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06.07.2009 | Tennis

Federer win breaks Sampras record (BBC Online)

 

Roger Federer became the greatest player in Grand Slam history as he beat Andy Roddick in five dramatic sets for a sixth Wimbledon and 15th major title.

 

The Swiss won 5-7 7-6 (8-6) 7-6 (7-5) 3-6 16-14 to surpass Pete Sampras's 14 Grand Slam wins and regain the title he lost to Rafael Nadal last year.

 

And Sampras was back at Wimbledon for the first time since 2002 to watch from the Royal Box as Federer made history.

 

But he had to dig deep against an in-form Roddick, who had four points for a two-set lead and then battled back to force an epic fifth set as the match became the longest men's singles final ever in terms of games played.

 

 

Federer - In a league of his own (watoday.com)

 

After Federer overcame Andy Roddick in a marathon, five-set serving duel Sunday for his sixth Wimbledon title and 15th Grand Slam championship, Sampras was left with no doubt about who is the greatest male player of all time.

 

There is no denying that Federer has firmly cemented himself as the finest player of the generation and, at age 27, the favorite for other major titles to come.

 

 

Roger Federer is a great - and humble- tennis icon (LA Times Online)

 

Like Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt, carved into the granite of a symbolic national structure, there were Rod Laver, Bjorn Borg, Pete Sampras and Roger Federer, the Mt. Rushmore of men's tennis.

 

And now Federer, that impeccably elegant, perfect Swiss timepiece, is the grandest champion of all, better than everybody else, the first face on the tennis mountain that all eyes will be drawn to.

 

 

Pete Sampras pays homage to great Roger Federer following Wimbledon triumph (sofiaecho.com)

 

Swiss ace and world number one Roger Federer has said of his epic Wimbledon final and his historic 15th Grand Slam that he has shocked even himself and still finds it rather hard to digest the reality, that he has  surprised Pete Sampras' record of 14 Grand Slam titles.

Sampras paid homage to the great Swiss, insisting that should he maintain his top form, determination and hunger for the game, and more importantly, should he remain injury free, he could easily win 18 or 19 Grand Slams during his career. Beat that.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out ATP's tribute to Roger's 15th Grand Slam victory!

 

www.atpworldtour.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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08/06/2009 | 12:24 PM
Be in absolute the more' great genius that the tennis has ever had, as you anybody never! See to play you and' poetry to the pure state, six is art in momiment! I hope to be able you still admire you for so many years.
08/02/2009 | 05:42 AM
i watched the game st star sports and its just breath taking and heart pounding game, but i never doubted RF could lose.. GO ROGER!!!
07/28/2009 | 01:49 PM
Congratulations Roger! You are the best all over the world! :)
07/24/2009 | 07:31 PM
you are definitly the best tennis player.For all times
07/22/2009 | 02:23 PM
love You!!! You are THE ROYALTY OF THE TENNIS COURT!!!
07/22/2009 | 01:44 PM
How wonderful feeling to see you as #1, again!! Congratulations, dear!!!!! All your fans are very proud because of you. We will never forget your win in ROLAND GARROS!
We think you are going to play more confident and without pression, from now on. That
07/22/2009 | 02:01 AM
Hi,

Does anybody have the following four French open matches on DVDs?

Fed vs Alberto Martin
Fed vs Jose Acasuso
Fed vs mathieu
Fed vs Tommy Haas

I have the remaing matches but these four.
I live in Boston, US and I can pay US$ 10 for each m
07/21/2009 | 06:03 PM
Dear Roger,

In the time toward summer I miss you.
You have the face book and it is nice item for your fan.
But I am sorry for a forward.
Former style gives the pleasure in all mailbox for your fans.
I liked that letter very much.
Although, I thin
07/21/2009 | 09:21 AM
u r the treu champ and king of tennis.
Good luck CHAMP.
07/20/2009 | 08:50 AM
CONGRATULATIONS? BRAVO? NO IT IS NOT ENOUGH. I CANNOT FIND THE RIGHT WORDS TO SAY WHAT YOU DESERVED TO BE SAID..
GO ON, THERE IS ALWAYS HIGHER AND HIGHER AS FAR AS YOU WANT YOU... TO BE

LOVE AND SUPPORT ALWAYS...
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