Roger is suffering from back problems during the next round against the Belgian, Xavier Malisse. Despite being eliminated in the Masters in the semi-finals, he ends the year in position 1 for the 5th time — however, for the first time as a husband and father. Gianluca Pozzi Davide Sanguinetti. Albert Costa Karim Alami. In an unparalleled fast start, Roger manages to end the first set in only 20 minutes, with the Serb merely winning only 10 points.
However, Juan Martin del Potro challenges him to the limit. David Adams Mariaan de Swardt 6—3, 3—6, 6—3. Winning Olympic silver ticks another box in his career. At last he is able to defeat Fernando Gonzalez in front of the very eyes of his numerous friends and his home crowd. Saurav Panja Srinath Prahlad.
He clearly dominates the former number 1 in the finals at Flushing Meadows, not only defeating the Australian Lleyton Hewitt but also winning two of the three sets to love. Yet, in spite of 6 title wins and 11 finals, Roger is unable to hold on to his position in the ATP ranking and finishes the year ranked no. He also successfully defends his Wimbledon title; he beats Andy Roddick in an impressive display for the third time in a row in London. Roger is defeated by Tomas Berdych in the quarter-finals in Wimbledon, failing for the first time since to reach the finals in London. Wayne Ferreira Yevgeny Kafelnikov. Justin Gimelstob Scott Humphries 6—3, 6—2.
His personal happiness is completed by the birth of the twins Myla Rose und Charlene Riva on July 23rd. The year commences splendidly: Not the glorious past, but the athletic present entitles his fans to look forward to the Olympic year The therapy seems to work wonders, since he wins the second set
Andrey Rublev Dmitry Tursunov 2—6, 6—1, [10—6]. In Grand Slams singles, he reached the fourth round the French Open. The match is balanced in the beginning and only with a late break point at , does Roger manage to take the set.
He travels directly from London to Gstaad, where he loses against the Argentinean qualifier Lucas Arnold in two sets 4: Roger fares better in the tournament in Toulouse, where he qualifies, defeats two professional players and only drops out in the quarter-finals against the player to later win the tournament. Accompanied by his newly engaged coach, Tony Roche, Roger travels to the Paris tournament in May with great confidence. The illness impedes serious training and has a decisive influence on the further course of his season. They play the Match for Africa on December 21st, for the benefit of the Roger Federer Foundation and meet again one day later in Madrid — this time for Nadal's foundation.
Perhaps the happy event, expected in , is one of them… Yet another record year ends for Roger and his fans. Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6—2, 7—5. He nevertheless establishes himself as the second best male player on clay. Roger's made-to-measure start results in a lead and he wins the tiebreak. The clay season has a promising start. At the French Open he is defeated in the round of sixteen after a fiercely fought match against Ernests Gulbis, lasting almost four hours.
Raven Klaasen Leander Paes. These tables present the number of singles S , doubles D , and mixed doubles X titles won by each player and each nation during the season, within all the tournament categories of the ATP World Tour: The clay season has a promising start. A fantastic year for Roger:
The images of his tears and his cheering, which nearly causes him to break his back, spread round the world like wildfire. Paul Goldstein Jim Thomas. Denis Istomin 7—6 7—1 , 7—6 8—6. The game seems under control with Roger leading by two sets — a head start that he never before relinquished at a Grand Slam tournament.
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After losing the first set and capturing the second 7: Magnus Norman 6—4, 4—6, 6—3. Back in Switzerland, Roger wins his home tournament, the Swiss Indoors in Basel, and with it his 6th title of the season. Roger enters his 57th consecutive Grand Slam tournament at the Australian Open in Melbourne — a new record.
Roger plays further show matches against Pete Sampras in November. Marat Safin Roger Federer. Juan Ignacio Chela 6—4, 7—6 7—4. Magnus Norman 6—3, 4—6, 6—4, 6—4. Roger makes an appearance in Stuttgart and loses to Dominic Thiem in a heartbreaking semifinal where he had match points.
Roger reaches his second finals on the ATP circuit in October; his first in the tournament in Basel — his hometown — but loses to the Swede Thomas Enqvist. Although Roger initially shows no interest, he nevertheless decides in March to undergo the qualification. Jonas Björkman David Prinosil 6—2, 6—3. Christophe Rochus Sergi Bruguera. Tim Henman Yevgeny Kafelnikov. Yet another record year ends for Roger and his fans.
Marat Safin 6—3, 6—4. With his second-round victory over the Romanian, Adrian Ungur, Roger breaks a further record. Novak Djokovic 6—2, 6—2.
This page was last edited on 31 March , at After victory against Diego Schwarzman, Roger can decide the final against Pablo Cuevas in his favour. Lleyton Hewitt 6—4, 7—6 7—2. Myla and Charlene are among the spectators watching their famous daddy celebrate his 4th title in - an emotional moment for the champion. Not long after Roger once again meets his friend, Stanislas Wawrinka, on court, this time not as a doubles partner, but as opponent in the second match of the Shanghai Rolex Masters.
In Dubai — after clear victories in the preceding matches — Roger meets defending champion, Novak Djokovic, in the semi-finals. At the tournament in Dubai, Roger quickly gains ground again and match by match he fights to reach the final. He will accompany the young Swiss on the professional circuit until Lars Burgsmüller Andrew Painter.