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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 | 07:07 PM
Yesterday I wrote and complimented you on your win which, of course, was ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS! But I forgot a very important thing. I want to compliment you both on your game! Your playing was so enchanting to watch. I realize that Nadal is a very fine, even great, player but his tennis is not "beautiful" like yours (ane Andy's). It was SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO wonderful to see YOUR KIND OF TENNIS being play by both of you. What a wonderful afternoon!!! Thank you again and may God always bless you.
07/09/2012 | 07:00 PM
Dear Rogerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr,

Congratulations!!! Keep it up! Keep the ranking up for a long time, and play consistently. Pls work out how to reduce your unforced and forced errors. Love you and your game! Always!!!
07/09/2012 | 06:04 PM
Murray showed he is a top player with a lion heart too. He displayed talent and dignity in his defeat and the post-match interview was unforgettable. But Federer won with unquestionable authority. He has no limits but his body strength and will. Great season so far, well-deserved 7/17/75 title and who knows what else is to come. Hope we have many moments of joy such as the Wimbledon 2012 final. Tennis history is being made by Roger every match ... Congrats for the extraordinary achievements!
07/09/2012 | 05:47 PM
RF! you were destined for this hallmark. PAKISTAN, the country of peace and "Aisam-ul-Haq" congratulate on on this milestone but don't stop here,,,,got to go beyond 20 Grand Slams. Whole world should know that RF (born LEO) is the actual "Lion King". Tennis world will always be ruled by you! Besides millions, you made all LEOs.... The proud LEOs
07/09/2012 | 05:39 PM
Dear Roger, it's 16:40 UK time, almost a day after your wonderful win and there are still 25,774 of your fans online here. We just don't know how to keep away, we are so thrilled for you.

GOOD LUCK AT THE OLYMPICS. Love you!!
07/09/2012 | 05:27 PM
My mother had a stroke last week but was able to watch the final from a hospital bed. You made us so very happy. Congratulations on your great achievement.
07/09/2012 | 05:23 PM
Congratulations, Roger!! That was an amazing final. My mum used to love watching you play. She died of cancer a few years ago but I know she would have loved to watch this Wimbledon tournament and especially final. Am looking forward to watching you in the Olympics! L x
07/09/2012 | 05:07 PM
Dear Roger
Congratulations! I hope there is nothing to be proved! You were the best, you are the best and you'll be the best tennis player ever seen! We, your devoted fans, may consider ourselves blessed to live in your era!
Thank you dear Roger for making me and alll of us so happy!
You are not only the GOAT, you are the greatest Gentleman among the athlets! I'm proud of you!
Love, Mimi
07/09/2012 | 05:07 PM
Thank U for being U Federer san!!!!!!!!!!!!
07/09/2012 | 05:05 PM
SIR ROGER,

We ALL LOVE YOU !!!!!!!! LOVE YOU !!!!! LOVE YOU! !!!!!! LOVE YOU !!!

thank you so so so so much to bring us HAPPINESS in our life !!!!

GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS !!!!!