Andy Roddick At Top Of Game Despite Wimbledon Loss

July 5th, 2009 // Leave a Comment

Come here Andy baby. Let Mama give you a hug.

Roger Federer won his 15th Grand Slam title, breaking Pete Sampras‘s record of 14 Grand Slam titles.

The 27-year-old claimed his 15th after winning a marathon Wimbledon final against Andy Roddick on Sunday.

The Swiss tennis player prevailed in the longest Grand Slam final in men’s history, turning back a determined challenge by American Andy Roddick, 5-7, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (5), 3-6, 16-14.

Roddick was the heavy underdog, but it was clear right away that he was undaunted by the occasion. But it just was not his day.

“I just want to say congratulations to Roger. He’s a true champion and deserves everything he gets,” Roddick said. “I tried. Sorry, Pete. I tried to hold him off. It was a pleasure playing here Sunday in front of champions like Manolo Santana, Bjorn Borg, Rod Laver, Pete.”

After pausing to compose himself, Roddick continued to say: “I still hope one day my name will be up there with theirs as a champion of this tournament.”

Well played Mr. Roddick.

Gallery Info: Andy Roddick, Roger Federer, Brooklyn Decker, Russell Crowe and Woody Allen at the Wimbledon final

By Miu von Furstenberg

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