Federer-Sampras timeline

Updated: July 5, 2009, 4:06 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

WIMBLEDON, England -- The day before his over-the-top triumph, Roger Federer admitted he was a bit nervous.

"Tension always comes back for any Grand Slam final," Federer said Saturday. "Knowing I only have one match to go, it definitely changes your mindset. You don't have to think of maybe a possible match coming after that.

"Records are part of this great match right now, so it's obviously even more of an incentive to try really hard."

And try hard he did. ...

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