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Wimbledon 2009 Mens Final - Federer vs Roddick (2009)

Roger Federer , Andy Roddick , Lawn Tennis Association  |  NR |  DVD
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  • Actors: Roger Federer, Andy Roddick
  • Directors: Lawn Tennis Association
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: STANDING ROOM ONLY
  • DVD Release Date: September 29, 2009
  • Run Time: 294 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002I41KJQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #192,104 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Roger Federer became tennis' greatest men's champion, watched by a legion of champions, as he beat Andy Roddick 5-7 7-6 (8-6) 7-6 (7-5) 3-6 16-14 in four hours and 16 minutes to claim his sixth Wimbledon crown. It was also a record 15th Grand Slam title for the Swiss master, overhauling the total of Pete Sampras who was in the Royal Box along with fellow legends Bjorn Borg and Rod Laver.

It was a truly momentous climax to the 2009 Championships as the 27-year-old Swiss became the most successful man in the sport. Sampras, previous holder of that title, had been an unannounced surprise visitor to Wimbledon where he has not been seen since 2002.

In terms of match time, it was not quite as long as last year s battle between Federer and Rafael Nadal, but it soon took on similarly epic proportions. And for much of the match, it seemed that Roddick would emulate Nadal's feat as he hammered away at his opponent. Federer wavered a few times, but never toppled and in the end won on merit. He returns to number one in the world, too, by way of yet another win bonus.

That this was going to be a contest between two big blasters was evident from the opening game, when Roddick slammed down two aces and in the next Federer replied with a couple of his own. That Federer had won 18 of their previous 20 matches was not a consideration on this day. For a start, Roddick, white cap pulled low over his eyes, was clearly a fitter and slimmer version of the man who had already lost to Federer in two Wimbledon finals, and he matched Federer stride for stride, shot for shot, ace for ace as they hurtled through the opening set, completing 10 games in just 25 minutes.

So to the deciding set, with Federer threatening to strike early as he reached break point for the sixth time in the match, only to be frustrated again as the American pumped down his 20th ace at 138mph. With no tiebreak in the fifth set, this one had to be played out. And so it was, amid mounting excitement and with Federer beginning to show the first signs of uncertainty.

This reached a climax as Federer faced two break points at 8-8, only to serve his way out of trouble and as the games ascended into double figures for each man the set became the longest fifth set in Wimbledon's history.

Federer's ace count passed the 50 mark and then, finally, it was Roddick who cracked in the 30th game of the set. Three mishits off the frame indicated he was fatigued and when Federer was offered the first Championship point he grabbed it eagerly, leaping into the air with joy as another Roddick mis-hit sailed long.

Full match with BBC TV commentary.


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The way it should be done November 22, 2010
4 hours 17 minutes of wonderful commercial- and Enberg-free tennis from the BBC, as Roger Federer goes for his 6th Wimbledon and (record-breaking) 15th Slam title.

In front of former champions Laver, Santana, Borg and Sampras (plus McEnroe commentating for NBC and Becker for the Beeb), Federer and Andy Roddick put on both the closest final and one of the finest that I can remember. As the Beeb's Sue Barker said afterwards, it's sad that someone had to lose.

One fascinating segment during a change-over shows two of Roger's serves superimposed: the service motion and the point of contact with the ball are identical in both cases, but the ball goes to opposite sides of the service box!

The two discs include the warm-up, the entire match, the award ceremony, interviews with both contestants, and footage of Laver, Borg and Sampras congratulating Roger afterwards.

Boris's fellow-commentators are Andrew Castle and Tim Henman. The picture and sound are both crystal clear.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Federer! May 6, 2013
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Any classic (meaning a tennis match in its entirety) with Roger Federer playing in it is a must for our DVD collection! I hope to find more U.S. Open matches... I love to watch Federer play. He's like a graceful African lion on the court, casually winning points with the smooth sweep of his paw!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Roddick's last and best shot at Fed. April 30, 2013
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the wimbly 2008 final will be regarded as the greatest tennis match ever. But this one Makes most people's top 5. Wish they had the Johnny mac commentary like when I saw it on TV live. This match was full of Drama and about as close as any match can get.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wimbledon 2009 Mens Final: Federer vs Roddick March 2, 2014
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Roger Federer met Andy Roddick for the Title at Wimbledon in 2009 and these two played one of the longest and most intense battles ever fought on a tennis court in this match. Roger was in form,but Roddick also was prepared and the match was one for the ages (a 30 game tie breaker is an awesome treat) Fans of tennis will love this one guaranteed.
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4.0 out of 5 stars I would give it 5 stars...If Roddick had won January 15, 2014
This match had everything you could ever want in a Grand Slam final. The only thing I disliked is the finish. I wanted Roddick to win this match so badly you have no idea.
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