Wimbledon final in front of the crowd against another true great grass courter like Federer, so this will truly help him in the long run and the next time he is here. This will be then all a known territory for him.
As to his 2nd serve, I think there's a lot of time improve that and if he serves really well there, then I don't feel it will be a problem especially if he's feeling confident, but he will definitely need to improve it to a reliable level asap. Let's see what happens at USO. He does have both USO and AO before he turns 26. RG he shouldn't worry about right now.