Sunday, 5 July 2009

Federer - Best tennis player of all time

Roger FedererRoger Federer broke Pete Sampras' record today when he won his 15th Grand Slam title by beating american Andy Roddick 5-7, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (5), 3-6, 16-14. This is a phenominal achievement considering Federer is only 27 years old. He could therefore quite possibly extend this record even further in the future. His biggest rival is the spaniard, Rafael Nadal, who pulled out of this year's Wimbledon tournament.

It was the longest men's Grand Slam final in history with 77 games played. It was also the longest fifth set in a men's Grand Slam final in history (30 games). Federer server a career high of 50 aces in the match.

Although Federer was my favourite to win it, you have to feel sorry for Roddick; he has never won at Wimbledon but has reached the final three times, losing to Federer every time.

Federer was born in Switzerland and speaks German, French and English fluently. His father is Swiss and his mother is... South African! He's married to Mirka, a former tennis player from Slovakia who was eight months pregnant at courtside, while watching him play in the final. Luckily her water didn't break!


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