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At just the wrong time, Federer's yips returned and Djokovic had break point; Federer hit a forehand wildly wide for the third time to drop serve and hand the chance for the prize to the third seed.Four points away from the final, Djokovic unearthed the iron in Federer's soul. He deserves to be there, no question. He made the semifinals of his opening tournament at the Qatar Open in Doha, losing to Nikolay Davydenko, and at the Estoril Open, which he had won in 2008, losing to defending and eventual champion Albert Montañés.
This was Federer's first title of the year and his 62nd overall.
This was the pair's 3rd consecutive grand slam final and the 4th overall. Federer blew a break point, hitting long.
"The Spaniard had a much easier time of it, spending a little over two hours beating the 12th seed Mikhail Youzhny in straight sets.
Djokovic held easily, as did Federer, and the pain eased for the five-time champion, but not the task in front of him.The fifth and final set of a match of fluctuating fortunes did not disappoint.
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It was the first year since 2002 that he did not win a Grand Slam title, and, with the ascendance of Novak Djokovic to World No. "And maybe there are bigger fights up the road.
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“Today is a special day for me in tennis, even if I lost that match.
Djokovic came to the net and grabbed the point back from Federer, who chose, wrongly, to go cross-court instead of down the line, and it was 30-30. The victory makes Paes India's joint-lead grand slam winner alongside his ex- doubles partner Mahesh Bhupathi with a total of 11 grand slam doubles titles. He could sense the apprehension across the net and, although he himself is no model of consistency, he let his talent flow against the faltering giant.Federer recovered some composure to take the third without convincing either Djokovic or those watching that he was functioning at full force again.
Rafa is playing fantastic tennis and he is the best in the world. For me it's not more important than the final of Wimbledon 2008 or the final of Wimbledon 2007. Sat 11 Sep 2010 19.49 EDT. "Ten minutes ago I was a point from losing this match and I managed to come back. The year in which he turned 30 represented something of a decline. In January 2011, Federer took part in an exhibition, Rally for Relief , to raise money for the victims of the Queensland floods . This title gave Black a career mixed doubles grand slam, which Black has won one of each slam in mixed doubles. He got a bye in the first round, defeated the American Roger Federer won the Australian Open, beating Briton Andy Murray, whom he also beat in the final of the 2008 US Open. On Sunday, January 17, Federer created a charity tournament called the "Hit for Haiti" at the Rod Laver Arena the day before the Australian Open.
Federer defeated His next tournament was the Stockholm Open. The intensity in the fading stages was extraordinary. Roger Federer's father is phenomenal," said the 34-year-old Spaniard, who with 19 Grand Slam titles chases the Swiss record (20).
I was just closing my eyes and hitting my forehand as hard as I can. I can say I was serving for the match against Federer. ATP Platinum Partners