Swiss Roger Federer at last completed a career Grand Slam on Sunday by capturing his 14th major tennis championship with a 6-1, 7-6 (7/1), 6-4 win over Robin Soderling in the French Open final. With this Grand Slam title, he equaled the record of Pete Sampras.
Federer, currently world number two, finally won a Roland Garros crown at the 11th attempt and in his fourth successive final. In the last three finals, he lost against Spaniard Rafael Nadal, who is now the world number one.
Federer moved into a select group made up only of Fred Perry, Don Budge, Rod Laver, Roy Emerson and Andre Agassi as men who have won all four of the Grand Slam events.