|Today Is The 10-Year Anniversary Of Roger Federer First Becoming No. 1 |
|of Roger Federer first reaching the No. 1 ranking which happened on February 2, 2004.
Then just 22, Federer had just defeated Marat Safin to win his first Australian Open title, second Grand Slam, to move him past Andy Roddick for the top ranking.
Federer went on to rank No...|
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|a Grand Slam final for the first time in her career, almost five years after she reached her first Grand Slam SF at 2009 Roland Garros (l. Safina). This represents the longest gap between major SF appearances since Mary Pierce won 2000 Roland Garros and then reached the final in Pari...|
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|won 30 of the last 42 Grand Slams. Only 6 other men have won Grand Slam titles in that period – Andy Roddick, Gaston Gaudio, Marat Safin, Novak Djokovic, Juan Martin del Potro and Andy Murray.
This is the pair’s first Grand Slam meeting since they met at the same st...|
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|I didn't feel I was good enough off the baseline against the great baseliners that were still in the game in my time: Hewitt, Ferrero, Safin, Nalbandian, Agassi.
I always felt like, God, these guys have such great backhands. They have such an easy time finding my backhand. I...|
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|and above-average movement for a big man. And of course he loves the drop shot. So at a young age the young Jeryz, who I liken to Marat Safin, has got himself quite a toolbox. But it's not as big as Murray's.
Murray's variety really pays off on the grass. He can mix speeds, str...|
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|struggling with the veteran Jurgen Melzer in a five set win. But overall it's been a good ride for the 22-year-old with the Marat Safin-like game.
Across the net will be his friend and countryman Lukasz Kubot. The 31-year-old has probably maxed out his potential this even...|
|Roger Federer Interview - Indian Wells, Mar 15|
|wave is coming in, which I think is exciting. That's what I went through as well with Roddick and Ferrero and Nalbandian and Hewitt and Safin and so forth.So I think it's always nice when that happens. Obviously you want them to do well at the big tournaments like here now, and on...|
|Maria Sharapova Interview - Indian Wells, Mar 15|
|Sharapova InterviewMarch 15, 2011INDIAN WELLS, CALIFORNIA - BNP PARIBAS OPENM. SHARAPOVA/D. Safina6-2, 6-0THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.Q. Is there any part of you that can understand or feel empathy with what Dinara was going through out there today? I mean, she's clearly su...|
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