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Tsonga beats Federer at Wimbledon


Tsonga beats Federer at Wimbledon

Derrick Johnson June 30, 2011

Roger Federer is still the record holder for the most Grand Slam titles in one career. However, he will not be winning another Wimbledon this year after losing to French tennis player Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Tsonga beat Federer after trailing by two sets. However, the 26-year-old rebounded, winning the last three sets 6-4 each.

Federer was understandably disappointed following the match. He told reporters that Tsonga had played a terrific game.

"I think my game was plenty good enough this year to win the tournament, but unfortunately there's only one who can win it, and the rest go home empty-handed," said Federer said. "That's what happened to me today, but Jo played an amazing match."

Federer is considered by many to be the greatest tennis player of all time. He has a record 16 Grand Slam titles, and has been cited as the "greatest" by other champions including Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi.

''He's changed the game of tennis, he's raised the standard," said Agassi to The Age. "To me he's the best of all time now – maybe Nadal has a chance in his career to prove differently, but right now I think Roger's the all-time best."