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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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07/12/2012 | 01:33 PM
Always happy to read about your success. It's not enough. Congratulations again!
Good Luck for your gold medal hunt!
07/12/2012 | 09:58 AM
Dear Roger
What a success! Return of the KING, though you never left your throne, just by channce there were the other two names written in the last 2 years! Yes, Roger, I am addicted to your tennis, your beautiful game! I have never enough watching you! From thhe Final on Sunday, I have been watching that match or a parts of it numrous times!Just beauutiful! Everyything is now where it should be!On the top! Aboove the stars!
Congratulationns and bravo dearest Roger! You did it!
Love, Mimi
07/11/2012 | 11:56 PM
It's nice reading, like always!!! It's so great to read this!!! GO ROGER!!! GO!!!
07/11/2012 | 07:13 PM
Media just can't stop talking about this win, can they?!!! How special you are, dear Roger! I'm rewatching all the fortnight's matches though of course I've watched the best bits of the final over and over already...
07/11/2012 | 04:10 PM
Every time I think about your massive achievements, Roger, I get a huge smile on my face! I am so happy for you! I love reading the news reports and seeing the pix and videos. I just feel so elated that you now have ALL the tennis records, the most glorious career, and that the King is back on the throne! You are an amazing global force: you bring real joy to millions of people all over the world. Gosh, to be in such a position--wonderful!
07/11/2012 | 02:35 PM
I am so glad for this news update! I always look forward to reading from the various media outlets. This time, at last, they got it right! Many of Roger's fans totally believed that he would win more GS titles, get back to the top, and be the real power and glory of men's tennis! Those who believed, believed fully, even when sad about a loss. It was meant to be, given who Roger is, what was shown before already: supreme talent, great love of the game, huge heart, and fulfiling his talent! Bravo
07/11/2012 | 02:33 PM
Congratulations Rog,
The rays of happiness have been raising all over the world...
I've seen watching the match over & over & can't get enough...
Thank you
07/11/2012 | 02:19 PM
What a fantastic achievement winning your 17th grand slam and getting back to world No 1! You showed all your amazing talent in that wonderful final.
Congratulations, Roger, and all the best for the Olympics! Would love to see you win the gold medal there.
07/11/2012 | 02:01 PM
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