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Intruder Makes Scene as Federer Ties Sampras Grand Slam Record


Roger Federer won the French Open yesterday, beating Robin Soderling 6-1 7-6 (7-1) 6-4 and matched Pete Sampras' record of 14 Grand Slam titles.

Sampras graciously acknowledged Federer's achievement: "What he's done over the past five years has never, ever been done - and probably will never, ever happen again. Regardless if he won there or not, he goes down as the greatest ever. This just confirms it. I'm obviously happy for Roger. If there's anyone that deserves it, it's Roger. He's come so close. Now that he's won in Paris, I think it just more solidifies his place in history as the greatest player that played the game, in my opinion. I'm a huge Laver fan, and he had a few years in there where he didn't have an opportunity to win majors. But you can't compare the eras, and in this era, the competition is much more fierce than Rod's."

At the beginning of the second set a man leapt over the barriers waving a Barcelona flag and attempted to place a cap on Federer's head. He was chased and quickly apprehended, but not before he got to the champion.

Video of match point and the intruder, AFTER THE JUMP...


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Pete Sampras and Roger Federer Reveal Secret to Great Tennis


Webbed hands!

Sampras and Federer were in Seoul, South Korea to publicize an exhibition match the two will play tomorrow.

The Korea Times reports: "Their first meeting happened in the round of 16 at Wimbledon six years ago, and the Swiss star downed the American in five sets. Along with the Seoul match, the two tennis greats will have two more matches in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Macau."


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