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 the grass and hard courts. For each season, however, there is a particular goal, an achievement that should be highlighted. 2014 was a year of rebirth for Federer, after the disasters of the previous season.
With a bigger racket and with Stefan Edberg as his new super-coach, he adopted a new style of play, intensifying his attacking game even more, reducing fatigue and giving new lifeblood to himself as a completely new player.
And the results turned positive. The biggest pain of the season still remains the defeat at Wimbledon against Novak Djokovic, after five exciting sets. That year Roger won five titles (Dubai, Halle, Cincinnati, Shanghai and Basel) in 11 finals played (he also lost Brisbane, Indian Wells, Monte-Carlo, Wimbledon, the Rogers Cup and the ATP Finals).
But his most important 2014 triumph was the victory of the Swiss Davis Cup, in the final against France, conquering the decisive point in his reverse-singles rubber against Richard Gasquet. The Swiss Davis Cup team won the final 3-1, and Federer was able to add another gem to his titles' collection.
About his partnership with Edberg, he said in an interview in 2014: "Stefan has been able to make many things in my tennis more linear. For example, he helped me improve my net approach. When he speaks, I know to deal with a champion who has achieved so much in his career."