Player Profiles

(3) Roger Federer

  • DOB: 08/08/1981
  • Nationality: SUI
  • Became Pro: 1998
  • Height: 1.85
Roger Federer - has struggled against the top two in 2011.

Player Profile

With 16 Grand Slam singles titles to his name, Federer has strong claims to be regarded as the greatest player of all time.

He is one of just seven players to have completed a career Grand Slam of all four majors, doing so at Roland Garros two years ago to widespread acclaim.

Reports of his demise have often been mentioned, particularly since that 2009 feat, but right now they hold more validity than ever.

The Swiss maestro, who turns 30 this summer, has slipped to third in the world rankings this season, with rivals Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic outperforming him by some distance. At time of writing, Federer had beaten neither man in 2011.

That said, Federer remains head and shoulders above most of the players on the ATP World Tour and should be expected to go deep into the tournament once more.

However, with the standard of the top two so good at present - and clay having never been Federer's favourite surface - it's hard to see this legend adding a second French title to his CV.

Ten-year Grand Slam History


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Murray: Pleased with his French Open progress so far Murray: Pleased with his French Open progress so far Rafael Nadal - five-time winner in Paris. Novak Djokovic - flying start to 2011. Roger Federer - has struggled against the top two in 2011. Andy Murray - solid from the back of the court. Robin Soderling - runner-up the last two years. Tomas Berdych - can let his head go down. David Ferrer - winner in Acapulco on clay this season. Jurgen Melzer - semi-finalist last season. Gael Monfils - health concerns. Mardy Fish - not a great record on clay. Andy Roddick - poor form. Nicolas Almagro - outside chance at Roland Garros. Mikhail Youzhny - stuttering season so far. Richard Gasquet - flamboyant Frenchman.
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