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Roger Federer loves Wimbledon and Wimbledon loves him right back.

To be fair, give Roger Federer any surface or tennis event, he rarely fails to serve up a masterclass – as his record-breaking haul of 20 Grand Slam titles proves.

But watching the Swiss maestro gliding around the grass courts at the Wimbledon Championships is something truly magical. The numbers, too, testify.

Roger Federer has won a whopping eight Wimbledon titles, making him the most successful men’s singles player of the Open era at the oldest Grand Slam of them all.

“Wimbledon was always my favourite tournament, and will always be my favourite tournament.” – Roger Federer

Here’s a look back at how Roger Federer went on to record the most Wimbledon titles.

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2003 Wimbledon – Roger Federer’s first Grand Slam title

To pinpoint where exactly Roger Federer’s journey to becoming a legend began, the 2003 Wimbledon would be a good place to start.

The edition was Federer’s fifth Wimbledon and till then, the young Swiss had only managed to get past the first round just once.

Roger Federer became the first Swiss tennis player to win an Open era Grand Slam title at Wimbledon 2003.
Roger Federer became the first Swiss tennis player to win an Open era Grand Slam title at Wimbledon 2003.(Getty Images)
However, an incredible five-set victory to knock out reigning champion and the erstwhile ‘King of Wimbledon’ Pete Sampras – Federer’s childhood hero – from the 2001 tournament’s fourth round had already put him on the map. Sampras was on a 31-match win streak at the time.

The promise finally culminated into a title win in 2003, as Roger Federer, then barely 22, clinched his very first Grand Slam after stunning Australia’s Mark Philippoussis 7–6(5), 6–2, 7–6(3) in the men’s singles final

Roger Federer, the 1998 junior Wimbledon champion, also became the first player since Stefan Edberg in 1990 to win both the junior and pro gentlemen Wimbledon singles titles.

“It was my most important match in my life. I knew I had the game,” an emotional Federer, the first Swiss Wimbledon champion of the Open Era, said in his famous victory speech.

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2004 Wimbledon – the Andy Roddick test

Having won the Australian Open earlier that year, Roger Federer, the top seed at Wimbledon 2004, set up a final clash against second-seed Andy Roddick.

Besides being a 1vs2 final, the match had big significance in the tennis world. At the time, barely a year before Rafael Nadal burst onto the scene at the 2005 French Open, Roddick’s power game was considered by many as the perfect counter to Federer’s craft.

Roger Federer celebrates after beating Andy Roddick at the Wimbledon 2004 final.
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We are looking for talented graduates who have completed a degree in either Management Arts, Science or IT who want to be part of a UK-based company and are confident enough to start their career with an international firm.
 
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WE ARE LOOKING FOR DYNAMIC INDIVIDUALS TO JOIN OUR TEAM!
 
Cool Planet (Private) Limited is a leading fashion chain in Sri Lanka which offers a range of Ladies, Mens, Kids clothing and accessories along with modern home ware collection and many more. Our presence felt in over 8 showrooms in Colombo & Kandy. Our products are designed to win hearts and lives of our customers. We have an enthusiastic team ready to serve our customers with passion. We also are committed to building a culture where all employees are valued respected and empowered and take great pride in having a continuous growth within inclusive and diverse working environment.
 
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  • Sole responsible for collecting contents of cashier registers at the end of each shift and handling funds
  • Preparation of reports daily, weekly and monthly basis
  • Investigates and resolves any cashier variances timely basis
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  • Ensures proper check-in procedures are followed, pricing is accurate, and inventory is billed and recorded correctly
  • Trainer cashiering staff on all aspects of information pertaining to the job roles
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The bill creates a formal process for government agencies to “deter, disrupt, prevent, prohibit, investigate, or otherwise mitigate” services they deem threatening, as long as they have access to “sensitive personal data” from more than 1 million US persons. That could potentially mean forcing American companies — including app store operators like Apple and Google — to cut off relations with TikTok or similar entities. The bill also provides the Commerce secretary with a handful of lesser tools to mitigate risky transactions, like the ability to force companies to divest services.

The Warner bill comes just a few days after the House Foreign Affairs Committee pushed through a separate measure to restrict access to TikTok. The Deterring America’s Technological Adversaries Act, or DATA Act, would direct President Joe Biden to sanction or ban TikTok if the administration determined it shared US user data with individuals associated with the Chinese government.

Unlike the House bill, Warner’s Senate measure would create a framework for evaluating and punishing foreign companies that pose a risk to US security, rather than simply targeting TikTok as a company.

“We shouldn’t let any company subject to the Chinese Communist Party’s dictates collect data on a third of our population – and while TikTok is just the latest example, it won’t be the last,” Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO), a co-sponsor of the bill, said in a statement Tuesday. “The federal government can’t continue to address new foreign technology from adversarial nations in a one-off manner; we need a strategic, enduring mechanism to protect Americans and our national security.”

Responding to the Warner bill, TikTok spokesperson Brooke Oberwetter argued that the measure was unnecessary. “The Biden Administration does not need additional authority from Congress to address national security concerns about TikTok: it can approve the deal negotiated with CFIUS over two years that it has spent the last six months reviewing,” Oberwetter said in a statement to The Verge on Tuesday.

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