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Back in 2003, a British tennis fan named Nick Newlife bet £1,520 (that’s pounds, by the way) at 66-1 odds that then 21-year-old Roger Federer, who had just won his first Wimbledon title, would win at least seven of them by the year 2019. Unfortunately, Newlife died in 2009 at the age of 69, but he left the betting slip to a charity that is devoted to responding to famine and eliminating poverty. As you know, Federer beat Andy Murray Sunday to win his seventh Wimbledon title. Then, the charity cashed in the betting slip and received £101,840. If you were curious, that’s $157,749.85 in American dollars.
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Jimmy Fallon is absolutely crushing this series where he portrays Roger Federer ‘at the bar.’ The fake accent is as good as it gets, and you have to imagine even Federer thinks it is hilarious. Some of the highlights are Fallon reading ’50 Shades of Grey’ and his ‘exercising’ routine.
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Roger Federer has not decided whether to accept an offer to carry Switzerland's flag during the opening ceremonies for the London Olympics.
Federer says he might give the honor to someone else.
The 17-time Grand Slam champion was the Swiss flag-bearer at two other Summer Games.
He teamed with Stanislas Wawrinka to win a gold medal in doubles at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer The morning after Roger Federer won a record-tying seventh Wimbledon championship, he returned to the site of his latest triumph to conduct interviews in various languages and, while there, ran into All England Club Chairman Philip Brook.
They exchanged pleasantries Monday and before parting ways, Brook said: ''I...
I'm still kind of a big deal T...
Roger Federer of Switzerland talks to the media during a press interview session at Wimbledon today in London, England — Federer won his first Grand Slam in more than two years on Sunday — The Wimbledon win returns Federer to No. 1…right where he belongs. -TO
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Roger Federer won his 7th Wimbledon title in typical Federer fashion.
The debate of whether Roger Federer is indeed the best tennis player to ever pick up a racquet will inevitably resume, most likely in Roger’s favour, in the coming days. Comparing players across generations often leads to great discussion but it’s a fruitless debate. No one can truly be right...
WIMBLEDON – On Sunday No. 3 Roger Federer will play World No. 4 Andy Murray for the 2012 Wimbledon Gentlemen’s singles title.
Federer is seeking a record tying seventh title and a return to the No. 1 ranking which will tie him for a record number of weeks at the top spot with Pete Sampras.
Murray in looking for his first major title. Should Murray win, he’d be the first British...
Airing on cable television for the first time, the Wimbledon singles finals were a bit of a mixed bag for ESPN. The match portion of Sunday’s Roger Federer/Andy Murray Wimbledon Men’s Final — excluding a half-hour rain delay and the final 45 minutes of the telecast window — drew a 2.5 U.S. rating and 3.925 million viewers on ESPN Sunday morning. Ratings and viewership for...
Wimbledon Boxscore By The Associated Press Sunday At The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club Wimbledon, England Men's Final Roger Federer (3) def. Andy Murray (4), 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4. Federer Murray
1st Serve Percentage 69 56
Aces 12 16
Double Faults 3 1
1st Serve Winning Pct. 76 69
2nd Serve Winning Pct. 49 48
Fastest serve (mph) 130 133
Average 1st serve speed...
By tying Pete Sampras with a record seven Wimbledon titles,
Roger Federer also has tied the American's career mark of 286 weeks
at No. 1 in the ATP rankings.
What a fortnight. Roger Federer capped off what was arguably the best Wimbledon since at least 2008, and while he's deservedly claimed center stage for the time being, the tournament brought us many memorable moments that will endure in tennis lore. With all of the history that was made at this year's Championships, it's tough to isolate the five best stories, but that...
By tying Pete Sampras with a record seven Wimbledon titles, Roger Federer also has tied the American's career mark of 286 weeks at No. 1 in the ATP rankings.
In Monday's new rankings, Federer jumps from No. 3 to the top, overtaking Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. Federer last was No. 1 in June 2010.
Djokovic, who'd been No. 1 since winning Wimbledon last year, lost...
Andy Murray took on Roger Federer at Wimbledon today and it looked like Murray had a chance. Murray was winning at first and then Federer started to take control of the game. After a rain delay, Roger Federer completely took control of the match and finished off Murray.
Murray got the chance to make his very emotional post game speech at Wimbledon to the crowd and everyone watching...
Andy Murray lost to Roger Federer in the Wimbledon final, but he took the loss like a man. Just kidding, he cried like a little *****. The post-game breakdown was complete with awkward silences, blubbering, and tears during his trembling speech.
Men 7 - Willie Renshaw (1881-86, 1889); Pete Sampras (1993-95, 1997-00); Roger Federer (2003-07, 2009, 2012)
5 - Laurie Doherty (1902-06); Bjorn Borg, Sweden (1976-80)
4 - Reggie Doherty (1897-00); Tony Wilding, New Zealand (1910-13); Rod Laver (1961-62, 1968-69)
Women 9 - Martina Navratilova (1978-79, 1982-87, 1990)
8 - Helen Wills Moody (1927-30, 1932-33, 1935, 1938)
7 - Dorothea...