Roger Federer: Simply the Best

Jul 5, 2009

Roger Federer defeated Andy Roddick 5-7, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5), 3-6, 16-14 in an epic five-set masterpiece.  With his 15th Grand Slam title, Federer moved ahead of Pete Sampras for the most Grand Slam victories in history.  Federer set a career high with 49 aces. 

It was Federer’s sixth Wimbledon title.  He also has five U.S. Open, three Australian Open, and one French Open title.

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6 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Larry
    July 5th, 2009 at 12:45 pm #

    Can’t argue with the Numbers, I think he can still win several more majors,
    I was always a McEnroe guy as far as greatness in the 80s.
    You cannot compare era’s as the game has changed so much but to me Rod Laver is the alltime great, He won 11 majors and he was barred from competing in Majors from 1963 to 1968 because he was a Professional, He won the Grand Slam in 1962 and 1969,
    He might have won 2 to 4 more Grand Slams during that time.
    He missed being able to play in 23 Majors during that time
    he was allowed back at Wimbledon in 68 and he won, In 69 he won his 2nd true Grand Slam.
    He was also the #1 ranked player in the world from 64 thru 1970,
    I remember as a kid he was the most dominate player in sports during that time,

  2. LestersLegends
    July 5th, 2009 at 1:18 pm #

    Very impressive. You’re right comparing eras is fun, but not really feasible.

  3. jfanngt
    July 5th, 2009 at 3:04 pm #

    I think Federer has gone beyone greatest tennis player of all time. He’s up there now with the greatest athletes in the history of sport.

    When he retires with 19 or 20 majors, and Tiger retires with 19 or 20 majors, they’ll debate who was the more dominant in their sport… Tiger or Roger.

  4. LestersLegends
    July 5th, 2009 at 3:49 pm #

    A lot of similarities between those two friends.

  5. Frank
    July 6th, 2009 at 5:26 am #

    What a great match!

    Not to underestimate anyone, It’s always tough to compare athletes from different eras. Best part of the day was seeing the great players from the past sitting together.

  6. LestersLegends
    July 6th, 2009 at 6:57 am #

    It was very cool that Sampras was there.

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