Roger Federer finished the 2002 season in the top six, following the first Masters 1000 title in Hamburg in May. The Swiss took the next step in the next season, winning their first major title at Wimbledon and ending the year with the Masters Cup crown.
With these five top 10 wins, Federer finished second behind Andy Roddick and was ready to attack No. One spot in early 2004. Becoming one of the world’s leading players under Peter Lundgren, Federer decided to continue without Swedes from 2004.
Federer won the Australian Open in his first official match without a trainer in the box, thanks to his 6-3, 6-4, 6-0 victory over Alex Bogoromov Jr. This encounter lasted an hour and a half. , And the Swiss had the upper hand from start to finish.
Roger lost 15 points in 13 service games, putting pressure on the other side of the net without facing any trouble. The Americans fought bravely in the first two sets, lost two serves and couldn’t impress the return.
Federer started playing even better in the third round, delivering bagels, signing a contract with the winner of the service in the sixth game, and proceeding to the second round. Twelve months ago, Federer was one of Melbourne’s most popular titles, but lost to David Nalbandian in five sets in the fourth round.
Roger Federer talked about his idol after winning his first round in Melbourne in 2004.
The Swiss were ready to chase a much higher goal in 2004, were confident in his game and wanted a deep plan. Asked about his idol, Roger said one-handed backhand legends Stefan Edberg and Boris Becker were growing favorite players, and Pete Sampras replaced them in the 90s. I did.
“I’m happy to get off to a good start. I need a straight set win early on. Some players haven’t reached 100% at the beginning of the season, which can cause a lot of confusion in Melbourne. Still ready. There is. For it, no matter where it is on the calendar.
I have always admired one-handed backhand players. Stefan Edberg was my first idol and Boris Becker came after him. After that, my favorite player was Pete Sampras, but no one tried to copy it. I think children should know that and follow their own path. ”
– Tennis Sports
Roger Federer reveals his first idol at the Australian Open 2004
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