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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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07/09/2009 | 04:53 PM
Todos los calificativos parecen trillados al aplicarlos a este amo y señor del tenis. Roger es simplemente un genio más.. un Picasso, un Piazzolla, un Elvis, un Federer. Tenemos el privilegio de ser contemporáneos a uno de ésos que por siempre se nombran
07/09/2009 | 04:15 PM
Congrats Mr Roger =)
07/09/2009 | 03:11 PM
HELLO DEAR GUESTS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ROGER MAKES HISTORY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SO HERE IT´S THE CHALLENGE !!!!
WE WANT TO MAKE HISTORY AS WELL.
WE WANT TO BE 300.000 MEMBERS BEFORE US OPEN.
DO YOU THINK IT´S TOO HARD ?
I DON´T THINK SO, BECAUSE YOU ARE HER
07/09/2009 | 01:32 PM
great news roger

go go go roger
07/09/2009 | 12:56 PM
THE GREATEST AND BEST EVER!!!
ROGER THANK YOU!!!
KING AND CHAMP WITH GREAT HEART!!!
GENIUS AND WONDERFUL MAN!!!
CONGRATULATIONS TO BEAUTIFUL MIRKA AND YOUR FAMILLY!!!




07/09/2009 | 12:23 PM
Dear Roger
I don;t even count how many times I have written about your play. your greatness, your wonderful personality! But,anyway,I can't help telling once more:
CONGRATULATIONS, YOU ARE THE TRUE CHAMPION, YOU ARE KING OF TENNIS AND KING OF APPROPRIAT
07/09/2009 | 10:46 AM
congratulations roger!you deserve all of these!
07/09/2009 | 10:31 AM
hiRoger
you are number one all the time . Congratuations........
Love
P.Sinphayack Bangkok Thailand.
07/09/2009 | 09:54 AM
Well done Roger! I've been a fan and well wisher for more than 7 years. It's been a privilege to watch you and follow your career. And now comes the test: will it all go to your head or will you you keep your feet firmly planted on the ground?
07/09/2009 | 01:45 AM
This is so surreal! You absolutely deserve it Roger! Congratulations! May Allah bless you furthermore.

-Salima