Roger Federer Player Profile

Roger Federer: Has been a fixture in the semi-finals for the last 10 years

Roger Federer: Has been a fixture in the semi-finals for the last 10 years

Federer struggled immensely in 2013 but his pedigree of four Australian Open titles must be taken seriously.

Last season was the Swiss maestro's worst in a decade, with the low points including defeats in the last eight at Roland Garros, the second round at Wimbledon and fourth round at the US Open.

Even though his Australian Open ended in a five-set semi-final defeat to Andy Murray, it actually turned out to be one of the highlights of his campaign.

He also reached the last four at the year-ending World Tour Finals, prompting some to believe that a renaissance may be possible in 2014.

However, all the signs point to the 32-year-old being past his best, a slide illustrated by his current ranking of sixth in the world.

But he has a proud record to defend in Melbourne, where he has reached at least the semi-finals every single year since 2004.

Federer's all-around game is legendary. At his best he is a fluent and prolific hitter of winners, but recently unforced errors have dominated his stats columns.

Player Details

  • Nationality: SUI
  • Date Of Birth: August 8, 1981
  • Became Pro: 1998
  • Height: 1.85 m
Recent Results
Date Opponent Tournament Round Result Score
17/04/14 L Rosol ATP Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters R3 Won 6-4, 6-1
16/04/14 R Stepanek ATP Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters R2 Won 6-1, 6-2
06/04/14 A Golubev Davis Cup World Group Quarter-Final: Switzerland v Kazakhstan Match 5 Won 6-70, 2-6, 3-6
05/04/14 A Nedovyesov & A Golubev Davis Cup World Group Quarter-Final: Switzerland v Kazakhstan Match 3 Lost 6-4, 7-65, 4-6, 7-66
04/04/14 M Kukushkin Davis Cup World Group Quarter-Final: Switzerland v Kazakhstan Match 2 Won 4-6, 4-6, 2-6, 1-1
26/03/14 K Nishikori ATP Masters 1000 Miami QF Lost 3-6, 7-5, 6-4
10 Year Grand Slam History
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