Roger Federer picks his favorite Wimbledon matches

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Roger Federer picks his favorite Wimbledon matches

Roger Federer picked the best matches he played at Wimbledon throughout his career. The Swiss indicated the 2001 fourth round against Pete Sampras: "It was a dream match. Also the final against Mark Philippoussis in 2003 was special: the dream of winning Wimbledon came true for my family and Switzerland.

Knowing I was a Wimbledon winner in my life made me happy. 2007 was special too when I won for the fifth consecutive time and Bjorn Borg was sitting in the stadium. In 2009, I beat Andy Roddick 16-14 in the fifth set and I broke the Pete Sampras's Grand Slam titles record.

Those were all milestones. In 2012, with the title, I was the No. 1 in the world again." Stan Wawrinka praised the Big Three. The Lausanne native stated: "They are just unbelievable, they have been dominating the game for 15 years.

They are the three greatest players ever and I coincided in the same era as theirs. That left less room to the others, but in tennis, there are no miracles. The strongest player wins." On what makes them special, Stefanos Tsitsipas said: "The spirit of Nadal, the serve of Federer and the backhand of Djokovic.

Djokovic is one of the best baseliners I’ve ever seen. Nadal with the energy, the amount of effort and the fighting spirit that he puts on the court, you can just take that and work on that, though I don’t know how much you can work on that because not many players are born with this."

Cori Gauff praised Federer for the support he gave her: "He definitely inspired me. When I lost Australian Open juniors first round, I talked to him. Gave me kind of a pep talk. The next tournament was French Open juniors and I ended up winning, so it helped."