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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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07/13/2007 | 09:14 PM
Congratulations!

Even though my post is a little late, I guess I'm still excited by your performance, I had my non-professional match on that same day. I even made a wish said "I want to contribute anything to your 5th Wimbledon title, even with my vic
07/13/2007 | 08:58 PM
Wow Roger!!!!

With lots of fans congratulating you I thought I don't need to do so but then I just want to be part of people who is really very happy over your win. As you've said, you win your share and Rafael win his. You're right. This Wimby title i
07/13/2007 | 07:16 PM
Roger, I am soooo proud and thrilled for you. Despite the comments of many so-called "pundits," you have not reached your peak yet. You'll have many more Grand Slam titles and, while it'll be difficult, I have a feeling you will win the French Open before
07/13/2007 | 07:07 PM
FED,
i won't lie that i wasn't just a smidge nervous that your nemesis might test you.
That you managed to pull through only makes me love you even more!
huzzahhh feddddd!!! you ARE the greatest~!
And don't let the hawk-eye bug you so much. Just take
07/13/2007 | 11:35 AM
Congratulations for winning the Wimbledon 5 times in a row. You are the second best tennis player ever on this planet (the best being ME).
07/13/2007 | 11:02 AM
Hi Roger, Congratz... and wish you all the best for all coming Grand slams!!!!

well done!
Maddykl

07/13/2007 | 08:53 AM
Congratulations my dear Roger the great, many many congratulations to you for winning the fifth Wimbledon title and for being tied with great Bjorn Borg. Both you and Nadal played great tennis, but you played some key points exceptionally well and also p
07/13/2007 | 08:29 AM
To all Roger Fans

While having the priveledge of watching tennis at Wimbledon this year, I was also able to walk around the Wimbledon Village, and discovered a large sign at the corner of a street there, in the grounds of a church. I am not a religious
07/13/2007 | 07:27 AM
Congratulation Roger !!!!
Great to see u win the Wimbledon....
I'm so worried n exciting when i watching it ...
Thanks god ... u r great ... !
07/13/2007 | 04:26 AM
I didn't send my comment in time because I had to take part in my final exams in university the next day. But I didn't worry because there were so many people all around the world love you. They can share your joy as well as me. So when you meet with dif