Federer Finally Finishes Victorious

16 06 2013

August 19, 2012.

This was the last time Federer won a tennis tournament. That statistic is no more.

Roger Federer took down unranked Mikhail Youzhny 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4 at the Gerry Weber Open Sunday to claim his first title since he took down Novak Djokovic at the ATP Western & Southern Open 6-0, 7-6 (9-7) last August.

This German tournament showcased grass courts that Federer not only loves to play on but also used to prepare himself for Wimbledon, which begins in about a week. Of the seven Wimbledon titles Federer has claimed, four of them came after winning this German tournament.

No matter whether or not you’re a fan of the 31-year-old Swiss with 17 Grand Slams, this can only mean good things for the upcoming major tournament. Unlike other team sports, the individual sport of tennis is at its best when the powerhouses face off against each other and the no-name underdogs are taken down along the way.

Novak Djokovic. Rafael Nadal. Roger Federer. Andy Murray (kind of).

These are the guys we want to see in the semifinals so we can experience tennis at its highest level.

With Federer’s title drought finally coming to an end, his confidence is assuredly much higher and his chances of making it far in Wimbledon for an eventual faceoff against one of his “Fab Four” counterparts are higher as well.

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