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.

Early 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.

Federer reacts to winning match point in the semifinals against del Potro in an epic five-set comeback.

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] The call by Eurosport on match point was thus: "Federer wins the French Open for the first time in his career; and in addition must surely be regarded now as the greatest male player of all-time."[10]

Owing to the overwhelming emotions and fatigue brought by the tournament, Federer withdrew from the Gerry Weber Open, his usual pre-Wimbledon tournament.[11]

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.[12] 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.[13] The match has been called an "instant classic" by ESPN,[14] and received the highest TV ratings in the UK for any Wimbledon final since 2001.[15] 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.[16] 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.

Federer was a tiebreaker away from his 6th consecutive US Open title.

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.[17]

Federer began his US Open campaign well with a victory over unseeded Devin Britton.[18] He advanced to the third round with a second-round win over Simon Greul.[19] His third-round match was against Hewitt, against whom he lost his first set of the tournament, but eventually rallied to win the match.[20] After this match, Federer held a 16–7 lead over Hewitt, continuing a fourteen match winning streak against him.[21] 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.[22] 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."[23] He lost to del Potro in the final in five sets.[24] 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.[25]

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.[26] He sealed Switzerland's qualification for the World Group with a victory over Potito Starace.[27] 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."[28] He later withdrew from the 2009 Japan Open and the Shanghai ATP Masters 1000.[29]

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.[30]

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.[31]

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]

Tournament Match Round Opponent (Seed or Key) Rank Result Score
Qatar ExxonMobil Open
Doha, Qatar
ATP World Tour 250
Hard, outdoor
5 – 11 January 2009
1 / 767 1R Italy Potito Starace 71 Win 6–2, 6–2
2 / 768 2R Italy Andreas Seppi 34 Win 6–3, 6–3
3 / 769 QF Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber (8) 28 Win 6–2, 7–6(8–6)
4 / 770 SF United Kingdom Andy Murray (3) 4 Loss 7–6(8–6), 2–6, 2–6
Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam tournament
Hard, outdoor
19 January – 1 February 2009
5 / 771 1R Italy Andreas Seppi 35 Win 6–1, 7–6(7–4), 7–5
6 / 772 2R Russia Evgeny Korolev (Q) 118 Win 6–2, 6–3, 6–1
7 / 773 3R Russia Marat Safin (26) 27 Win 6–3, 6–2, 7–6(7–5)
8 / 774 4R Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych (20) 21 Win 4–6, 6–7(4–7), 6–4, 6–4, 6–2
9 / 775 QF Argentina Juan Martín del Potro (8) 6 Win 6–3, 6–0, 6–0
10 / 776 SF United States Andy Roddick (7) 9 Win 6–2, 7–5, 7–5
11 / 777 F Spain Rafael Nadal (1) 1 Loss (1) 5–7, 6–3, 6–7(3–7), 6–3, 2–6
BNP Paribas Open
Indian Wells, United States
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Hard, outdoor
9 – 22 March 2009
– / – 1R Bye
12 / 778 2R France Marc Gicquel 52 Win 7–6(7–4), 6–4
13 / 779 3R Croatia Ivo Karlović (27) 28 Win 7–6(7–4), 6–3
14 / 780 4R Chile Fernando González (17) 17 Win 6–3, 5–7, 6–2
15 / 781 QF Spain Fernando Verdasco (10) 10 Win 6–3, 7–6(7–5)
16 / 782 SF United Kingdom Andy Murray (4) 4 Loss 3–6, 6–4, 1–6
Sony Ericsson Open
Miami, United States
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Hard, outdoor
23 March – 5 April 2009
– / – 1R Bye
17 / 783 2R United States Kevin Kim (Q) 107 Win 6–3, 6–2
18 / 784 3R Germany Nicolas Kiefer (28) 29 Win 6–4, 6–1
19 / 785 4R United States Taylor Dent (Q) 467 Win 6–3, 6–2
20 / 786 QF United States Andy Roddick (5) 6 Win 6–3, 4–6, 6–4
21 / 787 SF Serbia Novak Djokovic (3) 3 Loss 6–3, 2–6, 3–6
Monte Carlo Rolex Masters
Monte Carlo, Monaco
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Clay, outdoor
13 – 19 April 2009
– / – 1R Bye
22 / 788 2R Italy Andreas Seppi 40 Win 6–4, 6–4
23 / 789 3R Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka (13) 16 Loss 4–6, 5–7
Internazionali BNL d'Italia
Rome, Italy
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Clay, outdoor
27 April – 3 May 2009
– / – 1R Bye
24 / 790 2R Croatia Ivo Karlović 24 Win 6–4, 6–4
25 / 791 3R Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek (16) 19 Win 6–1, 6–1
26 / 792 QF Germany Mischa Zverev (Q) 76 Win 7–6(7–3), 6–2
27 / 793 SF Serbia Novak Djokovic (3) 3 Loss 6–4, 3–6, 3–6
Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open
Madrid, Spain
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Clay, outdoor
11 – 17 May 2009
– / – 1R Bye
28 / 794 2R Sweden Robin Söderling 23 Win 6–1, 7–5
29 / 795 3R United States James Blake (14) 16 Win 6–2, 6–4
30 / 796 QF United States Andy Roddick (6) 6 Win 7–5, 6–7(5–7), 6–1
31 / 797 SF Argentina Juan Martín del Potro (5) 5 Win 6–3, 6–4
32 / 798 W Spain Rafael Nadal (1) 1 Win (1) 6–4, 6–4
French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam tournament
Clay, outdoor
25 May – 7 June 2009
33 / 799 1R Spain Alberto Martín 98 Win 6–4, 6–3, 6–2
34 / 800 2R Argentina José Acasuso 45 Win 7–6(10–8), 5–7, 7–6(7–2), 6–2
35 / 801 3R France Paul-Henri Mathieu (32) 35 Win 4–6, 6–1, 6–4, 6–4
36 / 802 4R Germany Tommy Haas 63 Win 6–7(4–7), 5–7, 6–4, 6–0, 6–2
37 / 803 QF France Gaël Monfils (11) 10 Win 7–6(8–6), 6–2, 6–4
38 / 804 SF Argentina Juan Martín del Potro (5) 5 Win 3–6, 7–6(7–2), 2–6, 6–1, 6–4
39 / 805 W Sweden Robin Söderling (23) 25 Win (2) 6–1, 7–6(7–1), 6–4
The Championships, Wimbledon
London, United Kingdom
Grand Slam tournament
Grass, outdoor
22 June – 5 July 2009
40 / 806 1R Chinese Taipei Lu Yen-hsun 65 Win 7–5, 6–3, 6–2
41 / 807 2R Spain Guillermo García-López 42 Win 6–2, 6–2, 6–4
42 / 808 3R Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber (27) 32 Win 6–3, 6–2, 6–7(5–7), 6–1
43 / 809 4R Sweden Robin Söderling (13) 12 Win 6–4, 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–5)
44 / 810 QF Croatia Ivo Karlović (22) 36 Win 6–3, 7–5, 7–6(7–3)
45 / 811 SF Germany Tommy Haas (24) 34 Win 7–6(7–3), 7–5, 6–3
46 / 812 W United States Andy Roddick (6) 6 Win (3) 5–7, 7–6(8–6), 7–6(7–5), 3–6, 16–14
Rogers Cup
Montreal, Canada
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Hard, outdoor
10 – 16 August 2009
– / – 1R Bye
47 / 813 2R Canada Frédéric Niemeyer (WC) 487 Win 7–6(7–3), 6–4
48 / 814 3R Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka 22 Win 6–3, 7–6(7–5)
49 / 815 QF France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (7) 7 Loss 6–7(5–7), 6–1, 6–7(3–7)
W&S Financial Group Masters
Cincinnati, United States
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Hard, outdoor
17 – 23 August 2009
– / – 1R Bye
50 / 816 2R Argentina José Acasuso 51 Win 6–3, 7–5
51 / 817 3R Spain David Ferrer 19 Win 3–6, 6–3, 6–4
52 / 818 QF Australia Lleyton Hewitt 42 Win 6–3, 6–4
53 / 819 SF United Kingdom Andy Murray (3) 2 Win 6–2, 7–6(10–8)
54 / 820 W Serbia Novak Djokovic (4) 4 Win (4) 6–1, 7–5
US Open
New York City, United States
Grand Slam tournament
Hard, outdoor
31 August – 13 September 2009
55 / 821 1R United States Devin Britton (WC) 1370 Win 6–1, 6–3, 7–5
56 / 822 2R Germany Simon Greul 65 Win 6–3, 7–5, 7–5
57 / 823 3R Australia Lleyton Hewitt (31) 32 Win 4–6, 6–3, 7–5, 6–4
58 / 824 4R Spain Tommy Robredo (14) 15 Win 7–5, 6–2, 6–2
59 / 825 QF Sweden Robin Söderling (12) 12 Win 6–0, 6–3, 6–7(6–8), 7–6(8–6)
60 / 826 SF Serbia Novak Djokovic (4) 4 Win 7–6(7–3), 7–5, 7–5
61 / 827 F Argentina Juan Martín del Potro (6) 6 Loss (2) 6–3, 6–7(5–7), 6–4, 6–7(4–7), 2–6
Davis Cup, World Group Play-offs
Genoa, Italy
Davis Cup
Clay, outdoor
18 – 20 September 2009
62 / 828 PO
R2
Italy Simone Bolelli 64 Win 6–3, 6–4, 6–1
63 / 829 PO
R4
Italy Potito Starace 90 Win 6–3, 6–0, 6–4
Davidoff Swiss Indoors
Basel, Switzerland
ATP World Tour 500
Hard, indoor
2 – 8 November 2009
64 / 830 1R Belgium Olivier Rochus (Q) 61 Win 6–3, 6–4
65 / 831 1R Italy Andreas Seppi 51 Win 6–3, 6–3
66 / 832 QF Russia Evgeny Korolev (Q) 58 Win 6–3, 6–2
67 / 833 SF Switzerland Marco Chiudinelli (WC) 73 Win 7–6(9–7), 6–3
68 / 834 F Serbia Novak Djokovic (2) 3 Loss (3) 4–6, 6–4, 2–6
BNP Paribas Masters
Paris, France
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Hard, indoor
9 – 15 November 2009
– / – 1R Bye
69 / 835 2R France Julien Benneteau 49 Loss 6–3, 6–7(4–7), 4–6
ATP World Tour Finals
London, United Kingdom
ATP World Tour Finals
Hard, indoor
23 – 29 November 2009
70 / 836 RR Spain Fernando Verdasco (7) 8 Win 4–6, 7–5, 6–1
71 / 837 RR United Kingdom Andy Murray (4) 4 Win 3–6, 6–3, 6–1
72 / 838 RR Argentina Juan Martín del Potro (5) 5 Loss 2–6, 7–6(7–5), 3–6
73 / 839 SF Russia Nikolay Davydenko (6) 7 Loss 2–6, 6–4, 5–7

Exhibition matches[edit]

Tournament Round Opponent Result Score
Capitala World Tennis Championship
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Exhibition
Hard, outdoor
1 – 3 January 2009
QF Bye
SF United Kingdom Andy Murray Loss 6–4, 2–6, 6–7(6–8)
AAMI Classic
Kooyong, Australia
Exhibition
Hard, outdoor
14 – 17 January 2009
QF Spain Carlos Moyá Win 6–2, 6–3
SF Spain Fernando Verdasco Win 6–3, 3–6, 7–6(7–5)
W Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka Win 6–1, 6–3
Masters Guinot-Mary Cohr
Paris, France
Exhibition
Clay, outdoor
20 – 22 May 2009
W
R3
Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka Win 6–2, 6–4

Doubles[edit]

Tournament Match Round Opponents (Seed or Key) Ranks Result Score
BNP Paribas Open
Indian Wells, United States
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Hard, outdoor
9 – 22 March 2009
Partner: Switzerland Yves Allegro
1 1R United States Bob Bryan / United States Mike Bryan (1) #1 / #1 Loss 2–6, 0–6
Davidoff Swiss Indoors
Basel, Switzerland
ATP World Tour 500
Hard, indoor
2 – 8 November 2009
Partner: Switzerland Marco Chiudinelli
2 1R United States James Cerretani / Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi #67 / #71 Loss 4–6, 3–6

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 Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 22. 1 February 2009 Australian Open, Australia Hard Spain Rafael Nadal 5–7, 6–3, 6–7(3–7), 6–3, 2–6
Winner 58. 17 May 2009 Madrid Open, Spain (2) Clay Spain Rafael Nadal 6–4, 6–4
Winner 59. 7 June 2009 French Open, Paris, France Clay Sweden Robin Söderling 6–1, 7–6(7–1), 6–4
Winner 60. 5 July 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. 23 August 2009 Cincinnati Masters, United States (3) Hard Serbia Novak Djokovic 6–1, 7–5
Runner-up 23. 14 September 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. 8 November 2009 Swiss Indoors, Switzerland Hard (i) Serbia Novak Djokovic 4–6, 6–4, 2–6

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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