The day Roger Federer couldn’t stop laughing at CNN correspondent’s Spanish phrases was the day he didn’t lose to Andy Roddick in a six-set tiebreak at Wimbledon. This week, Roddick delivered a masterclass in control, dispatching the world No. 3 to the final 8 in three sets Sunday. But Federer’s final set against Feliciano Lopez lasted longer than a full third of the match, at one point going nearly an hour as Federer kept the Spaniard from making a break. At times it seems Federer has taken the art of the serve-with-the-serve-come-back to another level.”I was trying to do the same stuff. I was trying to get him all over the place, but he’s very good at staying in the middle of the court, making the ball move back and forth,” Federer said. “He did a tremendous job.”
No. 1 Roger Federer’s 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 win over No. 3 Andy Roddick in the final at Wimbledon was more reminiscent of the epic 2011 final when Federer prevailed after serving for the match in the fifth set.
The men’s singles final at Wimbledon played out in its own bizarre way Sunday, with Federer serving Roddick for the match in the fifth set and holding on until late in extra-time. In the end, it was Roger Federer who came away with his 12th career Wimbledon title, the oldest such championship in any sport, and ended the season No. 1 for the first time since 2000.
No. 1 Roger Federer held on to claim his 12th career Wimbledon title Sunday, but the American did it a second time for the title the first time.
After a long fifth-set tiebreak, Roger Federer broke the same 10-set record at Wimbledon while serving to stay in the championship match.
As Andy Roddick made his way back into the match, it appeared that Roddick would win on the second-hardest point of the match. Yet, Federer rallied with a drop shot for his second match point, and Roddick could not stop the celebrations after his third match point, but Federer held on to his record-setting fifth-set match win.
No. 1 Roger Federer’s 6-3, 6-2,