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WIMBLEDON, 5 JULY: Roger Federer made history here today when he defeated brave Andy Roddick 5-7, 7-6 (8/6), 7-6 (7/5), 3-6, 16-14 to win a sixth Wimbledon title and claim a record 15th Grand Slam crown in a classic final.
But the 27-year-old Swiss second seed was given a huge fright by the American sixth seed who led by a set, had four set points in the second and didn't drop serve until the final, heartbreaking game of the match.
In an extraordinary conclusion, the last set was the longest ever played in a men's Wimbledon final. Federer now has six Wimbledon titles, five US Opens, three Australian Opens and a French Open trophy, and …