2013 Roger Federer tennis season

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2013 Roger Federer tennis season
Name Roger Federer
Country   Switzerland
Calendar prize money $3,203,637
Singles
Season record 45–17 (72.58%)
Calendar titles 1
Year-end ranking No. 6
Ranking change from previous year Decrease 4
Grand Slam results
Australian Open SF
French Open QF
Wimbledon 2R
US Open 4R
Other tournaments
Tour Finals SF
Doubles
Season record 1–2 (33.33%)
Calendar titles 0
Year-end ranking 560 [1]
Ranking change from previous year Increase 706
Last updated on: 13 January 2014.

The 2013 Roger Federer tennis season officially began on 14 January at the start of the 2013 Australian Open. This season saw Federer suffer a considerable decline in form, dropping five places to number 7 in the world, his lowest ranking in 11 years, and seeing his run of 36 consecutive grand slam quarterfinals ended by a second round defeat at Wimbledon. This year also marked the first time since 2002 where Federer did not reach a major final. His only title win of the season was a victory at the Gerry Weber Open in Halle, an ATP 250 event.

The decline in form can be largely attributed to the severe back injuries Federer suffered for much of the season, hampering his play from March through October.[2] He first injured his back in the early rounds of Indian Wells and then re-injured it in the quarterfinals of Hamburg.

Year summary[edit]

Australian Open and early hard court season[edit]

Australian Open[edit]

Federer kicked off his 2013 season with an appearance at the Australian Open, where he finished in the semifinals last year. Federer began his campaign against Frenchman Benoît Paire in the first round, and swept him in straight sets.[3] He defeated long-time rival Nikolay Davydenko in the second round in straight sets,[4] and faced Australian Bernard Tomic in the third round. After Federer converted on a break point in the first game and held to win the set, Tomic attempted to level the game, saving six break points and bringing the second set to a tiebreak, in which he had an early lead, but Federer overcame the deficit and won the tiebreak.[5] Federer then broke Tomic twice and gave up only one game in the third set, winning the match in under two hours.[6] Federer defeated big serving Canadian Milos Raonic in the fourth round in straight sets, having not dropped neither a set nor a service game through the fourth round. With the win, he also extended his record of consecutive Grand Slam quarterfinal appearances to 35, a run which extends back to the 2004 Wimbledon Championships.[7] Federer faced Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the quarterfinals, where he and Tsonga traded breaks in the first set and brought the set to a tiebreak, which he won. Tsonga took advantage of Federer's unforced errors in the second set, breaking his serve and holding to level out the match at one set all. The third set saw Federer and Tsonga again trading breaks and playing a tiebreak, which Federer won. Tsonga recovered from a triple break point in the fourth set, and broke Federer's serve and held the lead to bring the match to a fifth set, where Federer broke Tsonga and won the match after four match points and three and a half hours. With his win, Federer advanced to his tenth straight semifinal at the Australian Open.[8] Federer played Andy Murray in the semifinals, and found himself down one set after Murray took advantage of Federer's poor first serves to break Federer's serve and hold for the lead. The second set went to a tiebreak, which Federer won after capitalizing on some mistakes from Murray. Murray then came back in the third set, and, with the help of two line calls that went in his favor, broke Federer and held to regain a one-set lead. Federer held an early lead in the fourth set after breaking Murray, but Murray broke back on an unforced error from Federer. Momentum then shifted in favor of Murray, who came close to winning the match, but Federer forced the set to go to a tiebreak, which he won. In the fifth set, Federer was unable to respond to aces and winners from Murray, giving up two break points and losing the match in four hours.[9][10]

Rotterdam Open[edit]

Federer next played at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam, entering as defending champion. He played Grega Žemlja of Slovenia in the first round, and blew past him, winning in straight sets in less than an hour.[11] He next played wildcard Thiemo de Bakker of the Netherlands, and defeated him in straight sets in just over an hour.[12] He played Frenchman Julien Benneteau in the quarterfinals, and found himself down one set after unforced errors led to his serve being broken. Federer then fought to secure the second set, but ultimately failed after missing a break point opportunity.[13]

Dubai Tennis Championships[edit]

Following the loss of his Rotterdam title, Federer next attempted to defend his title at the Dubai Tennis Championships in Dubai. He faced Tunisian wildcard Malek Jaziri in the first round, and dropped the first set after Jaziri secured his first and only break point in the match. Federer then took charge of the match, winning twelve of the next fourteen games to secure a win.[14] In the second round, Federer played Marcel Granollers of Spain, and broke Granollers' serve once in each set en route to a straight-sets victory.[15] Federer then played perennial rival Nikolay Davydenko in the third round, and flew past him in less than an hour to a second straight-sets victory.[16] He lost to Tomáš Berdych in the semifinals in a close match, while blowing three match points in the second set tiebreak.

Indian Wells Masters[edit]

At the first Masters 1000 series event of the year, Federer once again entered as defending champion at Indian Wells. After receiving a bye in the first round, he faced Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan in the second round and defeated him in straight sets, completing the match in just under an hour.[17] He played Croatian Ivan Dodig in the third round and advanced again in straight sets, dropping only four games en route to a victory in just over an hour.[18] Federer next faced Swiss compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka. He won the match in three tight sets, nearly losing the match after Wawrinka broke in the third set. However, Federer held on to win the last set, and found perennial foe Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals.[19] Federer, however, entered the match having suffered a back injury[20] in the previous round and was defeated in straight sets. He then continued with his pre-planned decision to take a two-month break from the sport, skipping the mandatory Masters 1000 tournament in Miami under an exception from the ATP, which allows older players to relax their schedules, and the non-mandatory Masters 1000 tournament in Monte Carlo.

Spring clay court season and French Open[edit]

Madrid Open[edit]

Federer next competed on clay at the Mutua Madrid Open, where he was the defending champion.[21] Federer played Radek Štěpánek of the Czech Republic in the second round after a bye in the first round, and defeated him in straight sets.[22] Federer then met Kei Nishikori of Japan in the third round. In the first set, Federer allowed Nishikori to convert on a break point opportunity, and Nishikori held the advantage to take the set. Federer came back in the second set, relying on strong shot-making to win five straight games and level the match at one set all. Federer's serve faltered in the third, and uncharacteristic errors from Federer, as well as strong play from Nishikori, meant that the Japanese number 1 defeated Federer for the first time in his career.[23] This was Federer's earliest exit at the event since 2003, when the event was held as the Stuttgart Masters.

Federer at the 2013 French Open.

Italian Open[edit]

Federer played at the Italian Open in Rome, where he finished in the semifinals the previous year. After a bye in the first round, Federer played Potito Starace in the second round, dropping only seven points on serve and breaking Starace four times en route to a victory in straight sets in 51 minutes.[24] He faced Gilles Simon of France in the third round, and raced past Simon in similar style, winning in just over an hour after again dropping only three games.[25] Federer played Jerzy Janowicz of Poland in the quarterfinals. In the first set, Federer and Janowicz traded games until Federer found a late break point, which he converted to take the set. Janowicz broke Federer in the first game of the second set and held to serve for the set, but Federer broke back and won the tiebreak to clinch the match.[26] He played Benoît Paire of France in the semifinals. Paire held an early lead in the first before Federer broke back and won a tight tiebreak. Federer then broke early in the second set and held to win in straight sets.[27] He played Rafael Nadal in his first final of the year, but fell short against a hot-handed Nadal, committing multiple unforced errors and having his serve broken five times en route to a loss in straight sets in just over an hour.[28]

French Open[edit]

Federer next competed at the French Open, where he finished in the semifinals the previous year. He played qualifier Pablo Carreño-Busta of Spain in the opening round, and won in straight sets, converting all seven of his break points to move into the second round,[29] where he swept past qualifier Somdev Devvarman of India, dropping only five games en route to a victory in straight sets.[30] He faced Frenchman Julien Benneteau, who had beaten him earlier in the year, in the third round. After a break of serve by Benneteau to start off the match, Federer rebounded and took the first set. Benneteau tried to make inroads on Federer's serve, but Federer continued to dominate, winning the next two sets to move to the fourth round,[31] where he faced Frenchman Gilles Simon. Federer won the first set comfortably, but Simon began to fight back. Federer lost his rhythm after he fell on the baseline in the second set, and Simon capitalized to take the set and level the match at one set all. Simon took advantage of more unforced errors from Federer and won the third set, but Federer found his rhythm again and broke Simon's serve in the fourth, holding to level the match. Federer then secured an early break in the fifth and held to win the match, becoming the fourth person to have 900 wins on the ATP World Tour.[32] He played Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the quarterfinals, where, after a decent start, Federer lost an early break advantage to Tsonga, and Tsonga broke again to take the first set. The next two sets saw Tsonga take a foothold on the match as numerous errors plagued Federer. Tsonga eventually won the match in straight sets.[33]

Grass court season and Wimbledon[edit]

Halle Open[edit]

Federer played at the Gerry Weber Open in Halle, where he was the finalist last year. He played German wildcard Cedrik-Marcel Stebe in the second round. Though Federer struggled with his serve and made quite a few errors, including one in the first set which allowed Stebe to break his serve, Federer dominated most of the match and won in straight sets, marking his fortieth win at the Gerry Weber Open.[34] He played German wildcard Mischa Zverev in the quarterfinals and swept past Zverev, not allowing him any games and breaking him a total of six times en route to a victory in forty minutes. Federer achieved his second double bagel of his career, his first since he double-bageled Gastón Gaudio at the 2005 Tennis Masters Cup.[35] He then faced defending champion Tommy Haas in the semifinal. In a tight first set, Federer gave up a break point in the sixth game of the set, and Haas held the lead to win the set. The second set saw Federer win an early break point and level the match at one set all. Federer then broke Haas to love and held the lead to win the match.[36] In the final, Federer played Russian Mikhail Youzhny. After wasted break point opportunities and unforced errors led to Youzhny edging Federer in the first set tiebreak, Federer improved his game and won the match to claim his first title of the season, tying John McEnroe for the third-most number of ATP titles won by a male player in the Open Era.[37]

Wimbledon[edit]

Federer played at the Wimbledon Championships, where he was defending champion and vying to match Rafael Nadal's record of 8 titles at a single Grand Slam tournament, which Nadal had just achieved at the French Open two weeks earlier. Federer played Victor Hănescu of Romania in the first round, and dropped only five games en route to a straight-sets win in just over an hour.[38] He played 116th-ranked Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine in the second round, and had a one-set lead before dropping the next three sets and losing the match, unable to hold leads and convert on crucial points.[39] The loss ended Federer's record streak of 36 consecutive Grand Slam quarterfinal appearances. This also marked his earliest loss at a Grand Slam tournament since the 2003 French Open, his first loss to a player ranked outside of the top 100 since losing to Richard Gasquet in 2005 (ranked 101st at the time). With Rafael Nadal's loss in the first round, this also was the first time ever that, when both of them were entered in a Grand Slam, that neither have made it to the second week.[40] All of this, coupled with a slew of other player withdrawals, retirements, and upsets have led that day to be referred to as Black Wednesday.

Summer clay court season[edit]

Federer added two outdoor clay events to his schedule before the US Open hard court season begins.

German Open[edit]

Federer played at the German Open Tennis Championships in Hamburg as a wildcard. Federer won the title in Hamburg four times when it was an ATP Masters Series event, but did not play there since 2008, when he was a finalist. Federer announced before his first round match in Hamburg that he was changing his racquet for the second time in his career (the first change occurred in 2002 just prior to the tournament in Hamburg of that year), upgrading from a 90-inch frame to a 98-inch frame.[41] His first match was against German Daniel Brands, and he earned his first victory with his new racquet, rallying against strong play by Brands after dropping the first set.[42] He next played Jan Hájek of the Czech Republic, and defeated him in straight sets after wasting many break and match points.[43] He played Florian Mayer in the quarterfinals, and dropped his first set against Mayer in a tough three-set victory.[44] In the semifinals, he played qualifier Federico Delbonis of Argentina for the first time, but lost in straight set, failing to convert break and set points as Delbonis took advantage to win both set tiebreaks.[45]

Swiss Open[edit]

Federer next played at the Swiss Open. It was the first time Federer had participated in the Swiss Open since 2004. The tournament honored Federer's return by presenting him with a Swiss cow named Desiree.[46] Despite the excitement over his return to the event, he was defeated in his opening match by Daniel Brands, his first opening-match loss since Rome in 2010. After the loss, Federer revealed that he had suffered a serious back injury several days before in Hamburg, and that he had taken anti-inflammatories and had been unable to practice.[47]

US Open Series and US Open[edit]

Cincinnati Masters[edit]

After withdrawing from the Rogers Cup, Federer played at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, where he was the champion last year. Following a first-round bye, Federer played German Philipp Kohlschreiber in the second round. After speeding through the opening set, Federer found some trouble against Kohlschreiber in the second set, but managed to convert his second match point during the set tiebreak, keeping his winning streak against Kohlschreiber alive with a straight sets win.[48] He played Tommy Haas in the third round, and came close to losing after Haas held a one-set, one-break advantage. Federer rallied to force a third set and won the match in under two hours.[49] Federer next played Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals. He broke Nadal late in the first set, playing fast and aggressive tennis with sharply angled, clean and powerful groundstrokes off both wings and frequent attacks at the net. He had opportunities to threaten Nadal on Nadal's serve in the second set, but this went awry, as Nadal continued to fight and as Federer began to rack up unforced errors. Federer's serve folded at the end of the second set and the start of the third, but he saved four match points on Nadal's serve before a wide forehand from Nadal on match point went unchallenged by Federer.[50] Federer fell down the rankings again to No. 7, his lowest in over a decade.

US Open[edit]

At the US Open in New York Federer played Slovenian Grega Žemlja in the first round, and won in straight sets after a lapse of concentration resulted in a drop of his serve in the third set.[51] He next played Carlos Berlocq of Argentina in the second round, and swept him in straight sets, dropping only six games en route to a win in just over one and a half hours.[52] He next played Adrian Mannarino in the third round, and won in similar fashion, holding his serve and dropping only five games in the match.[53] In a surprise, Federer then lost to Tommy Robredo, a player he had beaten ten straight times.

Asian Swing[edit]

Shanghai Masters[edit]

Federer's first post-US Open tournament was at the Shanghai Masters. He defeated Andreas Seppi in the second round in straight sets, but dropped his next match in the third round against Gaël Monfils in three sets. The loss marked only his second defeat against the Frenchman.

European Indoor Season[edit]

Swiss Indoors[edit]

Federer next played in the Swiss Indoors. He defeated Adrian Mannarino in the first round in straight sets, and then came back from a one-set deficit against Denis Istomin in under two hours.[54] In the quarterfinal, Roger Federer faced Grigor Dimitrov, nicknamed "Baby Federer", for the first time. Dimitrov was defeated in straight sets, but Federer had to recover from a service break down and force a tie-break decision in the second set.[55] In the semifinal round, Federer defeated Vasek Pospisil in a very tight three-setter. After winning the first set comfortably by breaking Pospisil's serve twice, Federer served for the match in the second set but squandered the opportunity. Then, Federer's serve was broken early in the deciding set, but he managed to return the service break and was able to serve for the match successfully at his second chance. Federer faced Juan Martín del Potro for the title, in a repeat of the previous year's final that saw del Potro emerge again victorious. He fell short again in another three-set battle against the Argentine. Despite the loss, the match saw Federer display significant improvement in form after a sluggish run to the final.

Paris Masters[edit]

Federer next played in Paris at the BNP Paribas Masters, knowing that he would qualify for the ATP World Tour Finals if he won his opening match against Kevin Anderson. With his win over Anderson, he became the sixth player to qualify (seventh if including the injured Andy Murray) for the Finals. He made it to the semifinals by subsequently beating Philipp Kohlschreiber and Juan Martín del Potro, the latter whom he faced less than a week earlier in the final in Basel. His win over del Potro was only his second of the season over a top-10 player, first since January, and only top-5 win thus far. Federer met Novak Djokovic in the semifinals for their 30th career meeting, where he ultimately lost in three sets.

ATP World Tour Finals[edit]

Federer entered the ATP World Tour Finals as the No. 6 seed and was drawn in group B with Novak Djokovic, Juan Martín del Potro, and Richard Gasquet. Before the tournament began, Federer received three ATP World Tour Awards: the Fans' Favourite Award for a record eleventh consecutive time, the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship award for a record ninth time, and the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award for a record-tying second time. Federer played his first round-robin match against Djokovic, only 3 days after their last match in Paris, and he again lost in three sets. Federer had not lost an opening match in the World Tour Finals since 2008. Federer then defeated Gasquet in straight sets. With Novak Djokovic having won the group just after two round-robin matches, Federer played his last round-robin match against del Potro. It was the third match between them in the last three weeks of the season. Federer won, but not without saving a breakpoint, and booked a place in the semifinals against Group A winner Rafael Nadal, who had won all his three round-robin matches and successfully clinched the No. 1 ranking for the 2013 season. Federer lost the semifinal match in straight sets, only managing to break Nadal's serve once in the first set. It was Federer's fourth consecutive defeat against Nadal in the 2013 season. At the end of the tournament, Federer overtook Tomas Berdych in the singles rankings and finished the season as world No. 6, his lowest since 2002.

All matches[edit]

Singles matches[edit]

Tournament Match Round Opponent Rank Result Score
Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
Hard, outdoor
14–27 January 2013
1077 1R France Benoît Paire 46 Win 6–2, 6–4, 6–1
1078 2R Russia Nikolay Davydenko 40 Win 6–3, 6–4, 6–4
1079 3R Australia Bernard Tomic 42 Win 6–4, 7–6(7–5), 6–1
1080 4R Canada Milos Raonic 15 Win 6–4, 7–6(7–4), 6–2
1081 QF France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 8 Win 7–6(7–4), 4–6, 7–6(7–4), 3–6, 6–3
1082 SF United Kingdom Andy Murray 3 Loss 4–6, 7–6(7–5), 3–6, 7–6(7–2), 2–6
ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament
Rotterdam, the Netherlands
ATP World Tour 500
Hard, indoor
11–17 February 2013
1083 1R Slovenia Grega Žemlja 4 Win 6–3, 6–1
1084 2R Netherlands Thiemo de Bakker 123 Win 6–3, 6–4
1085 QF France Julien Benneteau 39 Loss 3–6, 5–7
Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
ATP World Tour 500
Hard, outdoor
25 February – 2 March 2013
1086 1R Tunisia Malek Jaziri 128 Win 5–7, 6–0, 6–2
1087 2R Spain Marcel Granollers 34 Win 6–3, 6–4
1088 QF Russia Nikolay Davydenko 46 Win 6–2, 6–2
1089 SF Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych 6 Loss 6–3, 6–7(8–10), 4–6
BNP Paribas Open
Indian Wells, United States
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Hard, outdoor
4–17 March 2013
1R Bye
1090 2R Uzbekistan Denis Istomin 43 Win 6–2, 6–3
1091 3R Croatia Ivan Dodig 60 Win 6–3, 6–1
1092 4R Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka 18 Win 6–3, 6–7(4–7), 7–5
1093 QF Spain Rafael Nadal 5 Loss 4–6, 2–6
Mutua Madrid Open
Madrid, Spain
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Clay, outdoor
7–13 May 2013
1R Bye
1094 2R Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek 48 Win 6–3, 6–3
1095 3R Japan Kei Nishikori 16 Loss 4–6, 6–1, 2–6
Internazionali BNL d'Italia
Rome, Italy
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Clay, outdoor
13–19 May 2013
1R Bye
1096 2R Italy Potito Starace 293 Win 6–1, 6–2
1097 3R France Gilles Simon 17 Win 6–1, 6–2
1098 QF Poland Jerzy Janowicz 24 Win 6–4, 7–6(7–2)
1099 SF France Benoît Paire 36 Win 7–6(7–5), 6–4
1100 F Spain Rafael Nadal 5 Loss 1–6, 3–6
French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
Clay, outdoor
27 May – 9 June 2013
1101 1R Spain Pablo Carreño-Busta 164 Win 6–2, 6–2, 6–3
1102 2R India Somdev Devvarman 188 Win 6–2, 6–1, 6–1
1103 3R France Julien Benneteau 32 Win 6–3, 6–4, 7–5
1104 4R France Gilles Simon 18 Win 6–1, 4–6, 2–6, 6–2, 6–3
1105 QF France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 8 Loss 5–7, 3–6, 3–6
Gerry Weber Open
Halle, Germany
ATP World Tour 250
Grass, outdoor
10–16 June 2013
1R Bye
1106 2R Germany Cedrik-Marcel Stebe 166 Win 6–3, 6–3
1107 QF Germany Mischa Zverev 156 Win 6–0, 6–0
1108 SF Germany Tommy Haas 11 Win 3–6, 6–3, 6–4
1109 F Russia Mikhail Youzhny 29 Win 6–7(5–7), 6–3, 6–4
Wimbledon Championships
London, United Kingdom
Grand Slam
Grass, outdoor
24 June – 7 July 2013
1110 1R Romania Victor Hănescu 47 Win 6–3, 6–2, 6–0
1111 2R Ukraine Sergiy Stakhovsky 116 Loss 7–6(7–5), 6–7(5–7), 5–7, 6–7(5–7)
German Tennis Championships
Hamburg, Germany
ATP World Tour 500
Clay, outdoor
15–21 July 2013
1R Bye
1112 2R Germany Daniel Brands 58 Win 3–6, 6–3, 6–2
1113 3R Czech Republic Jan Hájek 140 Win 6–4, 6–3
1114 QF Germany Florian Mayer 45 Win 7–6(7–4), 3–6, 7–5
1115 SF Argentina Federico Delbonis 114 Loss 6–7(7–9), 6–7(4–7)
Crédit Agricole Suisse Open Gstaad
Gstaad, Switzerland
ATP World Tour 250
Clay, outdoor
22–28 July 2013
1R Bye
1116 2R Germany Daniel Brands 55 Loss 3–6, 4–6
Western & Southern Open
Cincinnati, United States
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Hard, outdoor
12–16 August 2013
1R Bye
1117 2R Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber 26 Win 6–3, 7–6(9–7)
1118 3R Germany Tommy Haas 13 Win 1–6, 7–5, 6–3
1119 QF Spain Rafael Nadal 3 Loss 7–5, 4–6, 3–6
US Open
New York, United States
Grand Slam
Hard, outdoor
26 August – 8 September 2013
1120 1R Slovenia Grega Žemlja 62 Win 6–3, 6–2, 7–5
1121 2R Argentina Carlos Berlocq 48 Win 6–3, 6–2, 6–1
1122 3R France Adrian Mannarino 63 Win 6–3, 6–0, 6–2
1123 4R Spain Tommy Robredo 22 Loss 6–7(3–7), 3–6, 4–6
Shanghai Rolex Masters
Shanghai, China
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Hard, outdoor
7–13 October 2013
1R Bye
1124 2R Italy Andreas Seppi 22 Win 6–4, 6–3
1125 3R France Gaël Monfils 42 Loss 4–6, 7–6(7–5), 3–6
Swiss Indoors Basel
Basel, Switzerland
ATP World Tour 500
Hard, indoor
21–27 October 2013
1126 1R France Adrian Mannarino 62 Win 6–4, 6–2
1127 2R Uzbekistan Denis Istomin 48 Win 4–6, 6–3, 6–2
1128 QF Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov 22 Win 6–3, 7–6(7–2)
1129 SF Canada Vasek Pospisil 40 Win 6–3, 6–7(3–7), 7–5
1130 F Argentina Juan Martín del Potro 5 Loss 6–7(3–7), 6–2, 4–6
BNP Paribas Masters
Paris, France
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Hard, indoor
28 October – 3 November 2013
1R Bye
1131 2R South Africa Kevin Anderson 21 Win 6–4, 6–4
1132 3R Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber 23 Win 6–3, 6–4
1133 QF Argentina Juan Martín del Potro 5 Win 6–3, 4–6, 6–3
1134 SF Serbia Novak Djokovic 2 Loss 6–4, 3–6, 2–6
Barclays ATP World Tour Finals
London, United Kingdom
ATP World Tour Finals
Hard, indoor
4–11 November 2013
1135 RR Serbia Novak Djokovic 2 Loss 4–6, 7–6(7–2), 2–6
1136 RR France Richard Gasquet 9 Win 6–4, 6–3
1137 RR Argentina Juan Martín del Potro 5 Win 4–6, 7–6(7–2), 7–5
1138 SF Spain Rafael Nadal 1 Loss 5–7, 3–6

Doubles matches[edit]

Tournament Match Round Partner Opponent/Rank Result Score
Gerry Weber Open
Halle, Germany
ATP World Tour 250
Grass, outdoor
10–16 June 2013
201 1R Germany Tommy Haas[56] Austria Jürgen Melzer / #33
Germany Philipp Petzschner / #50
Loss 6–7(3–7), 4–6
Shanghai Rolex Masters
Shanghai, China
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Hard, outdoor
7–13 October 2013
202 1R China Ze Zhang[57] South Africa Kevin Anderson / #150
Russia Dmitry Tursunov / #156
Win 6–2, 6–1
203 2R Croatia Ivan Dodig / #19
Brazil Marcelo Melo / #11
Loss 1–6, 6–1, [8–10]

Tournament schedule[edit]

Singles schedule[edit]

Federer's 2013 singles tournament schedule is as follows:[58]

Date Championship Location Category Surface Prev. result Prev. points New points Outcome
14 January 2013–
27 January 2013
Australian Open Melbourne (AUS) Grand Slam Hard SF 720 720 Semifinals (lost to Andy Murray, (4–6, 7–6(7–5), 3–6, 7–6(7–2), 2–6)
11 February 2013–
17 February 2013
ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament Rotterdam (NED) ATP World Tour 500 Hard (i) W 500 90 Quarterfinals (lost to Julien Benneteau, 3–6, 5–7)
25 February 2013–
2 March 2013
Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Dubai (UAE) ATP World Tour 500 Hard W 500 180 Semifinals (lost to Tomas Berdych, 6–3, 6–7(8–10), 4–6)
4 March 2013–
17 March 2013
BNP Paribas Open Indian Wells (USA) ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Hard W 1000 180 Quarterfinals (lost to Rafael Nadal, 4–6, 2–6)
7 May 2013–
13 May 2013
Mutua Madrid Open Madrid (ESP) ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Clay W 1000 90 Third round (lost to Kei Nishikori, 4–6, 6–1, 2–6)
13 May 2013–
19 May 2013
Internazionali BNL d'Italia Rome (ITA) ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Clay SF 360 600 Final (lost to Rafael Nadal, 1–6, 3–6)
27 May 2013–
9 June 2013
French Open Paris (FRA) Grand Slam Clay SF 720 360 Quarterfinals (lost to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, 5–7, 3–6, 3–6)
10 June 2013–
16 June 2013
Gerry Weber Open Halle (GER) ATP World Tour 250 Grass F 150 250 Winner (defeated Mikhail Youzhny, 6–7(5–7), 6–3, 6–4)
24 June 2013–
7 July 2013
The Championships, Wimbledon Wimbledon (GBR) Grand Slam Grass W 2000 45 Second round (lost to Sergiy Stakhovsky, 7–6(7–5), 6–7(5–7), 5–7, 6–7(5–7))
15 July 2013–
21 July 2013
German Tennis Championships Hamburg (GER) ATP World Tour 500 Clay A N/A 180 Semifinals (lost to Federico Delbonis, 6–7(7–9), 6–7(4–7))
22 July 2013–
28 July 2013
Crédit Agricole Suisse Open Gstaad Gstaad (SUI) ATP World Tour 250 Clay A N/A 0 Second round (lost to Daniel Brands, 3–6, 4–6)
5 August 2013–
11 August 2013
Rogers Cup Montreal (CAN) ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Hard A 0 0 Withdrew[59]
12 August 2013–
18 August 2013
Western & Southern Open Cincinnati (USA) ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Hard W 1000 180 Quarterfinals (lost to Rafael Nadal, 7–5, 4–6, 3–6)
26 August 2013–
8 September 2013
US Open New York (USA) Grand Slam Hard QF 360 180 Fourth round (lost to Tommy Robredo, 6–7(3–7), 3–6, 4–6)
7 October 2013–
13 October 2013
Shanghai Rolex Masters Shanghai (CHN) ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Hard SF 360 90 Third round (lost to Gaël Monfils, 4–6, 7–6(7–5), 3–6 )
21 October 2013–
27 October 2013
Swiss Indoors Basel Basel (SUI) ATP World Tour 500 Hard (i) F 300 300 Final (lost to Juan Martín del Potro, 6–7(3–7), 6–2, 4–6)
28 October 2013–
3 November 2013
BNP Paribas Masters Paris (FRA) ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Hard (i) A 0 360 Semifinal (lost to Novak Djokovic, 6–4, 3–6, 2–6)
4 November 2013–
11 November 2013
Barclays ATP World Tour Finals London (GBR) ATP World Tour Finals Hard (i) F 800 400 Semifinal (lost to Rafael Nadal, 5–7, 3–6)
Total year-end points 10265 4205 Decrease 6060 difference

Doubles schedule[edit]

Date Championship Location Category Surface Prev. result Prev. points New points Outcome
10 June 2013–
16 June 2013
Gerry Weber Open Halle (GER) ATP World Tour 250 Grass DNP N/A 0 First round (lost to Melzer/Petzschner, 6–7(3–7), 4–6)
7 October 2013–
13 October 2013
Shanghai Rolex Masters Shanghai (CHN) ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Hard DNP N/A 90 Second round (lost to Dodig/Melo, 1–6, 6–1, [8–10])
Total year-end points 10 90 Increase 80 difference

Yearly records[edit]

Head-to-head matchups[edit]

Roger Federer had a 45–17 (72.58% of wins) match win-loss record in the 2013 season. His record against players who were part of the ATP Rankings Top Ten at the time of their meetings was 4–10 (28.57% of wins). The following list is ordered by number of wins:

Finals[edit]

Singles: 3 (1–2)[edit]

Category
Grand Slam (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–1)
ATP World Tour 500 (0–1)
ATP World Tour 250 (1–0)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (1–0)
Titles by setting
Outdoors (1–1)
Indoors (0–1)
Result No. Date Category Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 35. 19 May 2013 Masters 1000 Italian Open, Italy (3) Clay Spain Rafael Nadal 1–6, 3–6
Winner 77. 16 June 2013 250 Series Halle Open, Germany (6) Grass Russia Mikhail Youzhny 6–7(5–7), 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 36. 27 October 2013 500 Series Swiss Indoors, Switzerland (5) Hard (i) Argentina Juan Martín del Potro 6–7(3–7), 6–2, 4–6

Earnings[edit]

Event Prize money Year-to-date
Australian Open A$500,000 $526,650
ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament 31,440 $568,656
Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships $91,750 $660,406
BNP Paribas Open $104,000 $764,406
Mutua Madrid Open €41,610 $818,970
Internazionali BNL d'Italia €246,000 $1,138,425
French Open €190,000 $1,384,057
Gerry Weber Open €125,190 $1,549,495
Wimbledon Championships £38,000 $1,608,069
bet–at–home Open – German Tennis Championships €53,340 $1,677,752
Crédit Agricole Suisse Open Gstaad €7,100 $1,687,081
Western & Southern Open $73,255 $1,760,336
US Open $165,000 $1,925,336
Shanghai Rolex Masters $54,910 $1,980,246
Swiss Indoors Basel €156,800 $2,194,811
BNP Paribas Masters €128,850 $2,372,637
Barclays ATP World Tour Finals $426,000 $2,798,637
Bonus Pool $405,000 $3,203,637
$3,203,637

Figures in United States dollars (USD) unless noted.

Awards[edit]

See also[edit]

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