However, he does not really find his game and finally loses the match against the tenacious Frenchman in three sets. Simone Bolelli Fabio Fognini 6—4, 6—4. Roger Federer 6—3, 5—7, 6—3. Although he loses the final against Juan Martin del Potro, he regains much of his confidence by playing tennis of the highest of levels in all his matches. He defeats the American Minor injuries force Roger to withdraw with a heavy heart from defending his title in Paris-Bercy.
The match is balanced in the beginning and only with a late break point at , does Roger manage to take the set. In the quarter-finals, he faces Andy Murray, whom walked off as the winner after the semi-final against our champion in the Australian Open of the previous year. He reaches the finals at the Masters Cup at the end of the year to increase his longest series of victories to Bob Bryan Mike Bryan 6—3, 3—6, [10—6]. Mahesh Bhupathi Leander Paes 6—4, 6—7 1—7 , 6—3.
The illness impedes serious training and has a decisive influence on the further course of his season. After having to survive three break points and calling for a medical timeout, play is fortunately stopped by rainfall allowing Roger the opportunity for more intensive medical treatment. Patrick Rafter 6—1, 6—3. The tournament victory is not only cause for celebration for Roger but also for the Roger Federer Foundation which, as of , is also active in Zambia and Zimbabwe. In the course of this change, he decides upon Peter Lundgren as his private coach.
Albert Costa Karim Alami. Roger dominates his opponent in the second set and finally wins the match after 1 hour and 33 minutes. Not the glorious past, but the athletic present entitles his fans to look forward to the Olympic year Hyung-taik Lee Vladimir Voltchkov.
Alex O'Brien Jared Palmer 7—5, 6—1. He is eliminated by Novak Djokovic in the semifinals at the Australian Open. The appointment of Pierre Paganini as his fitness coach in December further completes his team. Marcus Daniell Artem Sitak 3—6, 6—4, [16—14]. Lleyton Hewitt Sandon Stolle 6—2, 3—6, 6—3.
Roger can decide both matches confidently in his favour. The objectives are to support schooling, sports and play in locations where the necessary financial means are lacking or insufficient. However, the Czech beats him in 4 sets, mainly because he makes an unusual number of unforced errors and fails to keep up his performance of the previous matches.
Both deliver a gripping duel in the deciding set, during which the chances of victory keep tipping back and forth between the opponents. Marcos Baghdatis Alexandr Dolgopolov. Federer undergos arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus, and clarified the cause of the problem, It happened the day after the Djokovic match, said the time grand slam champion.
There are also quite a few changes in the private life of the then year old. In the course of this change, he decides upon Peter Lundgren as his private coach. He is the first player since Mats Wilander to win three of the four major tournaments. Winning his first match with ease, Roger manages the start of the French Open back in good form. The back injury that plagued him during the clay-court season, combined with the lingering effects of surgery for the freakish knee injury injury in January, as well as a virus that struck him down in Miami, took their toll on him.
Unfortunately, the subsequent tournaments take no turn for the better and, even worse: Kyle Spencer Mitch Sprengelmeyer. When Roger takes the fiercely contested fourth set in a tie-break, the Frenchman's spirit is broken and in a superb final spurt, Roger wins the last set It does not often happen to me that I cannot get a single break in a match. Perhaps the happy event, expected in , is one of them… Yet another record year ends for Roger and his fans.
Alexandr Dolgopolov Kei Nishikori. It is only at his home tournament in Basel that Roger finds his rhythm again and delights his fans with his fighting spirit. With Mardy Fish's withdrawal due to heart problems, Roger qualifies for the quarterfinals against Tomas Berdych. A chance for a rematch against Andreas Seppi manifests in the third round of the Indian Wells Masters. Roger is selected to lead the Swiss delegation into the stadium, bearing the flag.
However, the Serb remains persistent, keeps fighting his way back and converts his first match point after more than two hours. Jared Palmer Rennae Stubbs 7—5, 7—6 7—3. The outlook is very promising: This last rule also applies for playing in doubles matches. The first eyebrows are raised in astonishment in February in Marseille, where he defeats the world number 5 and reigning French Open champion, the Spaniard Carlos Moya. In the group stage he defeats Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Rafael Nadal, qualifying for the semi-final early and also wins the third group match against Mardy Fish without any problems.
Accompanied by his newly engaged coach, Tony Roche, Roger travels to the Paris tournament in May with great confidence. At the end of July, Roger not only celebrates the first birthday of his twin daughters, but also engages Paul Annacone as a second coach alongside Severin Lüthi. His personal happiness is completed by the birth of the twins Myla Rose und Charlene Riva on July 23rd. David Adams John-Laffnie de Jager 5—7, 6—2, 6—3. It is difficult enough to win in good times but to fight ones way back in difficult times is what makes a true champion. Nicolas Kiefer Younes El Aynaoui.