Roger Federer Fast Facts

FEDERER FASTFACTS

Facts on Roger Federer considered to be the greatest Tennis player in the modern era and amongst the all time greats of the game.

2008 in Review:
· The World No. 1 enters the fourth round with a 10-3 match record this season and he is coming off a semifinal at the Pacific Life Open in Indian Wells (l. to Fish)
· Began the season by reaching a record 15th consecutive Grand Slam semifinal at the Australian Open (l. to Djokovic)…In 3rd Rd., defeated Janko Tipsarevic 10-8 in fifth set in longest final set of his career and tied for longest match in games (63) in his career…Fired a career-high 39 aces in that match before his streak of 10 consecutive Grand Slam finals came to an end against Djokovic
· In his second ATP tournament in Dubai, lost in three sets to Andy Murray in opening round on Mar. 3 and didn’t have a break point on Murray’s serve (only 11th time in his career in nearly 700 matches)
· Has been No. 1 a record 218 consecutive weeks (as of Mar. 31) in the South African Airways ATP Rankings
· This is the first time since 2000 he went the first two months without winning an ATP title

ATP Masters Series History:
· Has a career record of 161-48 since playing his first AMS tournament in Miami (falling first round to Carlsen) in 1999; has a 14-7 mark in finals with four losses on clay (three to Nadal)…Began AMS play in 1999-2000 with a 2-10 mark
· Owns 14 career ATP Masters Series shields, including 10 since 2005, and second all-time (since 1990) behind Andre Agassi (17)
· Has won six different AMS tournaments – Cincinnati, Hamburg, Indian Wells, Madrid, Miami and Canada (Toronto) – and also a finalist in Monte-Carlo (twice) and Rome (twice)…Only player to reach finals in eight different AMS tournaments (except Paris)

Miscellaneous:
· In 2007, the Swiss native finished No. 1 and captured an ATP-best eight titles (in 12 finals) for fourth consecutive season, including three Grand Slam crowns for third time in four years and at least two ATP Masters Series shields
· Became only fourth player since 1973 to end year at No. 1 at least four consecutive years, joining Pete Sampras (6), Jimmy Connors (5) and John McEnroe (4)
· Also first player in history to reach all four Grand Slam finals in back-to-back years and has advanced to an all-time record 10 consecutive Slam finals (8-2 during streak)…Has a 12-2 career mark in Grand Slam finals
· Since beginning of 2004, has compiled a match record of 324-27 (.925) with Canas, Djokovic, Murray, Nadal, and Nalbandian only players to beat him more than once during that stretch
· Has a 53-17 career record in finals and is No. 9 in Open Era titles list sources;ATP

this clip has interviews with Federer and his parents enjoy the Roger Federer Story..i liked this clip very much{thanx vidboy for posting it}

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~ by da|v|ned on April 1, 2008.

2 Responses to “Roger Federer Fast Facts”

  1. […] Federer showed off the runner’s-up plate with surprising, classy enthusiasm, and walked around the court waving as if he were still the champ. What’s that Kipling line we hear so much about at Wimbledon: “If you can meet triumph and disaster and treat them just the same…”? On Sunday, Federer came as close as anyone could expect to living up to that brutal ideal.  Rating A […]

  2. […] 28, 2008 Roger Federer is having a torrid time this year he hasn’t won a grandslam has only 2 low profile titles […]

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