Wimbledon Men's Final 2009: Federer Wins Longest Wimbledon Final
Roger Federer beat Andy Roddick in the longest Wimbledon final in history. The marathon 30-game fifth set was also the longest in Wimbledon history.
The win was a historic win for the 27-year-old Federer: he won his sixth Wimbledon title and a record 15th Grand Slam title, making him arguably the most successful tennis player in Grand Slam history. Federer also takes home 850,000 pounds in 2009 Wimbledon prize money.
Federer won in five sets, 5-7, 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 16-14. With the win, Federer reclaims his world #1 ranking, overtaking the injured Rafael Nadal. Federer got the win despite an epic effort from Andy Roddick, who played arguably one of the best matches of his life. The American dominated on the serve. It wasn't until the final match of the four-hour plus marathon that Federer managed to break Roddick's serve. Roddick's dominance on the service is seen as a return to form. Roddick once recorded the fastest serve on record: a blistering 155 miles per hour.