The world No. 1 was magnificent in establishing himself as the first man ever to sweep the Wimbledon and U.S. Open singles titles three years in a row. In the entire tournament, he conceded only two sets— one to James Blake of the U.S. in the quarterfinals, the other to the American Andy Roddick in the final— in seven matches. The triumph was his ninth in the last 14 major events, a tribute to his unwavering domination of the game, an affirmation of his ability to produce his finest tennis under pressure. In the ten Grand Slam tournament finals he has contested across the past four seasons, the Swiss maestro has suffered only a single defeat— against Rafael Nadal on clay at the French Open in June of 2006. That is a remarkable record, and the 25-year-old Federer surely has some golden years ahead of him.