Federer Conquers French Open Title and Career Grand Slam
June 9, 2009
*[CHICAGO] — * Federer walked on Roland Garros’s Philippe Chatrier court to a roaring French crowd who was waiting for history to be made. With his [K] Six.One Tour, Roger Federer rolled passed Robin Soderling, 6-1, 7-6(1), 6-4, to win his first French Open championship and fourteenth Grand Slam title.
Federer certainly earned his standing ovation by winning the coveted title as well as completing his career Grand Slam—winning at least one of each of the Grand Slam tournaments. Federer achieved his first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon in 2003 and went on to defend the title for the following four years. Federer has also won five consecutive titles at the U.S. Open from 2004-08 and three titles at the Australian Open in 2004 and 2006-07.
During the final match of this year’s French Open, Soderling pushed the second set to 6-all but Federer rallied during the tiebreaker, hitting aces on all four of his service points. Throughout the match, he never lost service game and had 41 winners and only 24 unforced errors. Federer has been a lifelong Wilson athlete, winning each and every one of his 14 Grand Slam titles with Wilson technology in his hand. It was Federer’s first ever conquest at Roland Garros and it guaranteed that he now ties the legendary Pete Sampras with 14 Grand Slam titles.
“This tournament meant so much to me—to tie a legend like Pete and to finally get the Roland Garros title I’ve been working so hard to achieve”, said Federer. “For every single title and every Grand Slam, I’ve had a Wilson racket to push me through. I know the support Wilson has provided will carry me through many more moments like this.”
Wilson had many other notable achievements at the 2009 French Open including: Juan Martin Del Potro with his [K] Six.One 95, reached his 1st Grand Slam Semifinal, Serena Williams reached the quarterfinals of the Women’s draw with her [K] Blade Team, and with her [K] Blade 98, Sorana Cirstea reached her 1st Grand Slam quarterfinal. Daniel Nestor with his [K] Six.One 95, and partner Zimonjic reached the Men’s Doubles Semifinals.
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