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The dream comes true!

08.07.2007 | Tennis

Roger emulated the legendary Björn Borg when he captured his fifth successive Wimbledon title with a 7-6 (9-7), 4-6, 7-6 (7-3), 2-6 and 6-2 win over Rafael Nadal in a thrilling final today.

 

It was Roger’s 11th career Grand Slam title, taking him within three of Pete Sampras's record of 14 and was his 54th consecutive grasscourt win. "Each win is special but to play a champion like Rafa and equalling Björn's record it makes it very special," said Roger who was later warmly embraced by the man whose Wimbledon record he'd just equalled. He added: "Rafa is a fantastic player who will be around longer than me so I'm happy to win again before he takes them all. It was a close match and I told Rafa at the net that he deserved it as well. Today I was the lucky one."

 

"Roger has had an amazing season and to win five Wimbledons in a row is fantastic," said Nadal, the triple French Open winner. Roger said: "I was drained mentally and physically. It was a huge occasion, the record was on the line... It just adds up and puts more pressure on you."

 

"To have Borg, Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe, Boris Becker sitting there watching... I will take very special memories of this final."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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07/14/2007 | 11:37 AM
Congrats!!!!!!!!
/gurra
07/14/2007 | 11:34 AM
it was indeed a pleasure to watch roger capture his 5th wimbledon title...i found myself in tears when he made his winning shot...i admire his determination and faith. Congratulations Roger!
07/14/2007 | 08:13 AM
You make me dream when you pick up the trophy at the championships.
You're a true number one!!!
07/14/2007 | 06:34 AM
congratulazioni, bravo
07/14/2007 | 04:12 AM
Congratulations to you , Roger !!!!!!
07/14/2007 | 04:08 AM
oh yah rafa may stay longer than u,but as long as u r stil der,he can't take dem all coz u r d best in d world of tennis!!!congrats!
07/14/2007 | 12:13 AM
Roger: I was driving through the mountains in Mexico getting sporatic updates of the Wimbledon final via text message. What a nail bitter! Bravo -

You were being cheered on from all corners of the globe. You are a joy to watch on the court. On to
07/13/2007 | 11:42 PM
Like everyone else, congratulations, Roger! I'm a little late to offer my sentiments, but I'm new to the site and only just realized that we can comment on the news articles. I was so nervous for you during the whole match that even I had an adrenaline
07/13/2007 | 10:57 PM
I love Roger. I cried for a week after his defeat at French Open. I am so glad he won this one.
07/13/2007 | 10:06 PM
A brilliant final between the best 2 players in tennis.
What a conclusion of 2 weeks of tennis on the holy grass of Wimbledon.

Congratulations to King Roger, the best of all times.

1 down, 3 to go. The only question is : where will Rogers Grand S
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