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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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06/18/2008 | 10:20 PM
Dear Tilou, never picked up on your "mistake" - just noted that sweatypie had asked for the dvd site. No mistakes when you're always so helpful. Thanks, again.

Bonzie - IMO, don't agree that Roger should lose weight. He was 23 yrs old then, and he's no
06/18/2008 | 10:08 PM
Hi Fans,

There is a voting poll on Eurosport asking if Roger will win Wimbledon, and at present it is 73% - YES to 27% - NO.
Go vote for Roger now!!!


06/18/2008 | 09:48 PM
This horrible interview of the ugly man you can read on www.eurosport.com
I really don't believe this man can be soooooo stupid and arrogant
06/18/2008 | 09:37 PM

Djockovic is saying what a few others are saying though not so blatantly. It doesn't really matter -- Federer is not afraid of Djockovic's game if he ends up on his side. But if he on Nadal's side, I think he is going to be very determined to
06/18/2008 | 09:36 PM
*** Hi jamie17,

Where can we see this interview or article where Djoko speaks too much (as usual)?
06/18/2008 | 09:33 PM
Wimbledon is for YOU!!
I love You!
06/18/2008 | 09:33 PM
Hi again Jeux-set-match,

A week without Roger playing is really tough. I ordered today 2 more of Roger’s matches, the RR against Agassi in the 2003 Masters cup and the 2005 Masters cup final against Nalbandian.

I can’t wait for the Wimbledon draw
06/18/2008 | 09:32 PM
Hi Roger fans,

Has anyone else read the most preposterous article by the Djoker saying Roger is shaken after FO loss to Nadal. Why does he spout off his mouth when he doesn't know who he is dealing with?

I hope Roger doesn't face him as he is ano
06/18/2008 | 09:27 PM
Congratulations again! you're incredible and you can do so much more:)
06/18/2008 | 09:23 PM
You must have seen the french interview "Le Chamion des Champions" Roger is so cute when speaking french at times he used little kid words and that make him even more adorable if possible.