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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 | 01:00 PM
congratulation roger
you were fantastic
i hope you get wimbldon
06/19/2008 | 12:55 PM
your welcome

am very happy that you enjoyed it all.

always Loyal Rogerholic.
06/19/2008 | 12:28 PM
gingergirl thanks a lot for the link
great pictures
love to see roger out side the tennis court

love u
06/19/2008 | 11:50 AM
gingergirl - thanks for the link. Great pictures, nice to see Roger and Mirka taking some time off before Wimbledon.

Can't wait to see our champion in action.
Draw will be out tomorrow. (20/06)
God will be kind to our Roger as always.

Guys! Why
06/19/2008 | 11:04 AM
Dearest Roger,

You really had great games at Gerry Weber Open! Congratulations for the record. =) and Best of luck at Wimbledon!

lots of love,
Monique (Philippines)
06/19/2008 | 10:50 AM
GOOD MORNING ROGER

I WONDER' ARE SOME OF THE OTHER TENNIS MAIL PLAYERS AND SOME OF THE JOURNALISTS TIRED OF SEEING YOU AS NO 1?

OK, LET THEM BE.
YOU GO ON WITH YOUR DECENCY AS A GUIDE AND DONT CARE WHAT THEY ALL SAY.

WE WILL LOVE YOU NO MATT
06/19/2008 | 10:31 AM
Hi my dear,
I went through most of tennis news about wimbeldon championships. There some people had doubt that this year u will not win the trophey. There nothing for u to prove to the world. U allready is a champion and we are very honored to be your
06/19/2008 | 08:09 AM
Good morning,

i found more nice photos for Roger in eruo cup , Enjoy:

http://www.iphotolive.com/Production/PhotoGroupView.aspx?pbid=4&msa=1&pgid=17196889
06/19/2008 | 07:54 AM
Hey Rogerholics!

Still working on the song...I hope you like it.

I know everyone is getting restless waiting for the King to return to the emerald greens. Love to read more about how we can support Roger during his days off. For me writing the son
06/19/2008 | 07:29 AM
Awesome!
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