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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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07/10/2012 | 02:53 PM
You have indeed made your fans proud, Roger.......... 7th title, 17 grand slams... you are such a wonderful player.. Words cannot describe you...... just awesome. Well done!!!!!!!!!!!
07/10/2012 | 11:56 AM
yu made us proud roger...yu r d greatest of all time...thanks king :)
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07/10/2012 | 10:21 AM
Hey man :-) this is beyond imagination what you are doing - stop making us look so average!!!!!!! ;-))))) Just kidding - go for more and make us prouder than ever.
07/10/2012 | 10:17 AM
"Ci sono delle volte, quando guardi giocare il giovane tennista svizzero, in cui la mascella scende giù, gli occhi si proiettano in avanti ed emetti suoni che inducono il coniuge nell'altra stanza a venire a vedere se ti è successo qualcosa. Questi Federer Moments sono ancora più intensi se hai abbastanza esperienza diretta di gioco da comprendere l'impossibilità di quanto gli hai appena visto fare."

Sunday it was another great Federer Moments! Congrats champ :)
07/10/2012 | 10:14 AM
Roger, congratulations! You are the best.
07/10/2012 | 10:10 AM
You are the best ever!!!!!!!
07/10/2012 | 08:20 AM
Dear Rogerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr,

The world loves you! Stick around for a couple of years and prove your undying love for tennis to the world. You are a genius, made by your own efforts but with God's support for your kindness & humbleness. Be grateful to God and be true to your self. Keep improving, and by doing so, you are raising this sport to a greater level. Just think, how great this sport has become because of your presence. Your prominence has made players think of you!!!
07/10/2012 | 07:02 AM
Congrats Roger :) We are still HIGH on your amazing historical win! It just goes to show how resilient and hungry you are! Heartiest wishes on a victory well deserved and clinching the No.1 position (which belongs to you rightfully). Good luck for the future! May god bless you and your family.