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Statistiques

ATP-Ranking
2
Won : Lost
78:17
Tournaments played
26
Singles titles
7
 

Grand Slam Titles

 

History|2003

Roger's childhood dream comes true as he triumphs at the tennis Mecca of Wimbledon.  The victory at his favourite Grand Slam tournament makes him a star once and for all. He wins the season ending Masters in Houston and finishes the year as the world’s number two. He establishes the Roger Federer Foundation in December.


At the beginning of the year– as in the previous year – Roger loses the round of the last 16 against the Argentinean David Nalbandian at the Australian Open; a disappointment for the world number 6. But he then goes on to defeat Holland with the Swiss team in the Davis Cup and win his ATP titles number five, six an seven in Marseille, Dubai and Munich.

Following his successful spring, Roger loses against the Peruvian Luis Horna in the first round at Roland Garros; a massive disappointment causing Roger to be called a Grand Slam loser. Thus, the grass court season is just the right timing for him. He wins the grass court tournament in Halle and proceeds to Wimbledon as one of the top title favourites. And this time he is up for the challenge! Despite suffering severe backache in the round of the last 16 against Feliciano Lopez – he could barely sit down during changes of ends – he defeats the Spaniard and later also Sjeng Schalken. He even goes on to defeat the number one seed, Andy Roddick, in an extraordinary semi-final. And on July 6th, it finally happens: Roger defeats Mark Philippoussis in three sets to hold up the Wimbledon trophy for the first time! The images of his tears and his cheering, which nearly causes him to break his back, spread round the world like wildfire.

Switzerland takes on France in the quarter-finals in the Davis Cup in April. Roger wins both his singles and also the doubles as the Swiss team makes it trough to the semi-finals of the Davis Cup! The showdown is scheduled for September against Australia in Melbourne. Roger defeats Mark Philippoussis in his first singles, but the Swiss team falls behind 1:2 after Roger and Marc Rosset lose their doubles. It is up to Roger to level the encounter – which he is not able to do despite a 2:0 lead in sets against Lleyton Hewitt. Switzerland is eliminated.

Roger is less successful at the 4th Grand Slam tournament of the year in New York. As in Paris, he loses against Nalbandian. Following an unsatisfactory indoor season, Roger wins the Masters Cup in Houston, Texas. He defeats Andre Agassi and Juan Carlos Ferrero in the group stage, as well as Andy Roddick, the world number one, in the semi-finals. Roger meets Agassi once again in a final that is completely dominated by the Swiss. He even tops Andy Roddick’s season statistics with seven tournament titles and 78 wins and sees the year out as number 2 of the world.

Roger establishes the Roger Federer Foundation in December. The objectives are to support schooling, sports and play in locations where the necessary financial means are lacking or insufficient. IMBEWU, a development project in South Africa, the home country of his mother, Lynette, is the first to be supported.