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From Wimbledon Champion to Gstaad Hero: Federer’s Unforgettable Journey

From Wimbledon Champion to Gstaad Hero: Federer’s Unforgettable Journey


From Wimbledon Champion to Gstaad Hero: Federer’s Unforgettable Journey
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Roger Federer wanted seven journeys to Gstaad to lastly win the title on the house occasion in 2004. Federer debuted in Gstaad in 1998, a few days after profitable the Wimbledon junior title! Six years later, Roger remained dedicated to Gstaad regardless of being a two-time Wimbledon champion, deciding to play on the house occasion another time.

Roger obtained a cow as a particular reward on the Centre Courtroom in entrance of 6000 followers in Gstaad in 2003, and the organizers wished to offer him one other authentic current 12 months later, a full-size alpenhorn! Gstaad 2004 was Federer’s thirteenth ATP match in Switzerland (seven in Gstaad and 6 in Basel).

He lastly lifted the title on house soil after shedding three finals. Apparently, Federer by no means discovered type in Gstaad within the first 5 journeys to this charming occasion. He received only one match earlier than reaching the ultimate in 2003, with Jiri Novak toppling him in 5 thrilling units.Able to chase the title for one more yr, Roger returned in 2004 as world no.

1 and the Wimbledon champion, doing every thing proper in Gstaad to go all the way in which and have fun his first title at house. The transition from grass to clay is rarely easy, particularly in such a brief interval, and Roger struggled so much all through the match.

He misplaced a set within the final 4 encounters, nonetheless passing all of the obstacles to lifting the trophy simply seven days after conquering Wimbledon, changing into the primary Swiss champion since 1980. An unknown German, Tomas Behrend, was no match for Roger.

The house star misplaced solely two video games and stayed on the court docket for 47 minutes, saving power for Friday when he performed twice after the rain plagued yesterday. Roger prevailed in opposition to Ivo Karlovic within the deciding tie break, adopted by one other difficult encounter in opposition to Radek Stepanek, whom he beat 6-1, 5-7, 6-4.

Roger Federer’s first ATP title at house got here in Gstaad 2004.

After these three hours and half-hour spent on the court docket, Federer confronted Potito Starace within the semi-final and delivered a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 triumph to achieve the second consecutive Gstaad last.

Igor Andreev stood between Roger and the title. The Swiss claimed a 6-2, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 triumph to earn his 18th ATP crown and the seventh of the season. The encounter lasted an hour and 58 minutes, and Federer had the higher hand in units he received.

The Swiss fended off two out of 4 break factors (regardless of serving at 54%) and stole the Russian’s serve six occasions to march excessive. Federer had the benefit within the shortest and mid-range exchanges, hitting extra winners and fewer unforced errors.

Roger misplaced his focus a bit within the closing phases of the third set earlier than sealing the deal within the fourth. Andreev hit a double fault within the encounter’s fourth sport to offer Federer an early lead. Roger secured it with one other break in sport eight for 6-2 after in beneath 25 minutes.The Russian repelled two break probabilities within the second set’s sixth sport and stayed on the optimistic facet.

Nevertheless, Roger broke him at love at 4-3 and clinched the set with 4 winners within the subsequent one for 6-3, shifting a set away from the triumph in beneath 50 minutes! Igor netted a forehand within the third set’s third sport to undergo one other break earlier than Roger cemented the lead with a maintain at love that pushed him nearer to the end line.

Out of the blue, Andreev broke again in sport eight with a booming forehand down the road winner. He gained a lift and fired one other to drive Roger’s error at 6-5 and seize the set to increase the conflict. Federer fended off a break level within the fourth set’s fourth sport with a service winner.

He moved in entrance with a forehand winner within the subsequent one and confirmed the lead with a service winner for a 4-2 benefit. Returning at 5-3, Roger grabbed one other break that pushed him excessive, celebrating the title in entrance of the house followers and scoring his twenty fifth victory within the final 26 matches since Hamburg in Could.



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