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09.07.2012 | Tennis, Starseite 1

Federer a Grand Slam Champion Again at Wimbledon (ABC News)

Up in the players' box on Centre Court, Roger Federer's twin daughters squirmed, yawned, made funny faces and then applauded the new Wimbledon champion. The girls turn 3 this month. They were 6 months old the last time Federer won a Grand Slam title. "The victory today is a dream come true for me and my family, you know, seeing them there," he said. "It's big." At 30, Federer showed the kids what he can do, and strengthened his contention he's far from finished. Federer ended a Grand Slam drought and equaled a Wimbledon record by winning the tournament for the seventh time Sunday, beating Andy Murray of Britain, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4.


Federer will be back for more (ESPN)

The 30-year-old Federer finally equaled Pete Sampras' record at the All England Club, and won his 17th Grand Slam title overall, by beating Andy Murray 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 on Sunday. "I'm happy that closing the roof maybe helped me today because I wasn't sure if that was going to help me or not," said Federer, who took advantage of the windless court and won 65 of the 117 points played indoors. Once Murray's forehand landed wide on match point, Federer collapsed to the grass with tears welling in his eyes. He got up quickly and shook hands with Murray at the net.


Federer Defies 'Old Age' Becoming No. 1 Again (Businessweek)

Roger Federer’s self belief didn’t waver, even when the titles started to go to younger players. The record men’s Grand Slam champion yesterday overcame local favorite Andy Murray 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 to win his seventh Wimbledon title and regain the top ranking in tennis one month shy of his 31st birthday. It was Federer’s 17th major championship, and the first since his victory at the 2010 Australian Open reduced Murray, 25, to tears. “I knew how close I was for the last few years, and some people didn’t quite see that, maybe out of different reasons,” Federer said after joining Pete Sampras and William Renshaw with a record seven titles at the All England Club in London.

 

 

Roger Federer wins seventh Wimbledon title, and a nation weeps (Los Angeles Times)

Roger Federer sweetly made delicate volleys drop as if it were no trouble at all. He ferociously aimed his one-handed backhand deep into the corners of Centre Court, making the ball land on lines and kick up chalk. He relentlessly kept attacking with his forehand, taking it crosscourt and up the lines.


Evergreen Roger Federer silences doubters once and for all with victory over Andy Murray (The Independent)

When Roger Federer went out of the French Open to Novak Djokovic in May, he faced some disconcerting debate about his future. Finished as a tennis force? The notion will seem laughable today when he is not only officially confirmed as the leading performer in his chosen occupation anywhere in the world but knows that within seven days he will have held that accolade for longer than anyone since records were first kept. As of this morning he has equalled Pete Sampras's record as No 1 men's player for a total of 285 weeks, which equates to more than five years, and there can be an end to the questions of whether he will be able to add any more, or continue to live with the younger generation.

 
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07/09/2012 | 11:09 PM
Roger Federer, you're simply the best!!! I root for you so much until I truly forget you're not an American. However, that doesn't matter because in my eyes you not only represent Switzerland, but you represent the best of our world. You are amazing -- congratulations on this monumental feat!
07/09/2012 | 10:53 PM
Dear Roger, Congratulations on your 7th Wimbledon achievement! I am so proud of you. There will never be another ROGER FEDERER! You have a beautiful family and your twin girls are precious! Good luck always on your future goals!!! I know you can do it!!! Love you, Ladyfan:)
07/09/2012 | 10:41 PM
Dearest Roger: once again "CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! and THANKS"!!!!!
Of course, for your achievements as a sportman, but also for your achievements as a person: your family is adorable!!!!! I can´t stop looking Myla and Charlene pictures!!!! My love for you, Mirka, twins, parents. Congratulations Roger and Roger`s team!!! All the best for coming days!!! So proud of you!!!
07/09/2012 | 10:28 PM
Dear Roger you were heart stoppingly beautiful to watch, so pleased you are back where you belong No 1 in the world and Wimbledon Champion. Your whole family must be so proud of you - I have always been proud to be Swiss - you just make me even prouder - rest well Olympic gold next LOL xx
07/09/2012 | 10:00 PM
Roger eres el más grande de todos los tiempos!!! Nos has hecho muy felices con tú victoria, nunca hemos perdido la fé en tí; sabía que llegarías una ves más al número uno del mundo y superarás a Pete Sampras con más semanas en el número uno del mundo, seguro; gracias por tus glorias Roger en México te amamos!!!
07/09/2012 | 09:53 PM
DESDE MI AMADA COLOMBIA, FELICITACIONES ROGER POR ESTE GRAN TRIUNFO, RATIFICANDO UNA VEZ MÁS QUE ERES EL MEJOR DE TODOS LOS TIEMPOS, MERECIDAMENTE ESTE PREMIO Y AÚN MÁS ROMPER DOS RECORDS EN UN MISMO TORNEO NO TIENE COMPARACIÓN, DISFRUTA TUS DULCES 17GS, TU SÉPTIMO WIMBLEDON E IGUALAR NÚMERO DE SEMANAS EN EL # 1 A SAMPRAS; SIGUE REGALÁNDONOS VICTORIAS, AHORA LOS OLIMPICOS, US OPEN, COPA MASTERS 2012, ERES MI NÚMERO 1 POR SIEMPRE!!!!!!!!!!
07/09/2012 | 09:42 PM
You played an epic match. After the break it was like the best you can play came out, everything worked. The confidence was amazing. A real inspiration. Well done, never doubted you for a moment. World number one! Now go win gold and take some more titles to remain number one!
07/09/2012 | 09:35 PM
Dearest Roger, Many many congratulations again for your wonderful triumph, and all best wishes to your superb team,your gorgeous twin daughters and lovely wife. For your fans you will always be the best, and the greatest of all time. There's no one like you. Love, xxxxx
07/09/2012 | 09:25 PM
Roger, many congrats over this victory, your team and you made a fantastic job through the entire tournament.
Your twins are beautiful.
Enjoy a well deserved rest!!!!!!!
07/09/2012 | 09:24 PM
dear roger
congrtulation roger 4 you 7th titles of wimbeldon really you played such a great tennis the match was awesome we were so happy for u you such a great player really no one can be like u just keep it up and know that all your fans supporting u and 4 ever <3