2003 Roger Federer tennis season

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2003 Roger Federer tennis season
Calendar prize money $4,000,680
Singles
Season record 78–17 (82.10%)
Calendar titles 7
Year-end ranking #2
Ranking change from previous year Increase 4
Grand Slam results
Australian Open 4R
French Open 1R
Wimbledon W
US Open 4R
Other tournaments
Tour Finals W
Davis Cup
Davis Cup SF
Last updated on: 31 December 2003.
Main article: Roger Federer

Roger Federer won his first Grand Slam title in the 2003 Wimbledon Championships, which he won it over Mark Philippoussis, 7–6(5), 6–2, 7–6(3). Federer won his first and only doubles Masters Series 1000 Event in Miami with Max Mirnyi, and made it to one singles Masters Series 1000 final in Rome on clay, which he lost. Federer made it to nine finals on the ATP Tour, of which he won seven, including the 500 series events at Dubai and Vienna. Lastly, Federer won the Year-End Championships over Andre Agassi.

Year summary[edit]

Winter Hard Court Season[edit]

Federer began the 2003 season as the world number 6, with the stated goal of capturing his first career Grand Slam title.[1] However, early loses in Doha to Jan-Michael Gambill and as defending champion in Sydney to Franco Squillari kicked off the year in an ominous fashion.

In the first Grand Slam tournament of the year, Federer entered as the sixth seed and had a good chance to win his first Grand Slam when his draw opened up with the quick elimination of major rivals Marat Safin and Lleyton Hewitt. Federer entered the round of 16 without having dropped a set and faced his early nemesis David Nalbandian of Argentina. The match was a back-and-forth struggle, however, Federer ended up losing the devastating five set match 4-6, 6-3, 1-6, 6-1, 3-6.

He then won two hard-court tournaments in Marseille and Dubai, defeating Jonas Björkman and Felix Mantilla respectively. These two tournament victories constituted his fifth and sixth career singles titles. Back in the United States Federer had disappointing results at the Masters Series tournaments in Indian Wells and Key Biscayne. He was upset in early-round matches by a pair of former French Open champions, Gustavo Kuerten and Albert Costa.

Clay Court Season[edit]

On clay, Federer won the tournament in Munich defeating Finn Jarkko Nieminen 6-1, 6-4. This was his seventh career title and second career clay court title. Following this victory, Federer began his preparation for the French Open by competing in the clay masters tournaments in Rome and Hamburg. He reached the finals of Rome dropping only a single set, but was upset in a shocking defeat to the unseeded Spaniard Felix Mantilla 5-7, 2-6, 6-7(8). In Hamburg, the final tuneup before the French Open, Federer was defeated in the third round by Australian Mark Philippoussis 3-6, 6-2, 3-6.

His victory in Munich and finals showing in Rome launched Federer into the conversation as a favorite to win the French. Federer, seeded number five, was determined to prove himself at the French Open in 2003 after losing in the first round the year before. His opponent in the first round was Luis Horna of Peru who ranked number 88 in the world. Federer started out well, jumping out to a 5-3 lead in the first set before imploding and losing the match 6-7(6), 2-6, 6-7(3). After the nightmarish match where Federer committed an astounding 82 unforced errors he stated, "I don't know how long I'll need to get over this defeat. A day, a week, a year--or my entire career."[2]


Grass Court Season[edit]

Two weeks after his crushing defeat in the first round of the French Open, Federer began the grass court season. He competed in the Gerry Weber Open in Halle, Germany. Federer quickly wiped away the bitter defeat in France by reaching the finals and defeating German Nicolas Kiefer 6-1, 6-3. This was Federer's first title on grass and it propelled him to odds of 5:1 to win Wimbledon at the British betting offices—behind only Americans Andre Agassi and Andy Roddick.[3]

Federer entered Wimbledon as the fourth seed and quickly raced through the first three rounds. In the fourth round he faced Feliciano López and was victorious in straight sets even though he had to take numerous injury timeouts for a serious lower back injury sustained in the match warm-up. In the quarterfinals Federer was fortunate that the match was delayed because of rain and was able to rest his injury for two whole days.[4] When the quarterfinals finally began Federer defeated the eighth seed Sjeng Schalken of the Netherlands. His next match was a blockbuster semifinal where he faced American favorite Andy Roddick. Roddick had won the other grass court tuneup at the Queen's Club Championships and was an extremely dangerous opponent on grass. Federer defeated his young American rival 7-6(6), 6-3, 6-3 and became the first Swiss man to advance to the finals of a Grand Slam tournament. In the finals Federer faced Australian Philippoussis who had defeated him earlier in the year at Hamburg. Federer, however, proved that he possessed the quality of a champion and rose to the occasion. As Philippoussis's backhand sailed into the net on championship point Federer sank to his knees, raised his arms above his head, and looked to the sky. He had defeated the Australian 7-6(5), 6-2, 7-6(3) and finally achieved his elusive first Grand Slam title.

His breakthrough and victory and the 2003 Wimbledon Championships proved especially significant because Federer would go on to win more Grand Slam titles than any man in tennis history. This achievement of winning his first ever Wimbledon and Grand Slam title has been repeatedly described by the Swiss star as the highlight of his career along with his 2009 victory at Roland Garros.


Gstaad[edit]

Immediately following his historic Wimbledon victory, Federer flew to the Bernese Alps to honor his commitment of playing the Swiss Open in Gstaad. This tournament was unique in Federer's calendar as it was played on a clay surface in between the grass and summer hard court seasons. Federer's Wimbledon victory was honored by the tournament which gave the Swiss star a 1,760 pound milking cow named Juliette.[5] Federer continued his winning ways until exhaustion finally caught up to him in the finals, where he fell to Jiri Novak in five sets ending his 15 match winning streak. This loss, however, could not lessen the euphoric atmosphere in Switzerland in the wake of his Wimbledon performance.

Summer Hard Court Season[edit]

During the North American summer hard-court season, however, Federer lost his initial opportunities to ascend to the top of the world rankings. Federer lost an extremely close match in the semifinals of the Masters Series tournament in Montreal to Roddick which ended in a final set tiebreaker 4-6, 6-3, 6-7(3). This would be the last time he would lose to Roddick until 2008. At the Cincinnati Masters Federer lost to rival David Nalbandian in the second round. This loss to Nalbandian was extremely close as well with Federer on the unlucky end of a 6-7(4), 6-7(5) result.

Federer entered the 2003 US Open for the first time ever as a Grand Slam champion. The number two seed breezed through the first three rounds of the tournament dropping only his opening set. In the fourth round Federer again faced nemesis Nalbandian who had defeated him in the previous tournament and held a 4-0 head to head record against the Swiss. The Argentine again frusrated Federer as the Swiss lost 6-3, 6-7, 4-6, 3-6. His goal of achieving the number one ranking receded even further as Roddick completed the American summer hard court triple.

Fall Indoor Season[edit]

During the autumn, Federer played four consecutive indoor tournaments in Europe. He won the tournament in Vienna defeating former world number one and French Open champion Carlos Moyá 6-3, 6-3, 6-3. However, he failed to reach the finals in his home tournament of Basel and the Masters Series tournaments in Madrid and Paris.

To end the year, Federer won his first Tennis Masters Cup title in Houston. As the third-seeded player, he defeated Andre Agassi to open the round robin in a thrilling 6-7(2), 6-3, 7-6(7) epic. He would go on to straight set Nalbandian 6-3, 6-0, defeating the Argentine for the first time in his career. His last round robin match was against world number 2 Juan Carlos Ferrero who fell to Federer 6-3, 6-1. In the semifinals he defeated world number 1 and US Open champion Andy Roddick 7-6, 6-2. Federer entered the final against the 1990 champion Andre Agassi and won decisively 6-3, 6-0, 6-4.

Federer challenged for the top ranking during 2003, finishing the year at world number 2, just behind Roddick and just ahead of Juan Carlos Ferrero.[6]

Matches[edit]

Grand Slam performance[edit]

All matches[edit]

Singles[edit]

Match Tournament Country Start
Date
Entry Type I/O Surface Round Opponent Result Score
458 Qatar Doha Qatar 12/30/2002 DA 250 Outdoor Hard R32 Russia Andrei Stoliarov W 6–2, 6–7(4–7), 6–4
459 Qatar Doha Qatar 12/30/2002 DA 250 Outdoor Hard R16 Switzerland Michel Kratochvil W 6–4, 6–4
460 Qatar Doha Qatar 12/30/2002 DA 250 Outdoor Hard Q United States Jan–Michael Gambill L 4–6, 5–7
461 Australia Sydney Australia 1/6/2003 DA 250 Outdoor Hard R32 Argentina Franco Squillari L 2–6, 3–6
462 Australia Australian Open Australia 1/13/2003 DA GS Outdoor Hard R128 Brazil Flávio Saretta W 7–6(7–4), 7–5, 6–3
463 Australia Australian Open Australia 1/13/2003 DA GS Outdoor Hard R64 Germany Lars Burgsmüller W 6–3, 6–0, 6–3
464 Australia Australian Open Australia 1/13/2003 DA GS Outdoor Hard R32 Sweden Andreas Vinciguerra W 6–3, 6–4, 6–2
465 Australia Australian Open Australia 1/13/2003 DA GS Outdoor Hard R16 Argentina David Nalbandian L 4–6, 6–3, 1–6, 6–1, 3–6
466 Netherlands NED v. SUI WG Rd 1 Netherlands 2/7/2003 DA DC Indoor Carpet RR Netherlands Raemon Sluiter W 6–2, 6–1, 6–3
467 Netherlands NED v. SUI WG Rd 1 Netherlands 2/7/2003 DA DC Indoor Carpet RR Netherlands Sjeng Schalken W 7–6(7–2), 6–4, 7–5
468 France Marseille France 2/10/2003 DA 250 Indoor Hard R32 Croatia Ivan Ljubičić W 7–6(7–3) RET
469 France Marseille France 2/10/2003 DA 250 Indoor Hard R16 Finland Jarkko Nieminen W 6–3, 6–3
470 France Marseille France 2/10/2003 DA 250 Indoor Hard Q Netherlands Raemon Sluiter W 6–4, 4–6, 6–4
471 France Marseille France 2/10/2003 DA 250 Indoor Hard S Slovakia Karol Kučera W 7–6(7–5), 6–3
472 France Marseille France 2/10/2003 DA 250 Indoor Hard Win (1) Sweden Jonas Björkman W 6–2, 7–6(8–6)
473 Netherlands Rotterdam Netherlands 2/17/2003 DA 500 Indoor Hard R32 Sweden Thomas Enqvist W 3–6, 6–3, 6–4
474 Netherlands Rotterdam Netherlands 2/17/2003 DA 500 Indoor Hard R16 France Fabrice Santoro W 6–0, 6–4
475 Netherlands Rotterdam Netherlands 2/17/2003 DA 500 Indoor Hard Q Netherlands Sjeng Schalken W 6–2, 6–4
476 Netherlands Rotterdam Netherlands 2/17/2003 DA 500 Indoor Hard S Belarus Max Mirnyi L 7–5, 3–6, 4–6
477 United Arab Emirates Dubai U.A.E. 2/24/2003 DA 500 Outdoor Hard R32 Georgia (country) Irakli Labadze W 6–3, 6–3
478 United Arab Emirates Dubai U.A.E. 2/24/2003 DA 500 Outdoor Hard R16 Germany Maximilian Abel W 6–4, 7–5
479 United Arab Emirates Dubai U.A.E. 2/24/2003 DA 500 Outdoor Hard Q Morocco Hicham Arazi W 7–5, 6–3
480 United Arab Emirates Dubai U.A.E. 2/24/2003 DA 500 Outdoor Hard S Croatia Ivan Ljubičić W 6–3, 6–2
481 United Arab Emirates Dubai U.A.E. 2/24/2003 DA 500 Outdoor Hard Win (2) Czech Republic Jiří Novák W 6–1, 7–6(7–2)
482 United States ATP Masters Series Indian Wells USA 3/10/2003 DA 1000 Outdoor Hard R64 Spain Félix Mantilla W 6–7(4–7), 6–4, 4–1 RET
483 United States ATP Masters Series Indian Wells USA 3/10/2003 DA 1000 Outdoor Hard R32 Brazil Gustavo Kuerten L 5–7, 6–7(3–7)
484 United States ATP Masters Series Miami USA 3/17/2003 DA 1000 Outdoor Hard R128 Bye W  
485 United States ATP Masters Series Miami USA 3/17/2003 DA 1000 Outdoor Hard R64 Peru Luis Horna W 6–2, 7–5
486 United States ATP Masters Series Miami USA 3/17/2003 DA 1000 Outdoor Hard R32 Argentina Juan Ignacio Chela W 6–1, 3–6, 6–1
487 United States ATP Masters Series Miami USA 3/17/2003 DA 1000 Outdoor Hard R16 Netherlands Sjeng Schalken W 6–3, 6–2
488 United States ATP Masters Series Miami USA 3/17/2003 DA 1000 Outdoor Hard Q Spain Albert Costa L 6–7(4–7), 6–4, 6–7(7–9)
489 France FRA v. SUI WG Qtrs France 4/4/2003 DA DC Indoor Hard RR France Nicolas Escudé W 6–4, 7–5, 6–2
490 France FRA v. SUI WG Qtrs France 4/4/2003 DA DC Indoor Hard RR France Fabrice Santoro W 6–1, 6–0, 6–2
491 Germany Munich Germany 4/28/2003 DA 250 Outdoor Clay R32 Croatia Zeljko Krajan W 6–4, 6–3
492 Germany Munich Germany 4/28/2003 DA 250 Outdoor Clay R16 Netherlands Raemon Sluiter W 6–4, 6–3
493 Germany Munich Germany 4/28/2003 DA 250 Outdoor Clay Q Russia Mikhail Youzhny W 6–2, 6–3
494 Germany Munich Germany 4/28/2003 DA 250 Outdoor Clay S Austria Stefan Koubek W 6–2, 6–1
495 Germany Munich Germany 4/28/2003 DA 250 Outdoor Clay Win (3) Finland Jarkko Nieminen W 6–1, 6–4
496 Italy ATP Masters Series Rome Italy 5/5/2003 DA 1000 Outdoor Clay R64 France Paul–Henri Mathieu W 6–3, 7–5
497 Italy ATP Masters Series Rome Italy 5/5/2003 DA 1000 Outdoor Clay R32 Argentina Mariano Zabaleta W 7–6(7–4), 6–2
498 Italy ATP Masters Series Rome Italy 5/5/2003 DA 1000 Outdoor Clay R16 Spain Tommy Robredo W 6–1, 6–1
499 Italy ATP Masters Series Rome Italy 5/5/2003 DA 1000 Outdoor Clay Q Italy Filippo Volandri W 6–3, 5–7, 6–2
500 Italy ATP Masters Series Rome Italy 5/5/2003 DA 1000 Outdoor Clay S Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero W 6–4, 4–2 RET
501 Italy ATP Masters Series Rome Italy 5/5/2003 DA 1000 Outdoor Clay F Spain Félix Mantilla L 5–7, 2–6, 6–7(8–10)
502 Germany ATP Masters Series Hamburg Germany 5/12/2003 DA 1000 Outdoor Clay R64 Belarus Max Mirnyi W 6–3, 6–3
503 Germany ATP Masters Series Hamburg Germany 5/12/2003 DA 1000 Outdoor Clay R32 Armenia Sargis Sargsian W 6–1, 6–1
504 Germany ATP Masters Series Hamburg Germany 5/12/2003 DA 1000 Outdoor Clay R16 Australia Mark Philippoussis L 3–6, 6–2, 3–6
505 France Roland Garros France 5/26/2003 DA GS Outdoor Clay R128 Peru Luis Horna L 6–7(6–8), 2–6, 6–7(3–7)
506 Germany Halle Germany 6/9/2003 DA 250 Outdoor Grass R32 Armenia Sargis Sargsian W 7–5, 6–1
507 Germany Halle Germany 6/9/2003 DA 250 Outdoor Grass R16 Spain Fernando Vicente W 4–6, 6–2, 6–1
508 Germany Halle Germany 6/9/2003 DA 250 Outdoor Grass Q Morocco Younes El Aynaoui W 7–5, 7–6(7–3)
509 Germany Halle Germany 6/9/2003 DA 250 Outdoor Grass S Russia Mikhail Youzhny W 4–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–2
510 Germany Halle Germany 6/9/2003 DA 250 Outdoor Grass Win (4) Germany Nicolas Kiefer W 6–1, 6–3
511 United Kingdom Wimbledon England 6/23/2003 DA GS Outdoor Grass R128 South Korea Hyung–Taik Lee W 6–3, 6–3, 7–6(7–2)
512 United Kingdom Wimbledon England 6/23/2003 DA GS Outdoor Grass R64 Austria Stefan Koubek W 7–5, 6–1, 6–1
513 United Kingdom Wimbledon England 6/23/2003 DA GS Outdoor Grass R32 United States Mardy Fish W 6–3, 6–1, 4–6, 6–1
514 United Kingdom Wimbledon England 6/23/2003 DA GS Outdoor Grass R16 Spain Feliciano López W 7–6(7–5), 6–4, 6–4
515 United Kingdom Wimbledon England 6/23/2003 DA GS Outdoor Grass Q Netherlands Sjeng Schalken W 6–3, 6–4, 6–4
516 United Kingdom Wimbledon England 6/23/2003 DA GS Outdoor Grass S United States Andy Roddick W 7–6(8–6), 6–3, 6–3
517 United Kingdom Wimbledon England 6/23/2003 DA GS Outdoor Grass Win (5) Australia Mark Philippoussis W 7–6(7–5), 6–2, 7–6(7–3)
518 Switzerland Gstaad Switzerland 7/7/2003 DA 250 Outdoor Clay R32 Spain Marc López W 6–3, 6–7(4–7), 6–3
519 Switzerland Gstaad Switzerland 7/7/2003 DA 250 Outdoor Clay R16 Monaco Jean–René Lisnard W 6–1, 6–2
520 Switzerland Gstaad Switzerland 7/7/2003 DA 250 Outdoor Clay Q Spain David Sánchez W W/O
521 Switzerland Gstaad Switzerland 7/7/2003 DA 250 Outdoor Clay S Argentina Gastón Gaudio W 6–1, 7–6(8–6)
522 Switzerland Gstaad Switzerland 7/7/2003 DA 250 Outdoor Clay F Czech Republic Jiří Novák L 7–5, 3–6, 3–6, 6–1, 3–6
523 Canada ATP Masters Series Canada Canada 8/4/2003 DA 1000 Outdoor Hard R64 Argentina Gastón Gaudio W 6–4, 3–6, 7–5
524 Canada ATP Masters Series Canada Canada 8/4/2003 DA 1000 Outdoor Hard R32 United Kingdom Greg Rusedski W 6–4, 6–3
525 Canada ATP Masters Series Canada Canada 8/4/2003 DA 1000 Outdoor Hard R16 Spain Tommy Robredo W 6–4, 6–3
526 Canada ATP Masters Series Canada Canada 8/4/2003 DA 1000 Outdoor Hard Q Belarus Max Mirnyi W 6–2, 7–6(7–3)
527 Canada ATP Masters Series Canada Canada 8/4/2003 DA 1000 Outdoor Hard S United States Andy Roddick L 4–6, 6–3, 6–7(3–7)
528 United States ATP Masters Series Cincinnati USA 8/11/2003 DA 1000 Outdoor Hard R64 Australia Scott Draper W 4–6, 6–3, 7–6(12–10)
529 United States ATP Masters Series Cincinnati USA 8/11/2003 DA 1000 Outdoor Hard R32 Argentina David Nalbandian L 6–7(4–7), 6–7(5–7)
530 United States US Open USA 8/25/2003 DA GS Outdoor Hard R128 Argentina José Acasuso W 5–7, 6–3, 6–3, 2–0 RET
531 United States US Open USA 8/25/2003 DA GS Outdoor Hard R64 Monaco Jean–René Lisnard W 6–1, 6–2, 6–0
532 United States US Open USA 8/25/2003 DA GS Outdoor Hard R32 United States James Blake W 6–3, 7–6(7–4), 6–3
533 United States US Open USA 8/25/2003 DA GS Outdoor Hard R16 Argentina David Nalbandian L 6–3, 6–7(1–7), 4–6, 3–6
534 Australia AUS v. SUI WG SF Australia 9/19/2003 DA DC Outdoor Hard RR Australia Mark Philippoussis W 6–3, 6–4, 7–6(7–3)
535 Australia AUS v. SUI WG SF Australia 9/19/2003 DA DC Outdoor Hard RR Australia Lleyton Hewitt L 7–5, 6–2, 6–7(4–7), 5–7, 1–6
536 Austria Vienna Austria 10/6/2003 DA 500 Indoor Hard R32 Spain David Ferrer W 6–2, 6–2
537 Austria Vienna Austria 10/6/2003 DA 500 Indoor Hard R16 Slovakia Karol Beck W 6–3, 4–6, 6–4
538 Austria Vienna Austria 10/6/2003 DA 500 Indoor Hard Q Finland Jarkko Nieminen W 6–3, 6–3
539 Austria Vienna Austria 10/6/2003 DA 500 Indoor Hard S Belarus Max Mirnyi W 6–2, 7–6(7–2)
540 Austria Vienna Austria 10/6/2003 DA 500 Indoor Hard Win (6) Spain Carlos Moyà W 6–3, 6–3, 6–3
541 Spain ATP Masters Series Madrid Spain 10/13/2003 DA 1000 Indoor Hard R64 Bye W  
542 Spain ATP Masters Series Madrid Spain 10/13/2003 DA 1000 Indoor Hard R32 Spain Àlex Corretja W 6–4, 6–3
543 Spain ATP Masters Series Madrid Spain 10/13/2003 DA 1000 Indoor Hard R16 United States Mardy Fish W 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
544 Spain ATP Masters Series Madrid Spain 10/13/2003 DA 1000 Indoor Hard Q Spain Feliciano López W 4–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–4
545 Spain ATP Masters Series Madrid Spain 10/13/2003 DA 1000 Indoor Hard S Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero L 4–6, 6–4, 4–6
546 Switzerland Basel Switzerland 10/20/2003 DA 250 Indoor Carpet R32 Switzerland Marc Rosset W 6–1, 6–3
547 Switzerland Basel Switzerland 10/20/2003 DA 250 Indoor Carpet R16 Croatia Ivan Ljubičić L 6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–5), 4–6
548 France ATP Masters Series Paris France 10/27/2003 DA 1000 Indoor Carpet R64 Bye W  
549 France ATP Masters Series Paris France 10/27/2003 DA 1000 Indoor Carpet R32 France Thierry Ascione W 7–6(7–5), 6–1
550 France ATP Masters Series Paris France 10/27/2003 DA 1000 Indoor Carpet R16 Netherlands Martin Verkerk W 6–7(3–7), 7–6(12), 7–6(8–6)
551 France ATP Masters Series Paris France 10/27/2003 DA 1000 Indoor Carpet Q United Kingdom Tim Henman L 6–7(5–7), 1–6
552 United States Tennis Masters Cup USA 11/10/2003 DA WC Outdoor Hard RR United States Andre Agassi W 6–7(3–7), 6–3, 7–6(9–7)
553 United States Tennis Masters Cup USA 11/10/2003 DA WC Outdoor Hard RR Argentina David Nalbandian W 6–3, 6–0
554 United States Tennis Masters Cup USA 11/10/2003 DA WC Outdoor Hard RR Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero W 6–3, 6–1
555 United States Tennis Masters Cup USA 11/10/2003 DA WC Outdoor Hard S United States Andy Roddick W 7–6(7–2), 6–2
556 United States Tennis Masters Cup USA 11/10/2003 DA WC Outdoor Hard Win (7) United States Andre Agassi W 6–3, 6–0, 6–4

Yearly Records[edit]

Finals[edit]

Singles: 9 (7–2)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (1–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (1–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–1)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (2–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (3–1)
Titles by surface
Hard (4–0)
Clay (1–2)
Grass (2–0)
Titles by surface
Outdoors (5–2)
Indoors (2–0)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 5. February 16, 2003 France Marseille, France Hard (i) Sweden Jonas Björkman 6–2, 7–6(8–6)
Winner 6. March 2, 2003 United Arab Emirates Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard Czech Republic Jiří Novák 6–1, 7–6(7–2)
Winner 7. May 4, 2003 Germany Munich, Germany Clay Finland Jarkko Nieminen 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 7. May 11, 2003 Italy Rome, Italy Clay Spain Félix Mantilla 5–7, 2–6, 6–7(8–10)
Winner 8. June 15, 2003 Germany Halle, Germany Grass Germany Nicolas Kiefer 6–1, 6–3
Winner 9. July 6, 2003 United Kingdom Wimbledon, London, England, UK Grass Australia Mark Philippoussis 7–6(7–5), 6–2, 7–6(7–3)
Runner-up 8. July 13, 2003 Switzerland Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Czech Republic Jiří Novák 7–5, 3–6, 3–6, 6–1, 3–6
Winner 10. October 12, 2003 Austria Vienna, Austria (2) Hard (i) Spain Carlos Moyà 6–3, 6–3, 6–3
Winner 11. November 16, 2003 United States Year-End Championships, Houston, USA Hard United States Andre Agassi 6–3, 6–0, 6–4

Prize Money Earnings[edit]

Event Prize Money Year-to-date
Qatar Open $29,000 $29,000
Adidas International $3,420 $32,420
Australian Open $41,068 $73,488
Australian Open (doubles) $8,565 $82,053
Open 13 $69,200 $151,253
ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament $42,700 $193,953
ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament (doubles) $12,500 $206,453
Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships $187,500 $393,953
Pacific Life Open $15,000 $408,953
Pacific Life Open (doubles) $7,100 $416,053
NASDAQ-100 Open $66,500 $482,553
NASDAQ-100 Open (doubles) $65,000 $547,553
BMW Open $52,000 $599,553
Internazionali BNL d'Italia $200,000 $799,553
Internazionali BNL d'Italia (doubles) $7,100 $806,653
Hamburg Masters $27,000 $833,653
French Open $14,790 $848,443
Gerry Weber Open $113,000 $961,443
Gerry Weber Open (doubles) $4,335 $965,778
The Championships, Wimbledon $956,802 $1,922,580
Allianz Suisse Open Gstaad $45,000 $1,967,580
Rogers AT&T Cup $100,000 $2,067,580
Western & Southern Financial Group Masters $15,000 $2,082,580
US Open $65,000 $2,147,580
CA-TennisTrophy $128,000 $2,275,580
CA-TennisTrophy (doubles) $19,000 $2,294,580
Mutua Madrileña Masters Madrid $112,500 $2,407,080
Davidoff Swiss Indoors $17,000 $2,424,080
BNP Paribas Masters $56,600 $2,480,680
Tennis Masters Cup $1,520,000 $4,000,680
$4,000,680

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ René Stauffer, The Quest for Perfection, page 74
  2. ^ René Stauffer, The Quest for Perfection, page 76
  3. ^ René Stauffer, The Quest for Perfection, page 79
  4. ^ René Stauffer, The Quest for Perfection, page 80-81
  5. ^ René Stauffer, The Quest for Perfection, page 89
  6. ^ "2003 Singles Activity". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 2008-01-22. 

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