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  • 1973

    • 1973: "Maybe Roger Federer will rescue tennis. He plays like we did in the past." - Roger Federer, Wikiquote.

  • 1981

    • August 8, 1981: Roger Federer (born 8 August 1981) is a Swiss professional tennis player. - Roger Federer, Wikipedia.

  • 1998

    • 1998: Federer made ten singles finals during this time in his career between 1998 and 2002, which he won four and lost six. - Roger Federer, Wikipedia.
    • 1998: Roger Federer's first tournament as a professional was Gstaad in 1998, which he faced Lucas Arnold Ker in the Round of 32, and he lost 4–6, 4–6. - Roger Federer, Wikipedia.
    • 1998: In addition, Federer lost the US Open Junior tournament in 1998 to David Nalbandian in 3–6, 5–7. - Roger Federer, Wikipedia.
    • 1998: From 1998 to 2002, Federer made six finals in doubles. - Roger Federer, Wikipedia.

  • 2000


  • 2001


  • 2002

    • 2002: Of note are the finals at the Indian Wells Masters, which Federer along with partner Max Mirnyi lost in 2002, but they did win the 2002 Rotterdam 500 series event. - Roger Federer, Wikipedia.
    • 2002: The most prestigious events finals he was in at this time was the 2002 Miami Masters event, where he lost to Andre Agassi in 3–6, 3–6, 6–3, 4–6 on a hard surface. - Roger Federer, Wikipedia.
    • 2002: Federer and Roddick are the only players to have finished each tennis season in the ATP top 10 every year from 2002 to 2009. - Roger Federer, Wikipedia.
    • 2002: Vavrinec retired from the tour in 2002 because of a foot injury and has since been working as Federer's public relations manager. - Roger Federer, Wikipedia.
    • 2002: In addition, Federer won his first Master Series event at the 2002 Hamburg Masters on clay in 6–1, 6–3, 6–4 over Marat Safin. - Roger Federer, Wikipedia.
    • 2002: Sanguinetti has won two ATP singles titles in 2002, defeating Roger Federer and Andy Roddick in the finals, and one doubles titles (Umag 1997). - Davide Sanguinetti, Wikipedia.
    • 2002: Federer made his earliest exit to the tournament since 2002, when he went out in the semifinals (lost to Hewitt). - 2008 Tennis Masters Cup, Wikipedia.

  • 2003

    • 2003: He established the Roger Federer Foundation in 2003 to help disadvantaged people and to promote sports. - Roger Federer, Wikipedia.
    • 2003: However, in 2003 he was deemed unfit due to a long-standing back problem and was subsequently not required to fulfill his obligations. - Roger Federer, Wikipedia.
    • 2003: After an inspirational semifinal against Switzerland where Lleyton Hewitt came back from two sets to love down against Roger Federer to win in five sets in the fourth rubber, to clinch a Davis Cup Final berth. - Australia Davis Cup team, Wikipedia.
    • 2003: In the 2003 season, Federer won his first slam at the 2003 Wimbledon Championships, beating Mark Philippoussis 7–6(5), 6–2, 7–6(3). - Roger Federer, Wikipedia.

  • 2004

    • February, 2004: Federer was ranked number 1 for a record 237 consecutive weeks beginning in February 2004. - Roger Federer, Wikipedia.
    • February 2, 2004: Federer supplanted Roddick as World No. - Roger Federer, Wikipedia.
    • 2004: Federer and Nadal have been playing each other since 2004 and their rivalry is a significant part of both men's careers. - Roger Federer, Wikipedia.
    • 2004: Since then, he has visited South Africa and Tamil Nadu, one of the areas in India most affected by the tsunami caused by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake. - Roger Federer, Wikipedia.
    • 2004: Roddick has lost four Grand Slam finals, each time to Federer: Wimbledon in 2004, 2005, and 2009, and one US Open in 2006. - Roger Federer, Wikipedia.
    • 2004: He reached his first final at the 2004 Dubai Open losing to Roger Federer 6-4, 1-6, 2-6. - Feliciano López, Wikipedia.
    • 2004: Roger Federer and Marat Safin played a tiebreaker that lasted 26 minutes in the semifinals of the 2004 Tennis Masters Cup in Houston. - Longest tiebreaker in tennis, Wikipedia.
    • August 8, 2004: "Roger Federer (born August 8, 1981) is a Swiss professional tennis player who, in 2004, became the world's top tennis player." - Roger Federer, Wikiquote.

  • 2005

    • 2005: In the 2005 season, Federer failed to reach the finals of the first two slams, losing the Australian Open semi-final to eventual champion Marat Safin and the French Open semi-final to champion Rafael Nadal. - Roger Federer, Wikipedia.
    • 2005: He auctioned his racquet from his US Open championship to aid victims of Hurricane Katrina. - Roger Federer, Wikipedia.
    • 2005: "I think there's—he's the main guy and then there's probably four or five of us that are—I don't know. Maybe we need to do just a tag team effort or something, join forces, you know, like Power Rangers or something." - Roger Federer, Wikiquote.
    • 2005: "He's a real person. He's not an enigma. Off the court he's not trying to be somebody. If you met him at McDonald's and you didn't know who he was, you would have no idea that he's one of the best athletes in the world." - Roger Federer, Wikiquote.
    • 2005: "He hasn't changed a bit. He hasn't been arrogant in the locker room. He never is. That's great to see someone that does it with class. He doesn't intentionally get in anyone's face. He doesn't put people down." - Roger Federer, Wikiquote.
    • 2005: Nadal has a storied rivalry with Swiss champion Roger Federer, most notably for defeating him at the French Open in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008. - Portal:Tennis/Selected biography/4, Wikipedia.
    • 2005: "He put tennis, the bar very high—very high. It's incredible what kind of game he can play." - Roger Federer, Wikiquote.
    • 2005: "He hits that short chip, moves you forward, moves you back. He uses your pace against you. If you take pace off, so that he can't use your pace, he can step around and hurt you with the forehand. Just the amount of options he has to get around any particular stage of the match where maybe something's out of sync is—seems to be endless. His success out there is just a mere reflection of all the things that he can do." - Roger Federer, Wikiquote.
    • July, 2005: 2 in July 2005 and held this spot for a record 160 consecutive weeks before surpassing Federer in August 2008. - Roger Federer, Wikipedia.
    • July, 2005: They have held the top two rankings on the ATP Tour from July 2005 until 14 September 2009, when Nadal fell to World No. - Roger Federer, Wikipedia.

  • 2006

    • 2006: In the year of 2006, Federer won three slams and reached all four slam finals, with the only loss coming against Rafael Nadal in the French Open in 6–1, 1–6, 4–6, 6–7(4). - Roger Federer, Wikipedia.
    • 2006: He was appointed a Goodwill Ambassador by UNICEF in 2006. - Roger Federer, Wikipedia.
    • 2006: For the 2006 championships at Wimbledon, Nike designed a jacket emblazoned with a crest of three tennis racquets, symbolising the three Wimbledon Championships he had previously won, and which was updated the next year with four racquets after he won the Championship in 2006. - Roger Federer, Wikipedia.
    • 2006: From 2006 to 2008 they played in every French Open and Wimbledon final, and then they met in the 2009 Australian Open final. - Roger Federer, Wikipedia.
    • 2006: He was raised as a Catholic and met Pope Benedict XVI while playing the 2006 Internazionali BNL d'Italia tournament in Rome. - Roger Federer, Wikipedia.
    • 2006: "He is on his way to becoming possibly the greatest of all time. But he's still human." - Roger Federer, Wikiquote.
    • 2006: They have also played in a record 8 Masters Series finals, including their lone five hour match at the 2006 Rome Masters which Nadal won in a fifth-set tiebreak. - Roger Federer, Wikipedia.
    • 2006: Against Roger Federer he blew a lead at the 2006 and 2010 Australian Opens and the 2007 French Open. - Nikolay Davydenko, Wikipedia.
    • 2006: 1 Roger Federer in the second round of the 2006 Dubai Tennis Championships. - Mohammed Ghareeb, Wikipedia.
    • 2006: "I really consider myself top 5 player in the world, which it doesn't mean that I am close to Roger." - Roger Federer, Wikiquote.
    • 2006: "Federer is the best player in history, no other player has ever had such quality." - Roger Federer, Wikiquote.

  • 2007

    • 2007: Federer made five ATP Masters Series 1000 Finals in 2007, but only managed to win two of those at Hamburg and Madrid. - Roger Federer, Wikipedia.
    • 2007: "Just about everything he does is pretty impressive. So, yeah, 50 titles at any age is impressive. 50 titles at 26 is incredible. 50 titles with 11 of them being Grand Slams, and I think now 14 being Masters Series, that's just phenomenal." - Roger Federer, Wikiquote.
    • 2007: "The best way to beat him would be to hit him over the head with a racquet. Roger could win the Grand Slam if he keeps playing the way he is and, if he does that, it will equate to the two Grand Slams that I won because standards are much higher these days." - Roger Federer, Wikiquote.
    • 2007: "Roger's got too many shots, too much talent in one body. It's hardly fair that one person can do all this—his backhands, his forehands, volleys, serving, his court position. The way he moves around the court, you feel like he's barely touching the ground. That's the sign of a great champion." - Roger Federer, Wikiquote.
    • 2007: He then reached the Fourth Round of the 2007 US Open losing to eventual Champion Roger Federer 6-3, 4-6, 1-6, 4-6 the first set was the least games won by Federer in one set in the whole tournament. - Feliciano López, Wikipedia.
    • 2007: Defending US Open champions Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova won in 2007. - US Open Series, Wikipedia.
    • 2007: "Previously I always thought it was just tactical and technique, but every match has become almost mental and physical—I try to push myself to move well. I try to push myself not to get upset and stay positive, and that's what my biggest improvement is over all those years. Under pressure I can see things very clear." - Roger Federer, Wikiquote.
    • , 2007: Roger Federer won his fifth consecutive Wimbledon title after a five-set battle against Rafael Nadal, 3 sets to 2. - 2007 Wimbledon Championships, Wikipedia.
    • 2007: Three of these matches were five set-matches (2007 and 2008 Wimbledon, 2009 Australian Open), and the 2008 Wimbledon final has been lauded as the greatest match ever by many long-time tennis analysts. - Roger Federer, Wikipedia.
    • , 2007: Roger Federer lost the first set but ultimately had a comfortable victory and Nikolay Davydenko progressed, still the only player on the men's side not to drop a set. - 2007 US Open (tennis), Wikipedia.
    • , 2007: Switzerland Roger Federer def. - 2007 Wimbledon Championships, Wikipedia.
    • 2007: "If he is playing very good, I have to play unbelievable. If not, it’s impossible, especially if he’s playing with good confidence. When he’s 100 percent, he’s playing in another league. It’s impossible to stop him. I fight. I fight. I fight. Nothing to say. Just congratulate him." - Roger Federer, Wikiquote.
    • September 5, 2007: Agassi was a surprise guest commentator for the Andy Roddick/Roger Federer US Open quarterfinal. - Andre Agassi, Wikipedia.
    • November 22, 2007: The Clash of Times was a tennis exhibition match between Roger Federer and Pete Sampras which took place on 22 November 2007 at Stadium Malawati, Shah Alam, in Kuala Lumpur as part of Malaysia's 50th anniversary of independence (it was a part of Inaugural Merdeka Tennis Challenge). - Clash of Times, Wikipedia.
    • November 20, 2007: Sampras lost the first of three exhibition matches in Asia against Roger Federer losing 6–4, 6–3 in Seoul, Korea. - Pete Sampras, Wikipedia.

  • 2008


  • 2009

    • February 1, 2009: Rafael Nadal defeats Roger Federer in five sets to win the Australian Open - 2009 in tennis, Wikipedia.
    • February 1, 2009: Rafael Nadal of Spain defeats Roger Federer of Switzerland to win the 2009 Australian Open men's singles. - February 2009, Wikipedia.
    • April 11, 2009: They were married in Basel on 11 April 2009, surrounded by a small group of close friends and family at Wenkenhof Villa (municipality of Riehen). - Roger Federer, Wikipedia.
    • 2009: Federer would go on to win two more events in 2009, and one came at the Madrid Masters over Rafael Nadal in the final, which was on clay, by a score of 6–4, 6–4. - Roger Federer, Wikipedia.
    • 2009: "I never played anyone playing that fast. He doesn’t have any weaknesses at all. He really deserves to be called the best player of all time." - Roger Federer, Wikiquote.
    • 2009: "For me Roger is the greatest player ever who played the tennis game. It’s always good to see him play and win and we are going to see so much more of Federer in the future, he is going to win more grand slam tournaments." - Roger Federer, Wikiquote.
    • 2009: "His win today at the French Open, tying Pete Sampras’s record for major titles and the completion of a career grand slam firmly places him in a special place as the greatest player of all time. He has earned his place and he has proven he belongs. Roger is a champion for the ages." - Roger Federer, Wikiquote.
    • 2009: The last match of the night saw a 2009 US Open finals rematch as Roger Federer took on Juan Martin del Potro. - 2009 ATP World Tour Finals/Day to day summary, Wikipedia.
    • 2009: In the 2009 season, Roger Federer won two slams, which were the French Open victory over Robin Soderling in 6–1, 7–6(1), 6–4 and the Wimbledon Championships victory over Andy Roddick 5–7, 7–6(6), 7–6(5), 3–6, 16–14. - Roger Federer, Wikipedia.
    • 2009: "Roger Federer will undoubtedly become the greatest tennis player to have graced the sport if he wins the French Open. It ends the discussion of where he fits in the history of the game. If it wasn't for (four-times champion Rafael) Nadal, he probably would have won a handful of these things. So nobody would underestimate where he deserves to fit in this game. He's extraordinarily talented and talk about grace on court, watching him play is something special to see and if he does it tomorrow, he'll know what an accomplishment it was." - Roger Federer, Wikiquote.
    • 2009: "What he’s done over the past five years has never, ever been done—and probably will never, ever happen again. Regardless if he won there or not, he goes down as the greatest ever. This just confirms it. Now that he has won in Paris, I think it just more solidifies his place in history as the greatest player that played the game, in my opinion. I’m a huge Laver fan, and he had a few years in there where he didn’t have an opportunity to win majors. But you can’t compare the eras. And in this era, the competition is much more fierce than Rod’s." - Roger Federer, Wikiquote.
    • 2009: Swiss Roger Federer established a number of records at the 2009 Wimbledon Championships. - 2009 Wimbledon Championships, Wikipedia.
    • 2009: This is more titles than any other player except Roger Federer who surpassed this record at Wimbledon in 2009. - Pete Sampras, Wikipedia.
    • September 14, 2009: Until 14 September 2009, when Juan Martin del Potro beat Nadal in the US Open semi-final on his way to defeating Federer in the final itself, no player had beaten Nadal and Federer in the same Grand Slam. - Roger Federer, Wikipedia.
    • September 14, 2009: Juan Martin Del Potro turns around a 1 set to 2 deficit to upset top ranked defending champion Roger Federer to win the US Open - 2009 in tennis, Wikipedia.
    • September 15, 2009: - after his first Grand Slam win at the 2009 US Open over Roger Federer, Juan Martín del Potro of Argentina was announced as the fifth qualifier. - 2009 ATP World Tour Finals, Wikipedia.
    • September 14, 2009: On the September 14, 2009, Juan Martín del Potro upset Roger Federer to win the Men's US Open Championship. - Dick Enberg, Wikipedia.
    • September 14, 2009: In tennis, Juan Martín del Potro defeats Roger Federer and Kim Clijsters defeats Caroline Wozniacki at the U.S. Open. - September 2009, Wikipedia.

  • 2010







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