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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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06/19/2008 | 02:32 PM
Call me sic, but I think its a nice change that Roger is going into wimbly as underdog rather than favourite. Let the media focus on Nadal or Djoker instead Roger. Its amusing to see how media is easily swayed by the sudden shift in wind.
06/19/2008 | 02:31 PM
hey JSM, I totally agree with you, I mean to put Djoko ahead of Roger is nonsense and that from Borg who quit when faced with challengers!
Yes, it is sad and I totally agree with you that we shouldn't let all this negativity get to us!
I am sure that FE
06/19/2008 | 02:27 PM
Since I am ranting, here is my views of these people: they are leeches and they draw blood from Roger and feed on Roger's extraordinary achievements hoping it will propulse them to fame and fortune.
Discusting!!

ROGER "LE CHAMPION DES CHAMPIONS SUR GA
06/19/2008 | 02:21 PM
Hello dear Rogerholics friends
I think we will do ourselves a big favor by not reading any negative comments on Roger.
Let's face it, all these have been, never been anything, and wish they were somebody, are just jealous of Roger's accomplishments on a
06/19/2008 | 02:09 PM
good afternoon guys, Tilou, JSM, TonyN, Fedex100 and all!

Here's a piece of terrible reporting by BBC once again:

Who is this guy Rusedski, I mean, he never won a GS in his whole career and look at what he has to say:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport
06/19/2008 | 01:53 PM
Dearest Roger,

Welcome home Roger to the green grass of Wimbledon! I hope you do wonderfully well here, your favourite surface! I wish you all the luck in the world, happiness and health!

Love,

Sadhana
06/19/2008 | 01:29 PM
The picture on the home page leaves me with such a good feeling....Roger...for more happy things waiting to happen ...
Go Roger Go...
06/19/2008 | 01:28 PM
The picture on the home page leaves me with such a good feeling....Roger...for more happy things waiting to happen ...
Go Roger Go...
06/19/2008 | 01:28 PM
The picture on the home page leaves me with such a good feeling....Roger...for more happy things waiting to happen ...
Go Roger Go...
06/19/2008 | 01:00 PM
congratulation roger
you were fantastic
i hope you get wimbldon
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