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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 | 07:10 AM
CONGRATULATIONS ROGER!

I ALSO WANTED TO TELL YOU, I'DE REALLY LOVE TO WATCH THE PROGRAM 'ROGER FEFERER, THE GREAT CHAMPION HERE AT STAR SPORTS CABLE CHANNEL IN MANILA, PHILIPPINES. A PRE WIBLEDON PROGRAM.
I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST IN WIMBLEDON.
GOD BLE
06/19/2008 | 06:29 AM
Good work Rog!

Can't wait for Wimbledon!
06/19/2008 | 06:21 AM
Hello Roger,
It's always nice to read articles about your achievements. Nowadays the media doesn't talk or write something about you (except when u lose) because they think it's the beginning of the end for u....but we (your millions of fans) think other
06/19/2008 | 05:32 AM
Roger, undefeated Roger!
06/19/2008 | 05:29 AM
Roger, Oh! how I wish you would win Wim.
In my heart, this is already done and I wish you so much luck and good feelings.
May God bless you and give you strengh and confidence in every single point.

Remember that phrase posted outside the church
06/19/2008 | 05:23 AM
MY IMPRESSION IS THAT THE DJERK
HAS FEAR HIMSELF BEEING KICKED OUT
BEFORE HE HAS USED HIS INJURY TIMES...
06/19/2008 | 05:19 AM
Dear Fedfans:

I've just read what Djerk said and I can't really believe that another player would say unkind and nasty things like that. The nerve!! A normal person would never, never do that. I feel sorry for him being so self-centered, arrogant,
06/19/2008 | 04:43 AM
Is Roger in England yet?
06/19/2008 | 04:38 AM
Oh please God let Roger win his 6th Wimbledon!
06/19/2008 | 04:33 AM
Hi Roger fans,

Just want to thank everyone for posting all these great links to articles. I'm working on a stressful deadline and I'm really enjoying being able to get extra doses of Roger news to keep me going.

So like some of you fellow obsessive
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