Roger Federer Wins Elusive French Title to Complete Career Grand Slam

June 7, 2009

(ChattahBox) — Roger Federer has won the French Open at last, beating Robin Soderling, and reaching a major milestone as well.  Undeterred by an on-court knucklehead intruder, Federer rolled past 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 Pete Sampras’ record.  In so doing the Swiss tennis machine became only the sixth man to win all four major tournaments.

“It’s maybe my greatest victory, or certainly the one that removes the most pressure off my shoulders,” Federer said. “I think that now and until the end of my career, I can really play with my mind at peace, and no longer hear that I’ve never won Roland Garros.”

Is Roger Federer now the Greatest Tennis Player Of All Time?  I think probably so, for his accomplishments and fluid all around game.  Others will argue though that because Rafael Nadal who has beaten Federer nine times in their 15 matches, and five of seven in major finals, that Roger is not as dominant as others in their prime.  Tough call to make, but that’s what makes it fun to debate.

By the way the match was briefly interrupted after a man came on to Center Court with a red and blue flag during the fourth game of the second set. The nut-job jumped from the stand opposite the media box and approached Federer, touching him with the flag and trying to put a hat on his head. Leaping over the net toward Soderling, the man was tackled by Roland Garros security officers and carried away from the court.


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2 Responses to “Roger Federer Wins Elusive French Title to Complete Career Grand Slam”

  1. Kishore on June 29th, 2009 6:37 am

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  2. GramJ on January 13th, 2011 7:41 pm

    Wow! That is an impressive record to have won all four major tournaments and only be the sixth man to do so. This makes him as valuable as gold to advertising agencies who are looking for public successful figures to work with certain products. Roger Federer really is a successful athlete who could go far with this record of a career grand slam.

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