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Fantastic Federer -The King of Wimbledon!

Roger Federer smashed many records on his way to a 7th Wimbledon crown. His love for the Championships is no secret, where he won his first ever title. Let’s take a look back at his 7 memorable wins and be thankful for the gift that is Roger.

2003It was here that Federer's incredible story of success started. He had shocked the crowds two ye… Read More

2003It was here that Federer’s incredible story of success started. He had shocked the crowds two years ago, when he defeated Sampras here. Having performed wonderfully on the ATP tour, there was immense pressure on Federer to live up to the hype surrounding him. He didn’t disappoint, with a 7-6,6-2,7-6 victory over Mark Philippoussis, with tears of relief and joy overwhelming him after the match.

Read Less2004Coming in after winning 5 titles on the tour,including the Australian Open, pre-tournament favou… Read More

2004Coming in after winning 5 titles on the tour,including the Australian Open, pre-tournament favourite Roger didn’t disappoint his fans when he defeated American Andy Roddick 4-6,7-5,7-6,6-4. Though Andy blasted him off the court with his huge serve in the first set, Roger kept his cool and outplayed him with his sublime tennis.

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2005In a repeat final of the previous year’s championship, Roger crushed Andy’s dream of grass court glory with an easier 6-2,7-6,6-4 victory. His hat trick saw him drop just one set en-route to the finals, and he cemented his status as a crowd favourite.

2006Meeting a surprise finalist in the King of Clay-Nadal, Roger was lucky to register a 6-0,7-6,6-7… Read More

2006Meeting a surprise finalist in the King of Clay-Nadal, Roger was lucky to register a 6-0,7-6,6-7,6-3 victory. The score did not do justice to the tense battle played out on Centre Court by two of the greatest tennis players of all time. But in the end, Federer managed to exact a sweet revenge for his French Open drubbing of the previous month.

Read Less2007This time Roger wasn't surprised to see Nadal on the other side of the net and it became clear o… Read More

2007This time Roger wasn’t surprised to see Nadal on the other side of the net and it became clear over the course of the match, that Nadal, having improved his game on grass, was gunning for the title too. History was at stake for both men, with Nadal aiming to emulate Borg’s feat of winning the French and Wimbledon in the same year. But it was the Swiss who equaled Borg’s record of 5 consecutive Wimbledon titles with a 7-6,4-6,7-6,2-6,6-2 win.

Read Less2009The sweet year for Roger. A crushing defeat by Nadal the previous year, in a final considered by… Read More

2009The sweet year for Roger. A crushing defeat by Nadal the previous year, in a final considered by many as the greatest ever, got his critics singing tunes of his decline.He didn’t help his own cause, when he broke down after another loss to his familiar rival, at the Australian Open. But things changed miraculously as he completed his career Grand Slam by winning the French Open and then made a stop at Wimbledon to collect his beloved trophy with a 5-7,7-6,7-6,3-6,16-14 victory over Andy Roddick.And his boyhood idol Sampras was there to see Roger break his Grand Slam titles record by netting his 15th trophy.

Read Less2012With his Grand Slam title draught of 2 years, Federer came into this year's Wimbledon as a hopef… Read More

2012With his Grand Slam title draught of 2 years, Federer came into this year’s Wimbledon as a hopeful. Having failed at the quarter final stage the previous two years, he was looking for success which would finally shut up the theory mongers scripting his decline with age.But after taking out world No.1 Djokovic in terrific fashion in the semis, Roger thwarted Murray and Britain to claim a 4-6,7-5,6-3,6-4 win. Watched over by his family, Federer not only broke Sampras’s record of 7 Wimbledon titles, but also tied him for 286 weeks as number one.

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