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Federer at Wimbledon: No Sampras

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 by Baird Hull For the third consecutive year, Roger Federer won Wimbledon. This has brought to bear the inevitable discussions of Federer’s greatness and his place in history. Announcers have claimed that Federer possesses the complete game and that he could be the greatest talent ever to have played. The Swiss sensation is only 23, and has won five majors, which puts him on par to possibly reach Pete Sampras’ record of 14 slam titles. At Wimbledon this year, Federer was never seriously challenged and beat Andy Roddick with apparent ease. Federer is the only player since Sampras to enter Wimbledon each year as the overwhelming favorite. Despite Federer’s record at Wimbledon and the other slams, his accomplishments are less impressive when one looks at the lack … Read entire article »

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