Thursday, 19 July 2012


He serves! Wins a point! He serves! An Ace! He serves! – gets challenged and overruled – He serves! which is unreturned making Him the undisputed winner! King of Grass- Roger Federer, master of tennis won his Seventh Wimbledon title making his 17th Grand Slam victory a splendid world record; almost impossible for anyone to beat except FedEx!!! He had to outplay Andy Murray on his homeland (still the crowd was cheering Roger’s name)!

THAT’s a victory...

A Swiss professional tennis player, regarded widely as the greatest ever. Roger Federer is currently ranked World No. 1, having previously held the ATP No. 1 position for a record 237 consecutive weeks from 2 February 2004 to 18 August 2008. Federer has occupied the No. 1 ranking for 286 overall weeks, equalling the record held by Pete Sampras (who will be overtaken on July 16, 2012). Federer has won men’s record 17 Grand Slam singles titles. He is one of seven male players to capture the career Grand Slam (one of four in the Open Era) and one of three (with Andre Agassi and Rafael Nadal) to do so on three different surfaces (clay, grass, and hard courts). He is the only male player in tennis history to have reached the title match of each Grand Slam tournament at least five times, and is also the only male tennis player in the Open era to have reached the Wimbledon final eight times.

In 2003, Federer won his first Grand Slam singles title at Wimbledon, beating Mark Philippoussis. He won four Australian Open, seven Wimbledon, five U.S. Open and one French Open in 2009!

About his playing style well he is truly versatile athlete!

Jimmy Connors said "In an era of specialists, you're either a clay court specialist, a grass court specialist, or a hard court specialist...or you're Roger Federer."

Federer is an all-court, all-round player known for his speed, fluid style of play, and exceptional shot making. Federer mainly plays from the baseline but is also comfortable at the net, being one of the best volleyers in the game today. He has a powerful, accurate smash and very effectively performs rare elements in today's tennis, such as backhand smash, half-volley and jump smash (slam dunk).

David Foster Wallace compared the brute force of Federer's forehand motion with that of "a great liquid whip," while John McEnroe has referred to Federer's forehand as "the greatest shot in our sport." Federer is also known for his efficient movement around the court and excellent footwork, which enables him to run around shots directed to his backhand and instead hit a powerful inside-out or inside-in forehand, one of his best shots.

Federer plays with a single-handed backhand, which gives him great variety. Federer's forehand and backhand slice are both thought by many to be the best ever. He employs the slice, occasionally using it to lure his opponent to the net and deliver a passing shot. Federer can also fire topspin winners and possesses a 'flick' backhand with which he can generate pace with his wrist; this is usually used to pass the opponent at the net.

He sometimes uses between-the-legs shot, which is colloquially referred to as a "tweener." His most notable use of the tweener was in the semi-finals of the 2009 US Open against Novak Djokovic, bringing him triple match point, on which he capitalised for a straight-set victory over the Serb.

Hail Roger!!


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