Federer – The Best Tennis Player of All Time: French Open 2009

2009 french open - andre agassi hands roger federer the cup (click images in this post for larger views)

Tying Pete Sampras’ 14 slam titles, and with a career grand slam under his belt (only the 6th man in history to do that – Sampras never won the French), Roger Federer is now, undeniably, the best tennis player – ever!

Federer beat Robin Söderling (6-1, 7-6, 6-5) easily. Söderling took down Nadal the prior Sunday, paving the way for Federer’s historic win. In the three sets Roger:

  • lost just 17 points on his serve
  • wasn’t broken
  • served at 66%
  • hit 41 winners
  • suffered only 24 unforced errors

2009 french open - andre agassi hands runner-up trophy to robin soderling It was fun to watch my all time favourite men’s tennis player, Andre Agassi, present the trophies. Having won the French Open 10 years ago and being the last man to win the career grand slam, he was a fitting choice. It was nice to see his wife, Steffi Graf present the woman’s trophies.


2009 french open - federer's emotions pour out just after he wins tournament 2009 french open - federer collapses in front of 'Fed Ex' sign after winning the french open

2009 french open - federer kisses the coupe des mousquetaires 2009 french open - robin soderling, andre agassi and roger federer pose with trophies

The next picture is a humorous picture of Federer hauling away his trophy collection after winning the French. It was in a congratulatory West Jet commercial.

 2009 french open - federer pulls dolly full of trophies in humorous west jet congratulatory commercial


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    Finally. The monkey is off his back. You gotta think that he will be much less stressed in future majors.
    As I have stated before….as great a player as he is, it is his gracious manner (win or lose) that truly distinguishes him from everybody else.

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