2011 Roger Federer tennis season

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2011 Roger Federer tennis season
Calendar prize money $6,369,576
Singles
Season record 64–12 (84.21%)
Calendar titles 4
Year-end ranking No. 3
Ranking change from previous year Decrease 1
Grand Slam results
Australian Open SF
French Open F
Wimbledon QF
US Open SF
Other tournaments
Tour Finals W
Doubles
Season record 5–2 (71.43%)
Calendar titles 0
Year-end ranking No. 135
Ranking change from previous year Increase 192
Davis Cup
Davis Cup WG PO
(adv. to 2012 WG)
Last updated on: 12 December 2011.

The 2011 Roger Federer tennis season was one of no grand slam victories for the Swiss Maestro, but was not entirely unsuccessful. For Federer, 2011, the year he turned 30, represented something of a decline. It was the first year since 2002 that he did not win a Grand Slam title, and, with the ascendance of Novak Djokovic to World No. 1, his ranking dropped from 2 to 3 behind Rafael Nadal. However, the year had some high spots for him. In the French Open semifinals, Federer defeated Djokovic and ended Djokovic's 43-match win streak. Also, he ended the year well by winning three straight titles, including a title at the Paris Masters, which completed his record of Masters series titles, and he successfully defended his title at the year-end ATP Championships.

Year summary[edit]

Australian Open and early hard court season[edit]

Federer began the year ranked as the world no. 2 according to the Association of Tennis Professionals rankings.[1] Federer once again started his year with an exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi. He beat Robin Söderling in his opening match,[2] before losing to Rafael Nadal in his second match.[3] Federer then got his competitive season underway in Doha. In the first two rounds, Federer beat two qualifiers.[4][5] The first match was memorable, as Federer pulled off another "tweener", a shot between the legs.[4] Federer defeated Viktor Troicki in the quarterfinals[6] and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the semifinals, both in straight sets.[7] Federer then went on to beat Nikolay Davydenko in straight sets for his third title in Doha and the 67th of his career.[8]

At the Australian Open, Federer beat Lukáš Lacko in the first round. In the next round, he faced Gilles Simon. Federer won the first two sets easily, but Simon fought back to win the next two sets, before Federer came back to win the last set, tying up the match. Against Xavier Malisse in the third round, Federer set another record, as he defeated the Belgian in straight sets, surpassing Stefan Edberg's record for the number of matches won at the Australian Open in the open era, winning his 57th Australian Open match.[9] In the fourth round, Federer beat Tommy Robredo and equalled Jimmy Connors' record of 27 consecutive Grand Slam quarterfinals. He defeated Stanislas Wawrinka in the quarterfinal, and in a repeat of the 2008 Australian Open semifinals, Djokovic once again defeated Federer in a tight and exciting match. His loss at the 2011 Australian Open marked the first time that he did not hold a Grand Slam title since his first Grand Slam title at the 2003 The Wimbledon Championships.

Next, he participated in the Dubai Tennis Championships, a tournament from which he had been absent for two years. In the first round, he beat Somdev Devvarman, and beat Marcel Granollers in the second round, also in straight sets. In the quarterfinals, he beat Sergiy Stakhovsky, and in the semifinals, he beat Richard Gasquet, successfully reaching his second final of the season without dropping a set. He was then beaten by Novak Djokovic in straight sets.

Federer's next tournament was the Indian Wells Masters in California. He received a bye in the first round and defeated Igor Andreev in the second round. In the third round, he beat Juan Ignacio Chela. In the fourth round, he faced American wildcard Ryan Harrison and won yet again in straight sets. In the quarterfinals, he won over his compatriot and occasional doubles partner Stanislas Wawrinka. In the semifinals, he once again faced Djokovic, but succumbed to him, losing the match in three sets and losing his no. 2 ranking. Federer also entered the men's doubles draw at Indian Wells, partnering with Wawrinka. In the first round, they defeated second seeds Daniel Nestor and Max Mirnyi in straight sets. In the second round, they faced the French duo of Julien Benneteau and Richard Gasquet and defeated them in a tiebreak. They then defeated Mark Knowles and Michal Mertiňák in the quarterfinals, and defeated defending champions Rafael Nadal and Marc López in the semifinals. In the final, they lost to Alexandr Dolgopolov and Xavier Malisse in three tight sets.

Federer next participated in the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami. He received a bye in the first round and defeated Radek Štěpánek in the second in straight sets. In the third round, he faced Juan Mónaco and won in two tight sets. In the fourth round, Federer beat Olivier Rochus in straight sets. He advanced to the semifinals when Gilles Simon retired at three games down. He went on to face Nadal, but lost in straight sets.

Clay court season and French Open[edit]

Federer snapped Novak Djokovic's 43 match winning streak in the French Open semifinals, handing the young Serb his first loss of the season.

Federer's first tournament in the 2011 clay-court season was the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters. After a bye in the first round, he defeated German Philipp Kohlschreiber. He then faced Marin Čilić, whom he defeated. He was then defeated in the quarterfinals by Austrian Jürgen Melzer.

After receiving a bye in the first round at the Madrid Masters, he faced Feliciano López in the second round, narrowly winning in three tight sets. He then beat Xavier Malisse and Robin Söderling without dropping a set, before losing to eventual runner-up Rafael Nadal.

Federer next played in the Rome Masters. He was seeded third behind Nadal and Djokovic and faced Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the second round, defeating him in straight sets. He next faced Richard Gasquet, but fell to the Frenchman, after losing a deciding third-set tiebreak.

Federer next played in the French Open at Roland Garros, where he opened against Feliciano López in the first round and won in straight sets. He followed up this win with another win in straight sets over wildcard Maxime Teixeira. He then went on to face the 29th seed Janko Tipsarević and dispatched him easily. He then faced compatriot and 14th seed Stanislas Wawrinka and defeated him in straight sets, to stay as one of the few players left in the tournament without a dropped set. He next faced ninth seed and home favorite Gaël Monfils, whom he defeated in straight sets with a tie-break in the third set. Federer faced Djokovic in the semifinals, where he ended Djokovic's perfect 2011 undefeated record in four sets. Federer faced Nadal in the final for a fourth time, but lost to him in four sets.

Grass court season and Wimbledon[edit]

Federer was scheduled to play in the 2011 Gerry Weber Open in Germany, but withdrew, citing a need to rest ahead of Wimbledon.[10] Federer entered Wimbledon as the third seed for the first time since the 2002 championships. He defeated Mikhail Kukushkin in the first round in straight sets, after Kukushkin brought him to a first-set tiebreak. He then dispatched Adrian Mannarino and David Nalbandian in the second and third rounds, respectively, in straight sets. He then faced Mikhail Youzhny, against whom he had an undefeated record. After losing the first-set tiebreak on an unforced error, he held his own, as he broke Youzhny down in the next three sets to take the match. Federer entered his 29th straight Grand Slam quarterfinal match with a positive record against his opponent, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. He started strong in the first set, locking up the set in less than half an hour, but Tsonga began to show life, as the two went to a tiebreak in the second, which Federer won. Tsonga then began to work his way around Federer and broke him down, taking the next three sets by breaking Federer and holding serve. Despite a statistically stunning game (64 winners to just 11 unforced errors), Federer simply could not respond and lost a close match in five sets,[11] making this the first time this year that Federer did not make a Grand Slam semifinal. It was also the first time in 179 matches (and only the third time overall) that Federer lost a match after winning the first two sets.[12]

US Open Series and US Open[edit]

To open the US Open Series, Federer participated in the Rogers Cup in Montreal, where he had finished as runner-up the previous year to Andy Murray. He moved through to the third round after defeating wildcard Vasek Pospisil in straight sets. In the third round, he lost his second consecutive match to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who had defeated him in the quarterfinals of the Wimbledon Championships. Federer battled with Tsonga in the first set to a tiebreak, which Tsonga won. He then recovered by winning the second set and levelling the match at one set all, but Tsonga broke him down quickly in the third set to clinch a spot in the quarterfinals. He consequently held a slim 4–3 head-to-head count against Tsonga, after losing their last two meetings. His early exit from the tournament left Novak Djokovic, the eventual champion, as the sole "Big Four" player left in the main draw, as Murray and Nadal were both upset in the second round by unseeded players.

Federer entered the Cincinnati Masters as the defending champion, winning the title last year over Mardy Fish. In the second round, he faced Juan Martín del Potro, a player who won his last two meetings against Federer at the 2009 US Open final and the 2009 ATP World Tour Finals. Federer defeated del Potro in a highly anticipated match. He then defeated James Blake, who had defeated him in the quarterfinals of the 2008 Summer Olympics in the next round. He faced Tomáš Berdych, who had defeated him in the quarterfinals of the 2010 Wimbledon Championships and had won two out of their last three meetings, in the quarterfinals. After a shaky start and a plethora of unforced errors, Federer succumbed to Berdych , losing the chance to defend his title.

Federer next participated in the 2011 US Open, where he finished last year as a semifinalist after a momentous loss to Djokovic. He started off in the first round with a solid win against Santiago Giraldo, and breezed past Dudi Sela in straight sets. He next faced 27th-seeded Marin Čilić, his first major challenge in the tournament. After winning the first set and dropping the second after Čilić took a break in the otherwise tight set, Federer cruised through the remainder of the match and defeated Čilić. He cruised past Argentina's Juan Mónaco in a late-night match in straight sets, dropping only three games during his victory. He was set up to meet Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, against whom he had a 2–2 record that season and who had defeated him in a close five-set quarterfinals match at Wimbledon in their last Grand Slam meeting. Federer went through the first two sets rather smoothly and held a resurgent Tsonga at bay in the third, defeating him in straight sets. He played Novak Djokovic in the semifinals in a rematch of their Roland Garros semifinal match, where Federer snapped Djokovic's 43-match winning streak and perfect season start. Federer started strong, winning the first two very close sets in dramatic fashion, but began to show small cracks in his game and lost the next two sets. Both players traded excellent points and service games in those sets. In the deciding set, both Federer and Djokovic held serve until Federer managed to break Djokovic and take a lead. He had two match points in his service game, but, in an unfortunate repeat of last year's US Open match, where he gained two match points but lost the match, he failed to convert on those match points. As a result, Djokovic was able to gain momentum and won four games in a row to defeat Federer in a very close match. Federer recorded his fourth season loss to Djokovic, losing yet another opportunity to win his first major since the 2010 Australian Open. His loss to Djokovic also marked the second time that season and in his career that he lost a match after winning the first two sets, an inauspicious amalgam of his previous losses to Djokovic at the previous year's US Open and to Tsonga in the last edition of Wimbledon.

Post-US Open tournaments[edit]

Federer pulled out of the 2011 Shanghai Masters, citing nagging injuries.[13] As a result, he lost 600 ranking points, which indirectly contributed to his drop from world no. 3 to no. 4. This marked the first time that he was outside of the top 3 since the 2003 Wimbledon Championships.

Federer's next tournament was the Swiss Indoors Basel, which opened nearly one and a half months after his last major tournament at the Davis Cup and two months after his last ATP tournament, the US Open. As the defending champion and the world no. 4, Federer was seeded third behind Djokovic and Murray, and faced Italian Potito Starace. After a shaky start, he dispatched Starace in straight sets. He then faced Jarkko Nieminen, who was fresh off a victory over Thomaz Bellucci. Federer blew through the first set, but a few mistakes in the second allowed Nieminen to take the set, bringing it to a tiebreak set. Federer eventually closed the match out with a tally. He then played against Andy Roddick, whom he has a prolific rivalry with, and routed him quickly in a win. In the semifinals, he met compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka for the fourth time in the season. Wawrinka brought Federer to a first-set tiebreak, but Federer won the tiebreak and then took the second set to win the match. Federer played Kei Nishikori in his eighth Basel final, after Nishikori upset the no. 1 seed in the tournament, Djokovic, in the semifinals. Federer pulled a quick victory over Nishikori to claim his second consecutive title, his fifth title at Basel, and his second title of the year.[14]

After Basel, Federer won the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris for the first time in his career. He opened up against Frenchman Adrian Mannarino and finished the match in under an hour, winning in straight sets. He next played against Frenchman Richard Gasquet, whom he played last in the Rome Masters, and made short work of him as well. Federer then faced Juan Mónaco, whom he had last met at the US Open, in the quarterfinals. After a tight second set, he sealed the match with an ace with a tally, and won his 800th career match. He next faced Tomáš Berdych in the semifinals, and avenged his loss in Cincinnati with a win in 80 minutes. His win over Berdych made him the first man in the Open Era to reach the final of each of the nine Masters 1000 tournaments. He recorded a straight sets win in 86 minutes over the hometown favourite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the final to hoist his first Paris Masters 1000 trophy.[15] It was his fourth season win over Tsonga, his third title of the year and his second title in two weeks. With his straight sets win, he became the fourth person in history to finish the Paris Masters without dropping a set.[16]

Federer defeated Murray, Djokovic, and Nadal to win a record equaling fifth Year-End Championship.

Federer finished the ATP season by participating in the 2011 ATP World Tour Finals. He was the fourth player to qualify to the Finals this year, and has qualified for the tenth time. He was drawn into Group B, which included Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, debutant Mardy Fish, and arch-rival Rafael Nadal. In his opening round robin match against Tsonga, Federer opened the match with a quick first set. Tsonga came back to life in the second set and evened things out by winning the second set, forcing a deciding set. Federer, who had never won a deciding third set against Tsonga, found a break opportunity late in the set and converted it to win his seventh season match against Tsonga with a score.[17] In his next match against Nadal, Federer won 10 of the last 11 games in the match to rout him in exactly one hour, securing his spot in the semifinals in his 26th meeting with Nadal.[18] Federer added a win to his rivalry against Nadal, bringing his win-loss record against Nadal to 9–17 and his indoor record against Nadal to 4–0.[19] In his final round robin match, Federer played Fish for the first time in the season. He defeated Fish after dropping the second set.[20] Federer faced the runner-up from Group B, David Ferrer, and defeated him soundly in a straight sets win. Federer advanced to his 100th career final with his win over Ferrer.[21] In the final, he played Tsonga for the eighth time this season in their second consecutive final. After skating past Tsonga with a break in the first set, he was unable to serve out the match in the second, giving up a break to Tsonga. He then held match point at, but Tsonga saved it with a forehand winner and brought the match to a tiebreak. Federer held a slight lead late in the tiebreak, but ended up dropping the set due to backhand errors. Federer then rebounded by picked up a break in the deciding set and wrapped up the match with a tally, claiming his 70th career title and a record 6th ATP World Tour Finals title. He finishes the season with a 17-match win streak, which includes three titles won in a matter of four weeks.[22]

Davis Cup[edit]

Federer participated in the Davis Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group I Portugal vs. Switzerland match-up in Bern,[23] where he and compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka teamed up to qualify Switzerland for the World Group Playoffs by sweeping Portugal, 5–0. Federer first played Rui Machado in a singles draw. After dropping the first set, he won the next three to bring Switzerland's score to 2–0.[24] He then teamed up with Wawrinka, also his gold-medal winning doubles partner at the 2008 Summer Olympics, to defeat Frederico Gil and Leonardo Tavares in straight sets, sealing a victory for Switzerland.[25] His final match was scheduled to be a dead rubber against Frederico Gil, but the schedule was changed so that he would not have to play.

Federer led the Swiss team to the World Group Play-offs Australia vs. Switzerland match-up in Sydney.[26] Switzerland entered the match-up with an 0–4 win-loss record versus the Australians.[27] Federer played Lleyton Hewitt in the second rubber,[28] following Stanislas Wawrinka's surprising loss to Bernard Tomic. Federer dropped the first set, after Hewitt capitalized on the only break of serve in the set, but Federer regained momentum after winning a second-set tiebreak and finished the match strong, levelling the match-up score at 1–1.[29] In the doubles rubber, Federer and Wawrinka faced off against Hewitt and Chris Guccione and started off strong with a first-set win. However, in a surprise upset, Hewitt and Guccione ran away with the match, gaining momentum after winning the second set on a contested break point that was won by the Australians earlier in the set. Federer dropped to 11–6 in Davis Cup doubles with the loss to Hewitt and Guccione.[30] Federer played Bernard Tomic in the fourth rubber,[28] which might have decided the match-up in favor of the Australians.[30] Federer jumped out to a two-set lead after a closely fought second set, but Tomic took the third set to extend the match to four sets. Federer eventually prevailed, levelling the match-up at 2–2.[31][32] The deciding rubber between Wawrinka and Hewitt, played to five sets and over four hours, decided the matchup in favor of the Swiss, and Switzerland advanced to the 2012 Davis Cup World Group.[32]

All matches[edit]

Singles matches[edit]

Tournament Match Round Opponent/Rank Result Score
Qatar ExxonMobil Open
Doha, Qatar
ATP 250
Hard, outdoor
January 3, 2011
918 1R Netherlands Thomas Schoorel / #168 Win 7–6(7–3), 6–3
919 2R Switzerland Marco Chiudinelli / #117 Win 7–6(7–5), 7–5
920 QF Serbia Viktor Troicki / #28 Win 6–2, 6–2
921 SF France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga / #13 Win 6–3, 7–6(7–2)
922 F Russia Nikolay Davydenko / #22 Win 6–3, 6–4
Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
Hard, outdoor
January 16, 2011
923 1R Slovakia Lukáš Lacko / #97 Win 6–1, 6–1, 6–3
924 2R France Gilles Simon / #34 Win 6–2, 6–3, 4–6, 4–6, 6–3
925 3R Belgium Xavier Malisse / #45 Win 6–3, 6–3, 6–1
926 4R Spain Tommy Robredo / #52 Win 6–3, 3–6, 6–3, 6–2
927 QF Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka / #19 Win 6–1, 6–3, 6–3
928 SF Serbia Novak Djokovic / #3 Loss 6–7(3–7), 5–7, 4–6
Dubai Tennis Championships
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
ATP 500
Hard, outdoor
February 21, 2011
929 1R India Somdev Devvarman / #79 Win 6–3, 6–3
930 2R Spain Marcel Granollers / #53 Win 6–3, 6–4
931 QF Ukraine Sergiy Stakhovsky / #43 Win 6–3, 6–4
932 SF France Richard Gasquet / #28 Win 6–2, 7–5
933 F Serbia Novak Djokovic / #3 Loss 3–6, 3–6
BNP Paribas Open
Indian Wells, California, USA
ATP 1000
Hard, outdoor
March 8, 2011
1R Bye
934 2R Russia Igor Andreev / #96 Win 7–5, 7–6(7–4)
935 3R Argentina Juan Ignacio Chela / #32 Win 6–0, 6–2
936 4R United States Ryan Harrison / #152 Win 7–6(7–4), 6–3
937 QF Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka / #14 Win 6–3, 6–4
938 SF Serbia Novak Djokovic / #3 Loss 3–6, 6–3, 2–6
Sony Ericsson Open
Miami, Florida, USA
ATP 1000
Hard, outdoor
March 23, 2011
1R Bye
940 2R Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek / #68 Win 6–3, 6–3
940 3R Argentina Juan Mónaco / #35 Win 7–6(7–4), 6–4
941 4R Belgium Olivier Rochus / #89 Win 6–3, 6–1
942 QF France Gilles Simon / #25 Win 3–0, RET
943 SF Spain Rafael Nadal / #1 Loss 3–6, 2–6
Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
ATP 1000
Clay, outdoor
April 10, 2011
1R Bye
944 2R Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber / #32 Win 6–2, 6–1
945 3R Croatia Marin Čilić / #22 Win 6–4, 6–3
946 QF Austria Jürgen Melzer / #9 Loss 4–6, 4–6
Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open
Madrid, Spain
ATP 1000
Clay, outdoor
May 1, 2011
1R Bye
947 2R Spain Feliciano López / #39 Win 7–6(13–11), 6–7(1–7), 7–6(9–7)
948 3R Belgium Xavier Malisse / #49 Win 6–4, 6–3
949 QF Sweden Robin Söderling / #5 Win 7–6(7–2), 6–4
950 SF Spain Rafael Nadal / #1 Loss 7–5, 1–6, 3–6
Internazionali BNL d'Italia
Rome, Italy
ATP 1000
Clay, outdoor
May 8, 2011
1R Bye
951 2R France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga / #18 Win 6–4, 6–2
952 3R France Richard Gasquet / #16 Loss 6–4, 6–7(2–7), 6–7(4–7)
French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
Clay, outdoor
May 17, 2011
953 1R Spain Feliciano López / #41 Win 6–3, 6–4, 7–6(7–3)
954 2R France Maxime Teixeira / #181 Win 6–3, 6–0, 6–2
955 3R Serbia Janko Tipsarević / #32 Win 6–1, 6–4, 6–3
956 4R Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka / #14 Win 6–3, 6–2, 7–5
957 QF France Gaël Monfils / #9 Win 6–4, 6–3, 7–6(7–3)
958 SF Serbia Novak Djokovic / #2 Win 7–6(7–5), 6–3, 3–6, 7–6(7–5)
959 F Spain Rafael Nadal / #1 Loss 5–7, 6–7(3–7), 7–5, 1–6
Wimbledon Championships
London, Great Britain
Grand Slam
Grass, outdoor
June 20, 2011
960 1R Kazakhstan Mikhail Kukushkin / #61 Win 7–6(7–4), 6–4, 6–2
961 2R France Adrian Mannarino / #55 Win 6–2, 6–3, 6–2
962 3R Argentina David Nalbandian / #23 Win 6–4, 6–2, 6–4
963 4R Russia Mikhail Youzhny / #17 Win 6–7(5–7), 6–3, 6–3, 6–3
964 QF France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga / #19 Loss 6–3, 7–6(7–3), 4–6, 4–6, 4–6
Davis Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group I, Second Round
Portugal vs. Switzerland
Bern, Switzerland
Davis Cup
Hard, indoor
July 8, 2011
965 RR Portugal Rui Machado / #93 Win 5–7, 6–3, 6–4, 6–2
Rogers Cup
Montreal, Canada
ATP 1000
Hard, outdoor
August 8, 2011
1R Bye
966 2R Canada Vasek Pospisil / #155 Win 7–5, 6–3
967 3R France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga / #16 Loss 6–7(3–7), 6–4, 1–6
Western & Southern Financial Group Masters
Cincinnati, United States
ATP 1000
Hard, outdoor
August 15, 2011
1R Bye
968 2R Argentina Juan Martín del Potro / #19 Win 6–3, 7–5
969 3R United States James Blake / #84 Win 6–4, 6–1
970 QF Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych / #9 Loss 2–6, 6–7(3–7)
US Open
New York City, United States
Grand Slam
Hard, outdoor
August 29, 2011
971 1R Colombia Santiago Giraldo / #54 Win 6–4, 6–3, 6–2
972 2R Israel Dudi Sela / #93 Win 6–3, 6–2, 6–2
973 3R Croatia Marin Čilić / #28 Win 6–3, 4–6, 6–4, 6–2
974 4R Argentina Juan Mónaco / #36 Win 6–1, 6–2, 6–0
975 QF France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga / #11 Win 6–4, 6–3, 6–3
976 SF Serbia Novak Djokovic / #1 Loss 7–6(9–7), 6–4, 3–6, 2–6, 5–7
Davis Cup World Group Play-offs
Australia vs. Switzerland
Sydney, Australia
Davis Cup
Grass, outdoor
September 16, 2011
977 RR Australia Lleyton Hewitt / #199 Win 5–7, 7–6(7–5), 6–2, 6–3
978 RR Australia Bernard Tomic / #59 Win 6–2, 7–5, 3–6, 6–3
Swiss Indoors Basel
Basel, Switzerland
ATP 500
Hard, indoor
October 30, 2011
979 1R Italy Potito Starace / # 54 Win 7–6(7–3), 6–4
980 2R Finland Jarkko Nieminen / #66 Win 6–1, 4–6, 6–3
981 QF United States Andy Roddick / #15 Win 6–3, 6–2
982 SF Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka / #19 Win 7–6(7–5), 6–2
983 F Japan Kei Nishikori / #32 Win 6–1, 6–3
BNP Paribas Masters
Paris, France
ATP 1000
Hard, indoor
November 7, 2011
1R Bye
984 2R France Adrian Mannarino / #85 Win 6–2, 6–3
985 3R France Richard Gasquet / #16 Win 6–2, 6–4
986 QF Argentina Juan Mónaco / #34 Win 6–3, 7–5
987 SF Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych / #7 Win 6–4, 6–3
988 F France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga / #8 Win 6–1, 7–6(7–3)
ATP World Tour Finals
London, England
Year-end Championships
Hard, indoor
November 20, 2011
989 RR France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga / #6 Win 6–2, 2–6, 6–4
990 RR Spain Rafael Nadal / #2 Win 6–3, 6–0
991 RR United States Mardy Fish / #8 Win 6–1, 3–6, 6–3
992 SF Spain David Ferrer / #5 Win 7–5, 6–3
993 F France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga / #6 Win 6–3, 6–7(6–8), 6–3

Doubles matches[edit]

Tournament Match Round Partner Opponent/Rank Result Score
BNP Paribas Open
Indian Wells, California, USA
ATP 1000
Hard, outdoor
March 8, 2011
190 1R Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka Canada Daniel Nestor / #3
Belarus Max Mirnyi / #6
Win 6–1, 6–2
191 2R France Julien Benneteau / #39
France Richard Gasquet / #368
Win 6–3, 4–6, [12–10]
192 QF The Bahamas Mark Knowles / #27
Slovakia Michal Mertiňák / #25
Win 6–1, 7–5
193 SF Spain Marc López / #14
Spain Rafael Nadal / #58
Win 7–5, 6–3
194 F Ukraine Alexandr Dolgopolov / #191
Belgium Xavier Malisse / #213
Loss 4–6, 7–6(7–5), [7–10]
Davis Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group I, Second Round
Portugal vs. Switzerland
Bern, Switzerland
Davis Cup
Hard, indoor
July 8, 2011
195 RR Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka Portugal Frederico Gil / #207
Portugal Leonardo Tavares / #162
Win 6–3, 6–4, 6–4
Davis Cup World Group Play-offs
Australia vs. Switzerland
Sydney, Australia
Davis Cup
Grass, outdoor
September 16, 2011
196 RR Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka Australia Lleyton Hewitt / #513
Australia Chris Guccione / #141
Loss 6–2, 4–6, 2–6, 6–7(5–7)

2011 Tournament Schedule[edit]

Singles schedule[edit]

Date Championship Location Category Surface 2010 Result 2010 Points New Points Outcome
3 January 2011–
8 January 2011
Qatar ExxonMobil Open Doha (QAT) ATP World Tour 250 Hard SF 90 250 Winner (defeated Nikolay Davydenko, 6–3, 6–4)
17 January 2011–
30 January 2011
Australian Open Melbourne (AUS) Grand Slam Hard W 2000 720 Semifinals (lost to Novak Djokovic, 6–7(3–7), 5–7, 4–6)
21 February 2011–
27 February 2011
Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Dubai (UAE) ATP World Tour 500 Hard A N/A 300 Final (lost to Novak Djokovic, 3–6, 3–6)
7 March 2011–
20 March 2011
BNP Paribas Open Indian Wells (USA) ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Hard R32 45 360 Semifinals (lost to Novak Djokovic, 3–6, 6–3, 2–6)
21 March 2011–
3 April 2011
Sony Ericsson Open Miami (USA) ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Hard R16 90 360 Semifinals (lost to Rafael Nadal, 3–6, 2–6)
10 April 2011–
17 April 2011
Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters Monte Carlo (MON) ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Clay A N/A 180 Quarterfinals (lost to Jürgen Melzer, 4–6, 4–6)
25 April 2011–
1 May 2011
Estoril Open Estoril (POR) ATP World Tour 250 Clay SF 90 N/A Absent
2 May 2011–
8 May 2011
Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open Madrid (ESP) ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Clay F 600 360 Semifinals (lost to Rafael Nadal, 7–5, 1–6, 3–6)
9 May 2011–
15 May 2011
Internazionali BNL d'Italia Rome (ITA) ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Clay R32 10 90 Third Round (lost to Richard Gasquet, 6–4, 6–7(2–7), 6–7(4–7))
23 May 2011–
5 June 2011
French Open Paris (FRA) Grand Slam Clay QF 360 1200 Final (lost to Rafael Nadal, 5–7, 6–7(3–7), 7–5, 1–6)
6 June 2011–
12 June 2011
Gerry Weber Open Halle (GER) ATP World Tour 250 Grass F 150 N/A Withdrew[10]
20 June 2011–
3 July 2011
The Championships, Wimbledon Wimbledon (GBR) Grand Slam Grass QF 360 360 Quarterfinals (lost to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, 6–3, 7–6(7–3), 4–6, 4–6, 4–6)
8 July 2011–
10 July 2011
Davis Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group I, 2R: Switzerland vs. Portugal Bern (SUI) Davis Cup Hard (i) N/A N/A N/A   Switzerland def.  Portugal 5–0, Switzerland advanced to WG Playoffs
8 August 2011–
14 August 2011
Rogers Cup Montreal (CAN) ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Hard F 600 90 Third Round (lost to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, 6–7(3–7), 6–4, 1–6)
15 August 2011–
21 August 2011
Western & Southern Open Cincinnati (USA) ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Hard W 1000 180 Quarterfinals (lost to Tomáš Berdych, 2–6, 6–7(3–7))
29 August 2011–
12 September 2011
US Open New York (USA) Grand Slam Hard SF 720 720 Semifinals (lost to Novak Djokovic, 7–6(9–7), 6–4, 3–6, 2–6, 5–7)
16 September 2011–
18 September 2011
Davis Cup World Group Play-offs:
Australia vs. Switzerland[33]
Sydney (AUS) Davis Cup Grass A N/A 15   Switzerland def.  Australia 3–2, Switzerland advanced to 2012 WG
10 October 2011–
16 October 2011
Shanghai Rolex Masters Shanghai (CHN) ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Hard F 600 0 Withdrew[13]
17 October 2011-
23 October 2011
If Stockholm Open Stockholm (SWE) ATP World Tour 250 Hard (i) W 250 N/A Absent
30 October 2011–
6 November 2011
Swiss Indoors Basel Basel (SUI) ATP World Tour 500 Hard (i) W 500 500 Winner (defeated Kei Nishikori, 6–1, 6–3)
7 November 2011–
13 November 2011
BNP Paribas Masters Paris (FRA) ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Hard (i) SF 360 1000 Winner (defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, 6–1, 7–6(7–3))
20 November 2011–
27 November 2011
Barclays ATP World Tour Finals London (GBR) ATP World Tour Finals Hard (i) W 1500 1500 Winner (defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, 6–3, 6–7(6–8), 6–3)
Total year-end points 9145 8170 Decrease 975 difference

Doubles schedule[edit]

Date Championship Location Category Surface 2010 Result 2010 Points New Points Outcome
7 March 2011–
20 March 2011
BNP Paribas Open Indian Wells (USA) ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Hard DNP N/A 600 Final (lost to Dolgopolov/Malisse, 4–6, 7–6(7–5), [7–10])
9 May 2011–
15 May 2011
Internazionali BNL d'Italia Rome (ITA) ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Clay QF 180 N/A Did not play doubles
6 June 2011–
12 June 2011
Gerry Weber Open Halle (GER) ATP World Tour 250 Grass R16 0 N/A Withdrew[10]
8 July 2011–
10 July 2011
Davis Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group I, 2R: Switzerland vs. Portugal Bern (SUI) Davis Cup Hard (i) N/A N/A N/A   Switzerland def.  Portugal 5–0, Switzerland advanced to WG Playoffs
16 September 2011–
18 September 2011
Davis Cup World Group Play-offs:
Australia vs. Switzerland[33]
Sydney (AUS) Davis Cup Grass A N/A 0   Switzerland def.  Australia 3–2, Switzerland advanced to 2012 WG
Total year-end points 180 600 Increase 420 difference

Yearly Records[edit]

Head-to-Head matchups[edit]

Ordered by number of wins

Finals[edit]

Singles: 6 (4–2)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 67. January 8, 2011 Doha, Qatar (3) Hard Russia Nikolay Davydenko 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 29. February 26, 2011 Dubai, UAE (2) Hard Serbia Novak Djokovic 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 30. June 5, 2011 French Open, Paris, France (4) Clay Spain Rafael Nadal 5–7, 6–7(3–7), 7–5, 1–6
Winner 68. November 6, 2011 Basel, Switzerland (5) Hard (i) Japan Kei Nishikori 6–1, 6–3
Winner 69. November 13, 2011 Paris, France Hard (i) France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6–1, 7–6(7–3)
Winner 70. November 27, 2011 Year-End Championships, London, UK (6) Hard (i) France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6–3, 6–7(6–8), 6–3

Doubles: 0 (0–1)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner–up 5. March 19, 2011 Indian Wells, USA Hard Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka Ukraine Alexandr Dolgopolov
Belgium Xavier Malisse
4–6, 7–6(7–5), [7–10]

Exhibitions: 0 (0–1)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final Draw
Runner–up 2. January 1, 2011 Mubadala World Tennis Championship, Abu Dhabi Hard Spain Rafael Nadal 6–7(4–7), 6–7(3–7) 6

Earnings[edit]

Event Prize Money Year-to-date
Qatar ExxonMobil Open $177,000 $177,000
Australian Open A$420,000
Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships $181,500
BNP Paribas Open $149,450
BNP Paribas Open (doubles) $48,850
Sony Ericsson Open $149,450
Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters 53,500
Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open 133,000
Internazionali BNL d'Italia 27,750
French Open 600,000
The Championships, Wimbledon £137,500
Rogers Cup $31,280
Western & Southern Open $62,240
US Open $450,000
Swiss Indoors Basel 318,000
BNP Paribas Masters 454,000 $4,739,576
Barclays ATP World Tour Finals $1,630,000 $6,369,576
$6,369,576

Awards[edit]

See also[edit]

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