He is Back! Federer upsets a whole nation as he regains his #1 ranking. The dynasty of the Williams sisters lives on.
Roger Federer is back! Ending all arguments, Roger Federer has broken British hearts with an absorbing and captivating victory over Andy Murray in Wimbledon’s much-anticipated final.
Only the presence of the duchess of Cambridge and her sister Pippa Middleton in the royal box was as big of an attention getter yesterday afternoon on the Lawns of Wimbledon.
Roger Federer’s unmatched 17th major victory and his seventh Wimbledon win has sent him back to the top of tennis’ world rankings after a year that has seen him take a back seat to players like Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.
Forget tennis, Federer staked a claim as possibly the greatest athlete in history with his spellbinding 4-6 7-5 6-3 6-4 triumph that secured the phenomenal Swiss a record-equalling seventh title at the All England Club.
While Britain’s agonising 76-year wait for another men’s grand slam singles champion goes on, Federer’s sweetest success is the strawberries and cream on his incredible career.
Playing in the fierce era of Djokovic and Nadal, and with his grand rivals at their peak, Federer’s unmatched 17th major and return to the top of the rankings one month shy of his 31st birthday ranks as one of sport’s greatest-ever feats.
After matching Pete Sampras’s magnificent seven on London’s hallowed lawns, Federer will also equal the American’s record 286-week reign as world No.1.
’It’s a magical moment for me,’ Federer said after breaking his two-and-a-half-year grand slam title drought. ‘It just feels amazing. As we know, the world No.1s, you don’t get those gifted.’
Federer’s latest conquest came two weeks before his twin daughters’ third birthday and little Charlene Riva and Myla Rose were among the capacity crowd who afforded the grasscourt colossus a standing ovation as he hoisted the trophy once again. ‘Obviously that’s a dream come true,’ Federer said. ‘It’s the best.’
As far as dreams none could have been better scripted that the one of Serena Williams and her sister Venus. Besides winning her 5th Wimbledon title in a stirring fightback from Agnieszka Radwanska on Saturday, with a 6-1 5-7 6-2 victory. She joined her sister Venus to snag the victory in the Women’s double. The two women have established a dynasty in the sport that it will take a few centuries if ever to surpass.
Beautiful week end for tennis!
Sky News AU
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