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Roger is probably one of the best players that ever played the game. He’s been so great to tennis, because he is such a personality. Everybody loves Roger - the way he plays, the way he acts on the court as a sportsman, off the court. Everybody’s got so much respect for him now, and I think the longer he stays in tennis, the better it is for tennis.” - Stefan Edberg

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ROGER FEDERER, WINNER OF A RECORD 18 GRAND SLAM TITLES

2003 Wimbledon | def Mark Philippoussis 7–6(7–5), 6–2, 7–6(7–3)
2004 Australian Open | def Marat Safin 7–6(7–3), 6–4, 6–2
2004 Wimbledon | def Andy Roddick 4–6, 7–5, 7–6(7–3), 6–4
2004 US Open | def Lleyton Hewitt 6–0, 7–6(7–3), 6–0
2005 Wimbledon | def Andy Roddick 6–2, 7–6(7–2), 6–4
2005 US Open | def Andre Agassi 6–3, 2–6, 7–6(7–1), 6–1 
2006 Australian Open | def Marcos Baghdatis 5–7, 7–5, 6–0, 6–2
2006 Wimbledon | def Rafael Nadal 6–0, 7–6(7–5), 6–7(2–7), 6–3
2006 US Open | def Andy Roddick 6–2, 4–6, 7–5, 6–1
2007 Australian Open | def Fernando González 7–6(7–2), 6–4, 6–4
2007 Wimbledon | def Rafael Nadal 7–6(9–7), 4–6, 7–6(7–3), 2–6, 6–2
2007 US Open | def Novak Djokovic 7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–2), 6–4
2008 US Open | def Andy Murray 6–2, 7–5, 6–2
2009 French Open | def Robin Söderling 6–1, 7–6(7–1), 6–4
2009 Wimbledon | def Andy Roddick 5–7, 7–6(8–6), 7–6(7–5), 3–6, 16–14
2010 Australian Open | def Andy Murray 6–3, 6–4, 7–6(13–11)
2012 Wimbledon | def Andy Murray 4–6, 7–5, 6–3, 6–4
2017 Australian Open | def Rafael Nadal 6–4, 3–6, 6–1, 3–6, 6–3

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Roger Federer defeats Rafael Nadal 6-4 3-6 6-1 3-6 6-3 in the 2017 Australian Open final, to claim his 5th Australian Open, 18th grand slam and 89th career title. Federer is the first man in history to win at least 5 titles at 3 different majors, the oldest men’s singles player to win a major in 45 years, and the lowest ranked seed to win the Australian Open in 15 years. This marks his first time beating Nadal in a major in almost 10 years, since Wimbledon 2007 and his first grand slam title in almost 5 years, since Wimbledon 2012. Congratulations, Roger.

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30 Days Tennis Challenge || Day 6:
Your most memorable match: 2012 Wimbledon Final

“This match was historic on many fronts as it saw Federer win a record-shattering seventeenth major title and a record-tying seventh Wimbledon championship. The victory was also historic as it caused Federer to depose Novak Djokovic as World No. 1 and break Sampras’ record of 286 weeks at the summit of men’s tennis. Additionally, Murray became the first British man to reach the final of Wimbledon since 1938, and was seeking to be the first British Wimbledon champion since 1936.”

anonymous asked:

Havie, what is tom's actual hair color? In some pics it looks brown but everyone refers yo him as a ginger but he was born blonde and was blonde as of a few years ago. Happy Easter. Xoxo

Hello, little gray face!

Originally posted by enchantedbyhiddles

He is a natural blonde.  From Armadillo and Nicholas Nickleby on to Casualty, The Gathering Storm, Suburban Shootout, Unrelated, Archipelago, Wallander, Return To Cranford, etc. - all those projects from the beginning of his career have him in his “golden retriever” state.  

Originally posted by avengers-of-mirkwood

Branagh’s Thor was the first time it was dark.  He’s gone back and forth a couple of times. However, he hasn’t always dyed it right back to blonde.  It was dark a few times 2010-2011 for Thor, The Deep Blue Sea, and The Avengers. 

Originally posted by hiddlestennant

The ginger happened for Henry V in fall 2011 and then he went back to blonde for Henry IV in early 2012 and it was still longish (circa Feb 2012 meeting Miss Piggy).  

Originally posted by hannatude

The last time he was blonde and truly curly was summer of 2012, Wimbledon Tom playing Ping Pong in his Armani Tux.  *sigh*

Originally posted by enchantedbyhiddles

Anyways, I won’t bore everyone with a thesis on tracking his hair color over the years.  

I do think it is getting darker as he ages and it just appears darker when it’s shorter; add some hair product and it will be darker still.  You can see in the picture he showed for the Emergency Lesson of four year old Tom that he had darker roots even as a child.  It’s not uncommon for blonde children to turn brown or ginger as they get older. 

Originally posted by tomhiddleston-gifs

So whatever shade he is at any given moment, the season and where he might be filming will play a part.  He got pretty blonde shooting Kong.  

Thanks for the messge and Happy Easter to you as well!