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Federer Picks up his 3rd Wimbledon

In the tradition of Fred Perry, Bjorn Borg and Pete Sampras, Roger Federer of Switzerland picked up his third Wimbledon, beating Andy Roddick of the United States 6-2,7-6,6-4. Federer, conisdered by Tennis Great and my hero, John McEnroe as the greatest ever, extends his winning streak on grass to 32-0 since 2003. he leads Roddick 9-1 in head-to-head showdowns.

There was littel Roddick could do today. Federer who is easily the most complete player since Sampras was outstanding both from the baseline and the net. His forehand and backhand winners looked like target practice strokes as he whipped Roddick.

Roddick was understandably sluggish and weary after a tough 4 setter against Johansson. It was all over after the third set that Roddick tried to save, in vain. He broke Federer's serve first in this set but three games later, could not hold his own against Federer. Federer had the final say in the tie breaker of that set. He then broke Roddick in the third to win it 6-4.His volleys, whipping backhand and his body twisting, cross court, top spin forehand and superb servingwere simply too much for Roddick. I do not believe anyone could have beaten Federer today. He only had a handful of unforced errors and no double faults.

Federer packed off the champion of 2002, Lleyton Hewitt easily in straight sets in the Semi Finals to set up a repeat of last year's final. When asked about this year's tournament, Federer said that this year, he had an easier time than he did last year. I agree. He hardly broke a sweat for this whole tournament, only loosing two sets throughout the entire championships. Fierce server Roddick said that all he wanted after the tournament was a beer. Cheers to you, Roddick. You did all you could. There is still next year.


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