16th career Grand Slam. Roger 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (13-11) over Andy Murray. Fought off five set points in the third to win it. Fourth Australian title. At 28, he's going stronger than ever. Raised his level of game when he needed to. The guy is an incredible champion. Andy played with a lot of heart, just couldn't overcome the great champion.
Here are Roger's titles:
Here are the great ones' titles and years.
|Australian Open||W (2004, 2006, 2007, 2010)|
|French Open||W (2009)|
|Wimbledon||W (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006,2007, 2009)|
|US Open||W (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007,2008)|
The Basel (Switzerland) native Federer claimed $1.85 million with the big win, while Murray took home $925,000.
Hopefully this run won't end for a while. Roger's 28 and playing as well as ever. He looked great in this match and in that five set win over Andy Roddick in Wimbledon last year, I thought he looked better than ever.
It's a question mark with Nadal. Can he come back and play the kind of tennis he was playing up until last year? Can his knees hold up? Can Andy Murray break through at 23 and win his first major. Can Andy Roddick win again? His only Slam is the 2003 U.S. What about Juan Martin Del Potro; can he back up his win at the U.S. Open in 2009 with another win or two in the Majors.
The only constant is Federer. What a champion and class act . Murray very classy and humble in defeat telling the Scottish fans in the crowd and his fans back home in Dublane, Scot that he was sorry he let them down. It was moving. It was a great match even though it went just three. Murray's a fighter. Federer a great champion.
Should be a great 2010.