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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

NEWS: Roger Federer wins the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament

Roger's 2nd career win at this venue

It was a very good 1 hour and 26 minutes for Roger Federer at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Tournament director Richard Krajicek must have been sporting a wide grin when Roger Federer, number four in the world, and Juan Martin DelPotro, the current number ten player, took the court for the final. Federer controlled the match rather comfortably by a score of 6-1, 6-4 and extended his winning streak of at least one ATP World Tour title each season for 12 years in a row.
Roger looked good on the court as he flowed like a gushing river devouring all in its path. Del Potro had his moments, but on the clutch break points, could not capitalize on any Federer let down. Although the tennis itself was enjoyable to see, and no doubt  Roger felt good about establishing himself agains the man who beat him in the 2009 U.S. Open finals, what stunned me moreover was what I read afterwards.

As one would expect, there was a trophy ceremony. And just as expected, the requisite press conference followed. What still amazes me however are the six TV interviews Roger gave–using three different languages. To be blessed with so much athletic talent, and to have a mind and linguistic ability such as his, always seems a little unfair to us mere mortals. But then again, even in the twilight of his career at age 30, he is still Roger Federer.

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