Thursday, September 15, 2022

Remembering Roger Federer on his retirement from tennis

I'd begun to notice Roger Federer as a promising tennis player from Basel before I first saw him here in the Davis Cup between Switzerland and the United States in February 2001. He won both his singles matches and the doubles match to put Switzerland ahead 3-1. Later that year, I watched his five-set Wimbledon win against Pete Sampras on television, and I've followed him ever since. My single favorite moment in his career was not a Grand Slam victory, though, but one inside-out forehand on break point against Tommy Haas at the 2009 French Open in 2009, which turned that match around and made his only Roland Garros title possible. (Andrew Shields, #111words, 15 September 2022)


On that shot at the time:

On that shot a year later:

All mentions of Federer on my blog:


Lego Roger:

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