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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 | 04:27 AM
I'm getting excited about Wimbledon just 4 days 8 hours and 34 minutes to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!
06/19/2008 | 04:23 AM
06/19/2008 | 04:23 AM
Hi Roger,

This is good news, but remember winning Wimbledon will be the ultimate prize - winning it for the 6th time. Rest up and stay focussed all throughout in London.
06/19/2008 | 04:05 AM
Heys Guys,

As usual I enjoy reading your posts. Thank you for the updates. With respect to Djockovic or whatever he's calling himself these days, I think I know what affliction he has been suffering from--it has nothing to do with his throat--it's ju
06/19/2008 | 03:55 AM
I love the photo of Roger on his homepage..

Sheleo page 8

I hope that you do get to Wimbledon next year or sometime--it is such a wonderful experience to be there-- the oldest tennis tournament full of history and tradition. Awesome.

I am fortuna
06/19/2008 | 03:50 AM
hello fellow rogerholics,

haha its been a while since i last posted, but just reading the most recent posts, i see that djokovic is back in the convo, i just ABSOLUTELY HATE that guy, at the beginning i tried to like him, i really did, i dont hate peop
06/19/2008 | 02:27 AM
Roger, always glad when they give you due recognition! WEbteam, thankyou for posting these articles on Roger!
**RAINBOWYH, I can truly appreciate you analysis. Ordinarily, I don't prefer to ever think in those terms of humans in general, but I know that
06/19/2008 | 02:08 AM
Bravo, Roger. I am still shocked and disgusted by the type of comments made by the media, as though you had not achieved all those fantastic results that you had! Are their brains wired for the past 6 months' shortest portsnews bytes, and are incapable o
06/19/2008 | 01:23 AM
Roger you are so awesome thats an incredible achievement congratulations U R The Best!!!
06/18/2008 | 11:37 PM
If Djoker had one ounce of brain in his head, he would let his actions do the talking & not his big mouth. It is very disappointing to see him talk like this. This is the same guy that ran off the court as fast as he could in Monte Carlo semis when he was