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2012 Wimbleton

Jul 09, 2012

Roger Federer set a few world records in tennis this weekend after defeating the hometown favorite Andy Murray in the Wimbleton Finals in 4 sets. Even though he has slowed down winning grand slams since Novak Djokovic entered the #1 ranking, it's safe to say that Roger is going to break most of the Tennis World records.

Roger has tied the record for the most wins at Wimbleton with 7 titles since 2003 and lucky number 7 came in the rain. Andy took the first set 6-4, but the rain stopped his momentum and Roger took over. It was clear that Roger's experience in the rain was vastly superior over Andy, as Roger was very controlled on the slick and slippery grass courts, while Andy had two big falls. 

Homecourt Advantage?

Murray MiffedAndy MurrayCourtesy of ATP
 

Even though Andy was considered the hometown favorite at Wimbleton, he is actually from Glaskow, Scotland. So I'm not really sure why everyone was saying he had the home advantage. I guess all the fueds between the English and Scottish people have died down since the 1800s, but there were probably more Roger fans than there were Andy fans at Wimbleton.

Sell Your Car, Get Your Ticket!

$20,000 eachHot TicketsCourtesy of ATP
 

There was a rumor that tickets were being sold for $20,000 dollars a seat to see the Wimbleton final this year. That's probably a new World record for most expensive ticket ever sold at a sports' event!

Tennis Titans

Fab FedererRad RogerCourtesy of ATP
 

Andy is only 25 years old, but he has seem to run into a road block full of tennis titans that he cannot get through. Roger, Nokak and Rafael Nadal are all between the ages of 25-30 and it doesn't look like Andy will ever be able to beat one of them in a Grand Slam Championship.

Have Your Say

Roger has now tied Pete Sampras' records for most Grand Slam titles and most weeks with the #1 ranking. As he is only 30 years old, he should easily add to his totals and become the greatest tennis player ever! What do you think? Let us know in the comments below...

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Will Roger Federer Be the Best Tennis Player Ever?

  • Yes, nobody has dominated tennis like him.
  • No way! Ever hear of Pete Sampras?
  • Maybe. He has to win a French Open first.
  • Who is Roger Federer?

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unicornsrule626
"rainbowpoptart" wrote:I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise).competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionallyDoes cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes.pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too.Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has.It is a form of exercise and entertainment.It is a sport.Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything.Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy. very well said! I was a cheerleader for 2 years until  I aged out, but let ,e tell you, they were 2 of the best,sweaty and most fun years I have ever had
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rainbowpoptart
I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise). competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionally Does cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes. pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise  Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too. Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has. It is a form of exercise and entertainment. It is a sport. Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything. Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy.
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angelover4
CHEERLEADING IS LIKE DANCE GYMNASTICS MIXED TOGETHER WITH WORDS. AND DANCE AND GYMNASTICS ARE CONSIDERED SPORTS.
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angelover4
I BELIVE ITS A SPORT JUST LIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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angelover4
I BEL ITS A SPORT JUS TLIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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