Federer Makes Wimbledon History

After a grueling match opposite American underdog Andy Roddick at Wimbledon this afternoon, Roger Federer claimed his 15th Grand Slam title and surpassed the record previously held by Pete Sampras. Although not quite as thrilling as last year’s epic match-up of Nadal and Federer, the duo were forced to play five sets before Federer won 5-7, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (5), 3-6, 16-14. This was Federer’s seventh consecutive Wimbledon final and 20th Grand Slam final overall.