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Roger Federer
A dark-haired man is in the serving motion, which he is in all white clothing, and he has a redish-black tennis racket in his right hand
Wimbledon 2009
Country  Switzerland
Residence Wollerau, Switzerland
Date of birth 8 August 1981 (1981-08-08) (age 28)
Place of birth Basel, Switzerland
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro 1998[1]
Plays Right-handed; one-handed backhand
Career prize money US$55,350,778
* All-time leader in earnings
Singles
Career record 688–162 (80.9%)[1]
Career titles 62 (tied-6th in overall rankings)
Highest ranking No. 1 (2 February 2004)
Current ranking No. 1 (8 March 2010)
Grand Slam results
Australian Open W (2004, 2006, 2007, 2010)
French Open W (2009)
Wimbledon W (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009)
US Open W (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
Major tournaments
Tour Finals W (2003, 2004, 2006, 2007)
Olympic Games SF (2000)
Doubles
Career record 112–72 (60.9%)
Career titles 8
Highest ranking No. 24 (9 June 2003)
Australian Open 3R (2003)
French Open 1R (2000)
Wimbledon QF (2000)
US Open 3R (2002)
Major doubles tournaments
Olympic Games Gold medal.svg Gold Medal (2008)
Last updated on: 19 February 2010.
.Roger Federer (born 8 August 1981) is a Swiss professional tennis player.^ Best tennis player ever born..

^ I think that Roger is the greatest tennis player ever!
  • Roger Federer Magical Tennis: Roger Federer & Mirka Pictures 22 September 2009 13:37 UTC federermagic.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Roger Federer was born August 8, 1981, in Basel, Switzerland.
  • JockBio: Roger Federer Biography 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.jockbio.com [Source type: General]

.As of 8 March 2010, he is ranked world number 1 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), having previously held the number one position for a record 237 consecutive weeks.^ Federer was ranked number 1 for a record 237 consecutive weeks beginning in February 2004.

^ As of the 28th of December 2009, he is ranked world number 1 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), having previously held the number one position for a record 237 consecutive weeks .

^ With Henry's reputation in danger of being severely tarnished by the incident, the Barcelona star can at least rely on the support of tennis's world number one.
  • Federer supports Henry over handball storm - Soccerway 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.soccerway.com [Source type: News]

[2] .Many sports analysts, tennis critics, former and current players consider Federer to be the greatest tennis player of all time.^ A former junior and collegiate player, he covers tennis for The Times as well as the I.H.T. .
  • Federer Beats Djokovic to Reach Final - Straight Sets Blog - NYTimes.com 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC straightsets.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "Roger Federer is definitely the best tennis player of all-time.

^ I think that Roger is the greatest tennis player ever!
  • Roger Federer Magical Tennis: Roger Federer & Mirka Pictures 22 September 2009 13:37 UTC federermagic.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

[3][4][5][6][7]
.Federer has won 16 Grand Slam singles titles, more than any other male player.^ The world's top tennis player, Roger Federer has won 15 Grand Slam titles and 61 singles tournaments.
  • GO ROGER! - The Roger Federer Fansite @ goroger.net 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC goroger.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Although Federer won an Olympic gold medal in doubles with Stanislas Wawrinka in Beijing, he has failed in three attempts to win an Olympic gold in singles.
  • 2009 U.S. Open Tennis Men's Singles Final Live Blog: Roger Federer vs. Juan Martin del Potro - The Daily Fix - WSJ 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC blogs.wsj.com [Source type: General]

^ Yes he won it and now level with Pete to win highest Grand Slam winner and more good to see first French Title.

.He is the last of six male players to have captured the career Grand Slam, one of only three (with Rod Laver and Andre Agassi) since the beginning of the Open Era and one of only two male players (the other being Agassi) in history to have won all four Grand Slam titles on three different surfaces (clay, grass and hard courts).^ Wierd that he’s the best clay court player and challenges the current best grass player on grass.
  • Sampras vs. Federer in Their Prime – Who Wins? | How To Play Better Tennis - Tips From A Professional Tennis Coach 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.tennisthoughts.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Federer captures third Aussie Open, 10th Grand Slam title .

^ Andre Agassi in the modern/Open era...

.Federer has appeared in an unprecedented 22 career Grand Slam finals, and as of January 2010, has reached the semi-finals or better of the last 23 Grand Slam tournaments, a record streak that spans over six years.^ Federer reached a lot of Finals in clay.
  • Sampras vs. Federer in Their Prime – Who Wins? | How To Play Better Tennis - Tips From A Professional Tennis Coach 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.tennisthoughts.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Federer faultless with 3-0 record to reach Shanghai semis .

^ Federer on to semi-finals at Qatar Open National Post - Friday, January 8, 2010 .
  • Federer loses to Djokovic in Swiss Indoors final 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.nationalpost.com [Source type: General]

[8] .Federer also holds the record of reaching 10 consecutive Grand Slam finals and has appeared in 18 of the last 19. Federer has won 4 ATP World Tour Finals and 16 ATP Masters Series tournaments, one fewer than all time winner Andre Agassi.^ Federer has won 16 out of 19 tiebreaks in slam finals; he'll need this one.
  • Wimbledon 2009: Roger Federer v Andy Roddick - as it happened | Scott Murray | Sport | guardian.co.uk 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ Federer in 4th consecutive Basel final .

^ Time to break Sampras' all-time Slam record with a win at the AELTC! .

.He also won the Olympic Gold Medal in doubles with his compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games.^ Although Federer won an Olympic gold medal in doubles with Stanislas Wawrinka in Beijing, he has failed in three attempts to win an Olympic gold in singles.
  • 2009 U.S. Open Tennis Men's Singles Final Live Blog: Roger Federer vs. Juan Martin del Potro - The Daily Fix - WSJ 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC blogs.wsj.com [Source type: General]

^ Roger won the award 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2007 as an individual athlete as well as last year in the team-category together with Stanislas Wawrinka after their victory at the Olympic Games in Beijing.
  • GO ROGER! - The Roger Federer Fansite @ goroger.net 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC goroger.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Geneva - By his superhuman standards, 2008 was been an 'off' year for Roger Federer, with only a fifth straight US Open title and the Olympic doubles gold medal added to his world-class collection of honours.

.As a result of his successes in tennis, Federer was named the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year for four consecutive years (2005–2008).^ As a result of his successes in tennis, Federer was named the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year for four consecutive years (2005–2008).

^ Laureus World Sportsman of the Year 2005–08 .

^ Geneva - By his superhuman standards, 2008 was been an 'off' year for Roger Federer, with only a fifth straight US Open title and the Olympic doubles gold medal added to his world-class collection of honours.

[9] .Because of Federer's past accomplishments and continued successes, he is often called The Federer Express[10] or abbreviated to Fed Express,[10] the Swiss Maestro[10] or simply Maestro.^ Federer refers it to Hawkeye, simply to bugger up Roddick's rhythm; there can be no other explanation, because the serve is a mile in.
  • Wimbledon 2009: Roger Federer v Andy Roddick - as it happened | Scott Murray | Sport | guardian.co.uk 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ Nadal All Aboard the Fed Express Don't write Federer off just yet!

^ As CBS went to break earlier, Dick Enberg called Federer “The Maestro from Basel.” Does anyone have a preferred nickname for RFed?
  • 2009 U.S. Open Tennis Men's Singles Final Live Blog: Roger Federer vs. Juan Martin del Potro - The Daily Fix - WSJ 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC blogs.wsj.com [Source type: General]

[10][11][12][13]

Childhood and personal life

.Federer was born in Binningen, near Basel, to Swiss national Robert Federer and South Africa-born Lynette Du Rand.^ Federer was born in in the small city of Binningen (near Basel , Switzerland ), to Swiss-German Robert Federer and South African Lynette Federer.
  • Roger Federer - ArmchairGM - Sports Wiki Database 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC armchairgm.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Roger Federer (born August 8 , 1981 ) is a Swiss professional tennis player whose achievements rank him among the most successful tennis players of all time.
  • Roger Federer - ArmchairGM - Sports Wiki Database 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC armchairgm.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Federer is through to the final of Basel, an ATP 500 tournament, after beating long time friend and fellow Swiss Marco Chiudinelli.

[14] He holds both Swiss and South African citizenship.[15] .He grew up in suburban Münchenstein, near Basel, close to the French-German borders and Federer speaks Swiss German, German, French and English fluently.^ Sharp Federer puts Swiss up 2-0 .
  • Roger Federer | Hitting Back :: A New York Sports Blog 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.hittingback.com [Source type: General]

^ Federer considers his main language Swiss-German , but he also speaks French and English fluently [6] .
  • Roger Federer - ArmchairGM - Sports Wiki Database 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC armchairgm.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He grew up 10 minutes from Basel proper, in suburban Münchenstein .
  • Roger Federer - ArmchairGM - Sports Wiki Database 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC armchairgm.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[14][16][17] .He was raised as a Catholic and met Pope Benedict XVI while playing the 2006 Internazionali BNL d'Italia tournament in Rome.^ Rome - Roger Federer, fresh from an uplifting visit to Pope Benedict XVI, held off Italian outsider Potito Starace to squeeze into the third round of the 2.08-million-euro Rome Masters 6-3, 7-6 (7-2) Wednesday.

[18] .Like all male Swiss citizens, Federer was subject to compulsory military service in the Swiss Armed Forces.^ Like all male Swiss citizens, Federer was subject to compulsory military service in the Swiss Armed Forces.

^ Boosted by the first set he'd taken off Federer in three matches, Benneteau forced mistakes on Federer's backhand as the Swiss star rushed his shots.
  • GO ROGER! - The Roger Federer Fansite @ goroger.net 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC goroger.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Translate to Deutsche Français All about the swiss tennis super-star Roger Federer, an amazing person who shines beyond tennis.
  • Roger Federer Magical Tennis: Roger Federer & Mirka Pictures 22 September 2009 13:37 UTC federermagic.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Roger Federer Magical Tennis: Roger Federer's Girlfriend - Miroslava 'Mirka' Vavrinec 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC federermagic.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

However, in 2003 he was deemed unfit due to a long-standing back problem and was subsequently not required to fulfill his obligations.[19]

Marriage and family

.Federer is married to former Women's Tennis Association player Mirka Vavrinec.^ Miroslava "Mirka" Vavrinec-Federer I think it sounds heavenly.
  • Roger Federer Magical Tennis: Roger Federer & Mirka Pictures 22 September 2009 13:37 UTC federermagic.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Bookmarks on Miroslava: Profiles for Mirka Vavrinec WTA player profile for Vavrinec ITF profile Pro Junior Tennis Corner's detailed profile Compile of pictures : [click on a picture for a bigger one] Thanks to getty images and several MTF'ers.
  • Roger Federer Magical Tennis: Roger Federer's Girlfriend - Miroslava 'Mirka' Vavrinec 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC federermagic.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ Brady Dougan, Chief Executive Officer of Credit Suisse Group, said: "Credit Suisse is delighted and proud to be associating ourselves closely with Roger Federer one of the greatest tennis players of all time, known and admired worldwide.
  • GO ROGER! - The Roger Federer Fansite @ goroger.net 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC goroger.net [Source type: Original source]

.They met while competing for Switzerland in the 2000 Sydney Olympics.^ Roger Federer met his long-time girlfriend, Mirka Vavrinec, at Syndey 2000 Olympics, when they both were representing Switzerland.
  • Roger Federer Magical Tennis: Roger Federer's Girlfriend - Miroslava 'Mirka' Vavrinec 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC federermagic.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ The couple has been dating since meeting at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
  • Roger Federer Announces Mirka is Pregnant 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.tennis-x.com [Source type: General]

^ By 2000, Mirka was in the top 100 players in the world and in Switzerland's team for the Sydney Olympics.
  • Roger Federer Magical Tennis: Roger Federer's Girlfriend - Miroslava 'Mirka' Vavrinec 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC federermagic.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

.Vavrinec retired from the tour in 2002 because of a foot injury and has since been working as Federer's public relations manager.^ The 30-year-old Vavrinec competed on the WTA tour briefly before a foot injury sidelined her career.
  • Roger Federer Announces Mirka is Pregnant 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.tennis-x.com [Source type: General]

^ A year later, Mirka was forced to retire because of a persistent foot injury, but Federer enjoys the story of her introduction to tennis.
  • Roger Federer Magical Tennis: Roger Federer's Girlfriend - Miroslava 'Mirka' Vavrinec 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC federermagic.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ I don’t think the game has changed all that much in the few years since Pete and Agassi retired and Federer began dominating.
  • Sampras vs. Federer in Their Prime – Who Wins? | How To Play Better Tennis - Tips From A Professional Tennis Coach 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.tennisthoughts.com [Source type: Original source]

[20] .They were married in Basel on 11 April 2009, surrounded by a small group of close friends and family at Wenkenhof Villa (municipality of Riehen).^ They were married in Basel on 11 April 2009, surrounded by a small group of close friends and family at Wenkenhof Villa (municipality of Riehen).

[21] .On 23 July 2009, Mirka gave birth to twin girls, Myla Rose and Charlene Riva.^ Thursday, July 23, 2009 .

^ Mirka gives birth to TWIN GIRLS !

^ Jake Garner — the man who had the audacity to tell Federer to “Be Quiet” Some advice for Federer’s twin daughters Charlene and Myla: I wouldn’t advise telling your father to be quiet.
  • 2009 U.S. Open Tennis Men's Singles Final Live Blog: Roger Federer vs. Juan Martin del Potro - The Daily Fix - WSJ 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC blogs.wsj.com [Source type: General]

[22]

Outreach and charitable efforts

Federer supports various charities. .He established the Roger Federer Foundation in 2003 to help disadvantaged people and to promote sports.^ He co-established the Roger Federer Foundation in December 2003.
  • Roger Federer - ArmchairGM - Sports Wiki Database 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC armchairgm.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Join our Roger Federer news team, earn vCash everytime you post, and help make the news!

^ As part of the partnership agreement, Credit Suisse will make a significant annual contribution to the Roger Federer Foundation, which is dedicated to helping disadvantaged children and to promoting education, sports and play, particularly in Africa.
  • GO ROGER! - The Roger Federer Fansite @ goroger.net 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC goroger.net [Source type: Original source]

[23][24] .In 2005, he auctioned his racquet from his US Open championship to aid victims of Hurricane Katrina.^ US Open 2005 .

[25] He was appointed a Goodwill Ambassador by UNICEF in 2006.[26] Since then, he has visited South Africa and Tamil Nadu, one of the areas in India most affected by the tsunami caused by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake.[27] He has also appeared in UNICEF public messages to raise public awareness of AIDS. .In response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Federer responded by arranging a collaboration with fellow top tennis players Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Roddick, Kim Clijsters, Serena Williams, Lleyton Hewitt and Sam Stosur to forgo their final day of preparation for the 2010 Australian Open to form a special charity event called Hit For Haiti, in which all proceeds will go to the Haiti earthquake victims.^ He is the greatest player I've ever seen, but with Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray as well this is a great time for tennis.
  • GO ROGER! - The Roger Federer Fansite @ goroger.net 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC goroger.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Calling All tennis fan.

^ Tennis Serve 2009 Australian Open Outlook: From Venus and Serena Williams to Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal The first slam of the year is here!

[28] He was named as a 2010 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in recognition of his leadership, accomplishments and contributions to society.[29]

Tennis career

Pre–1998: Junior years

.Federer's main accomplishment's as a junior player came at Wimbledon, where he won both the singles tournament over Irakli Labadze in 6–4, 6–4[30] and in the doubles teamed up with Olivier Rochus, in which they defeated the team of Michaël Llodra and Andy Ram in 6–4, 6–4.[31] In addition, Federer lost the US Open Junior tournament in 1998 to David Nalbandian in 3–6, 5–7. Federer would go onto win four other ITF junior singles tournaments in his career.^ Main article: Roger Federer career statistics Singles .

^ Federer ended up winning the tiebreak 8-6 and in time he would win his sixth Wimbledon.
  • Roger Federer « Art Spander 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC artspander.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Wimbledon 2004 — US Open 2009 .

[32]

1998–2002: Early career in the ATP

A dark-haired man in all white clothing, and caring a redish-black bag on his right shoulder and a black one on the left shoulder
Federer at the 2002 US Open
.Roger Federer's first tournament as a professional was Gstaad in 1998, which he faced Lucas Arnold Ker in the Round of 32, and he lost 4–6, 4–6.[33] Federer's first final came at the Marseille Open, which was in 2000, and he lost to fellow Swiss Marc Rosset 6–2, 3–6, 6–7(5).^ Roger Federer was among the third-round winners Friday at the French Open.

^ Former netters Marc Rosset, Cedric Pioline and former French Open champion Albert Costa were also present.
  • GO ROGER! - The Roger Federer Fansite @ goroger.net 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC goroger.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Cincinnati - Roger Federer played through the fear factor, rallying past Thailand's Paradorn Srichaphan 7-5, 6-4 to advance over his first obstacle at the Cincinnati Masters Tuesday.

[34] .Federer's first win was at the 2000 Milan Indoor tournament, which he defeated Julien Boutter by a score of 6–4, 6–7(7), 6–4.[34] The most prestigious events finals he was in at this time was the 2002 Miami Masters event, where he lost to Andre Agassi in 3–6, 3–6, 6–3, 4–6 on a hard surface.^ Federer makes up for lost time in Madrid return win .

^ The first time that had occurred since 1999 when Andre Agassi defeated Todd Martin.
  • Roger Federer | Hitting Back :: A New York Sports Blog 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.hittingback.com [Source type: General]

^ FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images Serbia's Novak Djokovic (R) kisses the trophy after he defeated Switzerland's Roger Federer (L) during his final game at the Swiss Indoors ATP tennis tournament on November 8, 2009 in Basel.
  • Federer loses to Djokovic in Swiss Indoors final 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.nationalpost.com [Source type: General]

[35] .In addition, Federer won his first Master Series event at the 2002 Hamburg Masters on clay in 6–1, 6–3, 6–4 over Marat Safin.^ Safin won the Paris Masters thrice in 2000, 2002 and 2004.
  • GO ROGER! - The Roger Federer Fansite @ goroger.net 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC goroger.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Cincinnati - Roger Federer played through the fear factor, rallying past Thailand's Paradorn Srichaphan 7-5, 6-4 to advance over his first obstacle at the Cincinnati Masters Tuesday.

^ Madrid - Roger Federer won his 15th match in a row Tuesday as he made a return to the Madrid Masters after three years away, defeating Nicolas Massu 6-3, 6-2 in his opening match.

[35] .Federer made ten singles finals during this time in his career between 1998 and 2002, which he won four and lost six.^ Coming into this week, he hadn't won a title all year and had lost five straight matches to Rafael Nadal, including the Australian Open final.
  • Revenge of Roger: Federer Beats Nadal on Clay - Tom Ziller - The Sporting Blog - Sporting News 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.sportingnews.com [Source type: General]

^ Paris - The tournament top four clash in the semi-finals of the French Open for the first time in 21 years on Friday, with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal heading the all-star lineup.

^ Madrid - Roger Federer won his 15th match in a row Tuesday as he made a return to the Madrid Masters after three years away, defeating Nicolas Massu 6-3, 6-2 in his opening match.

[33][36][34][37][35] From 1998 to 2002, Federer made six finals in doubles. .Of note are the finals at the Indian Wells Masters, which Federer along with partner Max Mirnyi lost in 2002, but they did win the 2002 Rotterdam 500 series event.^ Indian Wells Masters winners .

^ Nov 11, 2009 from AP : PARIS Roger Federer lost to Julien Benneteau 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-4 in the second round of the Paris Masters on Wednesday.
  • GO ROGER! - The Roger Federer Fansite @ goroger.net 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC goroger.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Roger Federer has decided to withdraw from this week's Masters Series event in Paris, citing exhaustion.

.In 2001, Federer would win the same tournament with Jonas Björkman.^ Federer ended up winning the tiebreak 8-6 and in time he would win his sixth Wimbledon.
  • Roger Federer « Art Spander 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC artspander.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Federer broke Seppi for the third time in the match to post his 17th straight win at his hometown tournament, improving to a 31-6 event record overall.
  • GO ROGER! - The Roger Federer Fansite @ goroger.net 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC goroger.net [Source type: Original source]

^ LOL. Do you honestly think either Federer or Nadal on court care about height and lifts LOL. All they care about is winning tournaments not who is the taller.
  • Roger Federer Height - Federer's 22 September 2009 13:37 UTC www.celebheights.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[37][35]

2003–2006: Breakthrough and dominance

.In the 2003 season, Federer won his first slam at the 2003 Wimbledon Championships, beating Mark Philippoussis 7–6(5), 6–2, 7–6(3).^ Rafael Nadal defeated his arch rival (and number one player in the world) Roger Federer to win the gentlemen’s singles championship at Wimbledon.

^ This was my biggest goal after winning the French and the Wimbledon this year," said Federer , who lost to Robin Soderling in the semifinals of the Capitala World Tennis Championship.
  • GO ROGER! - The Roger Federer Fansite @ goroger.net 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC goroger.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Federer’s achievement on clay suggests Roger will be a winner on the grass at Wimbledon, where he had five straight titles from 2003 through 2007.
  • Roger Federer « Art Spander 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC artspander.com [Source type: Original source]

[38] .Federer won his first and only doubles Masters Series 1000 Event in Miami with Max Mirnyi,[39] and made it to one singles Masters Series 1000 Event in Rome on clay, which he lost.^ Cincinnati - Roger Federer played through the fear factor, rallying past Thailand's Paradorn Srichaphan 7-5, 6-4 to advance over his first obstacle at the Cincinnati Masters Tuesday.

^ Madrid - Roger Federer won his 15th match in a row Tuesday as he made a return to the Madrid Masters after three years away, defeating Nicolas Massu 6-3, 6-2 in his opening match.

^ "Here in Norway, NRK lost the feed from Wimbledon at 6-5 to Roddick and came back just when he'd broken Federer and won the set," reports Steven Johnson.
  • Wimbledon 2009: Roger Federer v Andy Roddick - as it happened | Scott Murray | Sport | guardian.co.uk 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

[38] .Federer made it to nine finals on the ATP Tour, which he won seven of them, including the 500 series events at Dubai and Vienna.^ ATP : Federer was appearing in his 85th tour-level final.
  • GO ROGER! - The Roger Federer Fansite @ goroger.net 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC goroger.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Madrid - Roger Federer won his 15th match in a row Tuesday as he made a return to the Madrid Masters after three years away, defeating Nicolas Massu 6-3, 6-2 in his opening match.

^ Federer has won 16 out of 19 tiebreaks in slam finals; he'll need this one.
  • Wimbledon 2009: Roger Federer v Andy Roddick - as it happened | Scott Murray | Sport | guardian.co.uk 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

[38] .Lastly, Federer won the Year-End Championships over Andre Agassi.^ Madrid - Roger Federer won his 15th match in a row Tuesday as he made a return to the Madrid Masters after three years away, defeating Nicolas Massu 6-3, 6-2 in his opening match.

^ Roger Federer, who secured his third straight U.S. Open title Sunday, clinched the year-end world No.

^ For the 2006 championships at Wimbledon , Nike designed a jacket emblazoned with a crest of three tennis racquets, symbolising the three Wimbledon Championships he had previously won, and which was updated the next year with four racquets after he won the Championship in 2006.

[38]
.During the 2004 season, Federer won three slams for the first-time in his career, which the first hard court title came at the Australian Open over Marat Safin in 7–6(3), 6–4, 6–2, and he would go onto with his second Wimbledon crown over Andy Roddick in 4–6, 7–5, 7–6(3), 6–4.[40] In addition, Federer defeated the 2001 US Open Champion Lleyton Hewitt at the US Open for his first title in 6–0, 7–6(3), 6–0.[40] Furthermore, Federer would win three ATP Masters Series 1000 events, which one was on clay at Hamburg, and two came on hard surfaces in Indian Wells and Canada.^ Second set: Roddick 2-2 Federer*; Roddick leads by one set to love.
  • Wimbledon 2009: Roger Federer v Andy Roddick - as it happened | Scott Murray | Sport | guardian.co.uk 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ Safin won the Paris Masters thrice in 2000, 2002 and 2004.
  • GO ROGER! - The Roger Federer Fansite @ goroger.net 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC goroger.net [Source type: Original source]

^ He won the Open three times.
  • Roger Federer « Art Spander 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC artspander.com [Source type: Original source]

[40] .Federer took the ATP 500 series event at Dubai, and would wrap-up the year for the second-time over Lleyton Hewitt.^ Hewitt is listed at 5'11" but he gets towered by Federer and many other players most of the time, I think he's at most 5'10".
  • Roger Federer Height - Federer's 22 September 2009 13:37 UTC www.celebheights.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He did just that, going up 0-40 before converting his second break point when Federer put a forehand wide.
  • GO ROGER! - The Roger Federer Fansite @ goroger.net 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC goroger.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Federer would have been eliminated with a straight-set loss and looked in serious trouble against the U.S. Open champion.
  • GO ROGER! - The Roger Federer Fansite @ goroger.net 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC goroger.net [Source type: Original source]

[40]
A dark-haired man is waving to the crowd with his tennis racket in his right hand, and he is wearing all white clothing
Federer during the 2005 Wimbledon Championships, where he won his third consecutive title.
.In the 2005 season, Federer failed to reach the finals of the first two slams, losing the Australian Open semi-final to eventual champion Marat Safin and the French Open semi-final to champion Rafael Nadal.^ Grand Slam semi-finals .

^ Australian Open men's singles champions .

^ Nadal has not lost a French Open (4) or Australian Open (1) final, while Federer was undefeated in US Open finals until losing to del Potro (5).

[41] .However, Federer quickly reestablished his dominance on grass, winning the Wimbledon Championships over Andy Roddick 6–2, 7–6(2), 6–4. At the US Open Federer defeated Andre Agassi in the latter's last slam final with a score of 6–3, 2–6, 7–6(1), 6–1.[41] However, Federer would take four ATP Masters Series 1000 wins: Indian Wells, Miami, and Cincinnati on hard court surfaces and a lone clay court title at Hamburg.^ Wimbledon 2009: Roger Federer v Andy Murra Roddick - as it happened .
  • Wimbledon 2009: Roger Federer v Andy Roddick - as it happened | Scott Murray | Sport | guardian.co.uk 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ Roger Federer wins Wimbledon after epic Andy Roddick battle .
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^ Wimbledon 2009 Mens Final - Federer vs Roddick .

[41] .Furthermore, Federer won two ATP 500 series events at Rotterdam and Dubai.^ He also is only the third player to have won all four North American ATP Masters Series events in a career (along with Andre Agassi and Michael Chang ).
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^ The Serbian won 6-4 4-6 6-2 to record his third win over Federer in five meetings this year and notch his fourth ATP title of the year.
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^ By winning the Nasdaq 100 Open title in Key Biscayne, Florida, on April 2, 2006, Federer became the only player in history to win the first two Masters Series events of the year two years in a row [5] .
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[41] .Federer would lose the Year-End Championships to David Nalbandian in the final.^ Federer secures year-end No.

^ Year-end championships winners singles .

^ Roger Federer, who secured his third straight U.S. Open title Sunday, clinched the year-end world No.

[41]
.In the year of 2006, Federer won three slams and reached all four slam finals, with the only loss coming against Rafael Nadal in the French Open in 6–1, 1–6, 4–6, 6–7(4).^ He won the Open three times.
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^ Federer, Nadal reach quarterfinals of Qatar Open .
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^ Federer, Nadal advance; Roddick exits French Open .

.This was the two men's first meeting in a slam final.^ Beat Roger for first time here in my favorite Grand Slam, and two sets to one down, everything, I think it’s the best final ever in my life, of course.” .
  • Roger Federer | Hitting Back :: A New York Sports Blog 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.hittingback.com [Source type: General]

^ Roddick will not be spoken of with those two, or with Federer, who beat him for the 19th time in 21 meetings, eight of those in Slams, four at Wimbledon.
  • Roger Federer « Art Spander 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC artspander.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Ten-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer and reigning two-time French Open titlist Rafael Nadal will meet in a blockbuster final at Roland Garros for a second straight year here on Sunday.

[42] .Federer defeated Nadal in the Wimbledon Championships final by a score of 6–0, 7–6(5), 6–7(2), 6–3, which this was the start of their storied rivalry.^ Main article: Federer–Nadal rivalry Nadal during the 2009 Australian Open final Federer and Nadal have been playing each other since 2004 and their rivalry is a significant part of both men's careers.

^ Nadal has not lost a French Open (4) or Australian Open (1) final, while Federer was undefeated in US Open finals until losing to del Potro (5).

^ Federer rolls Nadal to reach Masters Cup final .

.In the Australian Open Federer defeated Marcos Baghdatis 5–7, 7–5, 6–0, 6–2[42] and at the US Open, Federer would defeat Andy Roddick (2003 champion) 6–2, 4–6, 7–5, 6–1.[42] In addition, Federer made it to six ATP Masters Series 1000 finals, winning four on hard surfaces and losing the two on clay to Nadal.^ Wimbledon 2003 — Australian Open 2006 .

^ Roger Federer wins Wimbledon after epic Andy Roddick battle .
  • Wimbledon 2009: Roger Federer v Andy Roddick - as it happened | Scott Murray | Sport | guardian.co.uk 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ Federer, Nadal advance; Roddick exits French Open .

.Federer would win one ATP 500 series event in Tokyo, and capture the Year-End Championships for the third time in his career.^ Federer ended up winning the tiebreak 8-6 and in time he would win his sixth Wimbledon.
  • Roger Federer « Art Spander 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC artspander.com [Source type: Original source]

^ This win marked Federer's third consecutive Grand Slam championship.
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^ Federer secures year-end No.

[42]

2007 to present: Gaining greatness and achieving records

.In the 2007 season, Roger Federer made all four slam finals, winning three of them, which those are the Australian Open over Fernando González in 7–6(2), 6–4, 6–4, Wimbledon Championships over Rafael Nadal for the second time in 7–6(7), 4–6, 7–6(3), 2–6, 6–2 and at the US Open over Novak Djokovic in 7–6(4), 7–6(2), 6–4, but Federer did lose the 2007 French Open to Nadal in 3–6, 6–4, 3–6, 4–6.[43] Federer made five ATP Masters Series 1000 Finals in 2007, but only managed to win two of those at Hamburg and Madrid.^ After his 2003 Open win he probably thought he was on his way to years of glory, even though he didn't beat a top hard court player in the final.
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^ To date, Federer has compiled a 16–7 record against the South Australian 42 , and as of 2009, Federer and Hewitt are the only fathers ranked inside the top 40 of the ATP World Tour 43 .

^ Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal ease through to last eight in Qatar ...

[43] .Federer managed to win one 500 series event in Doha, and would end the year by winning the year end championships.^ Had he won the match, he would have finished the year 82-3, tying John McEnroe's 1984 record for the highest yearly winning percentage in the open era.
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^ Federer has the ability to manage the key moments of most of his matches into a winning outcome with relatively efficient effort.
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^ In 1998 - his last year as a junior - Federer won the Wimbledon juniors title and the prestigious year-ending Orange Bowl .
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[43]
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Federer at the 2008 Summer Olympics, where he would win a Gold Medal in Doubles.
.Throughout the 2008 year, Federer won one slam, which came at the 2008 US Open over Briton Andy Murray, where he defeated Murray in straight sets 6–2, 7–5, 6–2.[44] Conversely, Federer was defeated by Rafael Nadal in two slam finals in the 2008 French Open, which he lost 1–6, 3–6, 0–6, and at the 2008 Wimbledon Championships in a five setter of 4–6, 4–6, 7–6(5), 7–6(8), 7–9, when he was going for six straight wins to break Bjorn Borg's record.^ It probably helped him get over the gut wrenching five-set Wimbledon loss to Rafael Nadal, spring boarding forward to five-peat at the Open in straight sets over Andy Murray.
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^ Wimbledon 2004 — US Open 2009 .

^ Which Federer ever match/break this Sampras record?

[44] .In the 2008 Australian Open, Federer lost in the Semi-finals to Novak Djokovic, and this broke the record of 10 consecutive finals.^ FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images Serbia's Novak Djokovic (R) kisses the trophy after he defeated Switzerland's Roger Federer (L) during his final game at the Swiss Indoors ATP tennis tournament on November 8, 2009 in Basel.
  • Federer loses to Djokovic in Swiss Indoors final 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.nationalpost.com [Source type: General]

^ Australian Open Djokovic Upsets Roddick, Nadal and Federer in Consecutive Days The 20 year old Serbian Novak Djokovic is on fire after defeating #3 Andy Roddick, #2 Rafael Nadal and #1 Roger Federer in three consecutive days.

^ Basel (Federer beat David Nalbandian in 2008) and the seventh final between the No.
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[44] .Federer would lose twice in Master Series 1000 Finals on clay to Rafeal Nadal at Monte Carlo and Hamburg.^ Monte Carlo Masters winners .

^ Rafeal Nadal beat Roger Federer in a one-sided final.

^ Apr 17, 2009 by JENNY Pregnant Mirka Vavrinec was seen supporting her husband, Roger Federer, in the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters in Monaco .
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[44] .However, Federer was able to capture three more victories in 250 level events at Estoril, Halle, and Basel.^ Federer admits that Basel is the event closest to his heart after getting his start here as a ballboy a decade and a half ago.
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^ Djokovic earned his fourth title of the season with a victory that ended Federer's run of three straight titles at the tournament where he was once a ballboy.
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^ The early loss, however, does give Federer more time to prepare for the ATP World Tour Finals in London this month.
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.In doubles, Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka won the gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics.^ Roger won the award 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2007 as an individual athlete as well as last year in the team-category together with Stanislas Wawrinka after their victory at the Olympic Games in Beijing.
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^ It was a tough weekend for us and I’m happy I could help Switzerland win,” a pleased Federer said after being responsible for two of the three victories with the other coming from 2008 Olympic gold medal doubles partner Stanislas Wawrinka.
  • Roger Federer | Hitting Back :: A New York Sports Blog 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.hittingback.com [Source type: General]

^ The Swiss Maestro has plenty on his impressive resume but has never won Davis Cup or Olympic gold in singles.
  • Roger Federer | Hitting Back :: A New York Sports Blog 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.hittingback.com [Source type: General]

[45]
.In the 2009 season, Roger Federer won two slams, which were the French Open victory over Robin Soderling in 6–1, 7–6(1), 6–4 and the Wimbledon Championships victory over Andy Roddick 5–7, 7–6(6), 7–6(5), 3–6, 16–14.[46] In addition, Federer made two other slam finals in the Australian Open losing to Rafael Nadal in 5–7, 6–3, 6–7(3), 6–3, 2–6 and the US Open losing to Juan Martin del Potro in 6–3, 6–7(5), 6–4, 6–7(4), 2–6.[46] Federer would go on to win two more events in 2009, and one came at the Madrid Masters over Rafael Nadal in the final, which was on clay, by a score of 6–4, 6–4.[46] Also, Federer would win Cincinnati over Novak Djokovic by a score of 6–1, 7–5, but Federer would go on to lose to Djokovic in Basel 4–6, 6–4, 2–6 later in the year.^ After his 2003 Open win he probably thought he was on his way to years of glory, even though he didn't beat a top hard court player in the final.
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^ For the match, Del Potro won 79 percent on his first serve (44 of 56) compared to 57 percent (40 of 70) for his more accomplished foe.
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^ To date, Federer has compiled a 16–7 record against the South Australian 42 , and as of 2009, Federer and Hewitt are the only fathers ranked inside the top 40 of the ATP World Tour 43 .

[46] .During this year, Federer accomplished a career grand slam by winning his first French Open title, and won a record fifteenth slam, which is one more than Pete Sampras' mark of fourteen for men.^ At this stage of his career, Federer more and more resembles Pete Sampras in his approach to winning.
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^ And then he won...and that was the year he was consciously going for the Grand Slam.
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^ Federer’s win was his 14th in a Grand Slam, equaling the record of Pete Sampras.
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[46]
.So far in the 2010 season, Roger Federer has played in two tournaments, with a win coming at the Australian Open.^ Virtual Betting Australian Open 2010 .

^ Roger Federer 2008 Men's Australian Open Odds 2008 will be the first season that World No.1 Roger Federer does not win the three grand slam titles that he has won in each of the past two seasons.

^ Federer looks like winning it, but sends an easy volley sailing out of play beyond the baseline.
  • Wimbledon 2009: Roger Federer v Andy Roddick - as it happened | Scott Murray | Sport | guardian.co.uk 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

[47] .In the final, Federer defeated Briton Andy Murray by a score of 6–3, 6–4, 7–6(11), whom he also beat in the 2008 US Open final.^ After his 2003 Open win he probably thought he was on his way to years of glory, even though he didn't beat a top hard court player in the final.
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^ Tags: Andy Murray , Andy Roddick , Roger Federer , Wimbledon Posted in articles , tennis .
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^ Roger Federer The 2008 Australian Open, a Look Back 2008 is barely underway, and it's already looking like an exciting year for the tennis fan.

[44][47]

Rivalries

Federer vs. Nadal

A dark-haired tennis player is reaching to hit a tennis shot with a racket in his left hand, and he is wearing black shoes and shorts with black and white mixture shirt and yellowish-green accessories
Nadal during the 2009 Australian Open final
.Federer and Nadal have been playing each other since 2004 and their rivalry is a significant part of both men's careers.^ Federer-Nadal rivalry as good as it gets ".

^ Main article: Federer–Nadal rivalry Nadal during the 2009 Australian Open final Federer and Nadal have been playing each other since 2004 and their rivalry is a significant part of both men's careers.

^ Federer spends his off-court time playing card games , table tennis , and other sports and sitting on the beach.
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[48][49][50][51][52]
.They have held the top two rankings on the ATP Tour from July 2005 until 14 September 2009, when Nadal fell to World No.^ They have held the top two rankings on the ATP Tour from July 2005 to date, except from August 17 until September 14, 2009, when Nadal fell to World No.

^ World rankings · Top ten tennis players as of 7 December 2009 .

^ Nov 28, 2009 from ATP World Tour Finals : LONDON World No.
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.3 (Andy Murray became the new No.^ The highlight though could be American comeback story Taylor Dent testing No.2 seeded Andy Murray in the night session.
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^ Posted by Derek Felix under US Open , tennis No Comments Taylor Dent’s comeback story ended thanks to Andy Murray .
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^ Andy Murray, the Scot, is No.
  • Roger Federer « Art Spander 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC artspander.com [Source type: Original source]

2). .They are the only pair of men to have ever finished four consecutive calendar years at the top.^ It means a lot to me to finish the year again at the top."
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^ They are the only pair of men to have ever finished four consecutive calendar years at the top.

^ Calendar year Grand Slam champions (men): .

.Federer was ranked number 1 for a record 237 consecutive weeks beginning in February 2004. Nadal, who is five years younger, ascended to No.^ Federer was ranked number 1 for a record 237 consecutive weeks beginning in February 2004.

^ Nadal, who is five years younger, ascended to No.

^ Most consecutive weeks at No.1 .

2 in July 2005 and held this spot for a record 160 consecutive weeks before surpassing Federer in August 2008.[53]
.Nadal leads their head-to-head 13–7.[54] Because tournament seedings are based on rankings, 16 of their matches have been in tournament finals, including an all-time record 7 Grand Slam finals.^ I’ve beaten the all-time Grand Slam record,” Federer said.
  • Roger Federer « Art Spander 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC artspander.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But these days, for the last eleven Grand Slams, the biggest storyline in men's tennis has been that the overwhelming favorite won the tournament.
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^ The 15-time Grand Slam champion said he enjoys the pressure that comes with being arguably the greatest player of all time.
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[55] .From 2006 to 2008 they played in every French Open and Wimbledon final, and then they met in the 2009 Australian Open final.^ Wimbledon 2003 — Australian Open 2006 .

^ Wimbledon 2004 — US Open 2009 .

^ From 2006 to 2008 they played in every French Open and Wimbledon final, and then they met in the 2009 Australian Open final.

.Nadal won five of the seven, losing the first two Wimbledons.^ Nadal won five of the seven, losing the first two Wimbledons.

^ Coming into this week, he hadn't won a title all year and had lost five straight matches to Rafael Nadal, including the Australian Open final.
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^ They have also played in a record 8 Masters Series finals, including their lone five hour match at the 2006 Rome Masters which Nadal won in a fifth-set tiebreak.

.Three of these matches were five set-matches (2007 and 2008 Wimbledon, 2009 Australian Open), and the 2008 Wimbledon final has been lauded as the greatest match ever by many long-time tennis analysts.^ Wimbledon 2003 — Australian Open 2006 .

^ Wimbledon 2004 — US Open 2009 .

^ The 14 also matched a grand slam record set at the 2007 Australian Open.
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[56][57][58][59] .They have also played in a record 8 Masters Series finals, including their lone five hour match at the 2006 Rome Masters which Nadal won in a fifth-set tiebreak.^ They have also played in a record 8 Masters Series finals, including their lone five hour match at the 2006 Rome Masters which Nadal won in a fifth-set tiebreak.

^ He was raised as a Catholic and met Pope Benedict XVI while playing the 2006 Internazionali BNL d'Italia tournament in Rome.

^ The best of five matches tie is scheduled to be played from March 5-7.
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.Until 14 September 2009, when Juan Martin del Potro beat Nadal in the US Open semi-final on his way to defeating Federer in the final itself, no player had beaten Nadal and Federer in the same Grand Slam.^ Roger Federer finally missed a Grand Slam Final.

^ This sets up yet another epic Nadal-Federer Grand Slam final.

^ Rafeal Nadal beat Roger Federer in a one-sided final.

.Nadal has not lost a French Open (4) or Australian Open (1) final, while Federer was undefeated in US Open finals until losing to del Potro (5).^ Nadal has not lost a French Open (4) or Australian Open (1) final, while Federer was undefeated in US Open finals until losing to del Potro (5).

^ Del Potro crushes Nadal to make Open final .
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^ Del Potro had battled Roger to a fifth set in the French Open.
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.Both have won Grand Slam events on three different surfaces successively (2008 French Open, 2008 Wimbledon, 2009 Australian Open for Nadal and 2008 US Open, 2009 French Open, 2009 Wimbledon for Federer).^ Wimbledon 2003 — Australian Open 2006 .

^ Wimbledon 2005 — US Open 2007 .

^ From 2006 to 2008 they played in every French Open and Wimbledon final, and then they met in the 2009 Australian Open final.

Federer vs. Roddick

.Federer and Roddick have a long, though lopsided, rivalry.^ A brilliant rally at deuce, Roddick ending a long exchange with a deep forehand A to H, before dropping Federer's return back over the net.
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^ Roddick hits a brilliant deep second serve which Federer returns long, saving the game.
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.They have met 21 times during their careers, with Federer leading their overall head-to-head series 19–2. Roddick is Federer's most frequent opponent on tour.^ Roddick is Federer's most frequent opponent on tour.

^ They have met 21 times during their careers, with Federer leading their overall head-to-head series 19–2.

^ Second set: Roddick 2-2 Federer*; Roddick leads by one set to love.
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[60] .Roddick has lost four Grand Slam finals, each time to Federer: Wimbledon in 2004, 2005, and 2009, and one US Open in 2006. On 2 February 2004, Federer supplanted Roddick as World No.^ Safin, 29, lost to World No.
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^ Wimbledon 2003 — Australian Open 2006 .

^ Wimbledon 2009: Roger Federer v Andy Murra Roddick - as it happened .
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1 to begin his record reign of 237 consecutive weeks at number 1. Federer and Roddick are the only players to have finished each tennis season in the ATP top 10 every year from 2002 to 2009.

Playing style

Federer's versatility was epitomised by Jimmy Connors' statement: "In an era of specialists, you're either a clay court specialist, a grass court specialist, or a hard court specialist...or you're Roger Federer."[61]
.Federer is an all-court, all-round player known for his fluid style of play and shot making.^ Brady Dougan, Chief Executive Officer of Credit Suisse Group, said: "Credit Suisse is delighted and proud to be associating ourselves closely with Roger Federer one of the greatest tennis players of all time, known and admired worldwide.
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^ But Novak isn’t playing with alot of confidence right now so it’s a chance for Sam - that’s all you can get sometimes from the top players.
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^ It will definitely not be easy to beat Federer, he is the best player of all time and these are not words but fact.
  • Roger Federer | Hitting Back :: A New York Sports Blog 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.hittingback.com [Source type: General]

.Federer mainly plays from the baseline but is also comfortable at the net being one of the best volleyers in the game today.^ Federer mainly plays from the baseline but is also comfortable at the net being one of the best volleyers in the game today.

^ Federer looks like winning it, but sends an easy volley sailing out of play beyond the baseline.
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^ Federer spends his off-court time playing card games , table tennis , and other sports and sitting on the beach.
  • Roger Federer - ArmchairGM - Sports Wiki Database 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC armchairgm.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.David Foster Wallace described Federer's exceptional speed, fluidity and brute force of this forehand motion as "a great liquid whip",[62] while John McEnroe has referred to Federer's forehand as "the greatest shot in our sport".[63] Federer plays with a single-handed backhand which gives him great variety.^ David Foster Wallace described Federer's exceptional speed, fluidity and brute force of this forehand motion as "a great liquid whip", 48 while John McEnroe has referred to Federer's forehand as "the greatest shot in our sport".

^ Federer plays with an excellent single-handed backhand which gives him great variety.

^ The shot even amazed the winner who when asked about it by CBS’ Mary Joe Fernandez , referred to it as “the greatest shot I’ve ever hit,” to chuckles.
  • Roger Federer | Hitting Back :: A New York Sports Blog 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.hittingback.com [Source type: General]

.He employs the use of the slice, can also fire top-spin winning shots and he also possesses a 'flick' backhand where he can generate pace with his wrist; this is usually used to pass the opponent at the net.^ He has an excellent slice , can also fire top-spin winning shots and he also possesses a 'flick' backhand where he can generate pace with his wrist, this is usually used to pass the opponent at the net.

^ But he won his next service game, then broke his opponent for the first time when a drop shot grazed the net cord before falling in play.
  • Federer loses to Djokovic in Swiss Indoors final 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.nationalpost.com [Source type: General]

[62] .His serve is difficult to read because he tosses the ball in the same spot no matter where he intends to serve it and he turns his back to his opponents during his motion.^ His serve is difficult to read because he tosses the ball in the same spot no matter where he intends to serve it and he turns his back to his opponents during his motion.

^ His return game was so effective that it made Dent pick his spots with the big man often staying back on second serves.
  • Roger Federer | Hitting Back :: A New York Sports Blog 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.hittingback.com [Source type: General]

^ He found it difficult to cope with Verdasco's sliced serves and never got close to breaking back.
  • GO ROGER! - The Roger Federer Fansite @ goroger.net 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC goroger.net [Source type: Original source]

.He is often able to produce big serves on key points during a match.^ His return game was so effective that it made Dent pick his spots with the big man often staying back on second serves.
  • Roger Federer | Hitting Back :: A New York Sports Blog 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.hittingback.com [Source type: General]

^ Trying to stay in the match, his only double fault setup match point but quickly erased it with clutch serving to get out of trouble.
  • Roger Federer | Hitting Back :: A New York Sports Blog 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.hittingback.com [Source type: General]

^ Serena Williams How to Win Crucial Points During a Tennis Match In the world of recreational tennis, thought can overwhelm talent.

.His first serve is typically around 200 km/h (125 mph),[64][65][66] however, he is capable of serving at 220 km/h (137 mph)[64][65] Federer also utilizes a well-disguised drop shot off of both wings.^ His first serve is typically around 200 km/h (125 mph); however, he is capable of serving at 220 km/h (137 mph).

^ Federer also utilizes a well-disguised drop shot off of both wings.

^ Both the players dominated the first set as they managed to hold on to their serves.
  • GO ROGER! - The Roger Federer Fansite @ goroger.net 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC goroger.net [Source type: Original source]

[67]

Equipment, apparel, and endorsements

.Federer currently plays with a customised Wilson Six.One Tour BLX tennis racquet,[68] which is characterised by its smaller hitting area of 90 square inches, heavy strung weight of 12.5 ounces, and thin beam of 17 millimeters.^ Federer currently plays with a customised Wilson KFactor KSix-One Tour 90 tennis racquet, 51 which is characterised by its smaller hitting area of 90 square inches, heavy weight of 12.7 ounces, and thin beam of 18 millimeters.

^ Federer mainly plays from the baseline but is also comfortable at the net being one of the best volleyers in the game today.

^ Federer has had six break points in this match - the sixth coming here - and he hasn't won a single one.
  • Wimbledon 2009: Roger Federer v Andy Roddick - as it happened | Scott Murray | Sport | guardian.co.uk 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

.His grip size is 4 3/8 inches (sometimes referred to as L3).^ His grip size is 4 3/8 inches (sometimes referred to as L3).

[69] .Federer strings his racquets at 24 to 28 kilograms (52.9 to 61.7 pounds) tension utilizing Wilson Natural Gut 16 gauge for his main strings and Luxilon Big Banger ALU Power Rough 16L gauge (polyester) for his cross strings.^ Federer strings his racquets at 24 to 28 kilograms (52.9 to 61.7 pounds) tension utilizing Wilson Natural Gut 16 gauge for his main strings and Luxilon Big Banger ALU Power Rough 16L gauge ( polyester ) for his cross strings .

^ Federer endorses Wilson tennis racquets and accessories with a lifetime contract along with Nike footwear and apparel.

^ He was able to move on the court you know and make it seem like he was a little guy but he still had the power of the big guys," Federer went on.
  • GO ROGER! - The Roger Federer Fansite @ goroger.net 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC goroger.net [Source type: Original source]

[69] .When asked about string tensions, Federer stated "this depends on how warm the days are and with what kind of balls I play and against who I play.^ The shot even amazed the winner who when asked about it by CBS’ Mary Joe Fernandez , referred to it as “the greatest shot I’ve ever hit,” to chuckles.
  • Roger Federer | Hitting Back :: A New York Sports Blog 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.hittingback.com [Source type: General]

^ The suggestion I made concerns tenisbebe who stated last year she was at court-side when Nadal played doubles and he was so close to her that she could see/feel his sweat.
  • Roger Federer Announces Mirka is Pregnant 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.tennis-x.com [Source type: General]

^ "I've seen every single match that Nadal and Federer have played against each other.
  • GO ROGER! - The Roger Federer Fansite @ goroger.net 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC goroger.net [Source type: Original source]

.So you can see – it depends on several factors and not just the surface; the feeling I have is most important."^ So you can see – it depends on several factors and not just the surface; the feeling I have is most important."

^ It's inexplicable ;) You feel as if you own everything and with his talent it looks like he will be doing just that...
  • Roger Federer Magical Tennis: Roger Federer & Mirka Pictures 22 September 2009 13:37 UTC federermagic.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It was not my intent for you to feel psychoanalyzed at all, and I thought that I had made it clear in my post that I don’t see conjecturing as any kind of deficiency; I just don’t understand why it should be alright for some and not for others.
  • Roger Federer Announces Mirka is Pregnant 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.tennis-x.com [Source type: General]

[70]
Federer has a lifetime contract along with Nike footwear and apparel.[71] .For the 2006 championships at Wimbledon, Nike designed a jacket emblazoned with a crest of three tennis racquets, symbolising the three Wimbledon Championships he had previously won, and which was updated the next year with four racquets after he won the Championship in 2006.[72] In Wimbledon 2008 and again in 2009, Nike continued this trend by making him a personalised cardigan.^ For the 2006 championships at Wimbledon , Nike designed a jacket emblazoned with a crest of three tennis racquets, symbolising the three Wimbledon Championships he had previously won, and which was updated the next year with four racquets after he won the Championship in 2006.

^ In Wimbledon 2008 and again in 2009, Nike continued this trend by making him a personalised cardigan.

^ Table Tennis Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal: Clash of the Titans The news of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal once again in the Final of Wimbledon 2008 was a treat for the tennis lovers.

[73] .He also has his own logo, an R and F joined together.^ He also has his own logo, an R and F joined together.

[74] Federer endorses Gillette,[75] Jura, a Swiss-based coffee machine company,[76] as well as Mercedes Benz and NetJets. .Federer also endorses Rolex watches,[77] although he was previously an ambassador for Maurice Lacroix.^ Federer also endorses Rolex watches, 60 although he was previously an ambassador for Maurice Lacroix .

[78]

Grand Slam performance timeline

Singles

.To prevent confusion and double counting, information in this table is updated only after the player's participation in the tournament has concluded.^ To prevent confusion and double counting, information in this table is updated only after a tournament or the player's participation in the tournament has concluded.
  • Roger Federer - ArmchairGM - Sports Wiki Database 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC armchairgm.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.A result of "A" means that the player did not play at the event.^ This is a bummer, IW only has hawkeye on the Stadium court, which means a lot of bad calls for the players who are playing on the other courts.
  • Roger Federer Announces Mirka is Pregnant 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.tennis-x.com [Source type: General]

A result of "LQ" means that the player lost in the qualifying rounds of the tournament (Lost in Qualifying).
Tournament 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Career SR Career W-L Career Win %
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A LQ 3R 3R 4R 4R W SF W W SF F W 4 / 11 54–7 88.52
French Open A 1R 4R QF 1R 1R 3R SF F F F W 1 / 11 39–10 79.59
Wimbledon A 1R 1R QF 1R W W W W W F W 6 / 11 51–5 91.07
US Open A LQ 3R 4R 4R 4R W W W W W F 5 / 10 51–5 91.07
Win–Loss 0–0 0–2 7–4 13–4 6–4 13–3 22–1 24–2 27–1 26–1 24–3 26–2 7–0 N/A 195–27 87.83

Finals (16 titles, 6 runner-ups)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 2003 Wimbledon (1) Grass Australia Mark Philippoussis 7–6(5), 6–2, 7–6(3)
Winner 2004 Australian Open (1) Hard Russia Marat Safin 7–6(3), 6–4, 6–2
Winner 2004 Wimbledon (2) Grass United States Andy Roddick 4–6, 7–5, 7–6(3), 6–4
Winner 2004 US Open (1) Hard Australia Lleyton Hewitt 6–0, 7–6(3), 6–0
Winner 2005 Wimbledon (3) Grass United States Andy Roddick 6–2, 7–6(2), 6–4
Winner 2005 US Open (2) Hard United States Andre Agassi 6–3, 2–6, 7–6(1), 6–1
Winner 2006 Australian Open (2) Hard Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis 5–7, 7–5, 6–0, 6–2
Runner-up 2006 French Open (1) Clay Spain Rafael Nadal 6–1, 1–6, 4–6, 6–7(4)
Winner 2006 Wimbledon (4) Grass Spain Rafael Nadal 6–0, 7–6(5), 6–7(2), 6–3
Winner 2006 US Open (3) Hard United States Andy Roddick 6–2, 4–6, 7–5, 6–1
Winner 2007 Australian Open (3) Hard Chile Fernando González 7–6(2), 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 2007 French Open (2) Clay Spain Rafael Nadal 3–6, 6–4, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 2007 Wimbledon (5) Grass Spain Rafael Nadal 7–6(7), 4–6, 7–6(3), 2–6, 6–2
Winner 2007 US Open (4) Hard Serbia Novak Djokovic 7–6(4), 7–6(2), 6–4
Runner-up 2008 French Open (3) Clay Spain Rafael Nadal 1–6, 3–6, 0–6
Runner-up 2008 Wimbledon (1) Grass Spain Rafael Nadal 4–6, 4–6, 7–6(5), 7–6(8), 7–9
Winner 2008 US Open (5) Hard United Kingdom Andy Murray 6–2, 7–5, 6–2
Runner-up 2009 Australian Open (1) Hard Spain Rafael Nadal 5–7, 6–3, 6–7(3), 6–3, 2–6
Winner 2009 French Open (1) Clay Sweden Robin Söderling 6–1, 7–6(1), 6–4
Winner 2009 Wimbledon (6) Grass United States Andy Roddick 5–7, 7–6(6), 7–6(5), 3–6, 16–14
Runner-up 2009 US Open (1) Hard Argentina Juan Martín del Potro 6–3, 6–7(5), 6–4, 6–7(4), 2–6
Winner 2010 Australian Open (4) Hard United Kingdom Andy Murray 6–3, 6–4, 7–6(11)

Olympic finals

Doubles: 1 (1 gold medal)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 2008 Beijing Olympics Hard Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka Sweden Simon Aspelin
Sweden Thomas Johansson
6–3, 6–4, 6–7(4), 6–3

Records

  • These records were attained in Open Era of tennis.
  • Records in bold indicate peer-less all-time achievements.
  • Records in italics are currently active streaks.

See also

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References

  • Bowers, Chris (2007). .Fantastic Federer: The Biography of the World's Greatest Tennis Player.^ She is the person behind one of the greatest players ever to have picked up a tennis racquet.
    • Roger Federer Announces Mirka is Pregnant 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.tennis-x.com [Source type: General]

    John Blake. ISBN 1-84454-407-9.
     
  • Stauffer, Rene (2007). The Roger Federer Story: Quest for Perfection. New York, N.Y: New Chapter Press. ISBN 0-942257-39-1. 

Video

  • Wimbledon Classic Match: Federer vs Sampras Standing Room Only, DVD Release Date: 31 October 2006, Run Time: 233 minutes, ASIN: B000ICLR98.
  • Wimbledon 2007 Final: Federer vs. Nadal (2007) Kultur White Star, DVD Release Date: 30 October 2007, Run Time: 180 minutes, ASIN: B000V02CU0.
  • Wimbledon — The 2008 Finals: Nadal vs. Federer Standing Room Only, DVD Release Date: 19 August 2008, Run Time: 300 minutes, ASIN: B001CWYUBU.

External links

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.Roger Federer (born August 8, 1981) is a Swiss professional tennis player who, in 2004, became the world's top tennis player.^ Roger Federer Roger Federer is a Swiss tennis professional.
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^ He was born on the 8th of August, 1981 at 8:40.
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  • Previously I always thought it was just tactical and technique, but every match has become almost mental and physical—I try to push myself to move well.^ I always knew I wouldbe strong physically and mentally, as well.
    • Roland Garros - The 2009 French Open - Official Site by IBM 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.rolandgarros.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Nadal has been rightly lauded for his mental strength and physical stamina, but he also possesses a brilliant tactical brain.
    • Roger Federer owes debt to Rafael Nadal - Times Online 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.timesonline.co.uk [Source type: News]

    ^ It included every shot in the game's lexicon as the Swiss and Spaniard varied tactics and tempo, trying to coax mistakes out of each other.

    .I try to push myself not to get upset and stay positive, and that's what my biggest improvement is over all those years.^ I try to push myself not to get upset and stay positive, and that's what my biggest improvement is over all those years.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But, give Roger about 3-4 more years and if he stays fit, healthy, and at the top of his game, he could eclipse all 3 of those guys i mentioned.
    • Roger Federer.? - Yahoo! Answers 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC answers.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Roger Federer For a few years now, I have created an annual fan calendar with all the proceeds going to my foundation which helps those less fortunate, mostly in Africa.
    • Roger Federer | Facebook 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC af-za.facebook.com [Source type: General]

    .Under pressure I can see things very clear.^ Under pressure I can see things very clear.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You know, I'm excited to see how they'll handle next year under the pressure, because they've had a good year now.
    • Bob Larson's Tennis News | Roger Federer, Tennis Masters Cup, November 14, 2008 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.tennisnews.com [Source type: Original source]

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    • Post match press conference after winning Dubai Open 2007.[1]
  • All four of those are on grass, whereas I have to play some on a hard court!^ I watched some of those,you know, the big matches he played.
    • Roland Garros - The 2009 French Open - Official Site by IBM 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.rolandgarros.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Clijsters wins opening match at Brisbane .
    • Wimbledon Men's Final: Roger Federer Beats Andy Roddick in Epic Fifth Set -- Tennis FanHouse 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC tennis.fanhouse.com [Source type: General]

    ^ He conducts press conferences in all of them.
    • Roger Federer - ArmchairGM - Sports Wiki Database 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC armchairgm.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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    • Humorously explaining why it is more difficult for him to win all four grand slams in Tennis than it is for Tiger Woods to win in Golf.^ He was able to win three of the four of the Grand Slam singles tournament.
      • Roger Federer Biography 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.romow.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Humorously explaining why it is more difficult for him to win all four grand slams in Tennis than it is for Tiger Woods to win in Golf.
      • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
      • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ The conditions favored him more than me.” .
      • SPORTSbyBROOKS » Roger Federer Isn’t Dead, Beats Nadal On Clay 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.sportsbybrooks.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      [2]
  • It's just unreal, I'm shocked myself. .I've played good matches here, but never really almost destroyed somebody.
  • It's a match for him to forget and for me to remember.^ I can't remember a five‑set match that I've played that was somoving.
    • Roland Garros - The 2009 French Open - Official Site by IBM 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.rolandgarros.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "I hope I can play another good match."
    • Federer to Face Roddick in Wimbledon Final - CBS News 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.cbsnews.com [Source type: General]

    ^ It's a match for him to forget and for me to remember.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

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    • After defeating Andy Roddick in the Australian Open 2007 semi-final.^ Australian Open 2007 .

      ^ After defeating Andy Roddick in the Australian Open 2007 semi-final.
      • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
      • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Nadal defeated Roger Federer in the semi-finals of the French Open.
      • Roger Federer Biography 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.romow.com [Source type: General]

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    • .
  • It's great...being there till the end, seeing an empty locker room and a full stadium.^ It's great...being there till the end, seeing an empty locker room and a full stadium.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And he bawled in the locker room after his 40-match winning streak here ended against Nadal in 2008.
    • Federer rules the record book with 15th Slam - Tennis- nbcsports.msnbc.com 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC nbcsports.msnbc.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Immediately after walking to the locker room, Roddick said to the BBC, “I think there’s a lot of respect there.
    • Roger Federer « Art Spander 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC artspander.com [Source type: Original source]

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    • On regularly reaching finals of many top tournaments.^ On regularly reaching finals of many top tournaments.
      • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
      • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ He won three of the four Grand Slam singles tournaments, did not lose a match to anyone ranked in the top ten, won every final he reached, and was named the ITF Tennis World Champion.
      • Roger Federer - ModelCruz.com Rank 60 Top Famousmen Year 2009 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.modelcruz.com [Source type: General]

      ^ He’s reached the finals of this tournament three times and has lost each time.
      • Posts mentioning Roger Federer 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC ingamenow.com [Source type: General]

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    • .
  • Because people sometimes miss it, and sometimes they don't have it, they want it.^ And when they have it, they don't want it.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Because people sometimes miss it, and sometimes they don't have it, they want it.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Go­ to the Northern part of your country and see how they­ murder people there on religious ground because they­ are not civilised people and hate themselves..
    • Roger Federer and Serena Williams named ITF World Champions - Yahoo! Eurosport 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC eurosport.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

    .And when they have it, they don't want it.^ And when they have it, they don't want it.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I don't know whether the crowd and analysts don't realize it or whether they feel he is so great as to be able to say whatever he wants.
    • How should Roger Federer—the greatest tennis player on earth—talk about his own greatness? - By Ben Yagoda - Slate Magazine 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.slate.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Because people sometimes miss it, and sometimes they don't have it, they want it.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

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    • On rivalries (while referring to his rivalry with Rafael Nadal).^ Nothing makes sports more entertaining than a great rivalry and that is exactly what Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are starting to build.
      • Roger Federer // Current 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC current.com [Source type: General]

      ^ MELBOURNE, Australia -- The best thing about the Rafael Nadal-Roger Federer tennis rivalry?
      • Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer: Rivalry and respect | The Fabulous Forum | Los Angeles Times 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC latimesblogs.latimes.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Add to mine View details Information by 26 users Roger Federer and Rafael's Nadal's rivalry .
      • federer - Jumptags.com 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.jumptags.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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    • .
  • I would so like to be Lenny Kravitz.^ I would so like to be Lenny Kravitz.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    [1]

About Roger Federer

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  • For me Roger is the greatest player ever who played the tennis game.^ For me Roger is the greatest player ever who played the tennis game.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Who is the best tennis player of the Noughties?
    • Roger Federer - Latest news on World No 1, and winner of 15 grand slam titles - Telegraph 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: News]

    ^ Roger Federer is greatest player in all time tennis history with his unique style of game playing.
    • Roger Federer Biography 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.romow.com [Source type: General]

    .It’s always good to see him play and win and we are going to see so much more of Federer in the future, he is going to win more grand slam tournaments.^ He was able to win three of the four of the Grand Slam singles tournament.
    • Roger Federer Biography 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.romow.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Federer wins US Open for 12th Grand Slam .
    • Roger Federer // Current 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC current.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Love to see u winning more and more grand slams!
    • Roger Federer - AskMen.com 22 September 2009 13:37 UTC www.askmen.com [Source type: General]

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  • It’s a combination of how many grand slams have you won, how many tournaments have you won, how many years you were number one and he’s got all those combinations.^ He was able to win three of the four of the Grand Slam singles tournament.
    • Roger Federer Biography 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.romow.com [Source type: General]

    ^ For one thing, he finally won the French Open.
    • Federer and Nadal: The "I-told-you-so" article 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC aram.dcmembers.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Just one win, Federer!
    • Wake up Federer; hire a coach - Sounding Off - msnbc.com 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC soundingoff.msnbc.msn.com [Source type: General]

    .The body of work is phenomenal and now he has got that French Open and I think he can just go on and sip Margaritas for the rest of his life.^ The body of work is phenomenal and now he has got that French Open and I think he can just go on and sip Margaritas for the rest of his life.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Federer just won the French Open.
    • Roger Federer - Male Tennis Players (all-time) - Reviews on RateItAll 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.rateitall.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ His performance at the 1996 French Open was phenomenal.
    • Sampras vs. Federer in Their Prime – Who Wins? | How To Play Better Tennis - Tips From A Professional Tennis Coach 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.tennisthoughts.com [Source type: Original source]

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  • What he’s done over the past five years has never, ever been done—and probably will never, ever happen again.^ The Grand Slam year in quotes .
    • Roger Federer Profile ATP Tennis | Tennistalk 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.tennistalk.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Martina Navratilova , winner of 18 Grand Slams [7] What he’s done over the past five years has never, ever been done—and probably will never, ever happen again.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Sampras graciously acknowledged Federer's achievement : "What he's done over the past five years has never, ever been done - and probably will never, ever happen again.
    • Roger Federer Hub | Roger Federer Gay Blog Report | Towleroad, News Daily for Gay Guys. 22 September 2009 13:37 UTC www.towleroad.com [Source type: General]

    .Regardless if he won there or not, he goes down as the greatest ever.^ Regardless if he won there or not, he goes down as the greatest ever.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Additionally, there is something going on with his "crunch-time" confidence level: it goes down rather than up against the "new" players who have got his "number".
    • Wake up Federer; hire a coach - Sounding Off - msnbc.com 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC soundingoff.msnbc.msn.com [Source type: General]

    ^ There's the most incredible emotion that goes through your mind, then you sit down on your chair and you're like, it's all over now.
    • Interview with Roger Federer - CNN.com 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC edition.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Interview with Roger Federer - CNN.com 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC edition.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

    This just confirms it. .Now that he has won in Paris, I think it just more solidifies his place in history as the greatest player that played the game, in my opinion.^ Now that he’s won in Paris, I think it just more solidifies his place in history as the greatest player that played the game,” Sampras told The Associated Press.
    • Federer sweeps to historic French Open title - Tennis- nbcsports.msnbc.com 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC nbcsports.msnbc.com [Source type: News]

    ^ For me Roger is the greatest player ever who played the tennis game.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I'm happy where my game's at right now.
    • GO ROGER! - The Roger Federer Fansite @ goroger.net 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC goroger.net [Source type: Original source]

    .I’m a huge Laver fan, and he had a few years in there where he didn’t have an opportunity to win majors.^ I’m a huge Laver fan, and he had a few years in there where he didn’t have an opportunity to win majors.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I'm a huge Laver fan, and he had a few years in there where he didn't have an opportunity to win majors.
    • Roger Federer Hub | Roger Federer Gay Blog Report | Towleroad, News Daily for Gay Guys. 22 September 2009 13:37 UTC www.towleroad.com [Source type: General]

    ^ A few Sundays ago in Dubai, Roger Federer defeated Ivan Ljubicic to win the Dubai open for the third year in a row.
    • Why Is This Man Not a Household Name?: Roger Federer Soars Under the Radar | PopMatters Sports Features 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC popmatters.com [Source type: Original source]

    .But you can’t compare the eras.^ But you can’t compare the eras.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But you can't compare the eras, and in this era, the competition is much more fierce than Rod's."
    • Roger Federer Hub | Roger Federer Gay Blog Report | Towleroad, News Daily for Gay Guys. 22 September 2009 13:37 UTC www.towleroad.com [Source type: General]

    .And in this era, the competition is much more fierce than Rod’s.^ But you can't compare the eras, and in this era, the competition is much more fierce than Rod's."
    • Roger Federer Hub | Roger Federer Gay Blog Report | Towleroad, News Daily for Gay Guys. 22 September 2009 13:37 UTC www.towleroad.com [Source type: General]

    ^ It's much more than just 1 cm.
    • Roger Federer Height - Federer's 22 September 2009 13:37 UTC www.celebheights.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ And in this era, the competition is much more fierce than Rod’s.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

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  • His win today at the French Open, tying Pete Sampras’s record for major titles and the completion of a career grand slam firmly places him in a special place as the greatest player of all time.^ Roger Federer equals Pete Sampras' record 14 grand slam titles .
    • Roger Federer beats Robin Soderling to win French Open tennis | Sport | guardian.co.uk 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

    ^ But Federer is the greatest of all time, no doubt about it.
    • Federer wants Pitt 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.joblo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Roger Federer’s recent win at the French Open ____________________ male tennis player ever.
    • Breaking News English ESL Lesson Plan on Roger Federer 22 September 2009 13:37 UTC www.breakingnewsenglish.com [Source type: Original source]

    .He has earned his place and he has proven he belongs.^ He has earned his place and he has proven he belongs.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Roger is a champion for the ages.^ Roger is a champion for the ages.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

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  • I never played anyone playing that fast.^ Federer, Murray open with London wins .
    • Roger Federer | Top News 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.topnews.in [Source type: News]

    ^ Federer just won the French Open.
    • Roger Federer - Male Tennis Players (all-time) - Reviews on RateItAll 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.rateitall.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Federer Wins 1st French Open .
    • Roger Federer – News Stories About Roger Federer - Page 1 | Newser 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.newser.com [Source type: General]

    .He doesn’t have any weaknesses at all.^ He doesn’t have any weaknesses at all.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .He really deserves to be called the best player of all time.^ He is not just the best tennis player of all time, he is the best athlete on this planet.
    • Roger Federer and the Pursuit of Perfect Tennis - News Blog - NYTimes.com 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC news.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Is Federer the best player of all-time?
    • Federer not yet best ever - Sounding Off - msnbc.com 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC soundingoff.msnbc.msn.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Roger is on the verge to become the best player of all time.
    • Federer not yet best ever - Sounding Off - msnbc.com 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC soundingoff.msnbc.msn.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • Roger Federer will undoubtedly become the greatest tennis player to have graced the sport if he wins the French Open.^ Roger Federer’s recent win at the French Open ____________________ male tennis player ever.
    • Breaking News English ESL Lesson Plan on Roger Federer 22 September 2009 13:37 UTC www.breakingnewsenglish.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Roger Federer Roger Federer is a Swiss tennis professional.
    • Roger Federer Pictures Gallery - Tennis Player Wallpaper | Federer Girlfriend Photos 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Tags , 2009 French Open , Robin Soderling , Roger Federer , tennis .
    • Posts mentioning Roger Federer 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC ingamenow.com [Source type: General]

    .It ends the discussion of where he fits in the history of the game.^ It ends the discussion of where he fits in the history of the game.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ As Agassi put it this weekend, a Federer victory “ends the discussion of where he fits in the history of the game.” All in all, not bad for a day’s work.
    • 2009 French Open Men's Singles Final Match Live Blog: Roger Federer vs. Robin Soderling - The Daily Fix - WSJ 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC blogs.wsj.com [Source type: General]

    .If it wasn't for (four-times champion Rafael) Nadal, he probably would have won a handful of these things.^ Rafael Nadal is currently the reigning champion.
    • Posts mentioning Roger Federer 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC ingamenow.com [Source type: General]

    ^ He lost the final to defending champion Rafael Nadal in four sets.
    • Roger Federer - ArmchairGM - Sports Wiki Database 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC armchairgm.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ If it wasn't for (four-times champion Rafael) Nadal, he probably would have won a handful of these things.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .So nobody would underestimate where he deserves to fit in this game.^ So nobody would underestimate where he deserves to fit in this game.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .He's extraordinarily talented and talk about grace on court, watching him play is something special to see and if he does it tomorrow, he'll know what an accomplishment it was.^ It is such a pleasure to see him play.
    • Quest for Perfection: The Roger Federer Story - Quotes on Roger Federer 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.rogerfedererbook.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Next time I see him, maybe I'll say something.
    • Roger Federer Quotes 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.tennis-x.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He's extraordinarily talented and talk about grace on court, watching him play is something special to see and if he does it tomorrow, he'll know what an accomplishment it was.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • You guys are brutal.^ Andre Agassi , the day before Federer winning 2009 French Open Final [11] You guys are brutal.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Federer, Murray open with London wins .
    • Roger Federer | Top News 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.topnews.in [Source type: News]

    ^ Federer just won the French Open.
    • Roger Federer - Male Tennis Players (all-time) - Reviews on RateItAll 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.rateitall.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Absolutely brutal. .The guy has only made two Grand Slam finals this year.^ The guy has only made two Grand Slam finals this year.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He won TWO calendar year Grand Slams.
    • Saluting Roger Federer 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

    ^ A Grand Slam year in review .
    • The US Open 2009 - Grand Slam Tennis - Official Site by IBM 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.usopen.org [Source type: General]
    • http://www.usopen.org/en_US/bios/overview/atpf324.html 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.usopen.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I would love his bad year.^ I would love his bad year.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I'm not bad at the net, but would love to be better.
    • USATODAY.com - Federer wants USA to know him better 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.usatoday.com [Source type: General]

    I would love it. .
    • Andy Roddick, to the press, on what he made of (new) world number two- Roger Federer's poor season (poor by Roger's standards!^ Roger Federer played vs. Andy Roddick an made this really incredible shot...
      • Roger Federer: The best ever? 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Who do you pick in the semis: Andy Roddick or Roger Federer?
      • Roger Federer: News & Videos about Roger Federer - CNN.com 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Roger Federer on losing to Andy Roddick in the Kooyong Classic final.
      • Roger Federer Quotes 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.tennis-x.com [Source type: Original source]

      ); .US Open 2008- Day 7 quotes [12]
  • For me, in my prime, I felt unbeatable.^ US Open 2008- Day 7 quotes [12] For me, in my prime, I felt unbeatable.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Either person will create history by winning the 2008 US Opens Final.
    • US Opens Finals - Roger Federer vs. Andy Murray | Peak Performance Sports Tips 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC myroyalway.com [Source type: General]

    ^ At 20 years, 355 days, he becomes the fifth-youngest man to win the US Open title in the Open Era.
    • 2009 U.S. Open Tennis Men's Singles Final Live Blog: Roger Federer vs. Juan Martin del Potro - The Daily Fix - WSJ 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC blogs.wsj.com [Source type: General]

    .In Roger's days, he's unbeatable.^ In Roger's days, he's unbeatable.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .It's really hard to put one guy over the other.^ It's really hard to put one guy over the other.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Guys you talk about lots of things,but you forgot one:age.He will be 28 in a few months.With few exceptions take a look at the other players.
    • He ain't dead yet! All Roger Federer needs is a spot of TLC from Sampras and Agassi - Sportingo 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.sportingo.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Roger is still 'one of the guys' and that is one reason the other players really still like him even though he beat the pulp out of them on court most of the times!
    • TENNIS.com - Blogs - Peter Bodo's TennisWorld - Peter Bodo's TennisWorld: The Mind and the Moment 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC tennisworld.typepad.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Having said that, I think Roger is dominating the game much more than I ever did.^ It's much more than just 1 cm.
    • Roger Federer Height - Federer's 22 September 2009 13:37 UTC www.celebheights.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I worry much more than she does during the games.
    • Roger Federer Magical Tennis: Roger Federer & Mirka Pictures 22 September 2009 13:37 UTC federermagic.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Roger Federer dominates the tennis game.
    • Roger Federer Pictures Gallery - Tennis Player Wallpaper | Federer Girlfriend Photos 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I think he's going to go on and pass 14 and win 16, 17, 18 majors.^ Luckily, he wasn't, and the Swiss star went on to win the French Open and match Pete Sampras' career record of 14 major titles.
    • Fan Rushes Federer -- Tennis FanHouse 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.fanhouse.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "If he's going to win 14 (Grand Slams) or 15 or 13, the tennis level is the best of history."
    • Sports: Federer fights for place in history 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.sptimes.com [Source type: News]

    ^ I don’t think if you ask the other players, their goal is to win 16 Slams now.
    • Roger Federer « Art Spander 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC artspander.com [Source type: Original source]

    .I think he's going to break all records.^ I think he's certainly on his way (to breaking the all-time Grand Slam mark for men).
    • Quest for Perfection: The Roger Federer Story - Quotes on Roger Federer 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.rogerfedererbook.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Posted 2008-07-29 22:18:42 EST Rating: N/A satya says: Hi, Roger , i do think that you are the greatest player of all time so let's go on to break Pete's record.
    • Roger Federer - Readers Comments - Page - AskMen.com 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC au.askmen.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Just when you think Federer’s going down, when an opponent has a golden chance for a service break, Federer snaps back up.
    • Roger Federer « Art Spander 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC artspander.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Pete Sampras, before playing his third exhibition match with Roger Federer, Macau, China, Nov.^ May 1: Federer played in an exhibition match at Sierre .

      ^ Federer plays Nadal again in an exhibition on Nov 22.

      ^ Pete Sampras , before playing his third exhibition match with Roger Federer, Macau, China, Nov.
      • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
      • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .23, 2007. [13]
  • I had a taste of what the best is tonight and I think Roger has that extra gear.^ I had a taste of what the best is tonight and I think Roger has that extra gear.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I think that nobody matched Pete when he was at his best and I think that if Roger and Pete played at their best it would be frankly very interesting.
    • Sampras vs. Federer in Their Prime – Who Wins? | How To Play Better Tennis - Tips From A Professional Tennis Coach 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.tennisthoughts.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Yeah, but that moment I start to think the final, playing with Roger, the best player of the history, nothing to lose.
    • Roger Federer | Hitting Back :: A New York Sports Blog 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.hittingback.com [Source type: General]

    .He has good volleys and he has this little backhand flick that honestly, I have never seen before...^ He has good volleys and he has this little backhand flick that honestly, I have never seen before...
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Plus, check out the new cover of Vanity Fair with Tiger like you’ve never seen him before.
    • Roger Federer Unveils His Twins On Facebook | Access Hollywood - Celebrity News, Photos & Videos 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.accesshollywood.com [Source type: General]

    ^ A gigantic Chinese man playing basketball is something we've never seen before.
    • Why Is This Man Not a Household Name?: Roger Federer Soars Under the Radar | PopMatters Sports Features 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC popmatters.com [Source type: Original source]

    it’s something that I didn’t have. .I am happy with my performance tonight.^ I am happy with my performance tonight.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I hung in there right until the end.^ I hung in there right until the end.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He hung in there and gave himself chances and in the end was a better man.” .
    • Roger Federer « Art Spander 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC artspander.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For every guy Roger blew off the court, there was someone else who hung in until he lost his rhythm, and suddenly it was a match again.
    • JockBio: Roger Federer Biography 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.jockbio.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • Pete Sampras, after playing his second exhibition match with Roger Federer, Kuala Lumpur, Nov.^ May 1: Federer played in an exhibition match at Sierre .

      ^ Federer plays Nadal again in an exhibition on Nov 22.

      ^ Pete Sampras , before playing his third exhibition match with Roger Federer, Macau, China, Nov.
      • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
      • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .22, 2007. [14]
  • If he is playing very good, I have to play unbelievable.^ I’m very happy to beat Rafa in straight sets, play unbelievable match.
    • Roger Federer | Hitting Back :: A New York Sports Blog 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.hittingback.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Djokovic pushed him by playing a very good match.
    • Roger Federer | Hitting Back :: A New York Sports Blog 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.hittingback.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Roger plays very good this time in Australia.
    • Roger Federer Magical Tennis: Roger Federer & Mirka Pictures 22 September 2009 13:37 UTC federermagic.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

    .If not, it’s impossible, especially if he’s playing with good confidence.^ If not, it’s impossible, especially if he’s playing with good confidence.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .When he’s 100 percent, he’s playing in another league.^ When he’s 100 percent, he’s playing in another league.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .It’s impossible to stop him.^ It’s impossible to stop him.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    I fight. I fight. I fight. Nothing to say. .Just congratulate him.^ Just congratulate him.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Just have to congratulate him,” said Nadal who had nothing to be ashamed of.
    • Roger Federer | Hitting Back :: A New York Sports Blog 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.hittingback.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • Rafael Nadal, after losing to Federer in the Shanghai Masters Cup semifinal, Nov.^ Federer rolls Nadal to reach Masters Cup final .

      ^ Qatar Open: Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer reach semifinals .
      • Roger Federer at allvoices.com 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.allvoices.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Nov 19: Federer finished the year with an impressive win at the Masters Cup in Shanghai.

      .17, 2007. [15] [16]
  • In my opinion he's the best player ever.^ Taryn Says: September 4th, 2007 at 8:25 pm Of course he is not gay he is the best player in this world!!!
    • Is Roger Federer gay? | OddJack Gambling Guide on the 2009 NFL Football Season, College Football, the Ultimate Fighting Championships, MLB Baseball, F1, the Tour de France, Boxing and all Sports Betting Picks, Tips, Odds and Lines 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.oddjack.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Federer, 27, is considered to be the best tennis player of all time with 15 Grand Slam titles and the longest run in history as the #1 ranked tennis player.
    • Federer-Djokovic Analysis 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.somaxsports.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I decided to quit school at that time, at 16, because I felt like school was bothering me from my best tennis.
    • The Roger Federer File 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.tennis-x.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .When you play tennis, playing Federer is kind of a dream because you can see he does everything you would love to do on the court.^ When you play tennis, playing Federer is kind of a dream because you can see he does everything you would love to do on the court.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Q. If you weren't playing tennis, what would you be doing?
    • USATODAY.com - Federer wants USA to know him better 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.usatoday.com [Source type: General]

    ^ We love you Federer.

    .
    • Fabrice Santoro, played 20 of the 24 players to ever hold the No.^ Fabrice Santoro , played 20 of the 24 players to ever hold the No.
      • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
      • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ He holds the male record of ten consecutive Grand Slam singles final appearances and the only male player to have played in the finals of all four Grand Slam tournaments for two consecutive years.

      ^ In a couple of years (at age 20), Hewitt would end the year #1, the youngest player to ever hold the #1 ranking.
      • Wimbledon 1999: Federer/Hewitt Vs. Rafter/Bjorkman | Bleacher Report 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC bleacherreport.com [Source type: General]

      1 ranking.[17]
    • .
  • I played unbelievable, and if it was not Roger Federer on the other side of the net I would have won, 400 per cent.^ Roger Federer plays a backhand .

    ^ If Federer would have won, Murray and Federer would be through.

    ^ I played unbelievable, and if it was not Roger Federer on the other side of the net I would have won, 400 per cent.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Tomas Berdych, No.^ Tomas Berdych , No.
      • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
      • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .10 in the world, Davis Cup tie, Sept.^ Davis Cup tie, Sept.
      • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
      • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Roger Federer's decision to miss the first tie of the 2010 Davis Cup may disappoint a lot of people, but it should surprise very few.
      • Roger Federer News - Topix 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: News]

      ^ Even though he has covered every sport, including the America's Cup, the World Cup and the last 10 Olympic Games, tennis is his specialty.

      .23, 2007
  • He's the most gifted player that I've ever seen in my life.^ He's the most gifted player that I've ever seen in my life.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He is the greatest player I've ever seen, but with Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray as well this is a great time for tennis.
    • GO ROGER! - The Roger Federer Fansite @ goroger.net 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC goroger.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Mirka is the most unpopular WAGs among the ATP players according to a Chinese article during the Shanghai TMC 2007.
    • Roger Federer Magical Tennis: Roger Federer & Mirka Pictures 22 September 2009 13:37 UTC federermagic.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

    .I've seen a lot of people play.^ I've seen a lot of people play.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I’ve seen him play and he’s scary.
    • Sampras vs. Federer in Their Prime – Who Wins? | How To Play Better Tennis - Tips From A Professional Tennis Coach 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.tennisthoughts.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "I've seen every single match that Nadal and Federer have played against each other.
    • GO ROGER! - The Roger Federer Fansite @ goroger.net 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC goroger.net [Source type: Original source]

    .I've seen the (Rod) Lavers, I played against some of the great players—the Samprases, Beckers, Connors', Borgs, you name it.^ You are a great player and you've got yourself a beautiful women.
    • Roger Federer Magical Tennis: Roger Federer's Girlfriend - Miroslava 'Mirka' Vavrinec 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC federermagic.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I think he's the best I've played against."
    • Quest for Perfection: The Roger Federer Story - Timeline 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.rogerfedererbook.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I’ve seen him play and he’s scary.
    • Sampras vs. Federer in Their Prime – Who Wins? | How To Play Better Tennis - Tips From A Professional Tennis Coach 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.tennisthoughts.com [Source type: Original source]

    .This guy could be the greatest of all time.^ This guy could be the greatest of all time.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Roger could be the greatest tennis player of all time.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Tennis legends such as John McEnroe, Pete Sampras, and Boris Becker have said he could very well be the greatest player of all time.
    • Is Roger Federer gay? | OddJack Gambling Guide on the 2009 NFL Football Season, College Football, the Ultimate Fighting Championships, MLB Baseball, F1, the Tour de France, Boxing and all Sports Betting Picks, Tips, Odds and Lines 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.oddjack.com [Source type: Original source]

    That, to me, says it all. .
    • John McEnroe, winner of 7 Grand Slams.^ John McEnroe , winner of 7 Grand Slams.
      • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
      • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Mats Wilander , winner of 7 Grand Slams.
      • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
      • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Jimmy Connors , winner of 8 Grand Slams.
      • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
      • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      [18]
    • .
  • Federer is the best player in history, no other player has ever had such quality.^ Is Federer the best player of all-time?
    • Federer not yet best ever - Sounding Off - msnbc.com 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC soundingoff.msnbc.msn.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Federer is the best player in history, no other player has ever had such quality.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Roger Federer 5 I have no doubt he is the best ever.
    • Roger Federer - Male Tennis Players (all-time) - Reviews on RateItAll 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.rateitall.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
  • Yes, I really hit with him when he was 15, during a tournament in Basel, and I knew then he would be good, but not this good.^ Federer Wins 1st French Open .
    • Roger Federer – News Stories About Roger Federer - Page 1 | Newser 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.newser.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Rafael Nadal , after winning French Open 2006.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They also met in the finals of the French Open, where Nadal destroyed him.
    • JockBio: Roger Federer Biography 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.jockbio.com [Source type: General]

    .If he stays healthy, it will actually be a miracle if he doesn't win more Grand Slams than Pete [Sampras].^ Roger Federer will win plenty more Grand Slam t...
    • Roger Federer Forum - Topix 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Which can be rephrased -- will he break Pete Sampras’ record of 14 Grand Slams?
    • Federer not yet best ever - Sounding Off - msnbc.com 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC soundingoff.msnbc.msn.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Sampras record for most grand slam wins soon as well.
    • Roger Federer - Male Tennis Players (all-time) - Reviews on RateItAll 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.rateitall.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .The way he picks his shots is unbelievable.^ The way he picks his shots is unbelievable.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .He is fast, he has a great volley, a great serve, great backhand, great everything.^ Having a great serve and volley is not enough.
    • Sampras vs. Federer in Their Prime – Who Wins? | How To Play Better Tennis - Tips From A Professional Tennis Coach 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.tennisthoughts.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He is fast, he has a great volley, a great serve, great backhand, great everything.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He serves well and has a great half-volley.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .If I was his coach, what can I tell him?^ If I was his coach, what can I tell him?
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ No wonder he doesn’t want a coach telling him to concentrate harder!
    • TENNIS.com - Blogs - Peter Bodo's TennisWorld - Peter Bodo's TennisWorld: The Mind and the Moment 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC tennisworld.typepad.com [Source type: Original source]

    He is a magician with a racket. .Even when he is playing badly, which is rarely, he can still do things with his racket nobody else can do.^ Even when he is playing badly, which is rarely, he can still do things with his racket nobody else can do.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Even though he played better, Del Potro was still dictating play with his serves, forehands and backhands.

    ^ When you're playing like that and he still comes up with all those great shots you really have to wonder if he's even from the same planet.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Goran Ivanisevic on the question if Federer is destined to become the greatest player of all time.^ But Federer is the greatest of all time, no doubt about it.
      • Federer wants Pitt 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.joblo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Is Federer the best player of all-time?
      • Federer not yet best ever - Sounding Off - msnbc.com 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC soundingoff.msnbc.msn.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Roger is on the verge to become the best player of all time.
      • Federer not yet best ever - Sounding Off - msnbc.com 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC soundingoff.msnbc.msn.com [Source type: Original source]

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  • Well, I think when I look at Roger, I mean, I'm a fan.^ ROGER FEDERER: Well, I mean, look, when you -- I've come back so many times, you know, and every time it seems when I come back, it's normal.
    • ASAP Sports - Tennis - 2007 - PACIFIC LIFE OPEN - March 11 - Roger Federer 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.asapsports.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Roger Federer himself called it the “the greatest shot I ever hit in my life.” What do you think, tennis fans?

    ^ I think it is totally cool that he has a normal (normal meaning, not skin and bones looking) girlfriend.
    • Roger Federer Magical Tennis: Roger Federer & Mirka Pictures 22 September 2009 13:37 UTC federermagic.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

    .I mean, I'm a fan of how he plays, what he's about, just the fact that I think he's a class—I don't know him personally, but seems like he's a class guy on and off the court.^ Don’t know what to say about ‘The Donald’.
    • Roger Federer Announces Mirka is Pregnant 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.tennis-x.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I like everything about him.

    ^ It will likely affect his off court preparation.
    • Roger Federer Announces Mirka is Pregnant 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.tennis-x.com [Source type: General]

    He's fun to watch. .Just his athletic ability, what he's able to do on the run.^ Just his athletic ability, what he's able to do on the run.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I think he can and will break every tennis record out there.^ Once you get out there, you think of each and every point.
    • ASAP Sports - Tennis - 2006 - US OPEN - September 9 - Roger Federer 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.asapsports.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Tennis: Five's Alive for Federer Roger Federer is looking to win Wimbledon for the fifth year running, Jon Henderson meets a man determined to break records.
    • Roger Federer 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.buzzle.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There is alot of misconceptions out there...people here "6" and they think big deal...
    • Roger Federer Height - Federer's 22 September 2009 13:37 UTC www.celebheights.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • Pete Sampras, winner of 14 Grand Slams.^ Which can be rephrased -- will he break Pete Sampras’ record of 14 Grand Slams?
      • Federer not yet best ever - Sounding Off - msnbc.com 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC soundingoff.msnbc.msn.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ John McEnroe , winner of 7 Grand Slams.
      • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
      • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Mats Wilander , winner of 7 Grand Slams.
      • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
      • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

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  • I don't see anyone with a big enough weapon to hurt him.^ I don't see anyone with a big enough weapon to hurt him.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I don’t see him losing his motivation, though.
    • 2009 French Open Men's Singles Final Match Live Blog: Roger Federer vs. Robin Soderling - The Daily Fix - WSJ 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC blogs.wsj.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I also haven’t seen him live and he and Pete will be playing 2 hours flight time from where I stay right now but unfortunately I don’t think I’ll be able to see them.
    • Sampras vs. Federer in Their Prime – Who Wins? | How To Play Better Tennis - Tips From A Professional Tennis Coach 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.tennisthoughts.com [Source type: Original source]

    .They're just staying back and Roger is able to dictate well enough.^ Look at Andre and Andy they hook up with supermodels, singers or movie stars that doesn't work my friend...stay where you are Roger!!
    • Roger Federer Magical Tennis: Roger Federer & Mirka Pictures 22 September 2009 13:37 UTC federermagic.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They're both serving extremely well.
    • Wimbledon 2009: Roger Federer v Andy Roddick - as it happened | Scott Murray | Sport | guardian.co.uk 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Because I love touring in Asia, it's just wonderful cultures here, and such nice people, and they're so friendly, it's just really nice.
    • Interview with Roger Federer - CNN.com 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC edition.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Interview with Roger Federer - CNN.com 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC edition.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

    .You just have to serve well and attack him.^ You just have to serve well and attack him.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You have to break the other’s serve as well.
    • Sampras vs. Federer in Their Prime – Who Wins? | How To Play Better Tennis - Tips From A Professional Tennis Coach 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.tennisthoughts.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You well know I have a thing for Roger, but man he was a bit skeezy just a few years ago.

  • I really consider myself top 5 player in the world, which it doesn't mean that I am close to Roger.^ I really consider myself top 5 player in the world, which it doesn't mean that I am close to Roger.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Roger Federer is definitely the world top tennis player.
    • Roger Federer Pictures Gallery - Tennis Player Wallpaper | Federer Girlfriend Photos 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Roger doesn’t do anything unless it’s over the top.
    • ROGER FEDERER BABY MUSINGS: CHARLENE, MYLA AND PATERNITY LEAVE | GOTOTENNIS 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gototennisblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
  • Oh, I would be honoured to even be compared to Roger.^ Indian Wells 2006 .

    ^ Indian Wells 2006 All Pictures .

    ^ Ljubicic) and back-to-back AMS in Indian Wells (d.
    • ATP Spanish - Tenistas – Roger Federer 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC es.atpworldtour.com [Source type: General]

    .He is such an unbelievable talent, and is capable of anything.^ He is such an unbelievable talent, and is capable of anything.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Roger could be the greatest tennis player of all time.^ For me Roger is the greatest player ever who played the tennis game.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Is Federer the best player of all-time?
    • Federer not yet best ever - Sounding Off - msnbc.com 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC soundingoff.msnbc.msn.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Roger is on the verge to become the best player of all time.
    • Federer not yet best ever - Sounding Off - msnbc.com 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC soundingoff.msnbc.msn.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Rod Laver, winner of 11 Grand Slams, considered by some the greatest player to ever play the game of tennis.^ For me Roger is the greatest player ever who played the tennis game.
      • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
      • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Roger Federer 5 Roger is the best tennis player to ever play the game.
      • Roger Federer - Male Tennis Players (all-time) - Reviews on RateItAll 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.rateitall.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ John McEnroe , winner of 7 Grand Slams.
      • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
      • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

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  • Roger's got too many shots, too much talent in one body.^ Roger's got too many shots, too much talent in one body.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Here are some wider shots (I did no cropping on that first one) of Roger getting treatment.

    ^ Sporting ability: 10/10 - Sports fans throw the word 'genius' around far too much, but let's get one thing straight: Roger Federer is a genius.
    • Stars of the decade: 3. Roger Federer - Yahoo! Eurosport 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC eurosport.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

    .It's hardly fair that one person can do all this—his backhands, his forehands, volleys, serving, his court position.^ It's hardly fair that one person can do all this—his backhands, his forehands, volleys, serving, his court position.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In a serve and volley against Sampras, Federer’s return will not be strong but fast enough to go to the other side of the court which will make sampras have a hard time volleying it for a winner.
    • Sampras vs. Federer in Their Prime – Who Wins? | How To Play Better Tennis - Tips From A Professional Tennis Coach 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.tennisthoughts.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ DEL POTRO HOLDS; FEDERER LEADS 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-4, 5-5: Serving at 15-all, del Potro misses badly on a forehand near the net to move Federer within two points of the championship.
    • Juan Martin del Potro stuns Roger�Federer in U.S. Open final - Tennis - SI.com 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC sportsillustrated.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Juan Martin del Potro stuns Roger�Federer in U.S. Open final - Tennis - SI.com 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC images.si.com [Source type: Original source]

    .The way he moves around the court, you feel like he's barely touching the ground.^ The way he moves around the court, you feel like he's barely touching the ground.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Hope you don’t end up being another stat in divorce court like Borg, Becker, Justine, Agassi, McEnroe, Evert etc.
    • Roger Federer - Boxxet 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But this is also agreat feeling of coming through this way, you know, not the easy way, showingdifferent qualities.
    • Roland Garros - The 2009 French Open - Official Site by IBM 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.rolandgarros.com [Source type: Original source]

    .That's the sign of a great champion.^ That's the sign of a great champion.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Rod Laver, after 2007 Australian Open semifinal match.^ Australian Open 2007 .

      ^ Rod Laver , after 2007 Australian Open semifinal match.
      • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
      • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ A French Open win will make Federer as the only man since Rod Laver to hold all four Grand Slam titles at the same time.
      • Is Roger Federer gay? | OddJack Gambling Guide on the 2009 NFL Football Season, College Football, the Ultimate Fighting Championships, MLB Baseball, F1, the Tour de France, Boxing and all Sports Betting Picks, Tips, Odds and Lines 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.oddjack.com [Source type: Original source]

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  • The best way to beat him would be to hit him over the head with a racquet.^ The best way to beat him would be to hit him over the head with a racquet.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Not likely Federer would beat him.
    • Sampras: "I could have beaten Federer" - CBSSports.com Message Boards 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.cbssports.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Yes, I really hit with him when he was 15, during a tournament in Basel, and I knew then he would be good, but not this good.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Roger could win the Grand Slam if he keeps playing the way he is and, if he does that, it will equate to the two Grand Slams that I won because standards are much higher these days.^ Grand Slam champions touring the town the day after their big wins...

    ^ Grand Slam finals won by Roger Federe  .
    • Roger Federer 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

    ^ One of these days, the experts predicted, he was going to win a Grand Slam tournament.
    • Roger Federer « Art Spander 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC artspander.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Rod Laver, speaking ahead of the 2007 Australian Open final against Fernando Gonzalez.^ Australian Open 2007 .

      ^ Rod Laver , speaking ahead of the 2007 Australian Open final against Fernando Gonzalez.
      • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
      • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Agassi will open against Pavel in final U.S. Open .

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  • He's the best I've ever played against.^ "I've seen every single match that Nadal and Federer have played against each other.
    • GO ROGER! - The Roger Federer Fansite @ goroger.net 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC goroger.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I definitely played my best match against him, but there was not much I could do.” .
    • Roger Federer | Hitting Back :: A New York Sports Blog 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.hittingback.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Q. Now,today you've played against a very big server, and what about this?
    • Roland Garros - The 2009 French Open - Official Site by IBM 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.rolandgarros.com [Source type: Original source]

    .There's nowhere to go.^ There's nowhere to go.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .There's nothing to do except hit fairways, hit greens and make putts.^ There's nothing to do except hit fairways, hit greens and make putts.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Nothing grandiose bounced around Britton’s mind, but after hitting against Nadal, maybe, Britton hoped, he could pull off a shot here or there against Federer.
    • Roger Federer « Art Spander 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC artspander.com [Source type: Original source]

    Every shot has that sort of urgency on it. .I've played a lot of them (other players), so many years, there's a safety zone, there's a place to get to, there's something to focus on, there's a way.^ I've seen a lot of people play.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I've played a lot of them (other players), so many years, there's a safety zone, there's a place to get to, there's something to focus on, there's a way.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ With his prowress on the courts the last 3-4 years and the way he slams at one Grand Slam after another,I think Roger Federer is on his way to being the best tennis player this century,no disrespect to the many other tennis greats before him.
    • Roger Federer,is he the best tennis player ever? - Tennis - Comcast.net Community 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC community.comcast.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Anything you try to do, he potentially has an answer for and it's just a function of when he starts pulling the triggers necessary to get you to change to that decision.^ Anything you try to do, he potentially has an answer for and it's just a function of when he starts pulling the triggers necessary to get you to change to that decision.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For me it's a smooth action, you know, I try not to have too many, how to say yips, or hiccups or whatever in the serve, I just try to do it very smooth.
    • Interview with Roger Federer - CNN.com 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC edition.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Interview with Roger Federer - CNN.com 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC edition.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If you watch him closely, he dosen’t really look like he is trying at all, he barely breaks a sweat…he is just awesome and inspiring.
    • Sampras vs. Federer in Their Prime – Who Wins? | How To Play Better Tennis - Tips From A Professional Tennis Coach 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.tennisthoughts.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • He hits that short chip, moves you forward, moves you back.^ Andre Agassi , at US Open 2005.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Wimbledon 2005 — US Open 2007 .

    ^ He hits that short chip, moves you forward, moves you back.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .He uses your pace against you.^ AR: You're currently playing the last in a series of exhibition matches here in Asia, and we are sitting in Macau for your last one against Pete Sampras.
    • Interview with Roger Federer - CNN.com 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC edition.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Interview with Roger Federer - CNN.com 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC edition.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And lastly, you don’t claim to be greatest ever and continue to lose against your greatest rival (Nadal) in al surfaces.
    • Sampras vs. Federer in Their Prime – Who Wins? | How To Play Better Tennis - Tips From A Professional Tennis Coach 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.tennisthoughts.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ AR: So what kind of tactics are you gonna use against Pistol Pete today?
    • Interview with Roger Federer - CNN.com 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC edition.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Interview with Roger Federer - CNN.com 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC edition.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

    .If you take pace off, so that he can't use your pace, he can step around and hurt you with the forehand.^ He uses your pace against you.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If you take pace off, so that he can't use your pace, he can step around and hurt you with the forehand.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ My major issue with your critical post is that you habitually use the word ‘have’ in place of the more correct ‘has.’ For instance: .
    • English as the Lingua Franca | Stephen M. Walt 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC walt.foreignpolicy.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Just the amount of options he has to get around any particular stage of the match where maybe something's out of sync is—seems to be endless.^ Best of luck to both of you, even though she seems a little preoccupied, maybe even bored, during your matches.
    • Roger Federer Magical Tennis: Roger Federer's Girlfriend - Miroslava 'Mirka' Vavrinec 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC federermagic.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Just getting ‑‑ serving for a long time,running around for a long time and just making it really a match situation in afive setter of a French Open.
    • Roland Garros - The 2009 French Open - Official Site by IBM 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.rolandgarros.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He stuck around to compete in doubles, but was basically just partying at night instead of preparing for his matches.
    • JockBio: Roger Federer Biography 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.jockbio.com [Source type: General]

    .His success out there is just a mere reflection of all the things that he can do.^ His success out there is just a mere reflection of all the things that he can do.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ That is probably just a preception thing, but there it is.
    • TENNIS.com - Blogs - Peter Bodo's TennisWorld - Peter Bodo's TennisWorld: The Mind and the Moment 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC tennisworld.typepad.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I'll just fly out there a few times a year for a marathon session!

    .
  • There's probably not a department in his game that couldn't be considered the best in that department.^ Wimbledon 2005 — US Open 2007 .

    ^ US Open 2005 .

    ^ Andre Agassi in the modern/Open era...

    .You watch him play Hewitt and everybody marvels at Hewitt's speed, as well as myself.^ You can't blame him for playing on.
    • GO ROGER! - The Roger Federer Fansite @ goroger.net 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC goroger.net [Source type: Original source]
    • Federer supports Henry over handball storm - Soccerway 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.soccerway.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Please beat him tomorrow.Beat him,beat him.I trust your tennis,I like to watch your tennis,you are the great player,you are the great sportman.
    • Roger Federer Magical Tennis: Roger Federer's Girlfriend - Miroslava 'Mirka' Vavrinec 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC federermagic.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Watching him fall apart in the 5th set of the Australian to Nadal was proof enough, then getting schooled by Murray in Indian Wells should hammer it home.
    • Wake up Federer; hire a coach - Sounding Off - msnbc.com 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC soundingoff.msnbc.msn.com [Source type: General]

    .And you start to realize, `Is it possible Federer even moves better?'^ Federer even better?
    • Roger Federer: News & Videos about Roger Federer - CNN.com 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And you start to realize, `Is it possible Federer even moves better?'
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ John McEnroe on the CBS telecast notes that Federer seems more relaxed at the start and is moving much better.
    • 2009 U.S. Open Tennis Men's Singles Final Live Blog: Roger Federer vs. Juan Martin del Potro - The Daily Fix - WSJ 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC blogs.wsj.com [Source type: General]

    .Then you watch him play Andy [Roddick], and you go, `Andy has a big forehand.^ I watched some of those,you know, the big matches he played.
    • Roland Garros - The 2009 French Open - Official Site by IBM 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.rolandgarros.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You can't blame him for playing on.
    • GO ROGER! - The Roger Federer Fansite @ goroger.net 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC goroger.net [Source type: Original source]
    • Federer supports Henry over handball storm - Soccerway 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.soccerway.com [Source type: News]

    ^ He'll play Lleyton Hewitt or Andy Roddick on Friday as he becomes the first British semi-finalist since Tim Henman in 2002.

    .Is it possible Federer's forehand is the best in the game?'^ Is it possible Federer's forehand is the best in the game?'
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Federer mainly plays from the baseline but is also comfortable at the net being one of the best volleyers in the game today.

    ^ Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal long ago established themselves as the best of the best in mens tennis, far ahead of anyone else in the game these days.
    • Roger Federer - Boxxet 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: Original source]

    .You watch him at the net, you watch him serve-volley somebody that doesn't return so well and you put him up there with the best in every department.^ He serves well and has a great half-volley.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There you go, well done!
    • Interview with Roger Federer - CNN.com 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC edition.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Interview with Roger Federer - CNN.com 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC edition.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You watch him at the net, you watch him serve-volley somebody that doesn't return so well and you put him up there with the best in every department.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .You see him play from the ground against those that play from the ground for a living, and argue he does it better than anybody.^ Hewitt is taller than expected when you see him in person.
    • Roger Federer Height - Federer's 22 September 2009 13:37 UTC www.celebheights.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ You see him play from the ground against those that play from the ground for a living, and argue he does it better than anybody.
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Today he played better than me.
    • Roger Federer | Hitting Back :: A New York Sports Blog 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.hittingback.com [Source type: General]

  • He's a real person. He's not an enigma. Off the court he's not trying to be somebody. .If you met him at McDonald's and you didn't know who he was, you would have no idea that he's one of the best athletes in the world.^ No zazzz, you know?
    • Roger Federer Killed David Foster Wallace || kuro5hin.org 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.kuro5hin.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You probably didn't know that.
    • USATODAY.com - Federer wants USA to know him better 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.usatoday.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Would you like to be the world’s best at something?
    • Breaking News English ESL Lesson Plan on Roger Federer 22 September 2009 13:37 UTC www.breakingnewsenglish.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • I think there's—he's the main guy and then there's probably four or five of us that are—I don't know.^ I don't know her in person and I don't think is up to us to comment that.
    • Roger Federer Magical Tennis: Roger Federer & Mirka Pictures 22 September 2009 13:37 UTC federermagic.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Roger Federer defeated Andy Roddick in a five-set epic at Wimbledon to claim a record 15th grand slam title...
    • Federer, Roger - Blogrunner 22 September 2009 13:37 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

    ^ None other than the main man, Andy Roddick.
    • Roger Federer Announces Mirka is Pregnant 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.tennis-x.com [Source type: General]

    .Maybe we need to do just a tag team effort or something, join forces, you know, like Power Rangers or something.^ Williams doesn't just do power, you know.

    ^ If it’s like this, you never know what happened.
    • Roger Federer | Hitting Back :: A New York Sports Blog 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.hittingback.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Could it be that maybe they just like each other for who they are?
    • Roger Federer Magical Tennis: Roger Federer & Mirka Pictures 22 September 2009 13:37 UTC federermagic.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Andy Roddick, after losing to Roger Federer at the final of Cincinnati 2005.[31]
  • [In the modern game], you're either a clay court specialist, a grass court specialist or a hard court specialist ...^ Do you support Roger Federer?

    ^ Mind you, Roddick isn't troubling Federer's much either.
    • Wimbledon 2009: Roger Federer v Andy Roddick - as it happened | Scott Murray | Sport | guardian.co.uk 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Roger, you're the best!
    • Roger Federer Magical Tennis: Roger Federer & Mirka Pictures 22 September 2009 13:37 UTC federermagic.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

    or you're Roger Federer. .
    • Jimmy Connors, winner of 8 Grand Slams.^ Yes he won it and now level with Pete to win highest Grand Slam winner and more good to see first French Title.

      ^ One of five players (Bjorn Borg, Jimmy Connors, Stefan Edberg, Gustavo Kuerten) in the Open Era to win his first three Grand Slam finals.
      • USATODAY.com - Federer wants USA to know him better 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.usatoday.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Roger Federer 5 Obviously the best player ever 7 straight grand slam finals and he will break Connors record for most consecutive weeks at No.
      • Roger Federer - Male Tennis Players (all-time) - Reviews on RateItAll 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.rateitall.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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  • He hasn't changed a bit. He hasn't been arrogant in the locker room. He never is. That's great to see someone that does it with class. He doesn't intentionally get in anyone's face. He doesn't put people down. .
  • He is on his way to becoming possibly the greatest of all time.^ Greatest of all time?
    • Saluting Roger Federer 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Oh, and he would become the greatest player of all time, too.
    • 2009 French Open Men's Singles Final Match Live Blog: Roger Federer vs. Robin Soderling - The Daily Fix - WSJ 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC blogs.wsj.com [Source type: General]

    ^ All there's left is the greatest player of all time attempting to win a record 15th grand slam in his 20th grand-slam final.
    • Wimbledon 2009: Roger Federer v Andy Roddick - as it happened | Scott Murray | Sport | guardian.co.uk 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

    But he's still human. .
    • James Blake, before he faced Federer in the Quarterfinal at the US Open 2006.[34]
  • He put tennis, the bar very high—very high.^ US Open 2006 .

    ^ The US Open at Flushing Meadows doesn't actually start on August 31 when Federer, Svetlana Kuznetsova, and all the top tennis stars arrive; it starts August 25 at the...
    • Federer, Roger - Blogrunner 22 September 2009 13:37 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Federer would win the US Open on September 13th, but it was likely too late for redemption.
    • Roger Federer Killed David Foster Wallace || kuro5hin.org 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.kuro5hin.org [Source type: Original source]

    It's incredible what kind of game he can play. .
  • I'd like to be in his shoes for one day to know what it feels like to play that way.^ Do you know that when you cried in the Australian Open...I was crying with you too!
    • Roger Federer Magical Tennis: Roger Federer's Girlfriend - Miroslava 'Mirka' Vavrinec 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC federermagic.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Australian Open 2005 .

    ^ Federer has played the likes of Fernando Gonzalez and a tired 35 year old Agassi and Roddick several times when Roddick couldn't hit a backhand to save his life.
    • Federer not yet best ever - Sounding Off - msnbc.com 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC soundingoff.msnbc.msn.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Mats Wilander, winner of 7 Grand Slams.^ Yes he won it and now level with Pete to win highest Grand Slam winner and more good to see first French Title.

      ^ Tennis fans were gushing about the tour’s first three-Slam champ since Mats Wilander in 1988.
      • JockBio: Roger Federer Biography 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.jockbio.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Doesn’t it seem odd that the only guy to really challenge fed on grass is the only other grand slam winner in the last three years?
      • Sampras vs. Federer in Their Prime – Who Wins? | How To Play Better Tennis - Tips From A Professional Tennis Coach 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.tennisthoughts.com [Source type: Original source]

      [36]
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  • Roger Federer is the most talented tennis player I have ever seen.^ Roger Federer Roger Federer is a Swiss tennis professional.
    • Roger Federer Pictures Gallery - Tennis Player Wallpaper | Federer Girlfriend Photos 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Tennis champion Roger Federer .
    • Interview with Roger Federer - CNN.com 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC edition.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Interview with Roger Federer - CNN.com 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC edition.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "Roger's the greatest, most complete player I have ever seen."
    • USATODAY.com - Federer wants USA to know him better 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.usatoday.com [Source type: General]

    He has the capacity to become the greatest in history.
  • Roger is a complete player.^ "Roger's the greatest, most complete player I have ever seen."
    • USATODAY.com - Federer wants USA to know him better 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.usatoday.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Roger then took Soderling apart in the final to become the sixth player ever to complete a career Grand Slam.
    • JockBio: Roger Federer Biography 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.jockbio.com [Source type: General]

    .What he has, and it's not luck, is the ability to change his game slightly as to what his opponent's doing to him.^ These cat-and-mouse games used to be his undoing, but he has perfected his craft, and now it his opponents who look helpless at times, not him.
    • JockBio: Roger Federer Biography 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.jockbio.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • Jack Kramer, an all-time great of the game.^ The best player of all time has the best overall tennis game as compared to others'.
      • Federer not yet best ever - Sounding Off - msnbc.com 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC soundingoff.msnbc.msn.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ AM PST. "It's hard to convince people that this is one of the great sport rivalries of all time when they spend more time hugging each other than trash talking."
      • Federer-Nadal | Mother Jones 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC motherjones.com [Source type: General]

      ^ "We don't want to see such things in our sport but at the same time we should not forget all the great things he did for the sport," Federer added.
      • GO ROGER! - The Roger Federer Fansite @ goroger.net 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC goroger.net [Source type: Original source]

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    • .
  • I thought Ellsworth Vines and Don Budge were pretty good.^ It turned out pretty good, I thought."
    • GO ROGER! - The Roger Federer Fansite @ goroger.net 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC goroger.net [Source type: Original source]

    .And Gonzalez and Hoad could play a bit, too, but I have never seen anyone play the game better than Federer.^ If I had played a bit better on the attack, then it could have made a difference.
    • GO ROGER! - The Roger Federer Fansite @ goroger.net 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC goroger.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "I think I could have played a bit better from the baseline, a bit more aggressive.
    • GO ROGER! - The Roger Federer Fansite @ goroger.net 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC goroger.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Also Mcenroe never played Federer.
    • Sampras: "I could have beaten Federer" - CBSSports.com Message Boards 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.cbssports.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .He serves well and has a great half-volley.^ Having a great serve and volley is not enough.
    • Sampras vs. Federer in Their Prime – Who Wins? | How To Play Better Tennis - Tips From A Professional Tennis Coach 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.tennisthoughts.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The great serve and volleyers of the 90s competed very well with Agassi and they won Wimbledons and other fast surface titles despite he and other formidable baseliners competing.
    • Sampras vs. Federer in Their Prime – Who Wins? | How To Play Better Tennis - Tips From A Professional Tennis Coach 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.tennisthoughts.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Serving and volleying done well is a high percentage, efficiently effective way to win points (check with tennis coaches).
    • Sampras vs. Federer in Their Prime – Who Wins? | How To Play Better Tennis - Tips From A Professional Tennis Coach 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.tennisthoughts.com [Source type: Original source]

    .I've never known anyone who can do as many things on a court as he can.^ Best Tennis Player Anyone who enjoys tennis would never forget American Pete Sampras.
    • Roger Federer Pictures Gallery - Tennis Player Wallpaper | Federer Girlfriend Photos 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I've never really been in a huge center-court match there.
    • USATODAY.com - Federer wants USA to know him better 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.usatoday.com [Source type: General]

    ^ When Roger is playing his best, he is as good as anyone who has ever taken the court.
    • JockBio: Roger Federer Biography 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.jockbio.com [Source type: General]

  • I'm not sure if he has any weakness in his repertoir. .
  • Maybe Roger Federer will rescue tennis.^ Roger Federer Roger Federer is a Swiss tennis professional.
    • Roger Federer Pictures Gallery - Tennis Player Wallpaper | Federer Girlfriend Photos 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Tennis champion Roger Federer .
    • Interview with Roger Federer - CNN.com 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC edition.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Interview with Roger Federer - CNN.com 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC edition.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Roger Federer dominates the tennis game.
    • Roger Federer Pictures Gallery - Tennis Player Wallpaper | Federer Girlfriend Photos 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .He plays like we did in the past.^ At least she doesn't chew gum or smoke in the stands like some of the players' girlfriends did in the past.
    • Roger Federer Magical Tennis: Roger Federer & Mirka Pictures 22 September 2009 13:37 UTC federermagic.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Play is scheduled to start at 2pm, and unless A-Rod brings his A-Serve to C-Court, like he did on Friday afternoon, it will finish around 3.30pm.
    • Wimbledon 2009: Roger Federer v Andy Roddick - as it happened | Scott Murray | Sport | guardian.co.uk 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Ilie Nastase, first ever World No.1 when rankings were introduced in 1973.[41]
  • He is capable of hitting shots which other players don't even think about trying.^ I don't think he should worry about this.
    • Roland Garros - The 2009 French Open - Official Site by IBM 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.rolandgarros.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I don't even think his conditioning helped.
    • Wake up Federer; hire a coach - Sounding Off - msnbc.com 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC soundingoff.msnbc.msn.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I honestly don’t think Federer can’t even come close to Pete if the situation is reversed.
    • Sampras vs. Federer in Their Prime – Who Wins? | How To Play Better Tennis - Tips From A Professional Tennis Coach 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.tennisthoughts.com [Source type: Original source]

    He has so many skills. .
    • Ivan Lendl, on the 25 Birthday Party of Federer in Toronto.^ By reaching the semifinals at the 2006 U.S. Open, Federer tied Ivan Lendl 's record of 10 consecutive Grand Slam semifinal appearances.
      • Roger Federer - ArmchairGM - Sports Wiki Database 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC armchairgm.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Federer is the first player since Ivan Lendl in 1986-87 to win back-to-back Tennis Masters Cup titles without losing a match.
      • Roger Federer - ArmchairGM - Sports Wiki Database 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC armchairgm.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Federer now has a chance to become the only man other than Ivan Lendl to finish the year at No.
      • GO ROGER! - The Roger Federer Fansite @ goroger.net 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC goroger.net [Source type: Original source]

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    • .
  • Maybe I could win more championships and prize money if Federer was not in the same age with me, but you have to know that there is something money can not buy—that's playing against Federer.^ You know, I mean, he played pretty much the same, ” said Federer on the difference.
    • Roger Federer | Hitting Back :: A New York Sports Blog 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.hittingback.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Could you please let me know.
    • Roger Federer Magical Tennis: Roger Federer & Mirka Pictures 22 September 2009 13:37 UTC federermagic.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But, you know, it's also dueto the opponents I was playing against.
    • Roland Garros - The 2009 French Open - Official Site by IBM 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.rolandgarros.com [Source type: Original source]

  • He is the best man in the game, on and off the court, and he has a great personality.^ His anticipation and court sense are otherworldly, and his footwork is the best in the game as a child, he was also a soccer prodigy.
    • Roger Federer as Religious Experience - Tennis - New York Times 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.nytimes.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Roger Federer as Religious Experience - Tennis - New York Times 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.nytimes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "A very wild personality on and off the court and that's why we love him," Federer said of Safin in the video posted on the ATP Paris Masters website.
    • GO ROGER! - The Roger Federer Fansite @ goroger.net 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC goroger.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He capped the game off by ripping a cross-court forehand winner.
    • 2009 U.S. Open Tennis Men's Singles Final Live Blog: Roger Federer vs. Juan Martin del Potro - The Daily Fix - WSJ 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC blogs.wsj.com [Source type: General]

    .I enjoy so much having opportunities to compete against him.^ Hewitt has a winning record against Sampras and sampras’ clay is not the best (so he doesn’t compete on clay as much as he should have).
    • Sampras vs. Federer in Their Prime – Who Wins? | How To Play Better Tennis - Tips From A Professional Tennis Coach 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.tennisthoughts.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I definitely played my best match against him, but there was not much I could do.” .
    • Roger Federer | Hitting Back :: A New York Sports Blog 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.hittingback.com [Source type: General]

  • I am so proud to have him around. .It is very pity that I am not able to play with Pete Sampras, but it's OK, I can see Federer on the tour.^ Although Federer got the coveted 15 Grand Slam titles, beating previous record holder Pete Sampras, he looks like he is still on top of his game.

    ^ I watched a match of him playing Pete Sampras and he was about half an inch taller.
    • Roger Federer Height - Federer's 22 September 2009 13:37 UTC www.celebheights.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I also haven’t seen him live and he and Pete will be playing 2 hours flight time from where I stay right now but unfortunately I don’t think I’ll be able to see them.
    • Sampras vs. Federer in Their Prime – Who Wins? | How To Play Better Tennis - Tips From A Professional Tennis Coach 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.tennisthoughts.com [Source type: Original source]

    .I could tell my grandson someday that I have competed against the greatest player on the planet.^ He could have just dumped her for someone more attractive and fit, but he didn’t which tells me he’s not a player who uses people and dumps them when he’s bored of them.
    • Roger Federer Announces Mirka is Pregnant 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.tennis-x.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I definitely played my best match against him, but there was not much I could do.” .
    • Roger Federer | Hitting Back :: A New York Sports Blog 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.hittingback.com [Source type: General]

  • Today I was playing my best tennis, trying lots of different things, but nothing worked.^ Thank you for being with me, Anjali Rao, and my guest today, world tennis No.
    • Interview with Roger Federer - CNN.com 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC edition.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Interview with Roger Federer - CNN.com 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC edition.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Both players only lost matches when they made a lot of unforced errors, which is something neither do much of while playing at their best.
    • Sampras vs. Federer in Their Prime – Who Wins? | How To Play Better Tennis - Tips From A Professional Tennis Coach 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.tennisthoughts.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ My problem is in trying to compare players from eras that differ dramatically in both surface and equipment.
    • Federer not yet best ever - Sounding Off - msnbc.com 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC soundingoff.msnbc.msn.com [Source type: Original source]

    .When you're playing like that and he still comes up with all those great shots you really have to wonder if he's even from the same planet.^ I really played great, you know, in the big tournaments this year.
    • Interview with Roger Federer - CNN.com 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC edition.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Interview with Roger Federer - CNN.com 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC edition.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You´re wonderfull to look at hope you play tennis for a while to come!
    • Roger Federer Magical Tennis: Roger Federer's Girlfriend - Miroslava 'Mirka' Vavrinec 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC federermagic.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

    ^ He's still playing catch-up if you will.
    • Wake up Federer; hire a coach - Sounding Off - msnbc.com 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC soundingoff.msnbc.msn.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • Novak Djokovic, after Davis Cup match.^ Even Roddick said - after the US lost the Davis Cup finals in Spain where it was like a Real match, that it was an electric atmosphere and unreal experience.
      • TENNIS.com - Blogs - Peter Bodo's TennisWorld - Peter Bodo's TennisWorld: The Mind and the Moment 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC tennisworld.typepad.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ I tried everything, but he was particularly good today,” a disappointed Starace expressed while dropping his first Davis Cup singles match in 11 tries.
      • Roger Federer | Hitting Back :: A New York Sports Blog 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.hittingback.com [Source type: General]

      ^ In his first Davis Cup singles match against Italy Friday, Roger Federer made quick work of Simone Bolelli, taking it in straight sets 6-3, 6-4, 6-1.
      • Roger Federer | Hitting Back :: A New York Sports Blog 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.hittingback.com [Source type: General]

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    • .
  • Roger is like a good red wine, he's getting better with age...I think his big years will be when he is 26, 27, 28.
    • Tony Roche, former coach of Roger Federer.^ What do you think Roger Federer feels like to be the greatest?
      • Breaking News English ESL Lesson Plan on Roger Federer 22 September 2009 13:37 UTC www.breakingnewsenglish.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ ROGER FEDERER: Four years.
      • Roland Garros - The 2009 French Open - Official Site by IBM 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.rolandgarros.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Roger was practically unbeatable when Tony Roche was his coach.
      • Wake up Federer; hire a coach - Sounding Off - msnbc.com 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC soundingoff.msnbc.msn.com [Source type: General]

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    • .
  • Roger hasn't even started to use a lot of his game.^ Roger even had to stop his motion and start again.
    • TENNIS.com - Blogs - Peter Bodo's TennisWorld - Peter Bodo's TennisWorld: The Mind and the Moment 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC tennisworld.typepad.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Perhaps even a player like Agassi had a lot to do with it, making the baseline game look so glamorous.
    • Sampras vs. Federer in Their Prime – Who Wins? | How To Play Better Tennis - Tips From A Professional Tennis Coach 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.tennisthoughts.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Furthermore, the referees did not even choose to use instant replay to review the play, effectively ending the game.

    .
    • Tony Roche, former coach of Roger Federer.^ Does Roger Federer need a coach?
      • Wake up Federer; hire a coach - Sounding Off - msnbc.com 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC soundingoff.msnbc.msn.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Roger was practically unbeatable when Tony Roche was his coach.
      • Wake up Federer; hire a coach - Sounding Off - msnbc.com 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC soundingoff.msnbc.msn.com [Source type: General]

      ^ The major reason that Roger Federer needs a coach is that he has to train specifically to beat Rafael Nadal.
      • He ain't dead yet! All Roger Federer needs is a spot of TLC from Sampras and Agassi - Sportingo 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.sportingo.com [Source type: Original source]

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  • Just about everything he does is pretty impressive.^ His ranking is steadily slipping just about week by week, which is pretty sad given the level of talent that Blake possesses.
    • He ain't dead yet! All Roger Federer needs is a spot of TLC from Sampras and Agassi - Sportingo 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC www.sportingo.com [Source type: Original source]

    So, yeah, 50 titles at any age is impressive. 50 titles at 26 is incredible. .50 titles with 11 of them being Grand Slams, and I think now 14 being Masters Series, that's just phenomenal.^ Grand Slam title and most titles.
    • Interview with Roger Federer - CNN.com 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC edition.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Interview with Roger Federer - CNN.com 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC edition.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ At just 26 and with 12 Grand Slam titles to his name, the Swiss star is often called the best tennis player ever.
    • Interview with Roger Federer - CNN.com 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC edition.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Interview with Roger Federer - CNN.com 28 January 2010 1:45 UTC edition.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Yes he won it and now level with Pete to win highest Grand Slam winner and more good to see first French Title.

    .
    • James Blake after their final in Cincinnati 2007, when Federer won his 50th title in the ATP circuit.^ In the 2007 final, Federer won in straight sets.

      ^ Federer out of ATP Finals.
      • Federer, Roger - Blogrunner 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: News]

      ^ Federer won five straight matches to get to this latest Grand Slam final, and everyone else who competed in the tournament except Nadal were watching him play Nadal for the title.
      • Federer-Nadal | Mother Jones 8 January 2010 7:07 UTC motherjones.com [Source type: General]

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Roger Federer (born August 8, 1981, Basel) is a Swiss tennis professional who is currently ranked number two in the world. He was the world number one from February 2, 2004 until August 18, 2008, when Rafael Nadal became number one. He became World No. 1 again on July 6, 2009. Federer holds the record for the most consecutive number of weeks at the top spot. Many experts believe that Federer is the greatest tennis player of all time. He has won sixteen Grand Slam singles titles: four at the Australian Open (2004, 2006, 2007 and 2010), one at the French Open (2009) , six at Wimbledon (2003 to 2007, 2009) and five at the U.S. Open (2004 to 2008). In 2007, he equalled the record for the most wins in a row at Wimbledon set by Bjorn Borg. He has recently won the French Open (2009) after losing to Nadal in the final in 2006, 2007 and 2008. He won Wimbledon in 2009 to make it a record of 15 Grand Slam titles. The previous record was 14; it was held by Pete Sampras. Federer's first language is Swiss-German and he speaks English, German and French fluently. He also speaks some Swedish and Italian. His wife is Mirka Vavrinec. After Wimbledon 2009 he became a father of twin girls who were named Charlene Riva and Myla Rose.

Grand Slam record

This table shows Federer's performance in each Grand Slam tournament in singles competition.

Year Australian Open French Open Wimbledon US Open
1999 Lost qualifier Round 1 Round 1 Lost qualifier
2000 Round 3 Round 4 Round 1 Round 3
2001 Round 3 Quarter-final Quarter-final Round 3
2002 Round 4 Round 1 Round 1 Round 4
2003 Round 4 Round 1 Winner Round 4
2004 Winner Round 3 Winner Winner
2005 Semi-final Semi-final Winner Winner
2006 Winner Final Winner Winner
2007 Winner Final Winner Winner
2008 Semi-final Final Final Winner
2009 Final Winner Winner Final
2010 Winner Quarter-final Quarter-final Semi-final
2011 Semi-final


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