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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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07/11/2007 | 07:27 PM
To FedexFanMng,

I guess it’s me who you are talking about in your post so I’ll try to explain. This is the post (word by word) I was referring:

>> I've actually jut been to the Nadal site. I actually wanted to register and congratulate him on a fine
07/11/2007 | 06:53 PM
that was a great match, Roger! i'm SO glad you won! rest up and we'll see ya at the U.S. Open! : )

cheers,
Shauna!
07/11/2007 | 06:14 PM
GREAT CHAMPION EVER!
07/11/2007 | 05:30 PM
I can not express my happines for you. All I can say is congradulations dear Roger!!! You are truly THE GREATEST!!!
07/11/2007 | 05:18 PM
I said it!!!
You would win 5th consecutive this year and will beat Borg's record next year!!!
Congratulations champion and remember:
next year will be Golden Slam!!!
Good Luck and Health for the rest of season!
Big Hugh from Brazil,
Leo.
07/11/2007 | 04:18 PM
Thank you again everyone and RF.com for all of the articles, pix, etc. Everyone has been so generous - but then, we have so much!

I know a few fans are looking to UTube for match highlights/fifth set, but Wimby owns the rights. Check out official v
07/11/2007 | 03:52 PM
You deserve it Champ!!

Congratulations!!! Stay motivated 'coz you rock!!
07/11/2007 | 01:33 PM
hey roger,congrats,
u made all of us proud.gr8 going world tennis conquerer
07/11/2007 | 11:42 AM
What you did out there on centre court was pure GREATNESS.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for all the joy you bring to so many.
07/11/2007 | 06:49 AM
WoW...
CONGTATULATIONS ROGER!!
U PLAYED A FANTASTIC GAME..IT WAS AN AMAZING GAME TO WATCH...I WISH U GOOD LUCK FOR THE US OPEN AND THE YEAR AHEAD
LOVE YOU
BHAVANA