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Last Updated: Monday, 5 July, 2004, 06:40 GMT 07:40 UK
Roddick gives Federer stern test

Boris Becker
BBC Sport tennis pundit

The best man of the tournament won, although Andy Roddick had the chance of his life. The final was the best I have seen him play on grass.

Roger Federer and Andy Roddick
Federer and Roddick are great ambassadors for the game
Boris Becker

Roger Federer wasn't at the top of his form in the final but that was partly because of the power and aggression of Roddick.

He made big improvements from last year. Last year he was no match for Federer - this year he almost got it.

After such a high-pressured match, Andy showed a lot of charm. He was very gracious in defeat and I hope they play many more finals because they are just great ambassadors for the game.

It is good see they are both improving. They will get better but Federer is still the man to beat at Wimbledon.


John Lloyd
BBC Sport tennis commentator

It was a wonderful final, not a classic - there were a few too many errors for that - but it was great match.

The third-set rain-break was key.

Roger Federer
Federer looked like he was getting upset a couple of times
John Lloyd

Federer looked like he was getting upset a couple of times. He was talking to himself, which is very rare.

But when they came back after the rain-break, his game just jumped up a level.

It looked to me like Andy just lost a bit of momentum. His serve just went off a little bit and the match changed.

I can see Federer winning Wimbledon for the next few years if he wants it.

His game is only going to get better, which is a scary thought.

Boris Becker and John Lloyd were speaking to John Inverdale on BBC One's Today At Wimbledon.




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