Archive for October, 2011


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BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Roger Federer made a winning return from a six-week break, beating Potito Starace of Italy 7-6 (3), 6-4 in the first round of his hometown Swiss Indoors event Monday.

The fourth-ranked Federer took time to find the rhythm in his ground strokes, and saved a break point at 5-all before winning the first-set tiebreaker comfortably.

The 30-year-old Swiss then broke the 54th-ranked Starace’s serve in the opening game of the second.

Federer last played on Sept. 18 in a Davis Cup match on grass in Australia where he beat Bernard Tomic in four sets.

After opting to rest and recharge, Federer played his first match ranked outside the top three since winning the 2003 Wimbledon title as the No. 5.

Federer came in with a 5-0 career record against Starace, but was unable to put pressure on the Italian right-hander’s serve in the first set.

Starace had the only break point in the set which Federer saved with a forehand winner.

Federer converted his first set point in the tiebreaker by hitting a forehand winner down the line.

Leading 5-3 in the second, Federer earned a first match point with an overhead backhand volley winner, but then netted a service return.

He clinched the match in the next game with a service winner.

Earlier, Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus rallied to beat eighth-seeded Viktor Troicki of Serbia 4-6, 7-6 (8), 6-2.

Donald Young of the United States got a wild-card entry and faced Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan in the late match.

Kukushkin was promoted as a lucky loser after 30th-ranked Jurgen Melzer of Austria pulled out due to a season-ending back injury.

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Murray joins Djokovic, Federer in Basel field

World No. 3 Andy Murray will accept a wild card entry into next week’s ATP Swiss Indoors where he joins world No. 1 Novak Djokovic and Switzerland’s own World No. 4 Roger Federer, the Swiss media reported on Thursday.

Murray has enjoyed a very successful fall, having won three consecutive titles this month in Asia — Bangkok, Tokyo and Shanghai, on his way to jumping ahead of Federer in the ATP Rankings.

Other top 10 additions to begin play on Monday at the St Jakobshalle include No. 7 Czech Tomas Berdych and No. 8 American Mardy Fish.

Murray passed Federer for third in the world after winning the Shanghai Masters.

Djokovic arrived in Basel on Wednesday and was hitting with Federer at a local sports club 24 hours later.

The Serb world No. 1 has not competed since  the Davis Cup semi-final against Argentina in September.

Federer will be making his first appearance since leading Switzerland past Australia and into the Davis Cup World Group in Sydney.

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Year to date ATP Singles Standings – Barclay’s World Tour Finals

 

Rank, Name & Nationality Points Week Change Tourn Played
Djokovic, Novak (SRB) 13,295 0 16
Nadal, Rafael (ESP) 9,500 0 17
Murray, Andy (GBR) 7,200 0 17
Federer, Roger (SUI) 5,185 0 16
Ferrer, David (ESP) 4,300 0 20
Berdych, Tomas (CZE) 2,940 0 21
Fish, Mardy (USA) 2,875 0 21
Tsonga, Jo-Wilfried (FRA) 2,790 0 21
Almagro, Nicolas (ESP) 2,370 0 24
10 Tipsarevic, Janko (SRB) 2,245 3 24
11 Simon, Gilles (FRA) 2,155 -1 25
12 Soderling, Robin (SWE) 2,080 -1 20
13 Del Potro, Juan Martin (ARG) 2,050 -1 19
14 Monfils, Gael (FRA) 1,925 1 21
15 Dolgopolov, Alexandr (UKR) 1,835 -1 27
16 Roddick, Andy (USA) 1,680 0 18
17 Gasquet, Richard (FRA) 1,675 0 19
18 Lopez, Feliciano (ESP) 1,665 0 26
19 Troicki, Viktor (SRB) 1,640 2 24
20 Wawrinka, Stanislas (SUI) 1,630 -1 21

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Ken Meyerson – A profile on one of the real good guys in tennis by Ken Meyerson

Andy Roddick with his agent Ken Meyerson celebrating Roddick's 'Hamptons Magazine' cover at the Tenjune Club, August 2007 via @Roddickwatch

Occupation: He represents Andy Roddick, Mardy Fish, the Bryan brothers, Fernando Gonzalez, Justin Henin, John Isner, Sam Querrey, Wayne Odesnik and Amer Delic.

Childhood Hero: “My dad (Al).”

Hobbies/Interests: “Play tennis, hang out, watch TV.”

Favorite Movie: “Shawshank Redemption.”

Favorite TV Show: “Hogan’s Heroes.”

Musical Tastes: “Eclectic – Otis Redding, John Mayer, Dave Matthews Band, Yannick Noah.”

First Job: “Busboy at Ben’s Deli (Adventura, FL, age 15).”

First Car: “1963 VW Bug, yellow.”

Early Career Memory: “They’re paying me for this? I was hired and about two weeks later I end up drinking red wine in Bordeaux (France) with Ronald Agenor and Yannick Noah. Good memory.”

Favorite Meal: “Chicken tika masala.”

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: “Pistachio.”

Greatest Career Moment: “I had two significant moments in my career. One was obviously back in ’91 when Stich won Wimbledon (64 76 64 over Becker). And when Roddick won the U.S. Open (63 76 63 over Ferrero). Both equal.”

Most Painful Moment: “Stich retiring July of 1996. Semi-final match Wimbledon (vs. Cedric) Pioline. He loses 6-4 in the fifth and that same very night he told me he was stopping to play. He retired (at the age of just 27).”

Favorite Vacation Spot: “I don’t do vacations.”

Favorite Players To Watch: “Roddick – I like his game. I like his fire. I like his enthusiasm. I like his passion. I like his in-your-face attitude. Arazi was a beautiful player to watch. Just great hands, just like the way, biomechanically, he plays.”

Funny Tennis Memory: “Was…one of my bosses at the time when I first started, was sitting next to me. Watching Stich play Edberg in the semi-finals of Wimbledon. This guy’s name was Ivan Blumberg. Pretty bright guy. And we made a bet at the beginning of the match – for like $100. Edberg won the first set 6-4 and he said to me, For $50 you can buy yourself out of the bet. And suffice to say, Stich wound up winning it (46 76 76 76) and I wound up having the last laugh. That was a funny memory.”

Childhood Dream: “Tennis player.”

People Qualities Most Admired: “Generous.”

Courtesy: The BioFile by Scoop Malinowski

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Wimbledon July 06, 2003

When Wimbledon was won, World No. 5 and fourth seeded, Roger Federer would fall to his knees, his arms in the air. Then as he walked off the court he put his hands to his face, sat in his court side chair and began to cry. The weight of expectations had been removed.

These were tears of joy, and even more so, tears of relief.

“There was pressure from all sides — also from myself. I wanted to do better in Slams,” Federer said. “I’ve always believed, but then in the end, when it happens, you don’t think that it is possible. It’s an absolute dream for me. I was always joking around when I was a boy: ‘I’m going to win this.’”

When the World No. 5 finally came through, it was potential fulfilled. Federer’s win was an all-around brilliant performance in the Wimbledon final against Mark Philippoussis, a 7-6 (5), 6-2, 7-6 (3) victory giving Federer his first major title.

Federer played calm throughout the match, as if he already new what lay ahead for his future. He was there to rightfully take his crown, finally becoming the champion he was always destined to be. He ripped returns on serves that left the crowd in awe. He fired passing shots by Philippoussis, and one might say, the new Wimbledon champion Roger Federer restored the tradition of serve and volley tennis at the All England Club.

It was all done with such mechanical intensity, that a casual spectator might think Federer didn’t care about the outcome. It was clinical, and yet only a hint of what was still to come. Federer was writing the first chapter of what would eventually become his novel.

“He’s a very emotional person, and that’s nice for people to see,” said then coach Peter Lundgren, “These guys are human.”

Federer at only 21, was already considered a “can’t-miss” future champion, Federer felt the pressure to perform. Following his victory over seven-time champion Pete Sampras in 2001, those expectations were pushed even higher. However, his story took a little longer to write.

Until this first slam win, the then fourth-seeded Federer had never been past the quarterfinals at a major. Following his breakthrough upset of Sampras, Federer lost three consecutive first-round matches at majors — including at Wimbledon in 2002 and the French Open a month earlier.

This time would be different. It is always the the toughest to secure that first Slam.

“You see the trophy, and it’s so beautiful. Gold. You don’t have golden trophies very often,” Federer said. “Just the way when you look at it, and when you hold it — it is something you’ve always dreamed of. So right then, you feel like: Am I dreaming? This is true right now?”

Federer became the first Swiss man to win a major title, in a 1-hour, 56-minute masterpiece that would become the stepping stone in a career we can only now truly begin to appreciate.

Federer dominated every part of the match in his straight sets victory against Philippoussis, who himself was trying to become just the third unseeded men’s champion at Wimbledon since seeding was introduced in 1927.

Following his maiden Slam title at the 2003 Wimbledon, Federer had risen to a career-high ranking of No. 3, and led the tour with 50 match wins and five titles. 

“To win Wimbledon as a first Grand Slam — now I hope it’s not going to be my last,” Federer said, smiling.

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Rafael Nadal

By REUTERS
Published: October 13, 2011 at 12:48 PM ET

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – London risks losing the showcase end-of-season ATP World Tour Finals because of the high rate of tax, world number one Rafael Nadal said at the Shanghai Masters on Thursday.

The Spaniard believes the 50 percent tax on players’ appearance fees, winnings and a proportion of their worldwide endorsement earnings could see the glamour event featuring the top eight men being staged elsewhere unless the law is changed.

“It is really tough what is happening today in the UK with the tax. There are a lot of things that are really positive. This (tax) thing is probably really negative,” he said after losing in the third round to German Florian Mayer.

“What I believe in my heart, is that London is a fantastic event. There’s a full crowd at every match, a fantastic stadium. But London is not the only city in the world,” he said.

The five-year contract for the ATP World Tour Finals, staged at the 02 Arena, comes up for renewal in 2013 but Nadal indicated that growing discontent could see players pushing for the event to be moved to a more favourable tax environment.

“The tax regime from UK is complicating a lot of things because to go and play at Queen’s, the problem is not to win. The problem is I can lose money because I go there.

“I play for one week, and they take out money from my sponsors. That’s a lot,” he said of the Wimbledon warm-up event he has decided to skip next year in favour of playing at Halle.

“I’m going play at Wimbledon. I’m going to play in the World Tour Finals. So that is a lot of weeks, a lot of tax. It is becoming more and more complicated to play in the UK at the moment,” he said.

TAX CHANGE

However, a change to the tax regime could help London renew its contract for the ATP finals, added the Spaniard.

“So (if there is a tax) change, the chances of keeping the World Tour Finals in London are going to be very, very high,” he said.

Nadal dismissed suggestions in the British media that he had decided to play the Halle event in Germany instead of Queen’s because he had been offered a higher appearance fee.

“For the last four years, I have played at Queen’s. So we thought it is the right moment to change. I am not changing because Halle is paying me more money than Queen’s. That’s not the reason,” he said.

Wimbledon chief executive Ian Ritchie called on the government earlier this year to change the tax laws or risk Britain losing some of tennis’s marquee events.

Government rules state that sportsmen and women competing or even just practising in the UK are taxed a proportion of their income from endorsements and sponsorships even if those deals have nothing to do with Britain.

The rules are the reason triple Olympic champion sprinter Usain Bolt has stayed away from the London Diamond League meetings and there are also fears they could affect some of the country’s smaller golf tournaments.

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It is being reported that Rafael Nadal will skip his usual Wimbledon tune up at London’s Queen’s Club – AEGON Championships. Nadal has reportedly accepted in the range of $1,169,000.00 to break his usual routine and play in the Gerry Weber Open at Halle, Germany.

He will join Roger Federer, who is signed to a long-term contract.

Chris Kermode, tournament director of the London tournament stated, “Rafa will not be with us next year. It’s disappointing but we know how much he enjoys our event and we hope to be welcoming him back soon.”

“Queen’s will still have a strong field with defending champion Andy Murray sure to play and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Andy Roddick also expected to be on board. It is hoped that Novak Djokovic will also be persuaded to appear.”

It will be the 20th Anniversary of the Halle event, and it appears that the tournament does not want to risk a sub par field.  Federer has upset the tournament in past years, by withdrawing late on several occasions, following the French Open. Weber appears to be taking no chances, and signing Nadal for next year adds to the appeal for 2012.

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I was just taking a “quick” look at the Federer vs. Djokovic head to head rivalry through the years when I noticed something.. This rivalry is a lot better then most people realize. Also, it very well might become more and more significant if Djokovic truly manages to  go on an  extended long term run similar to that of Federer and Nadal.

The two players routinely trade wins and losses, typically always play close matches, and both have a genuine animosity towards the other – A key ingedient to a good rivalry.

AP Photo/Christophe Ena

(AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

In the early part of the young rivalry, Federer managed to jump out to a 4-0 record on the younger Djokovic, however that was in 2006. We all know in 2006 – most of the planet owned a “zero” in the record column against Federer. However, I want to focus mainly on post 2006 (4-0 H2H).

When taking a look at Djokovic’s career arc, 2007 was a significant year in his career. Most people point to his breakthrough performance at the 2007 Masters in Montreal, where he earned his first win over Federer (4-1 H2H). It marked the first time a player would defeat the World No. 3 (Andy Roddick) No. 2 (Rafael Nadal) and No. 1 (Roger Federer) in succession to win a title since 1994. That was also the first season most of the tennis world started to consider Djokovic’s true potential to win future Slams.

2007 US Open – Final

Following that first defeat to Djokovic, Federer would go on to get his revenge at the 2007 US Open on the way to his fourth consecutive US Open title (5-1 H2H). Djokovic in his first Slam final, held five set points in the first set and two in the second set, but would lose them all before being defeated by the top-seeded Federer in straight sets. All seemed right in the tennis world. Federer was still Federer, and Rafael Nadal was his main rival, and nemesis. Djokovic was still “Djoker” and Andy Murray had no Slams.

2008 Australian Open – Semi-Final

The monopoly that Federer and Nadal held was threatened for the first time in awhile. Things were begining to change, ever so slightly. Djokovic playing the best tennis of his life to that point would emerge to defeat the two time defending champion, Federer, in the semi-finals en route to his first Slam title (5-2 H2H). This marked the first time since the 2005 Australian Open that a Grand Slam singles title was not won by Federer or Nadal.

That loss seemed to sting, and Federer didn’t take too kindly to losing that match, or his Australian Open crown. Djokovic with his new found confidence was expected to make the jump into what was still the big two at the top of the rankings. However, Djokovic would fade – this was still the “Djoker” of old, not nearly Djokovic 2.0 of 2011.

Federer and Nadal would continue their dominance of tennis, as their rivalry gained profile with each passing slam, Djokovic was still grouped in the next tier of up and comers. He was a threat at each tournament, but never enough to steal any headlines. It was all about Federer and Nadal. Djokovic was an after thought, and realistically, that’s how Federer thought of him as well.

Federer and Djokovic would next meet on the clay in Monaco, where Djokovic would retire , giving Federer the win(6-2 H2H). This loss was part of the period where Djokovic was building his reputation as a player who was more willing to quit rather then play out a match, if he felt he wouldn’t win.

US Open 2008 – Semi-Final

Federer would again defeat Djokovic in the semi-final round in a smooth yet exciting four set match. Federer would go on to win his 5th consecutive US Open (7-2 H2H). This would be the second straight year that Federer would end Djokovic’s run at Flushing Meadows.

At the 2008 US Open, Djokovic began to regain some of the confidence he had lost after the 2008 Australian Open. His season was up and down, however he did manage to win some important titles. He became the public enemy, posing himself in a “me against the world” attitude, culminating with his infamous Roddick match in New York late in the year. That attitude is something I truly believe helped him gain a necessary chip on his shoulder.

Djokovic would post back to back wins over Federer in 2009 at Miami (7-3 H2H), and Rome (7-4 H2H). It seemed that Djokovic’s all court defensive game was starting to really match up well with Federer’s, and Federer showed his frustrations when he smashed his raquet in anger during the Miami loss. However, Federer would eventiually find his game again in Cincinnati; and after a tough summer, he would end the Djokovic personal winning streak against himself at two – once again in the semi-final stage of the tournament (8-4 H2H). In typical Federer fashion he positioned himself to peak at the US Open.

Despite not having met at the 2009 Auistralian Open, the rivalry definitely picked up steam. Federer had just come off court following his dismantling of Juan Martin Del Potro, and responded to the news of Djokovic’s retirement from his quarterfinal match against Roddick.

When asked if he was surprised about the Serb’s physical problems, Federer responded:

“It’s happened before, he’s not the guy who’s never given up in his career… That’s kind of disappointing to see when you got two top guys playing each other and you give up. Andy probably would have run away anyway with the match.”

Even when they weren’t playing each other on the court, they were playing mind games off the court.

2009 US Open – Semi-Final

At the 2009 US Open, Federer would again go on to defeat Djokovic in the semi-finals for the third consecutive year (9-4 H2H). Federer would reach match point on what I am going to call “The Shot: Part I.” After a nervous Djokovic had slipped to 0-30, Federer chased down a lob and hit a shot between his legs that flew cross-court past the Serbian at the net. Djokovic could only smile at such an outrageous winner, and Federer followed it up with an unstoppable forehand return on match point to clinch victory.

Djokovic would later say: “In these moments he comes up with some great shots. That shot. You heard the crowd. What can you say? You say well done. Too good. What can you do?”

It is eerie to think how similar their matches have been at the US Open over the years.

It was beginning to feel like Federer would take all his Nadal problems out on Djokovic. Federer genuinely enjoyed beating him. This was becoming a trend, and Djokovic was on the losing end more often then not, when it mattered most – at the Slams.

"The Shot: Part I" - US Open 2009

Djokovic and Federer would trade wins in the next two matches. Djokovic would defeat Federer in Switzerland at Federer’s hometown tournament in Basel (9-5H2H).  Followed by Federer responding again in their next meeting in Toronto (10-5 H2H).

2010 US Open – Semi-Final

The 2010 US Open put Federer and Djokovic on the same side of the draw yet again. Shocking, right? Federer and Djokovic were on course to meet in the semi-final for a fourth consecutive year.

Here is where I get slightly confused…

In no way is this meant to be a slight on Djokovic, and in the same breath, it is also not meant to pump Federer’s tires. Either way, my point is.. it is almost forgotten that, had Federer converted on one of the two match points he had, he would have stopped Djokovic’s run at the US Open for the fourth consecutive year. Either we have short memories, or we can only remember the last two years.

In the semifinals, he faced Federer, the very same player he had lost to in the 2007 final, and the 2008 and 2009 semi-finals. Djokovic was literally on the brink of defeat, however he saved two match points at 5–4 down on his serve in the final set. Djokovic would go to win 5–7 6–1 5–7 6–2 7–5. That win would be Djokovic’s first victory over Federer at the US Open in four attempts, and his first victory over Federer in a Major since the 2008 Australian Open, making him one of only two players to hold more than one victory over Federer in Grand Slam tournaments since Federer first became World No. 1 (the other being Nadal).

This is why I am officially entering the Federer vs Djokovic rivalry into one of the “best rivalries” conversation. They have stolen the show on numerous occasions, and their matches generate a special buzz. People know their history, and know they do not want to lose to the other. We can talk “Djokovic vs. Nadal” at another time. That rivalry has earned it’s own analysis.

Following the 2010 US Open, Federer was visibly letting his competition know he was unhappy about his loss. He did so by hammering everyone he faced. Including Djokovic in the next three consecutive matches. Beginning in Shanghai (11-6 H2H), followed by Basel (12-6 H2H), and at the 2010 Barclay’s ATP World Tour Finals (13-6 H2H).

Djokovic 2.0

It is hard for me to make my point that the “Federer vs. Djokovic” rivalry belongs in the same “Federer vs. Nadal” or recently the “Nadal vs. Djokovic” conversation, solely based on the head to head. We all know the arguments regarding Nadal’s head to head record against Federer. Nevertheless, “Federer vs. Nadal” is a truly beautiful rivalry, based on classic matches, and usually in finals. That being said, there is zero animosity. The “Federer vs. Djokovic” rivalry has all the classic matches, in semi-finals or better, with all the animosity.

2011 Australian Open – Semi-Final

This has been a very remarkable year for tennis. At the 2011 Australian Open, Djokovic 2.0, was just beginning what is now obviously a season for the ages. He would defeat defending champion, Federer, in the semi-finals for the second consecutive time at a Slam, going on to capture his second Slam title (13-7 H2H).

He would follow that up with a win in Dubai (13-8 H2H), and again at Indian Wells (13-9 H2h).

The gap was beginning to close between the two rivals. I am not one to use Federer’s age as an excuse, because he still has the game to beat Djokovic on any given day. They match up so well against each other, that to make a legitimate pick is a waste of time. Based on level of play going in to any upcoming matches, Djokovic should be favored; but Federer’s ability to confuse Djokovic, makes him a threat each and every time.

2011 French Open – Semi-Final

Djokovic was in the midst of what was slowly becoming one the great all time winning streaks in tennis history. Roland Garros was Nadal’s home. Nadal is the “King of Clay”. He had recently been defeated by Djokovic in two consecutive clay court finals, and four consecutive finals overall. “Djokovic vs. Nadal” has become the new big rivalry in tennis. Playing under the radar at a major for the first time in a decade, Federer decided he would put a stop to all the hype, all the streaks, and answer a few questions of his own.

In what might go down as the best match of the year, in a year where Djokovic won everything, Federer would stand victorious. Federer defeated Djokovic, handing him his first loss of 2011 (14-9 H2H).

US Open 2011 – Semi-Final

This tournament will be remembered because of “The Shot: Part II”, even more so than the eventual outcome. Roger Federer was serving for the match up 40-15. The crowd in Flushing Meadows roared for Federer, it was clear who they favored. Novak Djokovic seemingly already accepting his fate, acknowledged the crowd, nodded a few times, and realized the circumstances. Then he ripped an incredible cross-court winner off of Federer’s serve, “the shot.” He sarcastically looked to the crowd, as if to say “are you not entertained,” and never looked back.

He broke Federer’s serve and went on to win the match, 6-7 4-6 6-3  6-2  7-5  (14-10 H2H).

"The Shot: Part II"

Going forward, Djokovic has proved his ability to stand alongside Federer and Nadal, in the discussion of all time greats; but he still has a long way to go. I am of the belief that the emergence of Djokovic was more about learning to defeat Federer. Knowing that he possesses the game to defeat Federer, has helped develop Djokovic into the player he is today. Their rivalry in the grand scope of tennis will certainly go down as one of the better rivalries the sport has seen. It may not have the prestige of “Federer vs. Nadal”, but I do believe it has had a huge impact on the “Djokovic vs. Nadal” rivalry as well.

If Djokovic can manage to go on a sustained run at the slams, like both Federer and Nadal have done; it will only raise the status of these personal rivalries. The two have already played 24 times, and their matches lately at the slams have been played at an entirely different level of intensity. Here is to hoping the two players meet again at each of the next few slams. I personally want to see them play at Wimbledon.

Here is a look at the head to head match by match: 

Year Tournament & City Surface Round Winner & Score
2011 US Open
NY, U.S.A.
Hard S Djokovic, Novak
6-7(7), 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-5 Stats
2011 Roland Garros
France
Clay S Federer, Roger
7-6(5), 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(5) Stats
2011 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells
CA, U.S.A.
Hard S Djokovic, Novak
6-3, 3-6, 6-2 Stats
2011 Dubai
U.A.E.
Hard F Djokovic, Novak
6-3, 6-3 Stats
2011 Australian Open
Australia
Hard S Djokovic, Novak
7-6(3), 7-5, 6-4 Stats
2010 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals
London, England
Hard S Federer, Roger
6-1, 6-4 Stats
2010 Basel
Switzerland
Hard F Federer, Roger
6-4, 3-6, 6-1 Stats
2010 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Shanghai
Shanghai, China
Hard S Federer, Roger
7-5, 6-4 Stats
2010 US Open
NY, U.S.A.
Hard S Djokovic, Novak
5-7, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2, 7-5 Stats
2010 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Canada
Toronto, Canada
Hard S Federer, Roger
6-1, 3-6, 7-5 Stats
2009 Basel
Switzerland
Hard F Djokovic, Novak
6-4, 4-6, 6-2 Stats
2009 US Open
NY, U.S.A.
Hard S Federer, Roger
7-6(3), 7-5, 7-5 Stats
2009 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Cincinnati
OH, U.S.A.
Hard F Federer, Roger
6-1, 7-5 Stats
2009 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome
Italy
Clay S Djokovic, Novak
4-6, 6-3, 6-3 Stats
2009 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami
FL, U.S.A.
Hard S Djokovic, Novak
3-6, 6-2, 6-3 Stats
2008 US Open
NY, U.S.A.
Hard S Federer, Roger
6-3, 5-7, 7-5, 6-2 Stats
2008 ATP Masters Series Monte Carlo
Monaco
Clay S Federer, Roger
6-3, 3-2 RET Stats
2008 Australian Open
Australia
Hard S Djokovic, Novak
7-5, 6-3, 7-6(5) Stats
2007 US Open
NY, U.S.A.
Hard F Federer, Roger
7-6(4), 7-6(2), 6-4 Stats
2007 ATP Masters Series Canada
Montreal, Canada
Hard F Djokovic, Novak
7-6(2), 2-6, 7-6(2) Stats
2007 Dubai
U.A.E.
Hard Q Federer, Roger
6-3, 6-7(6), 6-3 Stats
2007 Australian Open
Australia
Hard R16 Federer, Roger
6-2, 7-5, 6-3 Stats
2006 SUI v. SCG WG PO
Switzerland
Hard RR Federer, Roger
6-3, 6-2, 6-3
2006 ATP Masters Series Monte Carlo
Monaco
Clay R64 Federer, Roger
6-3, 2-6, 6-3 Stats

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Roger Federer for  NetJets following his French Open victory.

Roger Federer for Nike Featuring Comedian Rys Darby

Andy Roddick for American Express – Andy has really gotten a lot of mileage out of his US Open trophy. I wish he could win one more.

Roger Federer This is SportsCenter

Andy Roddick This is SportsCenter – Classic A-Rod

Roger Federer’s Gillette Trick Shot Video – This is real .. right?

Rafael Nadal in 3D – For all the Rafa fans – This is a good one!

Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, and John McEnroe for Nike – The Longest Point

Pete Sampras for Nike – Kinda didn’t believe this commercial took place.

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Resting takes on a different meaning when Roger Federer calls off sick from work.

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Photo Courtesy @onthegotennis

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