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Roger Federer

Posted on: September 15, 2009

As we all know Roger Federer is named the greatest tennis player of all times. When you hear his household name you think of his effortless looking strokes and composed attitude. He is an extremely talented athlete and has unbelieveable hands, and can produce incredible, practically unreal shots when put in an uncomfortable position. He won his 15th Grand Slam at Wimbledon earlier this year passing by Pete Sampras’ record of 14, in doing so he regained his number 1 world ranking. Federer picked up Grand Slam number 14 at the French Open this year, and this week in New York he had high hope to defend his title at the US Open and head for a total of 16 Grand Slams, but things can’t go on forever. Last night he lost his first match at Flushing Meadows to Juan Martin Del Potro, the 20 year old Argentinian, who stopped his amazing run of 5 consecutive wins at the US Open, which includes winning a total of 41 consecutive matches there.
As we all know, Roger Federer and his wife Mirka welcomed twin girls into the world this year in July.
In his ongoing but outstanding career Federer is the only male to play in 22 grand slam finals. He has been the world number 1 in two seperate periods. The 1st time he was no.1 for a record breaking 237 weeks (approx 4 1/2 years). He has regained his well earned spot and hopefully will continue to impress and surprise us all.
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1 Response to "Roger Federer"

I was completely amazed with DelPo’s performance on Monday. I though for sure, after the first set and a half, that we would witness another Roger Federer blow out. But no! DelPo pulled it off big time. I was thrilled to see another guy hoist the trophy over his head. I was kind of tired of the “FedExpress”.

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