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Roger Federer's past performances at Rome Masters Italian Open since debut

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#1 Vibhuism


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Posted 26 April 2012 - 04:48 AM

Now, here's a full report card of Roger Federer's past performances at Italian Open / Rome Masters since his debut ::

Roger Federer made his debut at Rome Masters in the year 2000

First time Roger Federer played at Rome Masters was in 2000 & he lost out in 1st Round vs Andrei Medvedev 6-3, 3-6, 5-7 on 7th May, 2000.

Magnus Norman won the Rome Masters in 2000 by defeating Gustavo Kuerten 6–3, 4–6, 6–4, 6–4..

In 2001, Roger Federer won his first match at Rome masters by defeating Thomas Johansson 7-6(3), 4-6, 7-6(5) on 6th May, 2001.

In the 2nd Round, Roger federer defeated Marat Safin for the first time 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(5 on 8th May, 2001.

Thou, in the next round, Roger Federer lost out to Wayne Ferreira 6-7(4), 2-6 on 9th May, 2001.

Juan Carlos Ferrero won the Rome Masters in 2001 by defeating Gustavo Kuerten 3–6, 6–1, 2–6, 6–4, 6–2 on 13th May, 2001.

2002 : Rome Masters got renamed to Italian Open

In 2002, Roger Federer unfortunately lost to Andrea Gaudenz 4-6, 4-6 on May 5th, 2002 in the 2nd Round of Italian Open.

That year, he played doubles alongside Tim Henman & they reached the Round of 16.

Andre Agassi won the Italian Open 2002 by defeating Tommy Haas 6–3, 6–3, 6–0 on 12th May, 2002.

2003 : Italian Open

2003 Italian Open is one of the two ocassions when Roger Federer has managed to reach the Finals.

In the finals of 2003 Italian Open played on 11th May, 2003, Alex Mantila defeated Roger Federer 7–5, 6–2, 7–6(10-8)

2004 : Italian Open

1st Round : Bye

2nd round : Def Jonas Bjorkman 7-6(4), 6-3.

Lost in the 3rd Round to Albert Costa 6-3, 3-6, 2-6...

In the finals of 2004 Italian Open played on 9th May, 2004, Carlos Moya defeated David Nalbandian 6–3, 6–3, 6–1....

2005 : Italian Open

Roger Federer withdrew from Rome Masters due to back pain.

In the finals of 2005 Italian Open played on 7th May, 2005, Rafel Nadal defeated Guillermo Coria6–4, 3–6, 6–3, 4–6, 7–6(6)...

2006 : Italian Open

The final of 2006 Italian Open was played between Roger Federer & Rafael Nadal on 13th May, 2006, Rafel Nadal defeated Roger federer 6–7 (0–7), 7–6 (7–5), 6–4, 2–6, 7–6 (7–5) in a nail biting final.

In one of the best matches between Roger Federer & Rafael Nadal on clay,

Rafael Nadal recovered from the brink of defeat against Roger federer to capture the Rome masters and equal the record for consecutive wins on clay. Nadal came back from 4-2 down and saved two match points in the final set before triumphing 6–7 (0–7), 7–6 (7–5), 6–4, 2–6, 7–6 (7–5).

The win, which took over five hours, took Nadal to 53 straight wins on clay, matching Guillermo Vilas' record. It also put the 19-year-old level with Björn Borg on 16 titles as a teenager.

Federer, who had beaten Nadal only once in five attempts before the Rome masters, started well, clinching a high-quality first set after playing a near-perfect tiebreak. And the world number one was on top for most of the second set but Nadal's trademark battling qualities kept him in it and out of the blue, he somehow earned a set point at 5–4. The teenager was unable to take that one but edged another tiebreak to draw level.

The momentum was by now with Nadal and he looked to have made a decisive move when a break at 2–2 gave him the third set. He had chances to break early in the fourth set but the Spaniard let his struggling opponent off the hook and Federer made him pay. The top seed raced through the fourth set and took control of the decider by taking a 4–2 lead.

The Rome crowd, including Prince Albert of Monaco and Omar Sharif, looked on in disbelief as first Nadal levelled at 4–4 then fought off Federer again at 5–6. Nadal's double fault, the first of the match from either player, helped Federer earn two match points but the world number one's usually reliable forehand failed him on both occasions and the Spaniard survived.

Federer still had chances to win in the tiebreak which he led 5–3, in particular when he mishit a forehand which would have given him a 6–3 lead. However, Nadal underlined his talent on the dirt by clinching the tiebreaker and wrapping up his fifth win in six attempts over Federer.

2007 : Italian Open

Roger Federer lost in the 3rd round to wild card F Volandri 6-4, 6-2..............

In the finals of 2007 Italian Open played on 12th May, 2007, Rafel Nadal defeated Fernando Gonzalez 6–4, 3–6, 6–3, 4–6, 7–6(6)...

2008 : Italian Open

Roger Federer reached the quarter finals where he lost to Radek Stepanek 6-7(4), 6-7(7) in two tough tie-breakers..

In the finals of 2008 Italian Open played on 10th May, 2008,Novak Djokovic defeated Stanislas Wawrinka 4–6, 6–3, 6–3....

2009 : Italian Open

Roger Federer reached the semi finals of 2009 Italian Open where he lost to Novak Djokovic 6-4, 3-6, 3-6..

In the finals of 2009 Italian Open played on 2nd May, 2009, Rafel Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic 7–6(2), 6–2..

2010 : Italian Open

Roger Federer lost in the 2nd Round to Ernests Gulbis 6-2, 1-6, 5-7...

In the finals of 2010 Italian Open played on 1st May, 2009, Rafel Nadal defeated his fellow country man David Ferrer 7–5, 6–2.

2011 : Italian Open

Roger Federer lost in the 3rd Round to Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-7(2), 6-7(4)...

In the finals of 2011 Italian Open played on 15th May, 2011,Novak Djokovic defeated
Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-4.

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 01:42 PM

Hope, 2012 brings some great luck :).

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 01:04 AM

Hope, 2012 brings some great luck :).

ya i hope so

When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a Roger Federer to smile.

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