6-2 7-5 6-2, in just under two hours Roger Federer won his first Grand Slam of the year, and is now one away from equalling Pete Sampras’ total haul of 14. He does become the first person to have won two Grand Slams five years running. Quite simply Murray was outplayed by a contender for the best tennis player in the history of the game; though he did fight back to prevent a white wash in the third set.
“It definitely feels great,” said Federer afterwards. “This is a very special moment in my career.
“I had a couple of tough Grand Slams this year, finishing in semi-finals and two finals, one epic at Wimbledon.
“So to take this one home is incredible. It means the world to me.”
I had a great tournament but I came up against, in my opinion, the best player ever to play the game today
He added: “I’m not going to stop at 13 – that would be terrible! I congratulate Andy – he’s done great these last two weeks. I’m sure we’re going to see a lot more of him in the future.”
Murray – the best days are yet to come.
Quotes from BBC report here.