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Federer tops Roddick again to join elite company

Updated: July 3, 2005, 7:16 PM ET
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WIMBLEDON, England -- Roger Federer felt tense before facing Andy Roddick in the Wimbledon final and jittery during it, his right arm shaking, his heartbeat rising.

Or so Federer says.

We'll have to take his word for it because there wasn't a hint of anything but cool confidence from Federer while crafting a 6-2, 7-6 (2), 6-4 victory over Roddick on Sunday to become just the third man since 1936 to win three consecutive titles at the All England Club.

In a rematch of the ...

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