Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Swiss superstar claims fifth straight U.S Open victory
Roger Federer won his fifth U.S. Open in by beating Briton andy Murray in the men's final. The 6-2, 7-5, 6-2 victory put 27-year-old Federer one grand slam crown away from matching the record total collected by American Pete Sampras. He became the first man to win five consecutive U.S. titles since American Bill Tolden in 1924. His run in New York after previously stringing together five straight Wimbledon titles from 2003 to 2007 made him the only player to have won five in a row at two different slams. He said in the article that to take the trophy home is incredible because he lost the French and Wimbledon finals to Rafael Nadal who is well known as a big rival of Federer. And Also, he said he didn't plan on stopping with his carrer haul of 13 grand slam titles.