Federer Nets Historic 15th Slam

Epic match ends in a record 16-14 final set
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 5, 2009 12:37 PM CDT
Federer Nets Historic 15th Slam
Roger Federer of Switzerland watches the ball during the men's singles final against Andy Roddick of the US , on the Centre Court at Wimbledon, Sunday, July 5, 2009.   (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Roger Federer claimed his 15th Grand Slam by outlasting Andy Roddick in a grueling five sets at Wimbledon. The 5-7, 7-6, 7-6, 3-6, 16-14 match easily smashed the record for longest set, as neither man could break the other, USA Today reports. Federer set the new mark for titles as Pete Sampras, the previous record-holder, looked on. (More Wimbledon stories.)

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