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Roger Federer reveals one of the three best moments of his career

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“Roger Federer Did This To Me For 12 Years” – Andy Roddick

Roger Federer, during an interview fro Eurosport, talked about some of the most important memories of his career, in particular at the Australian Open. Federer talked about the surprising moments such as the defeat against Arnaud Clement in 2000 or the title won in 2004 in the final against Marat Safin.

 

 
Roger also talked about the defeats and in particular the final lost in 2009 against his longtime rival, Rafael Nadal. Roger cried at the end of that match, during the awards ceremony, saying: “God, this is killing me.”

Roger Federer and robot

Eight years later, in 2017, Federer gained revenge in what the Swiss Maestro considers as one of the three most important moments of his professional career. Federer played the Australian Open 2017 as seed no. 17. He did not start as a favorite at the beginning of the tournament and for this reason he said: “I was forced to skip most of 2016 due to an injury and I was not prepared for a victory either.

Roger Federer

It was something special, also because it is arrived in the final against Nadal and after years of abstinence from victories in Grand Slam tournaments.” Federer also said: “At the end of that match I showed everyone what that success meant for me and I still remember it today.

Roger Federer

It was a very special victory for me!” From Australian Open 2017, Roger won also Wimbledon 2017 and the Australian Open 2018, getting his 20th Slam. From Melbourne 2017 he won a total of 15 tiles in 21 finals played, including also 4 ATP Masters 1000. Last years he also played his 12th Wimbledon final, losing an amazing match against Novak Djokovic.

“Roger Federer Did This To Me For 12 Years” – Andy Roddick
Roger Federer and Serena Williams

Anyone who has played Roger Federer will know that he is the toughest to beat. For the most part, he is able to beat his opponent with sheer skill but some times he employs certain tricks. Check out the trick he used against Andy Roddick.

The Trick Roger Federer Used Against Andy Roddick
On Tennis Channel, Andy Roddick talked about what Roger Federer would do on his second serve. He said,

Roger Federer and robot

“Against Roger, I would try to run around his second serve. And he would pull the string and do a slice cut serve. I guess I was quarter of a second early and for 12 years he just kept doing this to me. He would keep his eyes on me for a longer time than most players to see where I was moving.”

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic holds

Andy Roddick said he kept falling for this until he realized what was happening. He went on to reveal what happened when he did. He said,

“So after some time, somehow this trick got leaked and I realized what I was doing wrong. In the last few matches, we played I was cranking second-serve returns. And Roger gave me a look that said, ‘oh, you know now’ ‘”

Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka

I guess Roger Federer could not use the trick forever but he did make good use of it. He leads Andy Roddick in their head-to-head 21-3 so I think the trick he used worked out very well. And I am sure Roddick will hate himself for not figuring it out earlier as he could have won more matches against Roger.

Roger Federer piano

While Roger Federer did use a trick here, he doesn’t need one most of the time. He wins his matches by the amazing skill that he uses to play a wide variety of shots that hurt his opponent. And he will keep winning matches like this in the future once the ATP tour returns from its suspension.

Roger Federer