Skip to comments.Federer wins French Open
Posted on 06/07/2009 9:03:28 AM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL
Undeterred by an on-court intruder, Federer beat surprise finalist Soderling 6-1, 7-6 (1), 6-4 on Sunday to complete a career Grand Slam and win his 14th major title, matching Sampras' record.
On his fourth try at Roland Garros, Federer became the sixth man to win all four Grand Slam championships.
When the stylish Swiss hit a service winner on championship point, he fell on his knees to the clay that had vexed him for so long, screamed and briefly buried his face in his hands. He was teary by the time he met Soderling at the net, and fans gave Federer a standing ovation as he raised his arms in triumph.
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Looks like Roger is back!
I used to love to watch professional tennis, but it just seems the “stars” (especially in women’s tennis) completely lack any kind of charisma nowadays.
Probably because few are Americans.
Yes there was Borg in the 70s, but we had Connors, Ashe and McEnroe.
In the 80s we had Agassi and Sampras (ok Sampras wasn't the most charismatic fellow). But since then, there really hasn't been any American men to speak of in tennis, and with the exception of the Williams' sisters, none in the women's game.
Congrats to Roger! Maybe he’ll beat Nadal at Wimbledon (although Nadal’s knee is bugging him and he is questionable).
Federer, Nadal and Djokovic have plenty of charisma IMO.
A lot of the new stars in women's tennis are from Eastern Europe--training at tennis academies in central to southern Florida. People forget there is a large expatriate Eastern European community in southern Florida, and as a result many of those Eastern European stars are better known than it normally should be.