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  Wimbledon: Roger Federer is men's champion
Updated 06 July 2003, 16.13
Roger Federer
Roger Federer is the new Wimbledon men's singles champion.

The Swiss player picked up his first major title with victory over Mark Philppoussis.

Federer delighted the crowd in south west London by saying: "I don't know how I did it!"

The 21-year-old said: "It's an absolute dream for me", after receiving the trophy and a standing ovation.

And then he burst into tears as he was thanking everyone who'd supported him.

"I was always joking when I was a boy I'm going to win this and now I have it! I'm just so happy with the way I played," he said.

Philippoussis paid tribute to Federer: "Roger was too good and I congratulate him, this is his day definitely," said the Australian.

Better game

Mark Philippoussis
Fourth seed Federer played much better than the Australian and after a tight first set moved away to win 7-6 (7-5) 6-2 7-6 (7-3).

Unseeded Philippoussis double-faulted at 4-3 in the first set tie-break and that was all Federer needed.

He went on to break twice in the second set and although Philipoussis took the third to another tie-break, he couldn't stop Federer.

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