Could this be third time lucky for Andy Roddick? Today's (Sunday's) Wimbledon final would be his third meeting with Roger Federer for the most prestigious title in tennis. But it is how Roddick got to the finals in the first place is the real story. It was a monumental upset of Andy Murray, a player who had dominated him in the past year or so, that shattered Britain's dream of their first Champion since Fred Perry over seventy years ago. The Roddick of 2009 is a much-improved version. Under the tutelage of the wily Larry Stefanki, he has shed weight and shored up his ground strokes. His backhand is steadier and the slice has consistency and pace. The loss of weight has made him faster and more consistent and as a result his serve has become that much more effective. On the other hand, Andy Murray was labouring under the weight of the expectation of his countrymen and was not quite up to the level of his performances in the earlier rounds. Roddick played Murray evenly from the baseline while his serve gave him the slight edge that he needed. It was interesting to see Roddick serve and volley with such consistency against Murray, who is one of the best returners in the game. Roddick's spin serve was kicking high and its slow pace was giving him time to come in closer to the net. All in all, Roddick came into the match with a tactical plan and executed it to perfection. Prior to this, in the first semi-final, Roger Federer was business as usual, cruising past a fighting Tommy Haas. Although Federer won in straight sets, it was not until five-all in the second set that he was able to break Haas' serve. From then on it was smooth sailing for Roger. This will be Federer's seventh consecutive final, another record to add to his awesome portfolio. Still clearly riding the euphoric wave of his Paris triumph, Federer is playing perhaps his best tennis ever. Although Roddick has played close matches with him in the recent past and gave him a tough contest in one of their Wimbledon finals, it is difficult to look beyond perhaps the greatest player to pick up a racquet. Roger has too many tools, too many options, and once he starts reading the Roddick serve, which he has done easily in the past, it will be game, set and match for Federer. The women's final between the two Williams sisters was too close to call. Serena eventually prevailed Venus has won five times while Serena has now made it three. Serena is technically superior. Venus, with her long arms and athletic movement looked supreme and unbeatable on grass, though not in final. Despite her demolition of the world number 1 Dinara Safina, she lost it to her spirited sister.