Federer Wins Wimbledon 2009 – Sets All-Time Grand Slam Record

feder holding trophy - wimbledon 2009 In another terrific Wimbledon final, Roger Federer defeated the terrific Andy Roddick (7-5, 6-7, 6-7, 6-3, 14-16) making him the undisputed best tennis player of all time. With 15 slam titles he passed Pete Sampras’ 14 and stands alone. With his French Open victory a few weeks ago, he has won all four grand slams. 

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See also: Brooklyn Decker Cheers for Andy Roddick at Wimbledon 2009

wimbledon 2009 - sampras watches federer and roddick in final Sampras travelled to London (his first time back since winning in 2002) to attend the final match where his record 14 grand slam title record was  surpassed. It’s too bad they didn’t have Pete hand the trophy to Roger.

roger federer and andy roddick accept trophy and plate - wimbledon 2009 Nobody could be certain that Roger would win, however. Following on from a fantastic semi-final win over Andy Murray, Andy Roddick played a beautiful final match – perhaps the best of his career.

Impressive Match Stats

  • This was Roger’s 7th consecutive Wimbledon final – a record
  • This Wimbledon’s semi marked Roger’s 21st consecutive semi-final – more than doubling Lendle & Laver’s prior record tie of 10 consecutive semi-finals
  • Roger hit 51 aces in the match (a career high by almost two fold) – Andy hit 27 aces at last onscreen count (the final count was probably around 30).
  • Rogers’ 1st Serve percentage was 65% –Andy’s was 70%
  • This was the longest men’s grand-slam championship (game-wise, not time-wise) in history. 77 games were played!

Russell Crowe, Soon-Yi Previn, Woody Allen & Ralph Lauren watch Final

                      wimbledon 2009 - russel crowe, soon-yi previn, woody allen & ralph lauren watch federer - roddick final


                      Roger’s Reaction to Match Point

                      wimbledon 2009 - federer reacts to winning point

                      Roger’s New Wife, a Very Pregnant Mirka Vavrinec, Proudly Watches the Trophy Ceremony

                      wimbledon 2009 - federer's wife mirka vavrinec looks on proudly

                      Roger Leaves Center Court Victorious

                      wimbledon 2009 - federer exits centre court victorious 

                      Borg, Sampras & Laver Congratulate Roger

                      wimbledon 2009 - borg, sampras and laver congratulate federer 

                      Federer’s Name is Added to the Wimbledon Winner’s Roster – Again

                      wimbledon 2009 - federer's name being added to the winner's roster in lobby