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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 | 09:15 PM
Congratulations Roger! We love to see more news like this ones. :)
07/09/2012 | 09:07 PM
Bravo Roger!!!

Estos dos últimos partidos diste una verdadera cátedra de tenis, es un placer verte jugar como lo hiciste en la semifinal contra Djokovic y por supuesto en la final contra Murray!

!Felicidades por regresar al lugar que te corresponde! No. 1
07/09/2012 | 09:06 PM
LONDON 2012 is your time GO ROGER
07/09/2012 | 08:48 PM
"A man whose beauty's silent power stops your heart "
07/09/2012 | 08:36 PM
:) BRAVOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Still on cloud 9.
I am so proud of you.
I love you Roger :)
Thank you for believing :) !!
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07/09/2012 | 08:34 PM
Roger,

It is amazing that so many British people posted whole-hearted congratulating messages on your website. Fans' interview video on the ATP World Tour site also showed the Brits were sourly disappointed but at the same time they were so happy for you. They genuinely loved you just like all of us from different parts of the world. I am still enjoying your victory today.
07/09/2012 | 07:48 PM
Just fabulous... Congratulations Roger.
Impossible to write something new here, because everything has been said.
Thank you my lovely champion, thank you a million times for everything.
Keep doing what you're are doing best.
God bless you and your wonderful family, always, always.
The adorable little ones were just as happy as the adults...
Once again, CONGRATULATIONS LOVELY CHAMPION !

Love you always and best wishes for the OLYMPICS.
marie in mtl
07/09/2012 | 07:20 PM
Congrats Roger! So very happy for you and your whole team. 7 - 17 - and back to
No. 1. Now the whole world gets what your fans already know....you are the
Greatest Of All Time!
All best wishes at the Olympics --- GO FOR THE GOLD!!! We will be watching and
cheering you on.
07/09/2012 | 07:16 PM
Return of the King!
07/09/2012 | 07:11 PM
...peRFect # 1...

yahooo...bless you...walk on.