Ranked sixth firstly of the season, Roger Federer had discovered the rhythm in February to beat Marseille and Dubai in 2003. The Swiss had not performed at his greatest in Indian Wells and Miami, however he was capable of finding his A-game on clay that yr to seize Munich and attain the ultimate in Rome.
Things weren’t going so effectively at Hamburg and Roland Garros, and the Swiss then turned to the grass season to win his first ATP title on the quickest floor at Halle.
En path to Wimbledon as one of many favorites, Federer misplaced a set in seven video games, producing unimaginable tennis towards Andy Roddick and Mark Philippoussis to safe his first-ever main crown on the All England Club.
The younger Swiss had the chance to turn into world primary in Montreal and Cincinnati, earlier than shedding the semi-final in Canada to Andy Roddick and having to attend till February to grab the ATP throne.
Roger Federer spoke about Martina Navratilova on the 2003 US Open
“You always have to stay focused in the early stages of each set, which has worked well for me today.
I got enough first serves and everything worked my way. I didn’t expect to beat him so easily. James Blake is a nice guy, it should be a good and balanced game.
This will be our first meeting, in front of a large crowd who should be on his side. I can not wait to be there ; it will be much more difficult than the one I had today.
Each next round will be more and more difficult, and I am now focusing on Blake “, commented federer before the third of the US Open 2003 against Jame Blake.” I met Martina Navratilova at the gala dinner at Wimbledon.
My girlfriend (Mirka) knows her better, because Navratilova inspired her in tennis. It’s always nice to hear positive things from such a champion; it’s a compliment, ”Roger Federer stated.