Roger Federer Wins Australian Open

Roger Federer topped British player Andy Murray in straight sets to win the Australian open this morning. Roger is celebrating his 16th Grand Slam title. (the most in history after he topped Sampras’ 14) With all of the hype and support that people had been showing Murray, he was not able to combat the experience of Federer. Roger proved that being there so many times before really did make a difference. Murray came out looking alright though he lost an early break putting him behind. Federer seemed to want to tire Murray out by staying on the offensive. The first two sets seemed like a breeze for Roger taking them 6-3 6-4. And it was not until the final set that Murray seemed to be making a real attempt at taking one by going up 5-2. But it was not enough to stop the crowned King of tennis. Federer began to rally again and forced a tiebreaker. He won the tiebreaker taking the match in straight sets and ending the hopes of so many that a British man would win a Grand Slam. He would be the first British man to win a Grand Slam since Fred Perry in 1936… A tough break for Andy Murray and another great victory for Roger Federer.

And oh yeah… Serena Williams won the women’s finals against Justine Hennin, the crowd favorite after coming back from retirement.

-clownShoe

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