3 days to go for Wimbledon : 3rd Wimbledon Title of Roger Federer

Wimbledon 2005

Wimbledon 2016 draw is out today and everyone is speculating Can Roger Federer win his 8th Wimbledon Title ?

Federerism is trying to revive the beautiful Wimbledon memories of Roger Federer.Let’s go back and and have a look third consecutive Wimbledon title of Roger Federer .

Roger Federer won his 3rd Wimbledon in a row, defeating Andy Roddick in the final for the second consecutive year. The Swiss had at that time won each of his last twenty finals, and had never been beaten in a Grand Slam decider. It sure was a mouth-watering final that lived up to its reputation.

1R Federer vs. Paul-Henri Mathieu 6–4, 6–2, 6–4:The top-ranked Federer hit four aces in his first service game and beat Paul-Henri Mathieu in straight sets.He came to net a few times but played with finesse from the baseline, hitting 33 winners with just 15 unforced errors. “I didn’t want to storm too much to the net too quickly,” Federer said. “I wanted to get my rhythm first.”

“A good start,” Federer said. “I definitely feel sort of relieved after this start and look forward to the rest. You’re into the tournament, you’ve seen the fans and you don’t have to leave right away. So that’s nice.”

2R Federer vs. Ivo Minář 6–4, 6–4, 6–1: Federer thoroughly outclassed the Czech Ivo Minář in the second round to meet Nicholas Keifer in the third round.He just needed 82 minutes to win the match in straight sets. Federer had to labor just a tad bit in the first two sets but he was able to rise up and win without a problem.

3R Federer vs. Nicolas Kiefer 6–2, 6–7(5), 6–1, 7–5:The first set was an easy win for Federer. But the 2nd set proved to be quite challenging for Federer which ended up coming to a tiebreaker. Keifer upped his game and won the second set. Keifer was outplayed by Federer in the third set. Keifer had come very close to winning the fourth set but Federer fought back and won it.It was his 32nd consecutive win on grass court. The 23-year-old said later he will not be happy unless he walks away from Wimbledon with his third straight title. “Only the title would be satisfying,” he said. “With the way I’m playing, and with missing at the Australian and French Open, I’d be upset if I didn’t win.”

4R Federer vs. Juan Carlos Ferrero 6–3, 6–4, 7–6(6): Federer easily took a 2 sets to love lead in his fourth round match against Juan Carlos Ferrero. He had to labour in the third set but closed out to win his 33rd consecutive grass court match in a tiebreaker, and advanced to the quarterfinals to play against Fernando González.

QF Federer vs. Fernando González 7–5, 6–2, 7–6(2):Federer needed an hour and 50 minutes to breeze past the Chilean Gonzalez in straight sets to take his place in the semifinals. He extended his winning streak to 34 matches on grass.He had to up his game to take the first set in a tiebreaker. Roger broke the Chilean’s serve early in the first set to make it 3-1 but Gonzalez took the break back immediately to make it 4-4. The defending champion finally took the first set after a series of errors by Gonzalez handed him a break in the 12th game. He then went on to easily win the second set. Gonzalez again forced a tie breaker in the third set but Federer clinched it flawlessly.

“I’m very satisfied with my game today,” said Roger. “If I can continue at this level I can beat any player.”

SF Federer vs. Lleyton Hewitt 6–3, 6–4, 7–6(4):Federer destroyed Hewitt in the semifinal to book a final against Roddick. Federer miss-hit several shots, yet managed to win the first set. The second set was cruise control for Federer. Hewitt gathered some rhythm in the third set with neither breaking each other and forcing a tiebreak where Federer ended up with an edge and reaching his third consecutive final.

“I didn’t serve as well as I would have liked but he puts a lot of pressure on your service game,” said a rueful Hewitt. “He used to give you a lot more cheap points and you just don’t get those any more. That’s been the biggest turnaround in his game of the last couple of years.”

“I always have the feeling that I can hang with him. With the variations in my game I get the errors, and I’ve got the power when I need it,” said Federer. “I think I’ve improved so much physically and mentally over the last three years, and that’s changed it around for me,quite simple.”

“He’s the best player in the world,” said Hewitt. No argument.

F Federer vs. Andy Roddick 6–2, 7–6(2), 6–4:Federer won a hat-trick of Wimbledon titles with an easy 6-2, 7-6, 6-4 win; he also won his 5th Grand Slam. Federer just needed 101 minutes to completely confound and Roddick. Roddick, who was seeded 2nd, could not tame Federer for a 2nd year in a row. Although The American’s only two defeats on grass court have been from Federer himself.

Federer kept putting pressure on him and Roddick kept getting overwhelmed and committed several unforced errors. Federer was so ruthless that many of his miss-hits actually turned out to be perfect hits. Federer took the first set with an incredible backhand pass winner

The second set was contested far more closely and Federer won it in a tiebreak to take a two set lead.  Federer again wrapped up the third set and the championship quite easily to join the elite company of Bjorn Borg and Pete Sampras as the third man to win three Wimbledon titles in succession in the open era. It was also his 21stconsecutive victory in a final and a winning streak on grass to 36 matches continued.

“I really did play my best, it was easier than the second time,” said Federer. “I’m very, very proud to win it for the third time. This is very special,” he said.

Roddick, gracious in defeat, said he might have to consider more severe measures to stop Federer.

“I’m in the mood for a beer right now,” said the American. “This guy’s the best for a reason and you’ve really got to give him a lot of credit. He’s such a complete player … maybe I’ll just punch him or something, I don’t know,” he added

Let’s relive the moment here again !! Watch Highlights of 2005 Men’s singles Finals here :



















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