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29.10.2007 | Tennis

Federer clinches year-end world No. 1 ranking (livenews.com)


Roger Federer has joined yet another elite club. He has become only the fifth player since the computer rankings were introduced in 1973 to close out the year as world number one four or more times and he is only the fourth to do it four years running.


Federer achieved this new milestone in his illustrious career when he won his 52nd career title with his hometown tournament the Swiss Indoors in Basel. It is now mathematically impossibly for Rafael Nadal to pass him for the year-end top spot.


“The big goal for me of the season – protect the No. 1 ranking and as well win Wimbledon – I’ve achieved basically all of that, but there’s still a bit left to make it an even more incredible season by hopefully winning Paris and Shanghai,” said Federer following his seventh title of the year.




Federer aims for big Paris finish after Basle home triumph (Bangkok Post)


Roger Federer heads to his first appearance in four years at the Paris Masters basking in the glow of his home crowd after winning a second straight Swiss Indoors on Sunday.


The 12-time Grand Slam winner became the fifth man in history to clinch a fourth career year-end world number one honour after Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe, Ivan Lendl and Pete Sampras.


Federer took his four all in a row, capping his latest with a 6-3, 6-4 win over longtime friend Jarkko Nieminen in the Basel final.


"I'll be going to Paris, there's no pulling out now," said the winner, who withdrew from the final event of the ATP regular season a year ago and last played the tournament in 2003.





Federer wraps up world number one spot


Roger Federer locked down the season's world number one ranking for the fourth year in succession as he won the Swiss Indoors on Sunday over Jarkko Nieminen.


The superlative Swiss claimed the honour on his home court with a 6-3, 6-4 win in 61 minutes to lift his second straight title at the St Jakobshalle where he got his start as a ball boy.


The top seed heads the field for the season-wrapup Masters Cup in Shanghai starting in a fortnight.





Federer finishes Nieminen challenge in Basel (Tribune de Genève)


Switzerland’s tennis master, Roger Federer, clinically disposed of Finland’s Jarkko Nieminen in the final of the Swiss Indoors tennis championship in Basel on Sunday. Without having to raise his game significantly, Federer registered a break of service in each set to end the match 6-3 6-4 and defend the title he won for the first time last year.


The game was played out in front of enthusiastic crowd of 9,200 spectators at the St. Jakobshalle. After the match, the Swiss acknowledged the influence of the locals at a venue where he once worked as a ball boy: “It's been a fantastic week, having the support of my home crowd behind me all the way,” he said. “Securing the number one ranking for the year and doing it here is particularly special.”




Federer confirms season’s top ranking through second Basel title (Daily Times)


Roger Federer added another honour to his vast collection as a 6-3, 6-4 title victory over Jarkko Nieminen at the Swiss Indoors assured the hometown boy of a fourth year ending as world number one on Sunday.


“It’s great to win at home again,” said the 12-time Grand Slam champion, who also lifted the title a year ago at the venue where he got his start as a ballboy. “I’ve now got the number one for another year. The crowd really helped me,” he said of 9,200 at the St Jakobshalle. “Especially at 4-all in the second when I was able to break Jarkko.”




Federer still Swiss king (sportal.co.nz)


Roger Federer successfully defended his title at the Davidoff Swiss Indoors with a 6-3 6-4 victory over Jarkko Nieminen of Finland.


It was the seventh title of the year and 52nd career crown for Federer, who already secured the year-ending world No.1 ranking for a fourth consecutive year.


Playing in the final of this tournament for the fourth time, the Swiss star captured his 10th consecutive win in the event, improving to 24-6 at his home event.



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10/31/2007 | 08:04 AM
Congrats, Roger!
But I know that you can do even better!
Heading towards Shanghai Master Cup!
10/31/2007 | 03:44 AM
I continue to pray for your success and your health. Congratulations on your win in your hometown and remaining # 1.

As a grandmother, it is upper most in my heart to see young athletes, like you, keep raising the bar for excellence and humili
10/31/2007 | 01:31 AM
Dear Roger,
keep it up ....;)
Good luck in Paris.......GO :))
10/31/2007 | 01:25 AM
Cher Roger,

Je suis tellement contente pour vous, comme d'habitude...!!! C'est toujours plaisant de lire de bonnes nouvelles sur vous et que tout le monde le sache que vous êtes le meilleur!!! Vous le méritez!!!

Bonne chance dans les prochains tourn
10/30/2007 | 10:18 PM
ilvana ;D
10/30/2007 | 10:16 PM
congratulations roger!!!!!
love ya ;)
10/30/2007 | 10:07 PM
It's so wonderful and you deserve it all, Roger. And it couldn't have happened in a better place too. Great image of you with the ball boys.

Wanted to thank whoever was the angel (or angels) behind the broadcasting on eurosport.com of the Basel tourna
10/30/2007 | 09:45 PM
Good luck tomorrow against a tough opponent. You have shown time and time again that you can take care of business when it seems improbable. As always we will be cheering for you.

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