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Federer equals Pete Sampras’ record

June 7, 2009


As I had already predicted, with the ousting of Nadal from the French Open, there was virtually no obstacle left between Federer and the elusive French Open title. Not just that he also equaled Sampras’ record by winning his 14th Grand Slam title. I didn’t watch the match because I knew it would be one-sided and it pretty much was.

The score

Federer:     6 – 7 – 6

Soderling: 1 –  6 –  4

After winning the match Federer (as usual) broke into tears. “Now for the rest of my career, I can play relaxed and never hear again that I never won the French Open.”

Players like Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi said Roger Federer could truly be called the greatest player in the history of tennis.

I wonder what’s the height of men’s tennis? Every decade a player is born who becomes the monster of this game and set tough-to-break records. In my view, Nadal could be the next Federer or Sampras if he come back strongly and register his superb play. Only he can give a tough time to Federer on court.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. June 8, 2009 6:40 am

    I missed the game but am very happy for the legend to have grabbed the elusive French Open, at last. His triumph showed us the strength of his character, the way he tried and tried year after year to complete the range of his grand slam victories.
    While Federer stands tall amongst the legends of the game of Tennis, one could see Rafael Nadal emerging to be the next big thing post Roger Federer; he’s already proved himself to be a real talent with a beast like stamina and some mental toughness.

    • Ayesha permalink
      June 8, 2009 6:49 am

      Before French Open, Federer had especially worked on his technique for the clay court and it sure did pay off 🙂

  2. June 8, 2009 1:34 pm

    The Federer Nadal rivalry is surely the greatest in Tennis now. If it hadn’t been for Nadal, Federer would probably have won 18 or 19 grand slams for now

    • Ayesha permalink
      June 8, 2009 3:14 pm

      Exactly! And I don’t like to see Federer crying every time he wins 😛

  3. June 8, 2009 9:08 pm

    I really wish Federer would have won his record tying 14th Grand Slam title against Nadal, but in any case, he finally won his elusive French Open title. In my humble opinion, Federer is the best of all-time.

    • Ayesha permalink
      June 11, 2009 7:04 pm

      He indeed is the best 🙂

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