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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 | 01:14 AM
Number 1 4ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
07/10/2012 | 12:42 AM
You are the BEST for everrrrrr
07/10/2012 | 12:25 AM
I've watched the Sunday Final three times now, and still want to see it some more.

That match was every bit as wonderful as those of 2002-2010, and precious beyond description. I want to own that on tape.

Congratulations, Roger, and forgive us for wanting more, more, more!
07/10/2012 | 12:24 AM
Congratulations Rog. I have been waiting for you to rise to the top again and hold another Grand Slam trophy overhead. You were wonderful to watch and I hope for many more years for your career to continue. Your fans are always supporting you through thick and thin and never believed a word the press said. I hope you know we feel your saddess and your happiness, as I wept when I saw you win yesterday. Congratulations - you deserve it.
07/10/2012 | 12:07 AM
It is unbelievable how tennis can be converted into art when RF plays it. Congrats, to be the number one in the ATP rankings is big, but you are already the number one of all times which is huge. And the best thing is the fans can still enjoy seeing you playing tennis or making art with a racquet in the court.
07/09/2012 | 11:56 PM
Congratulations Roger being back where you belong #1, you are the best player ever
Keep being aggressive and I assure you will stay on the top for years to come :)
07/09/2012 | 11:52 PM
Well done, Roger...... Just now, saw pics from ydays night wimbledon champions ball & roger, u looked so handsome :)

07/09/2012 | 11:30 PM
Grande Maestro!
Te esperamos anciosos en Argentina
07/09/2012 | 11:25 PM
Thank you once again! You are an amazing person and the greatest tennis player ever! You made us all happy! God bless you and your beautiful family!
07/09/2012 | 11:16 PM
you are really great man
i cant miss a day without watching you playing