Roger Federer, the 15 Grand Slam titles

Updated: 06 July 2009 17:37 IST

Roger Federer won a record 15th Grand Slam title on Sunday when he defeated Andy Roddick to win a sixth Wimbledon crown.

Roger Federer, the 15 Grand Slam titles

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Roger Federer won a record 15th Grand Slam title on Sunday when he defeated Andy Roddick to win a sixth Wimbledon crown. The Swiss star has now passed Pete Sampras's mark of 14 Grand Slam victories which he equalled when he won the French Open last month:

2003 Wimbledon

bt Mark Philippoussis (AUS) 7-6 (7/5), 6-2, 7-6 (7/3)

- Federer, 21, wins first Grand Slam title to turn potential into silverware. His victory, five years after winning the junior title, also ended all doubts about his nerve on the big stage.

2004 Australian Open

bt Marat Safin (RUS) 7-6 (7/3), 6-4, 6-2

- Federer, who had replaced Juan Carlos Ferrero as the new world number one by reaching the final, celebrated in style by beating Safin, who had been in fine form in Melbourne seeing off Andre Agassi and Andy Roddick.

2004 Wimbledon

bt Andy Roddick (USA) 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7/3), 6-4

Less than a month after a disappointing third round exit at the French Open, Federer bounces back. Roddick had been a set and a break ahead, but a rain delay helps the Swiss recover his composure.

2004 US Open

bt Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) 6-0, 7-6 (7/3), 6-0

- Hewitt, the 2001 champion, came into the final on a 16-match winning streak but Federer was unstoppable, becoming the first man in history to win his first four Grand Slam finals, and the first since Mats Wilander in 1988 to win three majors in a year.

2005 Wimbledon

bt Andy Roddick (USA) 6-2, 7-6 (7/2), 6-4

- Federer joins Pete Sampras and Bjorn Borg as the only players to win three Wimbledon titles in a row in the Open era. Roddick joked: "Maybe next time I'll just punch him or something."

2005 US Open

bt Andre Agassi (USA) 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (7/1), 6-1

- Federer wins sixth Grand Slam title and shatters 35-year-old Agassi's dreams of becoming the oldest winner of the title. Ken Rosewall, at 39, had been the previous oldest finalist against Jimmy Connors in 1974.

2006 Australian Open

bt Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) 5-7, 7-5, 6-0, 6-2

- Unseeded Baghdatis, 20, the world number 54 gives Federer a scare when he wins first set and goes a break up in the second. But Federer imposes his authority as a tiring Baghdatis needs treatment on his calf.

2006 Wimbledon

bt Rafael Nadal (ESP) 6-0, 7-6 (7/5), 6-7 (2/7), 6-3

- Just a month after losing to his new rival at the French Open, Federer puts an end to a five-match losing streak against the Spaniard. He also becomes only the third man in the Open era after Bjorn Borg and Sampras to win four Wimbledons in a row.

2006 US Open

bt Andy Roddick (USA) 6-2, 4-6, 7-5, 6-1

- Federer wins third successive title in New York and becomes first man in the Open era to win three successive Wimbledon and US Open titles in the same years.

2007 Australian Open

bt Fernando Gonzalez (CHI) 7-6 (7/2), 6-4, 6-4

- Federer wins 10th Grand Slam title and extends his winning run to 36 matches. Also first man to win a Grand Slam title without dropping a set since Borg at the 1980 French Open.

2007 Wimbledon

bt Rafael Nadal (ESP) 7-6 (9/7), 4-6, 7-6 (7/3), 2-6, 6-2

- Federer emulates Borg by winning five straight Wimbledon titles but he was given a huge scare by Nadal in a classic final and a taste of what was to come 12 months later when the Spaniard takes his crown.

2007 US Open

bt Novak Djokovic (SRB) 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (7/2), 6-4

- Federer wins fourth consecutive US Open despite trailing by a break in each. He becomes the first man to win Wimbledon and the US Open for four years in a row, and the first to win four straight US titles since Bill Tilden in 1923.

2008 US Open

bt Andy Murray (GBR) 6-2, 7-5, 6-2

- The Swiss wins 13th Grand Slam crown and fifth consecutive US Open title. He moves one Grand Slam title ahead of Roy Emerson and one behind the record 14 won by Pete Sampras. "I'm not going to stop at 13," says Federer.

2009 French Open

bt Robin Soderling (SWE) 6-1, 7-6 (7/1), 6-4

- Federer finally wins the French Open after losing the previous three finals and equals the record 14 Grand Slam wins of Sampras. Not even an intruder who confronted him in the second set and steady rain could derail his charge past Soderling into the history books.

2009 Wimbledon

bt Andy Roddick (USA x6) 5-7, 7-6 (8/6), 7-6 (7/5), 3-6, 16-14

- Another Wimbledon epic which featured the longest final set in the history of men's Wimbledon finals. Roddick, whose only loss of serve came in the last game of the decider, was reduced to tears. Sampras hails Federer as the greatest player of all time.



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