'I would like to see Roger Federer win but...', says former No.1



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'I would like to see Roger Federer win but...', says former No.1

Roger Federer made his Paris Masters debut at age 19 in 2000 and failed to achieve notable results despite being one of the most explosive indoor court players. Putting the Masters Cup at the top of his priorities, the Swiss entered the 2010 edition of the Paris Masters with a lackluster score of 7-6, squandering five match points in the semi-final against Gael Monfils that year in one of the matches.

craziest of the season. Roger played well in 2011 again, winning Doha before some close losses to Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal in the later stages of the big tournaments, including the US Open semifinal in another thriller against Novak.

After that, the great Swiss finished the season on a high note, conquering Basel, Paris and the ATP Finals to complete the year in the top-3 behind Nadal and Djokovic. Nadal was not in Paris, and the top six seeds reached the quarterfinals alongside Juan Monaco and John Isner.

Novak Djokovic gave Jo-Wilfried Tsonga a bye before the tournament lost to Andy Murray and David Ferrer. The doors were wide open for Roger, who defeated Juan Monaco and Tomas Berdych in his first Paris Bercy final, facing 2008 champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who toppled John Isner after a great battle.

In the title match, Roger defeated Jo-Wilfried 6-1, 7-6 in one hour and 26 minutes on November 13 for his 18th Masters 1000 title, ahead of previous record holder Andre Agassi. It was the ninth match between Roger and Jo-Wilfried and already the sixth of the season, and Federer scored his sixth win to soften that terrible Wimbledon loss when he was two sets away before leaving.

It was about him in the final, fending off all four break points and stealing Tsonga's serve twice in the first set to build an early lead. The Frenchman couldn't keep up with Roger's numbers on serve, facing five break opportunities and suffering those two breaks in the first set before competing at a higher level in set number two to reach a tiebreaker.

Becker talks about Federer

Former World No. 1 Boris Becker feels the more time Roger Federer spends on the sidelines, the more difficult it will be for him to make a successful return to the ATP Tour. "It goes without saying that I would like him to play tennis again.

He is an absolute legend of sport and tennis. I would also like to see him win but the reality is that the more you are absent, the more difficult it is to come back," Becker was quoted as saying. In a recent interview with Sky Sports Italia, Roger Federer revealed that even though he was recovering well from his knee injury, he was unsure about his participation at the Wimbledon Championships next year.