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Merry Christmas!

24.12.2008 | Off Court

Dear Fans

 

After a wonderful and very relaxing seaside holiday I am now in the final stage of preparation for the new season which, as you know, will be beginning very soon. Never before have I started a tennis-year as early as the one ahead: I will be back in action on January 1st. I am very much looking forward to the tournament in Abu Dhabi, which is taking place for the first time, as well as the entire season of 2009! There is such a large number of challenges lying ahead - facing them, working hard and giving my best to succeed is precisely why I love my job so much.

 

Looking back at the past 365 days a lot of unforgettable experiences come to mind. But there are, of course, also the tough moments I had to go through. I faced an unexpectedly difficult training period and exhausting start of the season due to illness precisely 12 months ago. I spent a great deal of the year battling with the lack of practice and hours of training that I faced at the time.

So having played another three Grand Slam finals and having brought home the US Open trophy as well as reaching Olympic heights together with Stan Wawrinka makes me just the more proud. I was honoured to receive the Laureus title as Athlete of the Year again and also lift the trophy at my home-tournament in Basel once more. These are some of the truly wonderful, emotional moments I had the privilege to experience. And it was special to be able to share them together with Stan in Beijing.

 

Something I will always want to stress is the fact that all these experiences would not have been the same if I hadn't been able to share them with all of you. You gave me your full support during the entire season and showed me your enthusiasm for this wonderful sport. Your thoughtful gifts, words and actions are always a fabulous reward. I would like to thank you for that with all my heart. Let's keep up the great work and head into a successful 2009 together!

 

I'd like to wish all of you and your families a Merry Christmas, a wonderful end of this year and all the best for the one lying ahead.

 

See you very soon,

kind regards from Dubai,

Roger

 

 

 
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01/03/2009 | 11:47 AM
Dear Roger, Happy New Year to you and your family.
Best wishes for the 2009 season.

Bernard
01/03/2009 | 08:07 AM
Dont you worry!!!You are gonna kick butt this year!!!
01/02/2009 | 07:13 PM
Happy new year Roger,and i wish you more sucesseful matches and of course first place.
01/02/2009 | 06:06 PM
merry christmas and a very happy new year roger hope this year will be the best year of tennis as wellas for u....hope to see you winning all the 4 grand slams this season...come on roger you can do it!!!<3<3<3
01/02/2009 | 05:42 PM
hello federer
feliz año nuevo para ti tambien
y por la derrota de hoy no te preocupes solo es un tropèzon pase lo q pase siempre vamos apoyarte soy karen
01/02/2009 | 03:05 PM
how beautiful was it too, to see you again through real live stream/broadcast.
01/02/2009 | 03:03 PM
Well I didn't like the way Roger performed today..I found that he wasn't playing seriously and as if he was just playing for fun..
He had to concentrate as the game wasn't so hard at the 1st set, he had to win to gain confindence in himself and to make t
01/02/2009 | 02:55 PM
eeee........ I disagree with u in the sense that Roger needs to win something b4 AO to prove himself and get some points built up if he wants to reclaim his no 1 position quickly. He can't rely solely on GS to prove a point to the media and his fans. I gu
01/02/2009 | 02:49 PM
I am not at all disappointed by Roger's performance today.

As far as Roger 2nd half of his career is concerned it's all about the "BIG ONES ".
I won't be sad even if Roger doesn't do well at Doha or Kooyong , it's the AO which will concern me the mos
01/02/2009 | 02:41 PM
What a start for Nada... broken at love...
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