Roger Federer has booked a legendary win in the 2009 final of the French Tennis Open at Roland Garros near Paris. Winning is not out of the ordinary for the Swiss tennis machine, although lately the world of racket and ball was being dominated by Spaniard Rafael Nadal.
That same Nadal, always responsible for Federer not winning the world’s biggest tennis tournament on gravel, had a day off in the quarter final and lost to Swedish sensation Robin Söderling. After two lost finals, the way to victory for Federer appeared open.
Federer met the same Söderling in the final, which was interrupted by a madman jumping on the court disrupting the final halfway. Federer was not at all intimidated and carried on to a convincing first win (6-1, 7-6, 6-4) on Roland Garros and his fourteenth Grand Slam in his career, sharing this record with Pete Sampras. However, he is the first tennis player since Andre Agassi to win all four Grand Slam tournaments in his carreer, making him “the biggest of all time” according to his opponent in the Roland Garros final.
The women’s final was won by Svetlana Kuznetsova. Pole Agnieszka Radwanska lost to the latter winner in the quarter finals, but she made it to the semis in the women’s double with her sister Urszula. Both Radwanskas are now in the top 100 of the best female tennis players (single), with Agnieszka taking 11th place and sister Urszula at 76. Marta Domachowska concludes the Polish contribution in the women’s top 100 with a 92nd spot.
See also: Radwanska on the Rocks