Roger Federer's career is studded with great successes and incredible records: with 20 Slams he is the record holder but the Swiss Maestro has achieved other great goals, such as eight triumphs at Wimbledon, the weeks as world no.
1, and the titles on grass and hard-courts. For each season, however, there is a particular goal, an achievement that should be highlighted. In 2009 Roger achieved extraordinary results, including, of course, the Career Grand Slam.
And the season hadn't started well. At the Australian Open Federer, he was defeated in the umpteenth final by Rafael Nadal. At the end of the match, Roger, in tears, said: "This is killing me." But the desperation of the moment did not last long.
At the French Open, Rafael Nadal, the big favorite for the final victory, crossed Robin Soderling in the fourth round. Soderling won that match, to the amazement of the entire sports world, subsequently reaching the final.
Federer also made it to the final. On the way, he eliminated Alberto Martin, Jose Acasuso and Paul-Henri Mathieu in the first three rounds. In the fourth round, he had a hard hard-fought drama challenge with Tommy Haas, won after five thrilling sets, with Roger on the brink, after he lost the first two sets.
After winning the quarterfinals against Gael Monfils, Federer challenged Juan Martin del Potro in the semifinals. It was another epic and dramatic challenge, won by the Swiss Maestro in five thrilling sets. In the final, the chance of life: against Robin Soderling, Federer won in three sets (with the final score of 6-1, 7-6(1), 6-4 getting, thanks to that historical victory, his first French Open title, the Career Grand Slam and the Slam record, with Pete Sampras, with 14 Slams.
A few weeks later, he also won Wimbledon, conquering the 15th Major of his career and becoming the Slam record holder. "In 2009, by winning Roland Garros and Wimbledon I broke Pete Sampras' record. At that time I had won everything and I could stop.
It was a legitimate question. But it is something that doesn't worry me," he said in an interview from 2014.