Monday, November 11, 2013

Year in Review: Roger Federer

Roger Federer's year came to a close at the hand of his rival, Rafael Nadal, in the Semi-Finals at the ATP World Finals in London. 

Roger picked up one title in 2013 by earning his sixth Halle trophy in June 2013. 

The former number one, and all-time great, saw his rankings dip to a low of 7th best in the world. Roger's record of 36 straight major QF appearances came to an end at Wimbledon due to his 2nd Round. 

Roger became one of the winning-est players ever after securing his 900th career win over the course of the season. 

Let's take a look back at his year:

JANUARY
  • Reached SF at Australian Open (l. to Murray)
  FEBRUARY
  • Reached QFs at Rotterdam (l. to Benneteau)
MARCH
  • Reached SF at Dubai (l. to Berdych)
  • Reached QF at Indian Wells (l. to Nadal) (Federer v. Nadal XXIX)


APRIL
  • Did not play
MAY
  • Lost in the 3rd Round at Madrid (l. to Nishikori)
  • Reached the Finals at Rome (Federer v. Nadal XXX)


JUNE
  • Became 4th player in ATP history to earn 900 match wins with (Only Connors, Lendl and Vilas have more match wins)
  • Reached the QF at Roland Garros QFs (l. to Tsonga)
  • Won at Halle, earning his 6th Halle title and 77th career title (d. Youzhny) 
  • Lost in 2nd Round at Wimbledon (l. to Stakhovsky)
JULY
  • Reached the QFs at Hamburg (l. to Delbonis)  
  • Lost in the 2nd Round at Gstaad (l. to Brands) 
AUGUST
  • Reached the Finals at Cincinnati QFs (l. to Nadal) (Federer v. Nadal XXXI)
SEPTEMBER
  • Lost at the US Open in the 4th Round (l. to Robredo) 

OCTOBER
  • Lost in the 3rd Round at Shanghai (l. to Monfils)
  • Reached the Finals at Basel (l. to del Potro) 
  • Earned 12th straight qualification to the ATP World Tour Finals
NOVEMBER
  • Reached SF (l. to Nadal) (Federer v. Nadal XXXII)

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