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Federer wins his first ever French Open title

Roger Federer beat Sweden's Robin Soderling in straight sets to win his first ever French Open title this afternoon at Roland Garros.

The Swiss legend's victory sees him equal Pete Sampras' record of 14 Major titles, while Federer has joined the elite list of Fred Perry, Don Budge, Roy Emerson, Rod Laver and Andre Agassi as the only tennis players to have won all four grand slam titles.

Despite having to deal with a a bear-hug from member of the public who invaded the court, Federer kept his composure and won the match 6-1 7-6 (7/1) 6-4 under the drizzle in Paris.

Apart from the unforeseen court invasion, Federer always looked likely to win against Soderling who looked nervous in his first ever Major final and had his serve broken by the Swiss champion as early as the opening game.

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