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Sunday July 5, 2009 8:56 pm

Roger Federer Wins Wimbledon And His 15th Tennis Major

Posted by Dennis Velasco Categories: Championship, News, Tennis,

Roger Federer

Roger Federer has to be considered the greatest tennis player ever after winning his sixth Wimbledon final and fifteenth overall grand slam, a male tennis all-time record.  Margaret Smith Court owns the female all-time record with 24.  However, it wasn’t easy to break his tie with Pete Sampras (14 grand slam finals) as Federer’s opponent, Andy Roddick, gave it his all in losing the Wimbledon final, his third such defeat to Federer as Roddick also lost in 2004 and 2005.  The 2009 Wimbeldon final was the longest tennis match ever at four hours and 16 minutes with the fifth set itself almost lasting an hour and a half.  Federer won the match: 5-7, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (5), 3-6, 16-14.  Wimbeldon doesn’t use tiebreakers in the fifth set.

In any case, at only 27-years-old, Federer is well on his way to being the Tiger Woods of his sport - a player so consistently dominant that it seems almost unreal at how the level of excellence lasted so long and at a, relatively, early age.  There are sure to be many more major titles for Federer, however, number 15 should well establish him as tennis’ best ever.



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