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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1977

Dad enjoyed the win but children enjoyed it better!

By S.H.Moulana

It was a memorable milestone for Roger Federer who became the first man in history of the Wimbledon Championship to lift the title for the eighth time.

Of the four major annual tennis tournaments known as the ‘Grand Slam’, Wimbledon is the only one to still be played on grass, which is where the name lawn tennis originated. On 14 April 1877 the club introduced the first of a number of name changes to become the All England Croquet and Lawn tennis Club.

Wimbledon the first event was held on 9 July 1877. The other Grand Slam events are US Open (1881), French Open (1891) and Australia Open (1905).

Roger Federer with this current victory in Wimbledon Men Single he has brought his tally to 8, which is a world record.

He has beaten the previous highest of 7 by another highly popular player Pete Sampras of the US.

Federer has another highest in number of Grand Slams topping 19 in all four international venues. The most outstanding point of Federer is that he did not drop a set throughout the tournament.

Roger Federer is a very popular player among the tennis fans like Pete Sampras. Federer who holds dual citizenship of Swiss and South Africa since his mother is from the latter.

He has started many schemes to help the disabled children in his mother’s birth place.

Federer once said “When I won in 2003, never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would win Wimbledon and have my kids seeing me lift the trophy this is pretty surreal.

And yeah, I was almost shocked in the moment that it all came together so nicely.”

No doubt he has given enough happy moments to all his four children – made up of two sets of twins.

No doubt, that they really did steal the show at the Wimbledon final by the wild cheering of their dad!

- Asian Tribune –

The lads and lasses were there to watch their dad etch his name into the record books a wining the title for an eighth time
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