The fans at Roland Garros got what they were cheering for today: not a nail-bitingly close French Open finals match, but a definitive win by Roger Federer. After years of falling just short on clay, Federer finally can claim a career Grand Slam with his 6-1, 7-6 (1), 6-4 triumph over Sweden's Robin Soderling, MSNBC reports.
Federer has now drawn even with Pete Sampras with 14 Grand Slam tournament wins. Under a light rain and a torrent of "Roger, Roger!" chants from the stands, he maintained a dominating serve against the upstart who toppled world No. 1 Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals. Federer is the fifth man to win all four Grand Slam tournaments.