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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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07/11/2012 | 12:08 PM
CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN ROGER.
YOU ARE SIMPLY THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!
LOVE YOU ALWAYS
XX
07/11/2012 | 05:22 AM
Congratulations Roger!!!! So proud of you!
07/11/2012 | 04:29 AM
you made the whole world happy Roger ,, thank you Dear Roger for amazing victory ,, I'm the happiest Girl on earth :D love you Roger
07/11/2012 | 01:29 AM
As many fans here, and we are all in agreement. We don't get tired of your achievements, your game & most of all: you. Watching you in that final or in any match, is a privilege. And so is cheering for you. Your legacy has just begun. :) you're amazing Roger. :)
07/10/2012 | 11:13 PM
48 hours later and I still can't believe it. Did that happen? Am I dreaming?
I can't find the words to describe my feelings.
I can't find the words to congratulate you.

"Congratulations" sounds so trivial.
"You're the best" sounds so banal.

What you did in Wimbledon and the way you did it is "heavenly"
Thanks for the pleasure and joy you gave us. Do I have to land? Will I ever?
07/10/2012 | 10:58 PM
Congratulations Roger on your historic 7th Wimbledon Win and regaining the #1 Seed in Tennis. You deserve it. Great Job!
07/10/2012 | 10:41 PM
Congrats Roger...very well deserved! I don't mind if you win, lose or you are number 100 or 1 again. You have proven to all of us you are the best player ever to play this game! Thanks for making us happy just by watching you playing. I am thrilled with your 7th Wimbledon.
07/10/2012 | 10:18 PM
Congratulations! Well deserved! So happy for you!
07/10/2012 | 08:40 PM
CONGRATULATIONS ROGER! :') extremely delighted for you! thank you SO MUCH for putting a smile on millions of faces around the world & for being such an inspiration & an amazing role model for all of us! :)
its my first time at a major tennis event & to be able to see you in real life, get your autograph & to witness a part of your 17th grand slam title makes it one of the most memorable & amazing experiences of my life! :'D THANK YOU SO MUCH ROGER!! :')

LOVE & SUPPORT FROM SINGAPORE,
GRACE
07/10/2012 | 08:15 PM
SIR ROGER.

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Maestro Roger, ------- THE GREATEST OF ALL IN H1s7ory -------

GOD bless Roger !!!!
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