2009 Roger Federer tennis season

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2009 Roger Federer tennis season
FedererRolandGarros.jpg
Federer won the French Open to complete the career grandslam.
Calendar prize money $8,768,110
Singles
Season record 61–12 (83.56%)
Calendar titles 4
Year-end ranking 1
Ranking change from previous year Increase 1
Grand Slam results
Australian Open F
French Open W
Wimbledon W
US Open F
Other tournaments
Tour Finals SF
Davis Cup
Davis Cup WG PO
(adv. to 2010 WG)
Main article: Roger Federer

Roger Federer won two Majors in 2009, the French Open, defeating Robin Söderling in the final, and the Wimbledon Championships with a victory over Andy Roddick. In addition, Federer made two other Grand Slam finals, Australian Open losing to Rafael Nadal, and the US Open, losing to Juan Martín del Potro. Federer went on to win two other Master Series 1000 tournaments: in Madrid over Rafael Nadal, and in Cincinnati over Novak Djokovic. He lost in one 500 level event final in Basel to Djokovic. During the year, Federer completed the Career Grand Slam by winning his first French Open title, and won a record fifteenth Grand Slam singles title, one more than Pete Sampras' mark of fourteen.

Year summary[edit]

Federer at the 2009 Australian Open, where he lost to Nadal in the final in five sets.

Winter hard-court season[edit]

In preparation for the Australian Open, Federer played two exhibition tournaments and one official tournament. He lost to Murray in the semifinals of the Capitala World Tennis exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi.[1] He then lost in the semifinals of the ATP World Tour 250 series tournament in Doha, Qatar to Murray. Federer won the AAMI Classic exhibition in Melbourne, when he defeated Stanislas Wawrinka in the final.

Federer defeated each of his first three opponents in straight sets at the Australian Open. In the fourth round, Federer rallied from two sets down to defeat Tomáš Berdych. Federer reached his record 19th consecutive Grand Slam semifinal by defeating eighth-seeded Juan Martín del Potro in the quarterfinals in only 80 minutes. In his 18th Grand Slam final, Federer was defeated by long-time rival Nadal in their first meeting on a hard court in a Grand Slam tournament. The match lasted over four hours, with Nadal victorious in five sets. Federer broke down in tears during the trophy presentation and struggled to make his runner-up speech.[2] Federer blamed the defeat on a lack of rhythm in his first serve.[3]

Federer withdrew from the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships and from Switzerland's Davis Cup tie against the U.S. because of a back injury he sustained in late 2008. He stated it was "a precautionary measure" to make sure his back is "fully rehabilitated ... for the rest of the 2009 season".[4] On 4 March, Federer's agent, Tony Godsick, announced that the Australian tennis coach Darren Cahill was working with Federer on a trial basis at Federer's training base in Dubai.[5] One week later, Cahill opted out of the coaching position, citing the travel commitment needed.[6]

Federer played both of the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournaments in the United States. At the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, Federer lost to Murray in the semifinals. At the Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne, Florida, Federer defeated his first three opponents in straight sets, after receiving a first round bye. In the semifinals against Novak Djokovic, Federer lost a match that included Federer's smashing his racket in frustration after missing a forehand approach shot by hitting it into the net, the same shot that cost him the 2008 Wimbledon final.[7]

Federer completed a career Grand Slam at the 2009 French Open.

Clay season and French Open glory[edit]

After initially deciding not to participate, Federer accepted a last-minute wildcard entry at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, his first clay-court event of the year. He lost to Stanislas Wawrinka for the first time in the third round.

In the semifinals of the Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome, another ATP World Tour Masters 1000 series event on clay, Federer lost to Djokovic for the first time on clay.

Federer received a first-round bye in the Mutua Madrilena Madrid Open, the last ATP World Tour Masters 1000 series event on clay for the year. He defeated Nadal in the final.[8] This ended Nadal's 33-match winning streak on clay, and for the second time Federer prevented Nadal from becoming the first man to win all three Masters Series on clay in the same year.

In the 2009 French Open, in a fourth-round encounter, Federer had to come back from two sets to love down to defeat Tommy Haas. He defeated Gaël Monfils in the quarterfinals to reach his 20th consecutive Grand Slam semifinal. He reached his fourth straight final in Paris by outlasting del Potro. He won the French Open for the first time by beating Robin Söderling in the final. With this win, Federer equaled Pete Sampras's men's record of 14 Grand Slam titles and Ivan Lendl's record of 19 Grand Slam finals, and also became the sixth man in history to complete a Career Grand Slam.[9] Owing to the overwhelming emotions and fatigue brought by the tournament, Federer withdrew from the Gerry Weber Open, his usual pre-Wimbledon tournament.[10]

Grass season: Channel Slam, and smashing the all-time record[edit]

Federer set a new record for number of Grand Slam men's singles titles at the 2009 Wimbledon Championships with fifteen, and won his sixth Wimbledon title in seven years.

Federer became the highest seed for Wimbledon, after defending champion Nadal withdrew from the tournament due to tendinitis. Federer defeated Lu Yen-hsun in the first round. He moved safely into the third round with a win over Guillermo García-López. In the third round, Federer defeated Philipp Kohlschreiber. Federer then booked a place in the quarterfinals by defeating Söderling. In the quarterfinals, Federer cruised past Ivo Karlović, to extend his all-time record of consecutive Grand Slam semifinals to 21. In the semifinals, Federer defeated Tommy Haas to reach his seventh consecutive Wimbledon final, an all-time record. With this win, he also reached his 20th Grand Slam final, surpassing the previous record of 19 set by Lendl. In a match that took 4 hours and 17 minutes to complete, he beat Roddick in the final in the latest chapter of their long, though lopsided rivalry, regaining the world no. 1 spot from Rafael Nadal.[11] The 30 total games in the fifth set was a new Grand Slam record. The match was also the longest men's singles final (in terms of games played) in Grand Slam history, with 77 games played, and the fifth set alone lasted 95 minutes.[12] The match has been called an "instant classic" by ESPN,[13] and received the highest TV ratings in the UK for any Wimbledon final since 2001.[14] With the win, he also became the fourth man in the open era to win both the French Open and Wimbledon in the same year (the "Channel Slam"), following Nadal in 2008, Borg in 1978–1980, and Laver in 1969. He also joined Nadal as the only players to simultaneously hold Grand Slams on clay, grass, and hard court (2008 US Open, 2009 French Open, 2009 Wimbledon).

Summer hard-court season[edit]

Federer won his first match after a five-week break at the second round of the 2009 Rogers Cup against Frédéric Niemeyer following a first-round bye.[15] He then defeated countryman Stanislas Wawrinka after coming back from three games down in the second set; in doing so, he made more history by contributing to the first occasion where the top 8 ranked men had all made the quarterfinals of a single tournament, joining the other seven players: Nadal, Murray, Djokovic, Roddick, del Potro, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, and Davydenko. However, in the quarterfinals, he lost to Tsonga despite leading by four games in the final set.

Despite the relatively early exit in Montreal, Federer started off well at the 2009 Cincinnati Open, beating José Acasuso in the second round (after having another bye in the first round like the other top seeds) and David Ferrer in the third round. He then beat Lleyton Hewitt in the quarterfinals, followed by Murray in the semifinals to reach the final, where he defeated Novak Djokovic.[16]

Federer began his US Open campaign well with a victory over unseeded Devin Britton.[17] He advanced to the third round with a second-round win over Simon Greul.[18] His third-round match was against Hewitt, against whom he lost his first set of the tournament, but eventually rallied to win the match.[19] After this match, Federer held a 16–7 lead over Hewitt, continuing a fourteen match winning streak against him.[20] Federer next defeated Tommy Robredo to book a quarterfinal berth against Robin Söderling for the third Grand Slam in a row, which he won in four sets after saving a set point in the fourth set.[21] Federer reached his 21st Grand Slam final by defeating fourth seed Novak Djokovic for the third straight year. He triumphed and, in doing so, reached match point by performing a between-the-legs passing shot, which he later described as "...the greatest shot I ever hit in my life."[22] He lost to del Potro in the final in five sets.[23] The loss broke Federer's streak of forty consecutive wins at the US Open. It also marked the first time Federer had lost in a Grand Slam final to an opponent other than Rafael Nadal.[24]

Fall indoor season[edit]

Federer went on to play in the Davis Cup tie with Italy, and in his first match on the red clay courts at Valletta Cambiaso Club, in Genoa, won in a match against Simone Bolelli.[25] He sealed Switzerland's qualification for the World Group with a victory over Potito Starace.[26] Following the match, Federer was quoted as saying "I was able to play very well. I have to go on holiday badly. I have a problem with my leg, I have a problem with my arm — everything is hurting. And I've got to do some baby-sitting."[27] He later withdrew from the 2009 Japan Open and the Shanghai ATP Masters 1000.[28]

At the Davidoff Swiss Indoors, Federer defeated Olivier Rochus, Andreas Seppi, Evgeny Korolev, and his childhood friend Marco Chiudinelli in straight sets, before losing in the finals to Novak Djokovic.[29]

Federer's next tournament was the Paris Masters, where his six previous appearances had never extended past the quarterfinals. After a first-round bye, Federer continued his Paris Open struggles with an early exit to second-round opponent Julien Benneteau.[30]

Federer's final tournament of the year was the 2009 ATP World Tour Finals. He beat Fernando Verdasco in the first of his round-robin matches, followed by a victory over Andy Murray, which secured him the year-end no. 1 ranking for the fifth year. However, he lost to del Potro once more, but he won enough games to qualify for the semifinals. In the semifinals, he met Nikolay Davydenko, who beat Federer for the first time in their 13 encounters. This loss ended Roger Federer's 2009 tennis season.

The year saw Federer accomplishing three major goals: winning his first French Open title, breaking Pete Sampras's record of 14 Grand Slam wins, and regaining the no. 1 ranking from Rafael Nadal.

Matches[edit]

Grand Slam tournament performance[edit]

All matches[edit]

Singles[edit]

Match Tournament Country Start
Date
Entry Type I/O Surface Round Opponent/Rank Result Score
1007 Doha Qatar 1/5 DA 250 Outdoor Hard R32 Italy Potito Starace W 6–2, 6–2
1008 Doha Qatar 1/5 DA 250 Outdoor Hard R16 Italy Andreas Seppi W 6–3, 6–3
1009 Doha Qatar 1/5 DA 250 Outdoor Hard QF Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber W 6–2, 7–6(8–6)
1010 Doha Qatar 1/5 DA 250 Outdoor Hard SF United Kingdom Andy Murray L 7–6(8–6), 2–6, 2–6
1011 Australian Open Australia 1/19 DA GS Outdoor Hard R128 Italy Andreas Seppi W 6–1, 7–6(7–4), 7–5
1012 Australian Open Australia 1/19 DA GS Outdoor Hard R64 Russia Evgeny Korolev W 6–2, 6–3, 6–1
1013 Australian Open Australia 1/19 DA GS Outdoor Hard R32 Russia Marat Safin W 6–3, 6–2, 7–6(7–5)
1014 Australian Open Australia 1/19 DA GS Outdoor Hard R16 Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych W 4–6, 6–7(4–7), 6–4, 6–4, 6–2
1015 Australian Open Australia 1/19 DA GS Outdoor Hard QF Argentina Juan Martín del Potro W 6–3, 6–0, 6–0
1016 Australian Open Australia 1/19 DA GS Outdoor Hard SF United States Andy Roddick W 6–2, 7–5, 7–5
1017 Australian Open Australia 1/19 DA GS Outdoor Hard F Spain Rafael Nadal L 5–7, 6–3, 6–7(3–7), 6–3, 2–6
1018 Indian Wells Masters USA 3/12 DA 1000 Outdoor Hard R128 Bye  
1019 Indian Wells Masters USA 3/12 DA 1000 Outdoor Hard R64 France Marc Gicquel W 7–6(7–4), 6–4
1020 Indian Wells Masters USA 3/12 DA 1000 Outdoor Hard R32 Croatia Ivo Karlović W 7–6(7–4), 6–3
1021 Indian Wells Masters USA 3/12 DA 1000 Outdoor Hard R16 Chile Fernando González W 6–3, 5–7, 6–2
1022 Indian Wells Masters USA 3/12 DA 1000 Outdoor Hard QF Spain Fernando Verdasco W 6–3, 7–6(7–5)
1023 Indian Wells Masters USA 3/12 DA 1000 Outdoor Hard SF United Kingdom Andy Murray L 3–6, 6–4, 1–6
1024 Miami Masters USA 3/25 DA 1000 Outdoor Hard R128 Bye  
1025 Miami Masters USA 3/25 DA 1000 Outdoor Hard R64 United States Kevin Kim W 6–3, 6–2
1026 Miami Masters USA 3/25 DA 1000 Outdoor Hard R32 Germany Nicolas Kiefer W 6–4, 6–1
1027 Miami Masters USA 3/25 DA 1000 Outdoor Hard R16 United States Taylor Dent W 6–3, 6–2
1028 Miami Masters USA 3/25 DA 1000 Outdoor Hard QF United States Andy Roddick W 6–3, 4–6, 6–4
1029 Miami Masters USA 3/25 DA 1000 Outdoor Hard SF Serbia Novak Djokovic L 6–3, 2–6, 3–6
1030 Monte Carlo Masters Monaco 4/12 DA 1000 Outdoor Clay R64 Bye  
1031 Monte Carlo Masters Monaco 4/12 DA 1000 Outdoor Clay R32 Italy Andreas Seppi W 6–4, 6–4
1032 Monte Carlo Masters Monaco 4/12 DA 1000 Outdoor Clay R16 Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka L 4–6, 5–7
1033 Rome Masters Italy 4/27 DA 1000 Outdoor Clay R64 Bye  
1034 Rome Masters Italy 4/27 DA 1000 Outdoor Clay R32 Croatia Ivo Karlović W 6–4, 6–4
1035 Rome Masters Italy 4/27 DA 1000 Outdoor Clay R16 Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek W 6–4, 6–1
1036 Rome Masters Italy 4/27 DA 1000 Outdoor Clay QF Germany Mischa Zverev W 7–6(7–3), 6–2
1037 Rome Masters Italy 4/27 DA 1000 Outdoor Clay SF Serbia Novak Djokovic L 6–4, 3–6, 3–6
1038 Madrid Masters Spain 5/10 DA 1000 Outdoor Clay R64 Bye  
1039 Madrid Masters Spain 5/10 DA 1000 Outdoor Clay R32 Sweden Robin Söderling W 6–1, 7–5
1040 Madrid Masters Spain 5/10 DA 1000 Outdoor Clay R16 United States James Blake W 6–2, 6–4
1041 Madrid Masters Spain 5/10 DA 1000 Outdoor Clay QF United States Andy Roddick W 7–5, 6–7(5–7), 6–1
1042 Madrid Masters Spain 5/10 DA 1000 Outdoor Clay SF Argentina Juan Martín del Potro W 6–3, 6–4
1043 Madrid Masters Spain 5/10 DA 1000 Outdoor Clay W Spain Rafael Nadal W 6–4, 6–4
1044 Roland Garros France 5/25 DA GS Outdoor Clay R128 Spain Alberto Martín W 6–4, 6–3, 6–2
1045 Roland Garros France 5/25 DA GS Outdoor Clay R64 Argentina José Acasuso W 7–6(10–8), 5–7, 7–6(7–2), 6–2
1046 Roland Garros France 5/25 DA GS Outdoor Clay R32 France Paul-Henri Mathieu W 4–6, 6–1, 6–4, 6–4
1047 Roland Garros France 5/25 DA GS Outdoor Clay R16 Germany Tommy Haas W 6–7(4–7), 5–7, 6–4, 6–0, 6–2
1048 Roland Garros France 5/25 DA GS Outdoor Clay QF France Gaël Monfils W 7–6(8–6), 6–2, 6–4
1049 Roland Garros France 5/25 DA GS Outdoor Clay SF Argentina Juan Martín del Potro W 3–6, 7–6(7–2), 2–6, 6–1, 6–4
1050 Roland Garros France 5/25 DA GS Outdoor Clay W Sweden Robin Söderling W 6–1, 7–6(7–1), 6–4
1051 Wimbledon Great Britain 6/22 DA GS Outdoor Grass R128 Taiwan Yen-Hsun Lu W 7–5, 6–3, 6–2
1052 Wimbledon Great Britain 6/22 DA GS Outdoor Grass R64 Spain Guillermo García López W 6–2, 6–2, 6–4
1053 Wimbledon Great Britain 6/22 DA GS Outdoor Grass R32 Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber W 6–3, 6–2, 6–7(5–7), 6–1
1054 Wimbledon Great Britain 6/22 DA GS Outdoor Grass R16 Sweden Robin Söderling W 6–4, 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–5)
1055 Wimbledon Great Britain 6/22 DA GS Outdoor Grass QF Croatia Ivo Karlović W 6–3, 7–5, 7–6(7–3)
1056 Wimbledon Great Britain 6/22 DA GS Outdoor Grass SF Germany Tommy Haas W 7–6(7–3), 7–5, 6–3
1057 Wimbledon Great Britain 6/22 DA GS Outdoor Grass W United States Andy Roddick W 5–7, 7–6(8–6), 7–6(7–5), 3–6, 16–14
1058 Canada Masters Canada 8/10 DA 1000 Outdoor Hard R64 Bye  
1059 Canada Masters Canada 8/10 DA 1000 Outdoor Hard R32 Canada Frédéric Niemeyer W 7–6(7–3), 6–4
1060 Canada Masters Canada 8/10 DA 1000 Outdoor Hard R16 Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka W 6–3, 7–6(7–5)
1061 Canada Masters Canada 8/10 DA 1000 Outdoor Hard QF France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga L 6–7(5–7), 6–1, 6–7(3–7)
1062 Cincinnati Masters USA 8/16 DA 1000 Outdoor Hard R64 Bye  
1063 Cincinnati Masters USA 8/16 DA 1000 Outdoor Hard R32 Argentina José Acasuso W 6–3, 7–5
1064 Cincinnati Masters USA 8/16 DA 1000 Outdoor Hard R16 Spain David Ferrer W 3–6, 6–3, 6–4
1065 Cincinnati Masters USA 8/16 DA 1000 Outdoor Hard QF Australia Lleyton Hewitt W 6–3, 6–4
1066 Cincinnati Masters USA 8/16 DA 1000 Outdoor Hard SF United Kingdom Andy Murray W 6–2, 7–6(10–8)
1067 Cincinnati Masters USA 8/16 DA 1000 Outdoor Hard W Serbia Novak Djokovic W 6–1, 7–5
1068 US Open USA 8/31 DA GS Outdoor Hard R128 United States Devin Britton W 6–1, 6–3, 7–5
1069 US Open USA 8/31 DA GS Outdoor Hard R64 Germany Simon Greul W 6–3, 7–5, 7–5
1070 US Open USA 8/31 DA GS Outdoor Hard R32 Australia Lleyton Hewitt W 4–6, 6–3, 7–5, 6–4
1071 US Open USA 8/31 DA GS Outdoor Hard R16 Spain Tommy Robredo W 7–5, 6–2, 6–2
1072 US Open USA 8/31 DA GS Outdoor Hard QF Sweden Robin Söderling W 6–0, 6–3, 6–7(6-8), 7–6(8–6)
1073 US Open USA 8/31 DA GS Outdoor Hard SF Serbia Novak Djokovic W 7–6(7–3), 7–5, 7–5
1074 US Open USA 8/31 DA GS Outdoor Hard F Argentina Juan Martín del Potro L 6–3, 6–7(5–7), 6–4, 6–7(4–7), 2–6
1075 ITA v. SUI WG Play-offs Italy 9/18 DA DC Outdoor Clay RR Italy Simone Bolelli W 6–3, 6–4, 6–1
1076 ITA v. SUI WG Play-offs Italy 9/18 DA DC Outdoor Clay RR Italy Potito Starace W 6–3, 6–0, 6–4
1077 Basel Switzerland 11/2 DA 500 Indoor Hard R32 Belgium Olivier Rochas W 6–3, 6–4
1078 Basel Switzerland 11/2 DA 500 Indoor Hard R16 Italy Andreas Seppi W 6–3, 6–3
1079 Basel Switzerland 11/2 DA 500 Indoor Hard QF Kazakhstan Evgeny Korolev W 6–3, 6–2
1080 Basel Switzerland 11/2 DA 500 Indoor Hard SF Switzerland Marco Chiudinelli W 7–6(9–7), 6–3
1081 Basel Switzerland 11/2 DA 500 Indoor Hard F Serbia Novak Djokovic L 4–6, 6–4, 2–6
1082 Paris Masters France 11/8 DA 1000 Indoor Hard R64 Bye  
1083 Paris Masters France 11/8 DA 1000 Indoor Hard R32 France Julien Benneteau L 6–3, 6–7(4–7), 4–6
1084 ATP World Tour Finals Great Britain 11/22 DA WC Indoor Hard RR Spain Fernando Verdasco W 4–6, 7–5, 6–1
1085 ATP World Tour Finals Great Britain 11/22 DA WC Indoor Hard RR United Kingdom Andy Murray W 3–6, 6–3, 6–1
1086 ATP World Tour Finals Great Britain 11/22 DA WC Indoor Hard RR Argentina Juan Martín del Potro L 2–6, 7–6(7–5), 3–6
1087 ATP World Tour Finals Great Britain 11/22 DA WC Indoor Hard SF Russia Nikolay Davydenko L 2–6, 6–4, 5–7

Yearly Records[edit]

Finals[edit]

Singles: 7 (4–3)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (2–2)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (2–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–1)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (0–0)
Titles by surface
Hard (1–3)
Clay (2–0)
Grass (1–0)
Titles by surface
Outdoors (4–2)
Indoors (0–1)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 22. February 1, 2009 Australian Open, Australia Hard Spain Rafael Nadal 5–7, 6–3, 6–7(3–7), 6–3, 2–6
Winner 58. May 17, 2009 Madrid Open, Spain (2) Clay Spain Rafael Nadal 6–4, 6–4
Winner 59. June 7, 2009 French Open, Paris, France Clay Sweden Robin Söderling 6–1, 7–6(7–1), 6–4
Winner 60. July 5, 2009 Wimbledon, London, England, UK (6) Grass United States Andy Roddick 5–7, 7–6(8–6), 7–6(7–5), 3–6, 16–14
Winner 61. August 23, 2009 Cincinnati Masters, United States (3) Hard Serbia Novak Djokovic 6–1, 7–5
Runner-up 23. September 14, 2009 US Open, New York City, United States Hard Argentina Juan Martín del Potro 6–3, 6–7(5–7), 6–4, 6–7(4–7), 2–6
Runner-up 24. November 8, 2009 Swiss Indoors, Switzerland Hard (i) Serbia Novak Djokovic 4–6, 6–4, 2–6

See also[edit]

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