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Posted 01 December 2014 - 07:48 PM

2014 Roger Federer Tennis Journey...
2014 tennis year is done, all the ATP tours were done with, and this year was amazing :) Enjoy the Memories!

Federer opened his 2014 season at Brisbane International in Brisbane, it was a very good tournament for him but he lost to Lleyton Hewitt in the final 1–6, 6–4, 3–6.

Federer's next tournament was Australian Open in Melbourne. His appearance at Australian Open 2014 marked a record-breaking 57 straight Grand Slam appearances. Federer lost to Rafael Nadal in the semifinals, in straight sets 6–7(4–7), 3–6, 3–6).

After that Federer decided to play in Davis Cup, Roger and his team won the 1st round against Serbia 3–2

After a three-week break Federer returned to competition at the Dubai Tennis Championships. Federer defeated Tomáš Berdych 3–6, 6–4, 6–3 in Final to won a record sixth Dubai title and won his 78th career title, surpassing John McEnroe for the third-most titles won in the Open Era. The win also ensured that he would continue his streak of winning at least one title per year since 2001.

Federer next played at in Indian Wells. Federer was narrowly defeated in the final by Novak Djokovic in a final set tie-break 6–3, 3–6, 6–7(3–7).

Federer head to Miami for Miami Masters. And in one of the tours biggest upsets, Kei Nishikori would improve his head-to-head record against Federer to 2–1, beating Federer in three sets 6–3, 5–7, and 4–6.

After Miami Switzerland played against Kazakhstan in Davis Cup quarterfinals and it was the first time Federer had played in the Davis Cup quarterfinals, Federer and his team won 3–2 against Kazakhstan

Federer began his clay season with a wildcard entry into the Monte-Carlo Masters. He lost his fourth Monte Carlo final, this time to compatriot Stan Wawrinka 6–4, 6–7(5–7), 2–6.

Federer next played in Rome at the Italian Open, where he was a three-time finalist. He suffered a shock defeat to Jeremy Chardy in a final-set tiebreaker in the second round, after having match point 6–1, 3–6, 6–7(6–8). The loss was the first time in 2014 that Federer had failed to match or better his result at a tournament compared to the previous season.

The next tourney was Roland Garros, Federer was upset in the fourth round by Ernest Gulbis 7–6(7–5), 6–7(3–7), 2–6, 6–4, 3–6, who leveled their head to head record with a victory in five sets. The loss snapped Federer's streak of nine straight French Open quarterfinals.

Federer next played in Halle. Federer successfully defended his title and won a record seventh Halle Open singles title, beating Alejandro Falla in the final in two tiebreak sets 7–6(7–2), 7–6(7–3). It was Federer's 14th grass court title, extending his open era record, and his 79th career singles title.

In Wimbledon 2014, Federer reached his 42nd major quarterfinal, surpassing the previous all-time record of 41 set by Jimmy Connors. He defeated compatriot Stan Wawrinka in four sets in the first all-Swiss Wimbledon men's quarterfinal in history, then defeated Milos Raonic in a record 35th major semifinal. This extended Federer's record in Wimbledon semifinals to 9–0, and 27–1 in sets. In the final, he was defeated by Novak Djokovic in a five set epic match 7–6(9–7), 4–6, 6–7(4–7), 7–5, 4–6.

Federer  participate in this year’s Toronto Open for the first time since 2011. In his 37th final at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 level Federer was defeated by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 5–7, 6–7(3–7) and remained one match shy of becoming the first man to win 300 matches at the masters 1000 level.

In Cincinnati 2014 and in final match, Federer defeated Spain's David Ferrer in three sets 6–3, 1–6, 6–2 to capture his record sixth Cincinnati crown and 22nd ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title. It was also his 80th ATP singles title. He also improved to a perfect 6–0 in Cincinnati finals and to a 16–0 head-to-head record against the 32-year-old Ferrer and secured third place in the 2014 US Open Series. Also with the win, Federer qualified for the season-ending championship, securing a return to the ATP World Tour Finals for a record 13th consecutive year.

Next tourney was US Open, Federer fell in straight sets in his semifinal match to a resurgent Marin Cilic 3–6, 4–6, 4–6 , who went on to win the tournament.

After US Open, Switzerland played against Italy in the semifinals. This was the first time Federer had played in the Davis Cup semifinals since 2003, Federer and his team won 3–2 against Italy.

In 2014 Shanghai Masters Federer battled Frenchman Gilles Simon in his second Shanghai final, defeated him in two tiebreak sets 7–6(8–6), 7–6(7–2) and collected his 23rd Masters 1000 title of his career. This was the first time Federer had won the Shanghai Masters and the first tournament he had won in China since the Masters Cup in 2007. As a result of his victory Federer passed Rafael Nadal for number two in the world rankings, marking his highest ranking since May 2013.

The next tournament was Swiss Indoors, and in the final match, Federer defeated David Goffin 6–2, 6–2 to win a record 6th title.

In Paris Masters, Federer Journey ended in the quarterfinals, when he lost to Milos Raonic 6–7(5–7), 5–7 for the first time in seven meetings.

In ATP World Tour Finals, Federer began his record-setting thirteenth consecutive year-end championships tournament with straight-sets victories over Milos Raonic 6–1, 7–6(7–0), Kei Nishikori 6–3, 6–2 and Andy Murray 6–0, 6–1 in round-robin play. Federer advanced to the semifinals of the Tour Finals for a record-tying twelfth time. He defeated his friend Stan Wawrinka 4–6, 7–5, 7–6(8–6) in a highly competitive three-set semifinal, coming from a set down and saving four match points, in order to make his ninth final at the year-end championships. Due to injury, he withdrew before the final; this was only the third time in his career that he had withdrawn from a tournament.

In Davis Cup Final and Following Stan Wawrinka's victory in the first rubber, Federer was defeated by Gael Monfils in straight sets. Federer and Wawrinka played the doubles rubber against Richard Gasquet and Julien Benneteau and recorded their first win together in doubles since 2011 to give Switzerland a 2-1 lead heading into the final Sunday of the season. Federer played the fourth rubber against Gasquet, and won in straight sets to deliver Switzerland its first Davis Cup victory in history.
Thank you Roger for the unbelievable 2014, so many great memories! We wish you the best for 2015 ;)
:) :wub: :) :wub:


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