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14.11.2011 | Tennis, Starseite 3

Roger Federer wins Paris Masters for 1st time (San Francisco Chronicle)

 

Roger Federer's tough season is ending on a high note. Federer beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-1, 7-6 (3) on Sunday for the 69th title of his career and first at the Paris Masters. "I'm just ecstatic to have played so well this week," said Federer, who hadn't previously reached the Paris final. "I have had many attempts to win Paris, and for some reason, I wasn't able to. It's a special victory. I have had some really tough losses this year, but I kept believing the year wasn't over," Federer said. "I'm not playing to prove anything to anybody. I play for myself, I play for Switzerland (and) just to enjoy myself."

 

 

Roger Federer takes momentum to London (The Australian)

 

Roger Federer has the momentum and renewed confidence as he sets his sights on a record-breaking sixth World Tour Finals title. He may be set to end the year without a grand slam title for the first time since 2002 but Federer will take a 12-match winning streak into his title defence at the eight-man season finale in London from November 20. World No.4 Federer brushed aside home favourite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-1 7-6 (7-3) in the Paris Masters final overnight to remain unbeaten since his gut-wrenching semi-final loss to Novak Djokovic at the US Open where he squandered a match point. The 16-times grand slam champion was excited by his resurgence after claiming the 69th title of his career.

 

 

Paris Masters Triumph Is a First and a Boost (New York Times)

 

A two-set lead was not enough for Roger Federer to shake free of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at Wimbledon this year. But a two-set lead is all that is required for victory at this late stage of the tennis season, and so Federer finally got to hold up a trophy on the other side of Paris. It took him until 2009 to win the French Open at Roland Garros Stadium; it took him until Sunday afternoon to win the Paris indoor event, and though there were no tears and not much drama in this sometimes lopsided final, it was still a big moment for Federer in a year that has been long on fine play but disquietingly short on big titles.


Roger Federer beats Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to win his first Paris Masters (The Guardian)


Roger Federer beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-1, 7-6 on Sunday to win the Paris Masters for the first time and clinch the 69th title of his career. The winner of 16 majors had never reached the final of this event but gave the sixth-seeded Frenchman little chance after saving two break points in his opening service game. "I've been waiting for this for a long time," Federer said. "I'm really happy to have finally made it." Federer's 18th Masters title puts him one ahead of Andre Agassi and one behind the all-time leader, Rafael Nadal. The 30-year-old from Switzerland is on a 12-match unbeaten run after winning the Swiss Indoors in Basel last week.



Resurgent Federer wins maiden Paris Masters title (Reuters India)


Swiss third seed Federer, who moved to one shy of Rafa Nadal's record of 19 Masters titles with a stunning display of sheer brilliance, became only the second player with titles in Roland Garros and Bercy -- the two men's Paris tournaments. "I'm very happy with my performance today," Federer, who captured his 69th career title from 99 finals, said at the courtside. "I'm amazed by how well I play. I don't think Jo played a bad match. It's good to complete the tournament so solidly."

 
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11/14/2011 | 04:29 PM
Fitness is so key: Roger, you really take good care of yourself off and on the court, very intelligent. Other players put out so much gut-wrenching force for periods of time (no names needed!) that they then fizzle at various points. You are definitely our Tennis King forever! We are all so thrilled for you with this latest victory in Paris! (But that trophy is ridiculously heavy!)
11/14/2011 | 04:23 PM
As you said at the San Francisco Chronicle, you kept believe that the year wasn´t over, you believe in yourself, had the determination, concentration and focus in your goal. It is really good too, that you enjoy play for yourself in first term. Very well made! Now go for London...!!!!
Best wishes,
José
11/14/2011 | 04:12 PM
Congratulation Roger.
Congratulato the 69th title.
I think Roger can win 5 grandslam more, the problem is that he want it or not.
11/14/2011 | 03:55 PM
Forever you'll be number one. Still confident and playing well I want to see you with the trophy in London.
Best Regards!
11/14/2011 | 03:38 PM
Hope you are resting to do well in London, keep up the confidence,you will win
11/14/2011 | 03:06 PM
Nice addition to the trophy case, this Bercy title!! Now Roger only lacks two Masters trophies and he has made the final of every Masters event. I love reading these accolades and I love that Roger has not gone through this year without a Masters title.

And, well, then there was the tennis display we say yesterday!! Still got it, Champ!! But then we all knew that!

Cheers,
MC
11/14/2011 | 03:04 PM
Proud to be your fan, keep going we will always be there for you
11/14/2011 | 03:04 PM
Proud to be your fan, keep going we will always be there for you
11/14/2011 | 02:50 PM
Nice webnews.
"I'm not playing to prove anything to anybody. I play for myself, I play for Switzerland (and) just to enjoy myself." This sentence says it all.
All of these critics should remember that this is your career, your life. Who does not like ... well, that's their problem.
Relax and see you in London.
11/14/2011 | 02:39 PM
FOR EVER N.1 TO THE HISTORY
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