"Sorry Pete, I tried to hold him off"

In a record-breaker, Roddick loses Wimbledon to Federer, apologizes to Sampras

Roger Federer and Andy Roddick played for four hours and 15 minutes—(the last set was a record 95 minutes long)—before Federer broke the American’s serve to win Wimbledon. It was a record 15th grand slam for Federer, beating Pete Sampras for that title. After the match, Roddick told Sampras, who sat in the Royal Box for the game: “Sorry, Pete, I know I tried to hold him off.” On Saturday, Serena Williams won the women’s final over her sister, Venus, and Canadian Daniel Nestor and Serbian Nenad Zimonjic won the doubles title.

Los Angeles Times


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