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Sunday, July 5, 2009

You gotta’ LOVE 15 as Federer sets grand slam record

Last year’s Gentlemen’s Final was arguably the best ever played with Roger Federer on the losing end, tennis fans knew it would be hard to follow such an amazing opening act buy Andy Roddick and Roger Federer came pretty close. In the longest Wimbledon Men’s match in history Federer out lasted Roddick 16-14 in the fifth set tie-breaker. Federer saved his best for last as he had not broken Roddick once all match until the game that gave him the cup some 4hours and 17 minutes later. Because of the ferocity of A-Rod’s serve Federer was playing catch up most of the games helping to keep him at bay. However, surprisingly it was Federer’s who held a decisive edge in aces with 50, to A-Rod’s 27. View all of the match statistics here. Fed clutched up when the chips were in the center of the table taking 7-6 sets in the second and third where the match was up for grabs. Both players showing incredible endurance as neither looked tired in the final set. So where does this put Roger among the all-time greats? Top, top 5, top 10? Let us know here and in the World Tennis chat rooms.

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