“I can put on my cape and be a superhero…” Roger Federer

Mario Ancic upset Roger Federer in the first round at Wimbledon 2002, but the Swiss returned a year later to rekindle his 2001 run. Roger’s first three Wimbledon matches took five hours.

In the fourth round against Feliciano Lopez, he suffered back troubles and needed therapy and medications. Federer beat an ailing Sjeng Schalken to reach his first major semifinal, where he met Andy Roddick.

When Lleyton Hewitt retired, they were the men to beat, but there was just one on the court that day. Federer won 7-6, 6-3, 6-3 in 1 hour and 43 minutes for a majors best.

The Swiss struck over 70 wins and made only 35 mistakes to advance to the final against Mark Philippoussis. Roddick avoided a break point and led 6-5 in the tiebreaker, but missed a routine that would have handed him the set and momentum.

Federer won the final three breaker points, never looking back and taking Andy’s in sets two and three. Roger felt it was his greatest performance since the Hamburg final against Marat Safin on clay a year ago, hitting some fantastic shots and gaining confidence before the final.

“Andy Roddick is difficult to control. You must focus on your serve and not give him many chances. Even in big contests, danger lurks.”

Federer’s’superhero’ status “When I am on the court, I put on my cape and become a superhero, but then I take it off.

I want to be normal “Federer. The Swiss player feels that balance is the key to pleasure on tour. “I am skilled at balancing the two.

This made my tour joyful. I adore being really concentrated. I can split those two universes “Adding,