Finally, after three years of heart-shattering defeat after defeat at the hands of Rafael Nadal in the previous French Open finals, Roger Federer stepped up to the plate of history by defeating Robin Soderling (who graciously bombed the said King of Clay Rafael Nadal to his first ever defeat on the red French clay) and claiming his first ever French Open title, tying Pete Sampras' record of 14 Grand Slams, and becoming only the sixth man to have won at all four Grand Slams.
Yeah, I know, he lost the Australian Open this year and his Wimbledon crown last year to his nemesis Rafael Nadal, but that did not stop him from displaying his very best on clay, winning Roland Garros with a 6-1, 7-6(1), 6-4 thrashing of Robin Soderling, who has powerful and fast ground strokes that beat superb players like Rafael Nadal, Nikolay Davydenko and Fernando Gonzalez, so that this time around Federer did not have to face Nadal, but a bigger opponent - that is, history.
And if any of you wish to say that Federer's prime has ended, think again! If it weren't for that bully Rafael Nadal, Federer could have won, what, five more Grand Slams. But that is the past - Federer must reclaim the Wimbledon crown he lost to Nadal!!