Roger Federer
Roger Federer
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The boy who started playing tennis at the age of six and earned the Junior Wimbledon title and Orange Bowl in the year 1998, won his first ATP tournament in Milan in 2001. However the turning point in his career came the same year when he defeated 7 times Wimbledon champion, Pete Sampras in the quarter finals at Wimbledon.

In 2002, Federer was No. 6 in the ATP Champions Race by the end of the year though he lost to Andre Agassi in his first ATP Masters Series and despite his early round exits at the French Open, Wimbledon and U.S. open.

In 2003, Federer challenged for the top ranking in men's tennis. He ended the year on a high note by winning the year end Tennis Masters Cup tournament in Houston defeating Andre Agassi in the final.

 

 
 

Federer had one of the most dominating and successful years in modern men's tennis in the year 2004. He won three of the four Grand Slam singles tournaments, lost to no one ranked in the top ten, and won every final he reached.

In 2005 Federer successfully defended his Wimbledon title, winning for the third consecutive year by defeating Andy Roddick. Federer also defeated Roddick in Cincinnati to take his fourth AMS title of the year and become the first player in AMS history to win four titles in one season. He failed to defend his Tennis Masters Cup title, however, losing to David Nalbandian of Argentina in a four-and-a-half hour, five-set match.

In 2006 Federer won three of the four Grand Slam singles tournaments and ended the year ranked number one, with his points ranking several thousand points greater than that of his nearest competitor. He retained his Wimbledon title for the fourth consecutive year defeating Nadal.

Federer won his third Australian Open and tenth Grand Slam singles title. In 2007 Federer won Wimbledon for the fifth consecutive time defeating Nadal. In the 2007 U.S. Open final, Federer beat 3rd seed Novak Đoković in straight sets.