Lars Burgsmüller Andrew Painter. Ellis Ferreira Rick Leach 6—3, 6—4. Gianluca Pozzi Davide Sanguinetti. Seen in the light of Roger's exceptional tennis career, this year is marked by many disappointments for him as well as his fans.
Simone Bolelli Fabio Fognini. Thomas Enqvist 6—2, 4—6, 7—6 7—4 , 1—6, 6—1. Arnaud di Pasquale 7—6 7—5 , 6—7 7—9 , 6—3. Gustavo Kuerten Antonio Prieto 6—2, 6—4. The year does not end all too well for him; he only manages to win three more matches.
Paul Haarhuis Sandon Stolle 6—1, 6—7 2—7 , 7—6 9—7. 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. Following his 2-set victory in the quarterfinals against Marin Cilic, Roger faces Andy Murray in the semifinals, but fails to find his rhythm and in the end has to accept defeat in two sets. Retrieved 30 November Myla and Charlene are among the spectators watching their famous daddy celebrate his 4th title in - an emotional moment for the champion. Unfortunately, he cannot achieve a similar result three weeks later at the French Open.
With luck, skill and nerves of steel, he eventually manages to reach the final against Robin Söderling, who defeated Nadal. Mahesh Bhupathi Andrew Kratzmann 7—6 12—10 , 6—7 2—7 , 6—4. The love birds manage to keep their relationship a secret from the public until the summer of John-Patrick Smith Jack Sock.
In December he wins the Orange Bowl, the unofficial junior world championship in Key Biscayne USA , and ends the year as the number 1 in the junior world ranking. Franco Squillari Juan Carlos Ferrero. Donald Johnson Piet Norval 1—6, 6—4, 6—3. Roger nevertheless has grounds for satisfaction, since it is his first participation in the finals at Roland Garros. He ends the season full of ups and downs as number 6.
Roger is admitted into the programme and in August he moves to his host family, the Christinets, in Ecublens, which is located on the shore of Lake Geneva in French-speaking Switzerland. He nevertheless reaches the finals in Paris and Wimbledon and wins the US Open for the fourth consecutive time. Albert Costa Karim Alami. By this defeat, Roger — for the first time in 36 major tournaments — fails to reach at least the quarter-finals and drops down to 5th on the World Rankings.
David Ferrer Stan Wawrinka. Lleyton Hewitt 6—4, 7—6 7—2. Diego Nargiso Andrei Medvedev. 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. Stefan Koubek Franco Squillari. Rohan Bopanna Daniel Nestor 6—4, 7—6 7—5.
Andrea Gaudenzi Diego Nargiso. Following a 1 , - victory in the final over Andreas Seppi, Roger can hold up the Gerry Weber trophy for the 8th time — yet another record! Alexander Peya Bruno Soares 7—5, 7—5. Lucas Arnold Ker Eric Taino. Arnaud di Pasquale 7—6 7—5 , 6—7 7—9 , 6—3.
This page was last edited on 21 November , at Raven Klaasen Marcelo Melo 6—3, 6—3. He spends a lot of time with Roger, following his sporting progress with interest. Richard Gasquet 3—0, retired. On July 5th, he is ranked third in the ATP rankings.
For the second time after Athens in he leads the Swiss delegation into the Olympic arena, holding the Swiss flag high. Roger starts working with the Swedish coach Peter Lundgren. As the titleholder, Roger starts into the grass season in Halle, seeking his 15th title on grass. Patrick Rafter Tim Henman.
Michael Hill Jeff Tarango 6—3, 7—5. Nevertheless, Roger's record of six Masters titles remains unchallenged and ahead of Ivan Lendl and Pete Sampras with five each. He hereby breaks the record of Björn Borg, who congratulates him on the spot.
After a tough previous season, Roger regains his consistent good form in and fights his way up the ATP rankings from the sixth to the second spot. Juan Carlos Ferrero Albert Costa. Federer travel to Paris and experience a nerve-wracking tournament. However, the Frenchman achieves the to-date impossible:
- In the group stage he defeats Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Rafael Nadal, qualifying for the semi-final early and also wins the third group match against Mardy Fish without any problems. The , 5 , , 5 defeat spells his early exit. Franco Squillari 6—4, 6—4. He wins his 17th Grand Slam title in Wimbledon, returns to the top of the World Rankings and improves on Pete Sampras' record as world number 1 for a total of weeks.
- Jamie Murray John Peers. Gustavo Kuerten 6—4, 5—7, 6—4, 5—7, 7—6 7—3. Andrei Pavel 7—5, 3—6, 6—2.
Yet in the third round, he is defeated, for the first time, by Andreas Seppi. Roger has a great start at the All England Club. Raven Klaasen Leander Paes. Marat Safin Marc Rosset. Their position is successfully defended: Despite our champ losing his first singles match to an unleashed Gael Monfils, it ends for Switzerland.
Archived from the original on 14 April Thus, the grass court season is just the right timing for him. This is the complete schedule of events on the calendar, with player progression documented from the quarterfinals stage. Magnus Norman 6—1, 7—6 8—6. The illness impedes serious training and has a decisive influence on the further course of his season. These are the ATP Rankings of the top twenty singles players, doubles players, and the top ten doubles teams on the ATP Tour, at the end of the ATP Tour ,    and of the season,    with number of rankings points, number of tournaments played, year-end ranking in , highest and lowest position during the season for singles and doubles individual only, as doubles team rankings are not calculated over a rolling year-to-date system , and number of spots gained or lost from the to the year-end rankings.
Michael Hill Jeff Tarango 6—3, 7—5. Roger settles well into his new home in Ecublens in French-speaking Switzerland. However, once again, he has to leave the tournament victory to his rival, Rafael Nadal, in two sets. David Adams John-Laffnie de Jager 6—4, 6—4. The victory in Dubai signifies the end of a dry spell and the first title in eight months. Roger's lead in the world rankings is melting.