2006 Roger Federer tennis season

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2006 Roger Federer tennis season
Calendar prize money $8,343,885
Singles
Season record 92–5 (94.84%)
Calendar titles 12
Year-end ranking #1
Ranking change from previous year Steady =
Grand Slam results
Australian Open W
French Open F
Wimbledon W
US Open W
Other tournaments
Tour Finals W
Davis Cup
Davis Cup WG PO
(adv. to 2007 WG)
Last updated on: 31 December 2006.
Main article: Roger Federer

Roger Federer reached all four Grand Slam finals in 2006, winning three of them. His only loss came against Rafael Nadal in the French Open final in four sets, 6-1, 1-6, 4-6, 6-7(4). This was the first time they had met in a Major final. In the other three Grand Slams of 2006, Federer defeated Nadal in the final of the Wimbledon Championships, 6–0, 7–6(5), 6–7(2), 6–3. He defeated Marcos Baghdatis, 5–7, 7–5, 6–0, 6–2, at the Australian Open and Andy Roddick, 6–2, 4–6, 7–5, 6–1, at the US Open. In addition, Federer made it to six ATP Masters Series 1000 finals, winning four on hard surfaces and losing two on clay to Nadal. Also, Federer won one ATP 500 series event in Tokyo, three ATP 250 series events in Doha, Halle, and Basel, and captured the Year-End Championships for the third time in his career. In December 2011, Stephen Tignor, chief editorial writer for Tennis.com, ranked Federer's 2006 season as the second greatest season of all-time during the open era; behind only Rod Laver's Calendar Grand Slam year of 1969.[1]

Year summary[edit]

Federer won three of the four Grand Slam singles tournaments for the second time and ended the year ranked world no. 1, with his points being several thousand points greater than world no. 2 Nadal.[2]

Winter Hard Court Season[edit]

Federer started the year off by winning the Qatar Open in Doha. This was his second consecutive championship in Doha, he defeated Frenchman Gaël Monfils 6-3, 7-6(5) in the final.

After traveling down under, Federer won the year's first Grand Slam tournament, the Australian Open, by defeating Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis in four sets. This was Federer's seventh consecutive victory in a Grand Slam final (2003 Wimbledon – 2006 Australian Open), a record to start a career, and second overall only to Pete Sampras's eight consecutive wins (1995 Wimbledon – 2000 Wimbledon). This was Federer's 7th Grand Slam title which tied him for sixth place in the open era with John McEnroe and Mats Wilander.

Moving back to the Middle East, Federer reached the finals of the Dubai Tennis Championships without losing a set before losing to his budding arch-rival Rafael Nadal 6-2, 4-6, 4-6. This ended the 16 match winning streak that he had started the 2006 season on. It was also the first time Federer had lost a match on a hard court in over a year, the last time coming 13 months earlier in the semifinals of the 2005 Australian Open.

Federer successfully defended his Masters title at the Pacific Life Open in Indian Wells, California, defeating American James Blake in the final 7-5, 6-3, 6-0. This was his third consecutive title in Indian Wells which set the tournament record for most consecutive titles. This third championship also tied Michael Chang's record of three titles in Indian Wells.

Two weeks later he also successfully defended his Masters title at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami, Florida, defeating Croatian Ivan Ljubičić in the final 7-6(5), 7-6(4), 7-6(6). With his victory in Miami he picked up his second masters title of the year, and became the first player ever to win the grueling Indian Wells-Key Biscayne double in consecutive years.

Clay Court Season[edit]

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer compete at the 2006 French Open.

As the spring clay-court season began the focus shifted to the red clay of Europe. Federer started the clay-court season by reaching the final of the ATP Masters Series event at Monte Carlo. He opened the tournament with a scare needing three sets to defeat an 18 year old Novak Djokovic; this would be the first match of two great rivals who have now played in 28 matches.[3] After reaching the final he lost in four sets to Nadal 2-6, 7-6(2), 3-6, 6-7(5). Nadal had yet to prove the dominant clay court force that he would become and the close nature of the match gave little indication that Nadal would be a persistent nuisance to the Swiss star on clay courts in the future.

In Italy Federer had a difficult road to the finals of Rome defeating Nicolás Almagro 6-3, 6-7(2), 7-5 in the quarters and David Nalbandian 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(5) in the semifinals. His encounter with Rafael Nadal in the finals would prove to be the greatest clay court match of their respective rivalry. Federer ended up losing the final 7-6(0), 6-7(5), 4-6, 6-2, 6-7(5)in an epic five-set match that culminated in a decisive tiebreak.[4] This was a devastating loss for Federer because he had held two championship points at 6-5 in the fifth set. Because of the physicality and grueling nature of the match, both players would skip the Hamburg Masters the following week.

Federer only dropped 2 sets en route to making his first French Open final of his career. He met the reigning champion Rafael Nadal in the final. Federer had gone undefeated in 2006 except against Nadal compiling a 44-3 record heading into the finals. He got off to a fast start winning the first set decisively 6-1. The relentless nature of Nadal's play, constantly hitting high bouncing shots to Federer's one-handed backhand, proved a devastating formula. Federer eventually lost the match in a fourth set tiebreaker 6-1, 1-6, 4-6, 6-7(4). This ended many predictions of Federer winning the calendar year Grand Slam in 2006.[5] Although the French Open title eluded him, Federer became one of only two active players who had reached the finals of all four Grand Slam singles tournaments, the other being Andre Agassi.[6]

Federer won his fourth consecutive Wimbledon Championship title in 2006.

Grass court season[edit]

Federer won his fourth consecutive title at the Gerry Weber Open in Halle, Germany. Federer had three close third set victories en route to making the final, including a thrilling triple tiebreak match against Olivier Rochus in the quarterfinals 6-7(2), 7-6(9), 7-6(5). In the final he defeated Tomáš Berdych 6-0, 6-7(4), 6-2.

Federer entered Wimbledon as the top seed, trying to become the first man since Pete Sampras (1997–2000) to win Wimbledon in four consecutive years.[7] Federer raced through the tournament without dropping a set and met his arch-rival Rafael Nadal in the finals. Federer had not defeated Nadal all season going 0-4 against Nadal but 55-4 overall heading into the final. Federer again thrashed Nadal in the first set, the same way he had in the opening set at Roland Garros, bageling the Spaniard 6-0. The second set was much closer with Federer taking the tiebreaker 7-5. Federer surrendered his first set of the tournament when he lost the third set in a tiebreaker 2-7. In the fourth set Federer reasserted his superior grass court play and took it by a score of 6-3. Federer won the final 6-0, 7-6(5), 6-7(2), 6-3. This was his fourth Wimbledon title and his 8th Grand Slam title of his career. With this Major title win he tied Andre Agassi, Jimmy Connors, and Ivan Lendl for third on the all-time Grand Slam list behind only Björn Borg (11) and Pete Sampras (14). After Wimbledon, Federer set his sights on winning the US Open.

Summer hard court season[edit]

Federer won his third consecutive US Open title in 2006.

Federer then started his North American tour by winning his second Rogers Cup title in Toronto, defeating Richard Gasquet of France in the final 2-6, 6-3, 6-2.[8]

After his victory in Toronto, Federer entered the Cincinnati Masters as the defending champion looking to tie the all-time record he and Nadal set in 2005 of four masters titles in a single season. After reaching the finals of his first eleven tournaments in 2006, Federer was upset by 19 year old British upstart Andy Murray. Following this loss to Murray, Federer would not lose another match for the remainder of the year. He finished the season with a perfect record of 29-0 (this would continue into 2007 and be part of his career best 41 match winning streak).

During the US Open, the year's last Grand Slam tournament, he defeated American Andy Roddick in four sets 6-2, 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 for his third consecutive title at Flushing Meadows. During the open era, 2006 is the only year in which the same man (Federer) and woman (Justine Henin) reached the finals of all four Grand Slams. This was Federer's 9th Grand Slam title which put him solely in third place on the all-time Grand Slam list.

Federer won his first Basel title in 2006.

Fall Indoor Season[edit]

Tokyo was the last outdoor event that Federer participated in during the 2006 season. He defeated his former nemesis Tim Henman in the finals 6-3, 6-3.

With victory in Asia, Federer turned his focus to the indoor circuit of Europe. He entered the Madrid Masters for the first time since 2003. After surviving a close third round match against Robin Söderling, Federer defeated Fernando González 7-5, 6-1, 6-0 in the finals. This was his fourth masters tournament victory of the year, which tied the all-time record held by himself and Nadal in 2005.

Federer entered his hometown tournament, the Swiss Indoors held in Basel, having never won it despite having reached the finals in 2000 and 2001. Federer was forced to win a final set tiebreaker against Paradorn Srichaphan in the semifinals to advance and ending up defeating Fernando González in the final 6-3, 6-2, 7-6(3). This victory was especially touching for Federer who had grown up in Basel and had been a ball boy at the tournament during his youth.[9]

At the year-ending Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai, Federer defeated defending champion David Nalbandian in one of his three round-robin matches. He also scored his second victory of the year over rival Rafael Nadal 6-4, 7-5 in a thrilling semifinal matchup of the top 2 players in the world. Federer then defeated American James Blake, 6–0, 6–3, 6–4, in the finals to win his third Masters Cup title.

Season Accomplishments[edit]

Federer won 12 titles in 2006, which included three Grand Slam titles, four ATP Masters titles, and the Tennis Masters Cup. During the year, he lost to only two players, Nadal in the French Open, Rome, Monte Carlo, and Dubai finals; and Andy Murray in the second round of the Masters Series tournament in Cincinnati. The Cincinnati loss to Murray was Federer's only straight-set loss of the year and the only tournament out of 17 in which he did not reach the final. His win-loss record for the 2006 season was 92-5, falling slightly behind Federer's 2005 season of 81-4.

Matches[edit]

Grand Slam performance[edit]

All matches[edit]

Singles[edit]
Match Tournament Start
Date
Type I/O Surface Round Opponent Result Score
727 Qatar Doha 1/2 250 Outdoor Hard R32 Czech Republic Ivo Minář W 6-1, 6-3
728 Qatar Doha 1/2 250 Outdoor Hard R16 France Fabrice Santoro W 7-6(2), 7-6(5)
729 Qatar Doha 1/2 250 Outdoor Hard Q Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis W 6-4, 6-3
730 Qatar Doha 1/2 250 Outdoor Hard S Germany Tommy Haas W 6-3, 6-3
731 Qatar Doha 1/2 250 Outdoor Hard Win (1) France Gaël Monfils W 6-3, 7-6(5)
732 Australia Australian Open 1/16 GS Outdoor Hard R128 Uzbekistan Denis Istomin W 6-2, 6-3, 6-2
733 Australia Australian Open 1/16 GS Outdoor Hard R64 Germany Florian Mayer W 6-1, 6-4, 6-0
734 Australia Australian Open 1/16 GS Outdoor Hard R32 Belarus Max Mirnyi W 6-3, 6-4, 6-3
735 Australia Australian Open 1/16 GS Outdoor Hard R16 Germany Tommy Haas (2) W 6-4, 6-0, 3-6, 4-6, 6-2
736 Australia Australian Open 1/16 GS Outdoor Hard Q Russia Nikolay Davydenko W 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(7), 7-6(5)
737 Australia Australian Open 1/16 GS Outdoor Hard S Germany Nicolas Kiefer W 6-3, 5-7, 6-0, 6-2
738 Australia Australian Open 1/16 GS Outdoor Hard Win (2) Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis (2) W 5-7, 7-5, 6-0, 6-2
739 United Arab Emirates Dubai 2/27 500 Outdoor Hard R32 Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka W 7-6(3), 6-3
740 United Arab Emirates Dubai 2/27 500 Outdoor Hard R16 Kuwait Mohammad Ghareeb W 7-6(5), 6-4
741 United Arab Emirates Dubai 2/27 500 Outdoor Hard Q Czech Republic Robin Vik W 6-3, 6-2
742 United Arab Emirates Dubai 2/27 500 Outdoor Hard S Russia Mikhail Youzhny W 6-2, 6-3
743 United Arab Emirates Dubai 2/27 500 Outdoor Hard F Spain Rafael Nadal L 6-2, 4-6, 4-6
744 United States Indian Wells Masters 3/6 1000 Outdoor Hard R128 Bye W  
745 United States Indian Wells Masters 3/6 1000 Outdoor Hard R64 Chile Nicolás Massú W 6-3, 7-6(4)
746 United States Indian Wells Masters 3/6 1000 Outdoor Hard R32 Belgium Olivier Rochus W 3-6, 6-2, 7-5
747 United States Indian Wells Masters 3/6 1000 Outdoor Hard R16 France Richard Gasquet W 6-3, 6-4
748 United States Indian Wells Masters 3/6 1000 Outdoor Hard Q Croatia Ivan Ljubičić W 6-2, 6-3
749 United States Indian Wells Masters 3/6 1000 Outdoor Hard S Thailand Paradorn Srichaphan W 6-2, 6-3
750 United States Indian Wells Masters 3/6 1000 Outdoor Hard Win (3) United States James Blake W 7-5, 6-3, 6-0
751 United States Miami Masters 3/20 1000 Outdoor Hard R128 Bye W  
752 United States Miami Masters 3/20 1000 Outdoor Hard R64 France Arnaud Clément W 6-2, 6-7(4), 6-0
753 United States Miami Masters 3/20 1000 Outdoor Hard R32 Germany Tommy Haas (3) W 6-1, 6-3
754 United States Miami Masters 3/20 1000 Outdoor Hard R16 Russia Dmitry Tursunov W 6-3, 6-3
755 United States Miami Masters 3/20 1000 Outdoor Hard Q United States James Blake (2) W 7-6(2), 6-4
756 United States Miami Masters 3/20 1000 Outdoor Hard S Spain David Ferrer W 6-1, 6-4
757 United States Miami Masters 3/20 1000 Outdoor Hard Win (4) Croatia Ivan Ljubičić (2) W 7-6(5), 7-6(4), 7-6(6)
758 Monaco Monte Carlo Masters 4/17 1000 Outdoor Clay R64 Serbia and Montenegro Novak Djokovic W 6-3, 2-6, 6-3
759 Monaco Monte Carlo Masters 4/17 1000 Outdoor Clay R32 Spain Alberto Martín W 6-0, 6-1
760 Monaco Monte Carlo Masters 4/17 1000 Outdoor Clay R16 Monaco Benjamin Balleret W 6-3, 6-2
761 Monaco Monte Carlo Masters 4/17 1000 Outdoor Clay Q Spain David Ferrer (2) W 6-1, 6-3
762 Monaco Monte Carlo Masters 4/17 1000 Outdoor Clay S Chile Fernando González W 6-2, 6-4
763 Monaco Monte Carlo Masters 4/17 1000 Outdoor Clay F Spain Rafael Nadal (2) L 2-6, 7-6(2), 3-6, 6-7(5)
764 Italy Rome Masters 5/8 1000 Outdoor Clay R64 Argentina Juan Ignacio Chela W 6-2, 6-1
765 Italy Rome Masters 5/8 1000 Outdoor Clay R32 Italy Potito Starace W 6-3, 7-6(2)
766 Italy Rome Masters 5/8 1000 Outdoor Clay R16 Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek W 6-1, 6-4
767 Italy Rome Masters 5/8 1000 Outdoor Clay Q Spain Nicolás Almagro W 6-3, 6-7(2), 7-5
768 Italy Rome Masters 5/8 1000 Outdoor Clay S Argentina David Nalbandian W 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(5)
769 Italy Rome Masters 5/8 1000 Outdoor Clay F Spain Rafael Nadal (3) L 7-6, 6-7(5), 4-6, 6-2, 6-7(5)
770 France Roland Garros 5/29 GS Outdoor Clay R128 Argentina Diego Hartfield W 7-5, 7-6(2), 6-2
771 France Roland Garros 5/29 GS Outdoor Clay R64 Colombia Alejandro Falla W 6-1, 6-4, 6-3
772 France Roland Garros 5/29 GS Outdoor Clay R32 Chile Nicolás Massú (2) W 6-1, 6-2, 6-7(4), 7-5
773 France Roland Garros 5/29 GS Outdoor Clay R16 Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych W 6-3, 6-2, 6-3
774 France Roland Garros 5/29 GS Outdoor Clay Q Croatia Mario Ančić W 6-4, 6-3, 6-4
775 France Roland Garros 5/29 GS Outdoor Clay S Argentina David Nalbandian (2) W 3-6, 6-4, 5-2 RET
776 France Roland Garros 5/29 GS Outdoor Clay F Spain Rafael Nadal (4) L 6-1, 1-6, 4-6, 6-7(4)
777 Germany Halle 6/12 250 Outdoor Grass R32 India Rohan Bopanna W 7-6(4), 6-2
778 Germany Halle 6/12 250 Outdoor Grass R16 France Richard Gasquet (2) W 7-6(7), 6-7(7), 6-4
779 Germany Halle 6/12 250 Outdoor Grass Q Belgium Olivier Rochus (2) W 6-7(2), 7-6(9), 7-6(5)
780 Germany Halle 6/12 250 Outdoor Grass S Germany Tommy Haas (4) W 6-4, 6-7(4), 6-3
781 Germany Halle 6/12 250 Outdoor Grass Win (5) Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych (2) W 6-0, 6-7(4), 6-2
782 United Kingdom Wimbledon 6/26 GS Outdoor Grass R128 France Richard Gasquet (3) W 6-3, 6-2, 6-2
783 United Kingdom Wimbledon 6/26 GS Outdoor Grass R64 United Kingdom Tim Henman W 6-4, 6-0, 6-2
784 United Kingdom Wimbledon 6/26 GS Outdoor Grass R32 France Nicolas Mahut W 6-3, 7-6(2), 6-4
785 United Kingdom Wimbledon 6/26 GS Outdoor Grass R16 Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych (3) W 6-3, 6-3, 6-4
786 United Kingdom Wimbledon 6/26 GS Outdoor Grass Q Croatia Mario Ančić (2) W 6-4, 6-4, 6-4
787 United Kingdom Wimbledon 6/26 GS Outdoor Grass S Sweden Jonas Björkman W 6-2, 6-0, 6-2
788 United Kingdom Wimbledon 6/26 GS Outdoor Grass Win (6) Spain Rafael Nadal W 6-0, 7-6(5), 6-7(2), 6-3
789 Canada Canada Masters 8/7 1000 Outdoor Hard R64 France Paul-Henri Mathieu W 6-3, 6-4
790 Canada Canada Masters 8/7 1000 Outdoor Hard R32 France Sébastien Grosjean W 6-3, 6-3
791 Canada Canada Masters 8/7 1000 Outdoor Hard R16 Russia Dmitry Tursunov (2) W 6-3, 5-7, 6-0
792 Canada Canada Masters 8/7 1000 Outdoor Hard Q Belgium Xavier Malisse W 7-6(4), 6-7(5), 6-3
793 Canada Canada Masters 8/7 1000 Outdoor Hard S Chile Fernando González (2) W 6-1, 5-7, 6-3
794 Canada Canada Masters 8/7 1000 Outdoor Hard Win (7) France Richard Gasquet (4) W 2-6, 6-3, 6-2
795 United States Cincinnati Masters 8/14 1000 Outdoor Hard R64 Thailand Paradorn Srichaphan (2) W 7-5, 6-4
796 United States Cincinnati Masters 8/14 1000 Outdoor Hard R32 United Kingdom Andy Murray L 5-7, 4-6
797 United States US Open 8/28 GS Outdoor Hard R128 Taiwan Yeu-Tzuoo Wang W 6-4, 6-1, 6-0
798 United States US Open 8/28 GS Outdoor Hard R64 United Kingdom Tim Henman (2) W 6-3, 6-4, 7-5
799 United States US Open 8/28 GS Outdoor Hard R32 United States Vincent Spadea W 6-3, 6-3, 6-0
800 United States US Open 8/28 GS Outdoor Hard R16 France Marc Gicquel W 6-3, 7-6(2), 6-3
801 United States US Open 8/28 GS Outdoor Hard Q United States James Blake (3) W 7-6(7), 6-0, 6-7(9), 6-4
802 United States US Open 8/28 GS Outdoor Hard S Russia Nikolay Davydenko (2) W 6-1, 7-5, 6-4
803 United States US Open 8/28 GS Outdoor Hard Win (8) United States Andy Roddick W 6-2, 4-6, 7-5, 6-1
804 Switzerland SUI v. SCG WG Play-offs 9/22 DC Indoor Hard RR Serbia Janko Tipsarević W 6-3, 6-2, 6-2
805 Switzerland SUI v. SCG WG Play-offs 9/22 DC Indoor Hard RR Serbia Novak Djokovic (2) W 6-3, 6-2, 6-3
806 Japan Tokyo 10/2 500 Outdoor Hard R64 Bye W  
807 Japan Tokyo 10/2 500 Outdoor Hard R32 Serbia Viktor Troicki W 7-6(2), 7-6(3)
808 Japan Tokyo 10/2 500 Outdoor Hard R16 South Africa Wesley Moodie W 6-2, 6-1
809 Japan Tokyo 10/2 500 Outdoor Hard Q Japan Takao Suzuki W 4-6, 7-5, 7-6(3)
810 Japan Tokyo 10/2 500 Outdoor Hard S Germany Benjamin Becker W 6-3, 6-4
811 Japan Tokyo 10/2 500 Outdoor Hard Win (9) United Kingdom Tim Henman (3) W 6-3, 6-3
812 Spain Madrid Masters 10/16 1000 Indoor Hard R64 Bye W  
813 Spain Madrid Masters 10/16 1000 Indoor Hard R32 Chile Nicolás Massú (3) W 6-3, 6-2
814 Spain Madrid Masters 10/16 1000 Indoor Hard R16 Sweden Robin Söderling W 7-6(5), 7-6(8)
815 Spain Madrid Masters 10/16 1000 Indoor Hard Q United States Robby Ginepri W 6-3, 7-6(4)
816 Spain Madrid Masters 10/16 1000 Indoor Hard S Argentina David Nalbandian (3) W 6-4, 6-0
817 Spain Madrid Masters 10/16 1000 Indoor Hard Win (10) Chile Fernando González (3) W 7-5, 6-1, 6-0
818 Switzerland Basel 10/23 250 Indoor Carpet R32 Czech Republic Tomáš Zíb W 6-1, 6-2
819 Switzerland Basel 10/23 250 Indoor Carpet R16 Spain Guillermo García-López W 6-2, 6-0
820 Switzerland Basel 10/23 250 Indoor Carpet Q Spain David Ferrer (3) W 6-3, 7-6(14)
821 Switzerland Basel 10/23 250 Indoor Carpet S Thailand Paradorn Srichaphan (3) W 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(5)
822 Switzerland Basel 10/23 250 Indoor Carpet Win (11) Chile Fernando González (4) W 6-3, 6-2, 7-6(3)
823 China Tennis Masters Cup 11/13 WC Indoor Hard RR Argentina David Nalbandian (4) W 3-6, 6-1, 6-1
824 China Tennis Masters Cup 11/13 WC Indoor Hard RR United States Andy Roddick (2) W 4-6, 7-6(8), 6-4
825 China Tennis Masters Cup 11/13 WC Indoor Hard RR Croatia Ivan Ljubičić (3) W 7-6(2), 6-4
826 China Tennis Masters Cup 11/13 WC Indoor Hard S Spain Rafael Nadal (2) W 6-4, 7-5
827 China Tennis Masters Cup 11/13 WC Indoor Hard Win (12) United States James Blake (4) W 6-0, 6-3, 6-4

2006 Tournament Schedule[edit]

Singles schedule[edit]

Date Championship Location Category Surface 2005 Result 2005 Points New Points Outcome
2 January 2006–
7 January 2006
Qatar ExxonMobil Open Doha (QAT) ATP International Series Hard W 250 250 Winner (defeated Gaël Monfils, 6–3, 7–6(7–5))
16 January 2006–
29 January 2006
Australian Open Melbourne (AUS) Grand Slam Hard SF 450 1000 Winner (defeated Marcos Baghdatis, 5–7, 7–5, 6–0, 6–2)
20 February 2006–
26 February 2006
Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Dubai (UAE) ATP International Series Gold Hard W 300 210 Final (lost to Rafael Nadal, 6–2, 4–6, 4–6)
6 March 2006–
19 March 2006
Pacific Life Open Indian Wells (USA) ATP Masters Series Hard W 500 500 Winner (defeated James Blake, 7–5, 6–3, 6–0)
20 March 2006–
2 April 2006
NASDAQ-100 Open Miami (USA) ATP Masters Series Hard W 500 500 Winner (defeated Ivan Ljubičić, 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–4),7–6(8–6))
17 April 2006–
25 April 2006
Monte Carlo Masters Monte Carlo (MON) ATP Masters Series Clay QF 125 350 Final (lost to Rafael Nadal, 2–6, 7–6(7–2), 3–6, 6–7(5–7))
8 May 2006–
15 May 2006
Internazionali BNL d'Italia Rome (ITA) ATP Masters Series Clay A 0 350 Final (lost to Rafael Nadal, 7–6(7–0), 6–7(5–7), 4–6, 6–2, 6–7(5–7))
15 May 2006–
22 May 2006
Hamburg Masters Hamburg (GER) ATP Masters Series Clay W 500 0 Withdrew
28 May 2006–
11 June 2006
French Open Paris (FRA) Grand Slam Clay SF 450 700 Final (lost to Rafael Nadal, 6–1, 1-6, 4–6, 6–7(4–7))
12 June 2006–
18 June 2006
Gerry Weber Open Halle (GER) ATP International Series Grass W 225 225 Winner (defeated Tomáš Berdych, 6–0, 6–7(4–7), 6–2)
26 June 2006–
9 July 2006
The Championships, Wimbledon Wimbledon (GBR) Grand Slam Grass W 1000 1000 Winner (defeated Rafael Nadal, 6–0, 7–6(7–5), 6–7(2–7), 6–3)
7 August 2006–
13 August 2006
Rogers Cup Toronto (CAN) ATP Masters Series Hard A 0 500 Winner (defeated Richard Gasquet, 2–6, 6–3, 6–2)
14 August 2006–
21 August 2006
Western & Southern Financial Group Masters Cincinnati (USA) ATP Masters Series Hard W 500 35 Second Round (lost to Andy Murray, 5–7, 4–6)
28 August 2006–
10 September 2006
US Open New York (USA) Grand Slam Hard W 1000 1000 Winner (defeated Andy Roddick, 6–2, 4–6, 7–5, 6–1)
22 September 2006–
24 September 2006
Davis Cup World Group Play-offs:
Switzerland vs. Serbia and Montenegro
Geneva (SUI) Davis Cup Hard (i)   Switzerland def.  Serbia and Montenegro 4–1, advances to 2007 World Group
2 October 2006–
8 October 2006
Japan Open Tennis Championships Tokyo (JPN) ATP International Series Gold Hard A 0 250 Winner (defeated Tim Henman, 6–3, 6–3)
16 October 2006–
22 October 2006
Mutua Madrileña Masters Madrid Madrid (ESP) ATP Masters Series Hard (i) A 0 500 Winner (defeated Fernando González, 7–5, 6–1, 6–0)
23 October 2006–
29 November 2006
Davidoff Swiss Indoors Basel (SUI) ATP International Series Hard (i) A 0 250 Winner (defeated Fernando González, 6–3, 6–2, 7–6(7–3))
12 November 2006–
19 November 2006
Tennis Masters Cup Shanghai (CHN) Tennis Masters Cup Hard (i) W 500 750 Winner (defeated James Blake, 6–0, 6–3, 6–4)
Total year-end points 6725 8370 Increase 1645 difference

Yearly Records[edit]

Finals[edit]

Singles: 16 (12–4)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (3–1)
ATP World Tour Finals (1–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (4–2)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (1–1)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (3–0)
Titles by surface
Hard (9–1)
Clay (0–3)
Grass (2–0)
Carpet (1–0)
Titles by surface
Outdoors (9–4)
Indoors (3–0)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 34. January 8, 2006 Qatar Open, Qatar (2) Hard France Gaël Monfils 6–3, 7–6(7–5)
Winner 35. January 29, 2006 Australian Open, Australia (2) Hard Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis 5–7, 7–5, 6–0, 6–2
Runner-up 10. March 5, 2006 Dubai Tennis Championships, United Arab Emirates Hard Spain Rafael Nadal 6–2, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 36. March 19, 2006 Indian Wells Masters, United States (3) Hard United States James Blake 7–5, 6–3, 6–0
Winner 37. April 2, 2006 Miami Masters, United States (2) Hard Croatia Ivan Ljubičić 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–4), 7–6(8–6)
Runner-up 11. April 23, 2006 Monte Carlo Masters, France Clay Spain Rafael Nadal 2–6, 7–6(7–2), 3–6, 6–7(5–7)
Runner-up 12. May 14, 2006 Italian Open, Italy (2) Clay Spain Rafael Nadal 7–6(7–0), 6–7(5–7), 4–6, 6–2, 6–7(5–7)
Runner-up 13. June 11, 2006 French Open, France Clay Spain Rafael Nadal 6–1, 1–6, 4–6, 6–7(4–7)
Winner 38. June 18, 2006 Halle Open, Germany (4) Grass Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych 6–0, 6–7(4–7), 6–2
Winner 39. July 9, 2006 Wimbledon, England, UK (4) Grass Spain Rafael Nadal 6–0, 7–6(7–5), 6–7(2–7), 6–3
Winner 40. August 13, 2006 Canada Open, Canada (2) Hard France Richard Gasquet 2–6, 6–3, 6–2
Winner 41. September 10, 2006 US Open, United States (3) Hard United States Andy Roddick 6–2, 4–6, 7–5, 6–1
Winner 42. October 8, 2006 Japan Open, Japan Hard United Kingdom Tim Henman 6–3, 6–3
Winner 43. October 22, 2006 Madrid Masters, Spain Hard (i) Chile Fernando González 7–5, 6–1, 6–0
Winner 44. October 29, 2006 Swiss Indoors, Switzerland Carpet (i) Chile Fernando González 6–3, 6–2, 7–6(7–3)
Winner 45. November 19, 2006 Year-End Championships, China (3) Hard (i) United States James Blake 6–0, 6–3, 6–4

Prize Money Earnings[edit]

Event Prize Money Year-to-date
Qatar ExxonMobil Open $142,000 $142,000
Australian Open $922,560 $1,064,560
Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships $98,600 $1,163,160
Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships (doubles) $1,500 $1,164,660
Pacific Life Open $490,000 $1,654,660
Pacific Life Open (doubles) $1,750 $1,656,410
NASDAQ-100 Open $533,350 $2,189,760
Monte Carlo Masters $200,000 $2,389,760
Monte Carlo Masters (doubles) $7,050 $2,396,810
Internazionali BNL d'Italia $200,000 $2,596,810
French Open $598,350 $3,195,160
Gerry Weber Open $113,000 $3,308,160
The Championships, Wimbledon $1,190,725 $4,498,885
Rogers Cup $400,000 $4,898,885
Western & Southern Financial Group Masters $15,000 $4,513,885
US Open $1,200,000 $5,713,885
AIG Japan Open Tennis Championships $118,000 $5,831,885
Mutua Madrileña Masters Madrid $450,000 $6,281,885
Davidoff Swiss Indoors $142,000 $6,423,885
Tennis Masters Cup $1,520,000 $7,943,885
$8,343,885

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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