Federer and Marin Čilić have played 10 times, with Federer leading 9–1. [159] The victory saw Federer return to the No. In the final at the 2018 BNP Paribas Open del Potro beat Federer in three close sets, after facing match points in the third set. [284], Roger Federer has won three Hopman Cup titles, which is more than any other individual. Federer and Djokovic first played in a Grand Slam final at the 2007 US Open where the three-time reigning champion and No. [204], At the opening of the summer hard court swing Federer was defeated in the final of the Montreal Masters by Alexander Zverev after injuring his back during the match. [174] It was the seventh time he had captured his hometown tournament. It was released on Koch Records in March 2001, his first solo album on an independent record label. [71][72][73][74] It was the third consecutive season that Federer held the No. [238] On 31 March, Federer defeated John Isner at the 2019 Miami Open in straights sets to win his 4th Miami Open title and 28th Masters 1000 title. occasional lapses. Superato il record di Jimmy Connors", "Roger Federer celebrates jaw-dropping 1000 consecutive weeks in Top 100! His strokes look effortless and he appears just to float above the court. Rafael Nadal, with his 2020 Roland Garros win, equalled Federer reaching his 20th Grand Slam. [306] Federer also ended Djokovic's 28 straight wins in China at 2014 Shanghai Open. Federer ended Djokovic's perfect 41–0 start to the 2011 season in the semifinals of the French Open, but Djokovic was able to avenge this loss at the 2011 US Open in five sets after saving two match points against Federer for the second straight year. However, in 2003 he was ruled "unsuitable" and was subsequently not required to fulfill his military obligation. [24][29] Although he won his first title already in 1999 on the Challenger tour, winning the doubles event in Segovia, Spain with Dutchman Sander Groen, the final was played on Federer's 18th birthday. rev 2020.12.14.38164, The best answers are voted up and rise to the top, Sports Stack Exchange works best with JavaScript enabled, Start here for a quick overview of the site, Detailed answers to any questions you might have, Discuss the workings and policies of this site, Learn more about Stack Overflow the company, Learn more about hiring developers or posting ads with us. His run to the French quarterfinals launched him into the top 15 for the first time in his career. [310] The two have met six times at the Grand Slam tournament level, with Federer leading 5–1. Federer entered Indian Wells as the three-time defending champion, but his streak ended in controversy. Murray also leads 6–3 in ATP 1000 tournaments, 2–0 in finals. Analysing Roger Federer's 'SABR', using Orad and Hawk-Eye technology. The other three in the first six were Henry Dunant, Jean-Jacques Rousseau and novel character Heidi. [153][154], Federer made the final of the Canadian Open but was defeated by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Federer is one of the founders, via his management company TEAM8, of the Laver Cup; the annual team tennis tournament which pits Europe against the rest of the world. This has happened on many occasions against Stan, Kolchreiber(spellcheck), even Djokovic in today's US Open finals. [171] At the US Open, he advanced to his first final there since 2009 without dropping a set, including a win over Stan Wawrinka in the semifinals. Between 2010 and 2013, Berdych won 5 of 8 meetings. They are 1–1 on grass and 2–2 on clay courts. [42][43] Federer made it to nine finals on the ATP Tour and won seven of them, including the 500 series events at Dubai and Vienna. [319] David Nalbandian was Federer's biggest rival in his early career. [328] Federer leads 12–5 on hard courts, 3–1 on grass courts, 4–0 on clay courts, and 1–0 on carpet. [220] He then won the tournament, defeating Milos Raonic in the final in straight sets. [42][44], During 2004, Federer won three Grand Slam singles titles for the first time in his career and became the first person to do so since Mats Wilander in 1988. [376], At the 2005 Pacific Life Open in Indian Wells, Federer arranged an exhibition involving several top players from the ATP and WTA tour called Rally for Relief. [56], In 2006, Federer won three Grand Slam singles titles and reached the final of the other, with the only loss coming against Nadal in the French Open. [105] He beat all contenders except Nadal in straight sets. 1 ever in ATP rankings", "Roger Federer wins Rotterdam Open two days after becoming world No 1", "Federer Outlasts Coric, Completes Best Start To A Season | ATP World Tour | Tennis", "Miami Open: Roger Federer to lose top spot and miss French Open after defeat", "Rafael Nadal will lose his world No. His first round match, against Peter Gojowczyk, was remarkable for being the 1500th match of his career. What exactly this shot/point build-up is? [104], Federer finished the year in strong form, winning indoor titles at the Stockholm Open, Swiss Indoors, and the ATP World Tour Finals in London, which brought his tally to 66 career titles. 20% chance of winning. In 2019 the ATP announced that the Laver Cup would be an official event on the ATP Tour, with match wins and losses to be counted as official on every player's career record in singles and doubles. This was his quickest defeat in 16 years, taking just 62 minutes. [180], Federer made his comeback at the Monte-Carlo Masters, losing in the quarterfinals to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in three sets. [59] Federer finished the season on a 29-match winning streak, as well as winning 48 of his last 49 matches after the French Open. We're not talking about how many double faults Federer made, that is irrelevant. To learn more, see our tips on writing great answers. This led to increased interest in the sport, which in turn led to higher revenues for many venues across tennis. ), since Roger does not have ample time to react to the serve, often over 130-135 miles per hour. [410][411] In the lead-up to the 2015 US Open, Federer successfully added a new unique shot to his arsenal called SABR (Sneak Attack by Roger), in which he charges forward to receive the second serve and hits a return on the service line. Despite taking a two sets to one lead, Federer ultimately lost the match in five sets. Federer again won all of his singles matches. [323] While the rivalry is one-sided in Federer's favour, the two have contested some close matches. [267] In the Quarterfinals Federer, who was still 17 years old, suffered his first Davis Cup loss when he was defeated by Belgian Christophe Van Garsse in five sets. However, in a rematch of the previous year's final, he lost in the final to Milos Raonic in straight sets. Back to the question, this is a very good blog on the effectiveness of SABR. [251] Federer then played in the Björn Borg group at the 2019 ATP Finals where in the round robin, he lost his opening match to Dominic Thiem in straight sets but beat Matteo Berrettini and Djokovic (his first win over Djokovic since 2015) in straight sets to qualify for the semifinals. [167] In the French Open he made it through the first rounds losing just one set, to Gaël Monfils in the 4th. [124] "It's amazing. 2. The Swiss team only lost one tie to Greece (1–2). Federer was ranked No. [127] In a lopsided match, he lost to Murray in straight sets in the final, winning a silver medal for his country. Roger Federer beat Richard Gasquet 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 to reach last four; The … [125] By defeating top-ranked Djokovic in the semifinals and winning in the finals, Federer returned to the top spot in the world rankings and, in doing so, broke Sampras' record of 286 weeks atop the list. [46] Federer defeated the 2001 US Open champion, Lleyton Hewitt, at the US Open for his first title there. The match also marked the first time a fifth set tiebreaker was played at 12 games all in the men's singles and was the longest men's final in Wimbledon history. This marked the first time that Federer had beaten the top two players in the world at the same tournament. He finished 2001 with an ATP ranking of No. They have never met on clay. It was the summer of 2015 when, on the suggestion of his coach, Severin Luthi, Federer unleashed the SABR, the “Sneak Attack By Roger”. In the quarterfinals, he was eventually beaten in straight sets by the later champion Stan Wawrinka. [240] Federer, who turned professional in 1998, was continuously ranked in the top 10 from Oct… Federer reversed this trend at the 2003 Masters Cup, where he recorded his first victory, and went on to win 11 of their last 14 meetings. He also has great variety with his forehand, able to hit with topspin or pace (or both), thus opening up the court and going in to the forecourt for aggressive volleys. He completed the career Grand Slam at the 2009 French Open after three previous runner-ups to Nadal, his only main rival up until 2010. match, and closer to two extra breaks in a typical best-of-five match. Sneak Attack is a rogue class feature. [432][436][437] Previously, he was an ambassador for Nike, NetJets, Emmi AG,[438] and for Maurice Lacroix.[439]. It just feels amazing", Federer said of winning his seventh Wimbledon championship, tying Sampras' Open Era record. Federer entered the US Open as the three-time defending champion and faced Djokovic in the final. [83], Federer entered the 2009 season with 13 Grand Slams, only one behind Pete Sampras' all-time record. Is there a single word to express someone feeling lonely in a relationship with his/ her partner? Watching Roger Federer up close is breathtaking. 1 in the ATP rankings, clinching the spot with a quarterfinal victory over Robin Haase. I can drill down from that link to the actual. He has won 20 Grand Slam singles titles—the most in history for a male player—and has held the world No. Legend Boris Becker slams 'disrespect' of Roger Federer's sneak attack. [201] Federer became the second man in the Open era to win Wimbledon without dropping a set after Björn Borg in 1976. The best way to earn more breaks of serve, of course, is to win more 1 seed in a five-set match to reach the quarterfinals. The first was in the 2011 BNP Paribas Masters, with Federer winning his first title in Bercy, and the second was in the 2014 Rogers Cup, with Tsonga winning his second Masters 1000 title. He skipped many ties over the years but often competed in the World Group Playoffs in order for Switzerland to maintain their place in the top division. This recent post is, to some extent, related - although it asks about this with relation to tennis rules: How far is too far for Roger Federer? What type of player can successfully use this tactics? Well, those that are excellent movers on the court. [138][143] At the Australian Open, Federer defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Andy Murray to reach his 11th consecutive semifinal in Melbourne, before losing to Rafael Nadal in straight sets. Lorraine A Bernadyn 4 months ago. [203] Federer moved up to become No. [385], In 2007, the Swiss Post in Basel released a special edition stamp for Federer. Federer again dominated the matchup after 2014, leading 9–0 since then. strategy is more likely to make the point-by-point results more SR=strike rate (events won/competed). Statistically, this season was his best since 2007. [181], Still suffering from recurring knee pain during the grass season he lost in the semifinals of Stuttgart and Halle. [c] He has also been called the greatest athlete of his generation. which spacecraft? [420][421] His grip size was ​4.mw-parser-output .sr-only{border:0;clip:rect(0,0,0,0);height:1px;margin:-1px;overflow:hidden;padding:0;position:absolute;width:1px;white-space:nowrap} 3⁄8 inches (L3). He announced that he would miss the clay court season, including the French Open, for the second consecutive season. Federer also reached the finals of the 2014 ATP World Tour Finals to face Djokovic again, but withdrew from the final because of another back injury from his semifinal match against Stan Wawrinka. Federer reached the finals in an astounding 16 of the 17 tournaments he entered during the season. 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[210] Federer qualified for the 2017 ATP Finals, but was beaten by David Goffin in the semifinals in three sets. 1 ranking, and Borna Ćorić in the semifinals, solidifying a career-best start to a season at 17–0. [363], Federer is nicknamed the "Federer Express" (shortened to "Fed Express" or "FedEx"),[364][365][366] and the "Swiss Maestro. [161] The final was held at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Lille, France attracting over 27,000 spectators per match; this broke attendance record for the highest ever officially sanctioned competition tennis match. 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The existing Major champions Federer defeated were, Known as "Tennis Masters Cup" (2000–2008), "ATP World Tour Finals" (2009–2016) and ", Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world No. Sports Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for participants in team and individual sport activities. [165] In March, he reached the final of the Indian Wells, but lost in three sets to defending champion Djokovic. So what statistically significant evidence do you have for your assertion that Federer's tactics "get in the opponent's head" and "[cause] them to make more errors on serve"? [225] The loss ended Federer's run of 100 consecutive service holds and 14 match winning streak in Cincinnati. In 2001, Federer made his first Grand Slam quarterfinal at the French Open, losing to former world No. [168], As the new expanded grass season began, Federer won his record eighth Gerry Weber Open and become only the third man in the Open Era to win a title eight times. Federer was born in Basel, Switzerland. Other close matches include the 2012 Shanghai Masters and the 2013 Indian Wells Masters, both of which Federer won in three sets, the 2014 Wimbledon quarterfinal, which Federer won in four sets, the 2014 ATP World Tour Final semifinal, which Federer won in three sets after saving four match points, and the 2017 Australian Open semifinal, which Federer won in five sets. On day three, Federer competed in the final match of the tournament, where he sealed victory for Team Europe by defeating Nick Kyrgios in the champion's tiebreak (saving a match point). [17] The Federers had another pair of identical twins in 2014, this time boys. Over a stretch from 2005 to 2010, Federer made 18 out of 19 major singles finals. [228] Federer then played at the 2018 Shanghai Masters as the defending champion but lost in the semifinals to Borna Ćorić in straight sets. In a huge upset at Wimbledon, Federer lost in the last 8 again to Tomáš Berdych and fell to No. They won all of their ties except the last one, and as a result they couldn't make the final. [322] This was Federer's most significant rivalry with a dominant player of the previous generation. Originally lacking self-control as a junior, Federer transformed his on-court demeanor to become well-liked for his general graciousness, winning the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award 13 times. [413] Since his comeback in 2017, Federer is noted for his improved backhand both down the line and cross court which was cited as the reason for his win against Nadal in the 2017 Australian Open Final and Indian Wells 4th round. Getty Images. Federer and Andy Roddick played 24 times, and Federer leads their head-to-head 21–3. This year is the first time Roger Federer has ranked atop Forbes's annual list. streaky, even if the overall rate doesn’t change. His withdrawal from the French Open broke a record run of 65 consecutive participations in the main draw of Grand Slam tournaments, stretching back to the 2000 Australian Open. 1 ranking,[97] having been just one week away from equalling Pete Sampras's record of 286 weeks as world No. [163] In Dubai, Federer successfully defended his title with a straight-set victory over Novak Djokovic in the final, marking his seventh title at the tournament and, after Wimbledon and Halle, was the third time he had won seven or more titles in a tournament. And suddenly he was born, the “SABR”, the “Sneak Attack By Roger”, as the maestro personally christened his new breed. [321] They met each other five times in Grand Slam tournaments, with Federer leading 4–1. 6. But that's something for me that's not a problem any more. 407 Bjoern Phau in 1999. The “SABR” or otherwise known as the “Sneak Attack By Roger” is an advanced play that Federer used to use to catch the server off guard. Also, yes the sample space is indeed small, but he has only began utilizing the tactic with any significance very recently. While countryman Severin Lüthi remained Federer's head coach, joining the team in 2016 was Croatian former world No. One of his signature moves on the tennis court has been nicknamed “The Sneak Attack By Roger” (SABR for short), which is an aggressive backhand side that most of his opponents never see coming. [93], Federer finished the season as the year-end No. Federer SABR-ed him 2 times in the 3rd game & took rest of the serves aggressively, inducing a double fault & subsequently a break. They have played five Grand Slam matches, two in Wimbledon, two in the US Open, and one at the 2018 Australian Open; Federer leads these matches 4–1. 1 spot in the ATP rankingsfor a record total of 310 weeks (including a record 237 consecutive weeks) and was the year-end No. He switched to a bigger custom-built Wilson 90 square inch head racquet in 2003. [170], He defeated Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic in straight sets to win the Cincinnati Masters for the seventh time. v. 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[227] He also paired up with Djokovic for the first time in doubles, losing their match against Jack Sock and Kevin Anderson in three sets. In the French Open, Federer made the semifinals before losing to Djokovic in straight sets, in a rematch of previous year's semifinal. 2 has recently added a new weapon to his arsenal, and it's bamboozled all his opponents so far. In the quarterfinals he lost to Dominic Thiem again in three sets, despite having two match points in the second set. This is Hewitt's longest rivalry as these two first played each other as juniors in 1996. Stan was looking to repeat his comprehensive win over Federer at French Open semis 2015, connecting the ball well & making winners in the first 3 games of the set. [390], In July 2016, Roger Federer ranked No. [56] In addition, Federer made it to six ATP Masters Series 1000 finals, winning four on hard surfaces and losing two on clay to Nadal. [205] Due to the injury, he opted to withdraw from the Cincinnati Masters to be fit for the US Open. However, Safin defeated Federer in the 2005 Australian Open semifinals, having saved one match point in the fourth-set tiebreak, to end a 26-match winning streak by Federer. [189] His withdrawal from most of the injury affected 2016 season lead his ranking slip to No. [115], The 2012 season for Federer had his most match wins since 2006 and his highest winning percentage and number of titles won since 2007. Federer is also noted for his cool demeanour and emotional control on the court. At the Nitto ATP Finals, Federer lost in straight sets to Alexander Zverev in the semifinal. [245], Federer next played at the 2019 Cincinnati Masters and reached the third round where he lost in straight sets to Andrey Rublev. 1. His first serve is typically around 200 km/h (125 mph);[403][404][405] however, he is capable of serving at 220 km/h (137 mph). 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