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17.06.2008 | Tennis

Federer wins 10th grass-court title (Chicago Tribune)

 

Roger Federer beat Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 6-4 in Sunday's Gerry Weber Open final in Halle, Germany, for his 10th title on grass.

 

The victory matches Pete Sampras' Open era record of 10 grass-court titles and pushed the top-ranked Swiss star's unbeaten streak on grass to 59 matches.

 

Federer sailed through the Wimbledon warmup tournament without dropping a set or his serve.

 

 


For Federer, grass proves greener (Boston Herald)

 

Roger Federer just wanted to survive a couple of rounds at the Gerry Weber Open after his painful French Open final loss.

 

The top-ranked Swiss did much more, beating Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 6-4 in yesterday’s final in Halle, Germany, for his 10th grass title. That matches Pete Sampras’ Open era record of 10 grass-court titles and takes his unbeaten streak on grass to 59 matches.

 

To further boost his confidence, Federer sailed through the Wimbledon warmup tournament without dropping a set or his serve.

 

 

 

Federer breezes to title in Halle (The Guardian)

 

Just as the sporting community was preparing to write off Roger Federer, the best tennis player in the world has bounced back to announce that he will not be quite the pushover at Wimbledon that some may have expected after his drubbing in the French Open final eight days ago.

 

Federer picked up his fifth Gerry Weber Open title yesterday, beating Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 6-4 in the final. It was a performance that showed the Swiss has lost nothing of his ability to raise his level on the crucial points and that the forehand that let him down against Rafael Nadal in Paris is working well again.

 

Martina Navratilova used to say of all the records she broke that, if you play for long enough, the records will tumble by themselves but, still seven weeks short of his 27th birthday, Federer has notched up his 55th career title and equalled Pete Sampras's open era record of 10 on grass.

 

"I didn't know about Sampras's total," said Federer after his success. "It's nice, because there are some players who never win titles on grass, Tim Henman never won one, so it's quite an achievement to be already at 10 but I need to look at the bigger picture and that's Wimbledon now."

 

 

 

Federer captures his fifth Halle title (The Sports Network)

 

World No. 1 Roger Federer continued his dominance in Halle by dropping unseeded Philipp Kohlschreiber in Sunday's final at the $1.12 million Gerry Weber Open, a grass-court Wimbledon tuneup.

 

The Swiss Federer handled unseeded Kohlschreiber 6-3, 6-4 to capture his 25th straight match win at this event. The top-seeded Federer also improved his Open Era record winning streak on grass to 59 matches. The Swiss hasn't lost on grass since suffering a first-round setback at the hands of Croat Mario Ancic at Wimbledon back in 2002. Federer skipped this Halle event last year after capturing the title four years in a row, from 2003-06.

 
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06/20/2008 | 04:55 AM
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Wimbledon Draw: Friday 20 June


Thursday, 19 June, 2008
Written by AELTC

The draw for the 2008 Wimbledon Championships will take place from 10am on Friday 20 June.

The Wimbledon website will be broadcasting the the draw live
06/19/2008 | 11:01 PM
Former Wimbledon great Bjorn Borg believes world number one Roger Federer is only third favorite to win the grasscourt grand slam this year.

Federer is aiming for a sixth consecutive Wimbledon title but Borg, champion five times in a row from 1976-1980
06/19/2008 | 06:39 PM
Fedex100:

Thanks for posting Roger's Tennis Magazine Australia interview here. You are a doll! (Isn't it amazing how Roger always speaks honestly and sincerely?)
06/19/2008 | 04:21 PM
THANKS SO MUCH FEDEX FOR THIS ARTICLE
ROGER IN THIS INTERVIEW AGAIN
'' IN EVERY INCH A GENTLEMAN ''

AN OTHER COMMENT FROM BORG
ROGER FEDERER IS THE THIRD FAVOURED
FOR THE WB TITTLE THIS YEAR
WHY IS BORG ACTING LIKE THIS ??
IS HE GETTING SOME PRO
06/19/2008 | 03:29 PM
Alright guys, get ready for Wimby. Great picture of Roger on the front page, after winning 5th Wimbledon. Gorgeous!
06/19/2008 | 03:26 PM
Dear Rogerholics!

Tennis Magazine Australia has published second part of Roger’s interview in July 2008 issue.
I have typed the entire interview up for all of you to read here. Enjoy!

Roger Federer

BRING ON MORE BRILLIANCE

The threats posed b
06/19/2008 | 03:26 PM
continued.......

Q: Can you still improve?

Yeah, sure. I think every player feels can you always improve. You can adapt your game a little bit, change little things. Yes, so absolutely.

Q: A lot of players put the Olympics behind the Grand Slams
06/19/2008 | 03:25 PM
Dear fans,

Please don't post any negative articles here, it does not matter who says it or who writes it, we do not want to know. It's ok if we want to go read on other tennis websites, we don't have to bring it here.
I think we all can talk somethin
06/19/2008 | 03:22 PM
I'll pray for Djoko to reach semis or final where he will meet Federer. It'll be very funny to see him against his vulnerable(!) Federer on grass.

If it happens, i'm very curious what Djoko will say after the match, really curious :)))
06/19/2008 | 02:51 PM
DEAR FRIENDS OF KING FED

DONT LISTEN AND DONT CARE WHAT BORG
HAS TO SAY BORG QUITE TENNIS WHEN HE
WAS 25 YEARS OLD WITH A BAD SHOULDER
AND NEVER WON FLUSHUNG MEADOWS
SO CALLED USA OPEN IN HIS CAREER
HE HAS 5 TIMES WIMBLEDON AND 6 TIMES
RG THAT IS
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