never lost his serve until the the epic match's final game.
Serving in the first set at 5-6, Federer misfired wide two forehands and a backhand to drop the set.
The Swiss took the next two sets in tiebreakers despite Roddick holding a 6-2 lead in the first tiebreaker.
In the fourth set, aggressive play from Roddick and a netted Federer forehand volley resulted in a break of serve for the American as he led 3-1.
After Roddick closed out set four, both players displayed brilliant serving and all-court games as they stayed even until 14-14.
Federer's 50th ace of the match followed by a netted Roddick forehand return sent the Swiss ahead 15-14.
With Roddick serving again to stay in the match in the last game of the day, loose errors from the American proved costly as two groundstroke errors saw him fall behind 0-30. Two forceful serves clocked at 133 and 130 miles per hour however resulted in two backhand return errors from Federer as the score was tied at 30 all.
But after holding a game point, Roddick uncharistically sent a backhand and a forehand long to end the four hour, sixteen minutes long match with his only loss of serve of the day. The final was played with a total of more games than any prior grand slam title match in the Open era.
In addition to scoring another Wimbledon crown, Federer today moved past the American Pete Sampras in career singles grand slams won with a record total number of fifteen.
Tomorrow the Swiss also regains the ATP Tour's world number one ranking from last year's Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal of Spain who missed this year's tournament due to tendonitis in both knees.