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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 | 06:55 AM
Fed fans global celebrate the return to #1 of the GOAT. Never doubted. Never waivered. Never lost faith in THE MAN!
Ur our guy.
07/10/2012 | 06:47 AM
WELL DONE MAESTRO!
ALL THE BEST FOR THE OLYMPICS!
TAKE UP HATHA YOGA TO PROLONG YOUR YOUTHFULNESS AND REIGN AT THE TOP!
PERFECT PEACE.
07/10/2012 | 06:41 AM
I am still celebrating your victory, Roger, now you are in the place where you deserve. You are the best, the greatest, the master, the champion, the king who return to his throne. I admire your serenity, the control you have over your emotions that make you so special human being. God bless you, your wife, your girls, your parents, your team. I want you to be the next U S A president !!!
07/10/2012 | 06:05 AM
Dearest Roger,
"Evergreen Roger Federer", I like that. I'm still in the 7th Heaven.
I watched your interview on CNN. You looked so happy and handsome. Your smile makes me HAPPY.
Take care and please stay healthy.
God bless you and your family, your team.

Keiko
07/10/2012 | 05:50 AM
SIR ROGER.

H1S7ORY H1S7ORY H1S7ORY H1S7ORY H1S7ORY H1S7ORY H1S7ORY
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H1S7ORY H1S7ORY H1S7ORY H1S7ORY H1S7ORY H1S7ORY H1S7ORY

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

GOD bless Roger !!!!
07/10/2012 | 05:49 AM
ROGER!!!!! ROGER!!!!! ROGER!!!!! ROGER!!!!! ROGER!!!!! ROGER!!!!!
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SUPER CHAMPION ROGER FEDERER !
07/10/2012 | 05:43 AM
I love U Roger....u have nothing more to prove...keep ur health intact and keep winning !!!
love and prayers always for U !!!!
XOXO
MUAH
07/10/2012 | 05:27 AM
I looked for images on your on google, to find one to print and post at home. I watched whatever videos I could, of you doing interviews back at the All England club today. You looked dapper yesterday at the winner's ball!

I LOVE YOU. WE LOVE YOU. Like someone here said, we are still "jolly" at your awesome win. You deserve to be world number 1. You "believed". We also believed always in you. Hugs and love!
07/10/2012 | 05:25 AM
Love u soooooooooooo much!!
07/10/2012 | 05:11 AM
Congrats Roger, you showed the world what we`ve always known (and said here) that you`re the best and will always be nos: 1 what ever the rankings says.

King Regards Roger & family
Ryan.