Roger Federer 71, captured his 35th Wimbledon title by defeating Andy Roddick JR. in a straight-sets victory.
Federer who has barely slowed down in thirty years was still spry enough to beat Andy Roddick's son 6-4, 6-3, 6-4. It had been almost over forty years since Federer beat the older Roddick to win his sixth Wimbledon title at that time.
Although Federer was physically in top form, at times he did not know who he was playing. He also had to be directed to his chair at each of the breaks.
Federer felt he had to keep competing to keep the family legacy alive when his own son Heinz Bjorn Federer retired ten years ago at the age of thirty-four.
Federer's acceptance speech reflected his aging mind as he clearly mentioned Rafael Nadal several times throughout. Nadal has not played tennis in over thirty years.
"All I have to say to my young whippersnappers is bring it on. I beat your parents and I am going to beat you too. Give me a hip replacement and I will beat your children when they play the tennis circuit years from now.", He said.
"Now if you'll excuse me, I have to take a nap.", He declared. With that, he set off to a nearby chair and dozed until his wife Mirka whacked him with her cane. She then helped him up and they both left with him dragging a wagon with the Wimbledon cup behind him.
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