HE DID IT!!!
After finally completing the career Grand Slam at Roland Garros last month, Federer now stands alone in number of singles Grand Slam titles... after a grueling 5-set match against Andy Roddick, Roger Federer won his 6th Wimbledon title to total 15 Grand Slam wins (and he did it in 6 years, beating Pete Sampras' record of 14 over 13 years, with the man himself in the public watching his record go bye-bye! lol!). (photo from NYTimes website by Suki / European Press Agency)
Boy I wish I could have seen it! :o(
Damn Canal + for not showing it "en abierto" on their Canal 4! But thanks Wimbledon Radio, even though it's a lot harder to follow a match with your ears instead of your eyes, still they made it a very fun experience (I heard the last two sets) with a high degree of excitement. I thought that last set would never end (I was impatient to head down to the pool before the sun set, lol!)! 16-14?! wow! And all those aces?! Yikes! Wouldn't have wanted to be on the receiving end of those!
The ATP official website has got a Roger tribute up and running, lots of interesting articles such as "Federer's Road to Grand Slam Greatness" and "Sampras' Tribute to Federer". Plus those really cool photo montajes above and here below! ;o)
I'm so happy for Roger, but of course Rafa fans will be a bit sad today because with this win Federer regains his number 1 rank. So the rivalry for the top spot is still alive, I hope Rafa's knee is better and he gives us an exciting hard-court season! Rafa vs Roger at the US Open final anyone? ;o)