Roger Federer beat Andy Roddick on Sunday to win the Men’s Singles title at Wimbledon, setting the all-time record for victories at major tournaments.
Federer and Roddick battled in a tough match which went into extra games. Federer started by losing the first set, winning two straight, only to see Roddick tie up the match and finally beat him in a drawn out last set.
The final result was 5-7, 7-6(6), 7-6(5), 3-6, 16-14, according to the Associated Press.
It was a crazy match, an unbelievable end, Federer said at the championship ceremony, according to ESPN.com. My head's still spinning. But it's an unbelievable moment in my career.
It's not really one of those goals you set as a little boy, but man, it's been quite a career and quite a month, Federer said. It feels amazing, but this is not why I'm playing tennis to break all sort of different records. But it's definitely one of the greatest ones to have.
Pete Sampras, who retired with 14 titles was on-hand to offer his congratulations, calling Federer the greatest ever, according to the report.
“I have to give it to him, Sampras said. The critics say Laver, and Nadal has beaten him a few times at majors. He's won all the majors, he's won 15 now, he's going to win a few more here. So in my book he is.
Sampras added that at only 27, Federer “could go to 18, 18, potentially.
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