Having lost in the fourth round of the 2001 US Open, 20-year-old Roger Federer expressed satisfaction with the season thus far. The young Swiss person advanced up the ranking and drew nearer to the top 10. Roger won four matches while playing in Australia before winning the first ATP indoor championship in Milan in February. Roger began the season as the world’s thirty-best player in Sydney.
Federer defeated the USA three times in the Davis Cup thanks to his flawlessly adapted game for fast indoor surfaces. USA and won the player of the month title, moving on to the semifinals in Marseille and the championship game in Rotterdam. The Swiss player, who has struggled on the slower surface in past seasons, entered the Miami quarterfinals with his goals set there.
In his first major tournament as a youngster, Roger reached the quarterfinals in Monte Carlo and Roland Garros. A few weeks later, he repeated that feat at Wimbledon. The three-time junior champion at the All England Club eliminated seven-time champion Pete Sampras in the fourth round of a thrilling five-set match before falling to Tim Henman in the semifinals.
Despite suffering a groin strain at Wimbledon, Roger chose to return to Gstaad and play on clay the following week. He played Ivan Ljubicic only three times and missed six weeks of play as a result. At the US Open, Federer made a comeback but lost to world no.
2, Andre Agassi, during the 16th round. To maintain momentum and push Roger back, the American saved all nine break points and five times intercepted his opponent’s serve.
Arias introduces King Roger.
Former World No. 1 Andy Murray was speaking on the Tennis Channel recently.
5 The top three one-handed players on the tour, except Roger Federer, who hasn’t competed in nearly a year, were given to Jimmy Arias. “Jimmy Arias stated, “I went with Stan as well because of the 3 Majors and the fact that he really kills that backhand with amazing pace. He’s also the only player I’ve ever seen who can outclass Novak Djokovic in baseline rallies when he’s on.”
backhand and forehand When Stan was playing in those finals, Djokovic was powerless to stop him.” Roger Federer‘s one-handed return was hailed by Arias as the best of the bunch. He remarked, “Dominic Thiem again, big backhand from wherever.”
“Due to Richard Gasquet’s reappearance, I almost feel as though I should rank him at one. With their serve return, the two men, Stan and Thiem, fall behind in the points. We can’t say Federer because Gasquet’s is a little bit better and he’s not as far behind in points off his backhand return.
Federer is the only returner with one hand that stays at least neutral, therefore I actually prefer his the most. It is astounding in many respects, “added Arias.