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18.11.2007 | Tennis

Federer achieves year of perfection with Masters Cup win (Bangkok Post)

 

Roger Federer capped off another dream season as he handcuffed big-match neophyte David Ferrer 6-2, 6-3, 6-2 on Sunday with a dominating victory to lift a second straight trophy at the Masters Cup.

 

The Swiss genius won the 53rd title of his storied career as he lifted year-end honours in one hour, 38 minutes.

 

Federer ends his season with eight titles including three of the four Grand Slams and a prize money haul in excess of eight million dollars. He leaves with 1.2 million dollars for the week and a silver Mercedes R series car.

 

"It's been a great season for me. And finishing off the best players in the world, you know, also (Rafael) Nadal and all these guys in the Masters Cup.

 

"I'm so happy. This is year-end event and only the best can make it," said the winner who joins Ilie Nastase on four year-end titles.

 

 

 

 

Federer the 'best of all time' after Ferrer rout (The Standard)

 

Masters Cup finalist David Ferrer heaped praise on Roger Federer yesterday after being demolished by the Swiss defending champion in straight sets.

The Spaniard beat Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, the world Nos2 and 3, on his way to the final but said Federer was a class apart.

"Maybe Federer, Djokovic and Nadal are on another level to other players but Federer is different," said Ferrer, who was taken apart 6-2, 6-3, 6-2 in just one hour and 38 minutes at Shanghai's Qi Zhiong Stadium.

"He can do it all. He serves very well, he has a very good forehand and backhand. He has no weak points.

"He's not just No1, he's the best in history. He has 12 Grand Slams and I'm sure he'll get the record."

 

 

Federer is proud of his season (Los Angeles Times)

 

After winning the Masters Cup in Shanghai, the world's No. 1 player says that this was a breakthrough year for him.

 

The words Roger Federer and breakthrough don't seem to belong in the same sentence. But why not let the tennis genius explain his word choice after winning the Masters Cup for the fourth time in five years?

 

Federer, who beat David Ferrer of Spain, 6-2, 6-3, 6-2, in the final at Shanghai to officially end the 2007 season, cycled back to the start, at the Australian Open, and kept on going.

 

"I thought the way I won my first Grand Slam without losing a set [in Australia] . . . beat [Rafael] Nadal for the first time on clay," he said Sunday in a telephone interview from Shanghai. "I won my fifth Wimbledon, fourth U.S. Open and defended my No. 1 ranking -- that's why I thought this year was a breakthrough."

 

 

 

 

Roger Federer's final Shanghai flourish (Telegraph UK)

 

The time has come to wheel out the big guns. If no one else can beat Roger Federer, not when it matters at any rate, then it is time to bring on Pete Sampras. Maybe he can succeed where so many before have failed.

 

The magnificent Swiss won his fourth Masters Cup title yesterday - and pocketed £600,000 for his troubles - by tearing David Ferrer to shreds 6-2, 6-3, 6-2. It was Federer's third display of awesome power and clinical control in as many days after he had crushed Andy Roddick on Friday and squashed Rafael Nadal on Saturday.

 

If this was Federer looking vulnerable - he had lost a round-robin match at the start of the week - then there are many men who would pay folding money to be that insecure.

 

"It was a nice victory, especially proving it, to myself and the world, that I can do it over and over again," Federer said in that understated way of his.

 

 

 

 

Federer Shows the Upstart Ferrer Who’s No. 1

 

Roger Federer, who ended his season with a straight-sets victory over the hottest player in this elite, year-ending tournament, can now rest a bit before taking on his only serious remaining opponent — history.

 

Federer easily defeated the surprise finalist David Ferrer, 6-2, 6-3, 6-2, in the Masters Cup title match Sunday. Ferrer had pummeled everyone else last week, including Rafael Nadal, beating some by bigger margins than even Federer did.

 

But Ferrer collided Sunday with a supremely self-confident champion, the top-ranked Federer, who is as unimpressed by opponents’ hot streaks as he was by Ferrer’s speed around the court.

 

Federer’s answer for Ferrer’s quickness was more, apparently effortless speed of his own. And his answer to the brutal counterpunching Ferrer had used to subdue everyone else was to take away Ferrer’s rhythm and repeatedly beat him to the punch.

 

All week, Federer had been reserved in his comments about what some had seen as a trend. After defeating Ferrer, however, he fairly exulted, showing himself to be as adept at record keeping as he is at striking the ball.

 
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11/19/2007 | 01:51 PM
Cogratulations Champ!!!!
We are so happy for you!!

Thanks for all the excitement of 2007.

God Bless You
11/19/2007 | 01:47 PM
Dear Roger,
thank you for all the pleasure that your play, with its unique mixture of power and grace, gave us throughout this year, because «For now he was awake and knew/No one is ever spared except in dreams» [W.H.Auden, 1939].
Have a joyful rest, an
11/19/2007 | 01:38 PM
u r just too good for everyone else rogie
u r the best =)
11/19/2007 | 01:36 PM
Dear Roger,

The year 2007 is really a BREAKTHROUGH year for you. It's phenomenal. 3 Grand Slams, a year end Master Cup and an improved tennis. The most important you increase your self- confidence more and more for new challenges. True invincibility co
11/19/2007 | 01:29 PM
You truly deserve all of this. Looking forward to '08.
11/19/2007 | 01:21 PM
Awesome season Roger! Enjoy the time off but make sure you get it done in 2008. I've enjoyed nothing more than watching you outclass your tennis opponents on the court and next season I look forward to watching you cement your legacy as the best male tenn
11/19/2007 | 01:19 PM
You´re the best!
Enjoy your holidays...
See you in Australia.
11/19/2007 | 01:16 PM
GOD UR A GENUIS ROGER :Pp .... BEST PLAYER EVER .. UR JUST ONE OF A KIND... CANT WAIT TO SEE YOU PLAY AGAIN KEEP IT UP .. CHAW :***
ALWAYS LOVING YOU
11/19/2007 | 01:15 PM
CONGRATULATIONNNNNNNSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HOW I'M HAPPY!!!!! EVEN AWAKING 4.30 AM TO WATCH AND RECORD THE MACTH, I DIN'T CARE BECAUSE IT WAS WONDEFUL TO OBSERVE HOW FOCUSED AND DETERMINED YOU WERE PLAYING TO WIN THE MASTERS CUP, AGAIN. NOW, ENJOY
11/19/2007 | 01:15 PM
CONGRATULATIONNNNNNNSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HOW I'M HAPPY!!!!! EVEN AWAKING 4.30 AM TO WATCH AND RECORD THE MACTH, I DIN'T CARE BECAUSE IT WAS WONDEFUL TO OBSERVE HOW FOCUSED AND DETERMINED YOU WERE PLAYING TO WIN THE MASTERS CUP, AGAIN. NOW, ENJOY