We’re approaching 10th anniversary of Roger Federer‘s first Grand Slam trophy (simultaneously it was Rafael Nadal‘s Grand Slam debut). The Swiss had been considered as a major title contender since Wimbledon 2001 when he stunned the 7-time champion Pete Sampras, but must have waited another 24 months to fulfill the expectations. He scraped through seven rounds in impressive style losing just one set in the fortnight… When the draw was made, the top half of if looked very interesting because there was a huge probability that the defending champion (Lleyton Hewitt) would meet a former champion (Richard Krajicek) in the second round. The latter withdrew though, calling time on tennis career; in turn the former suffered the most sensational loss of 2003 (one of the biggest upsets of the Open era too), which virtually finished his two-year reign in men’s tennis. Read more…
It’s my last entry this year, I’d like to thank all people visiting my website in 2012, I hope you’re going to do the same next year. Best wishes for 2013, see you!
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