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Federer finally wins French Open

Roger Federer finally won the French Open this year after he beat Robin Soderling in straight sets in the final.

This win was so important because it means that Federer has now equalled Pete Sampras' record of 14 grand slam titles and he will now play to set his own record.

It was also important in that this was the only Grand slam Federer had not won and it means that he has now won all four majors.

Sampras got his 14 titles without winning the French Open and so in that regard Federer has also set a new mark in itself.

I thought Soderling was not his usual self in the final especially in the first set and I think it could be to do with stage of being in the final.

Soderling became the first man to beat world number one Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros and I think he did well to go all the way to the final but he found Federer in a totally different gear.

I also think things went Federer's way this year with his main rivals Nadal, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic all getting knocked out before the semi-finals.

I think Federer will set a new mark and I think he will be under less pressure now than being at 13 and trying to get to 14.

It could be this year either at Wimbledon or at the US Open and I think it would be good for him to set a new mark because I think he is one of the greatest tennis players.

Meanwhile in the women's final, Dinara Safin lost to Svetlana Kuznetsova in straight sets and therefore has to wait for her maiden grand slam title.

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