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A compilation of Federer Tracker News, Articles and Links that were published on FedererMagic during 2005.

Dec 24: Check out the season's greetings from Federer on this neat little flash. Also his schedule till Wimby next year remains the same as this year except for Davis cup commitments.

Nov 21: The mythical fighter inside Roger and his place in history has been chalked up a notch as he gone down bravely against the crafty Nalbandian in 5 sets after coming back from 0-4 to serving for the match at 6-5 in the fifth set at the Masters Cup final at Shanghai. Roger sure won the hearts of the millions of the Asia and the final score read 6-7(4) 6-7(11) 6-2 6-1 7-6(3). It's a pity but all streaks had to end. Here's to a wonder vacation for Roger and a healthy start to the next year. Go read his post-match interview !!

Nov 15: Federer has arrived in Shanghai; More and a Pic. And now he has won a match against his nemesis, Nalbandian in a somewhat shaky match in three sets. Hooray !! And was crowned numero uno. And he is in Semifinals after surviving a tough match against Ljubicic a

Oct 29: According to an article in a german newspaper, Roger was quoted saying that he has recovered from the injury and is practising and that he will defend his masters cup title in shanghai this November . English translation here. Let's hope he gets to play !! w00t. Update: A message from Roger on and on BBC. Also, the new Roger Federer Official Fanclub will be launched on Nov 1st by Roger himself.

Oct 12: Sadly, Federer has injured himself during his training today with a torn ligament in his right foot. He has withdrew from Madrid Masters as well as from Basel Indoors. He could potentially miss the Paris Masters too. See his short message on his website. Get well soon, Roger.

Oct 03: So much in the last 2 weeks, Federer helped Swiss beat GB in Davis Cup play-off, and then he flew to Bangkok and won comfortably for the second time against Andy Murray in the finals. And today, in Shanghai, he opened the new $200 million beautiful stadium that will host the masters cup; [interview video]. And he has locked in the Year end #1. Also, ATP has launched a Roger Federer Mini site. And several short video clips of Federer's famous wins at Wimby are here.

Sep 21: Federer was on David Letterman show and here's the complete video clip
[courtesy of Stephan]. Also see the transcript [thanks RF]. Roger tells his story of the incident that inspired him to change from a tennis racket smasher to a record breaking iceman. Also, Federer has rehired IMG agency for promotion along with his existing team; More here & here.

Sep 12: Wow. In a brilliant finals against Awesome Agassi and some 24,000 cheering fans, Roger won his 6th Grandslam and became the first ever to win back-to-back US Open and Wimby titles consecutively in the Open Era. Do see the post-match interview of Agassi and Roger as well as Hall-of-fame inductee Lendl's comments on Coach Roach. Also, the Wertheim's Parting Shots. Tune to David Letterman tonight at 11:30 CBS for Roger's interview. Also someFinal's Video clips [Thanks SP]. And hugs to Kim Clijsters for her win !!

Sep 09: After a scare against Keifer and a good match with Nalbandian, Roger tries for his second consecutive Finals at the US Open against Hewitt on Super Saturday. Do check out this awesome interview clip of Roger and Coach Roach in 60 Minutes Australia. Nice stuff. Also, the indepth interview of Roger in the new Men's Vogue magazine and the red carpet party.

Aug 27: US Open is here, and every name in town is playing this year. Roger has been practising since Tuesday. No Coach Roach around. Do check out the Official Roger Federer DVD - REPLAY.
For now, available only in Region 2 format and in Switzerland only [English].

Aug 22: Whew! Roger improved from his bad record of 1-4 at Cincy with his first title against Andy in straight sets. Go, check out his post-match interview as well as Andy's [
ANDY RODDICK: If you met him at McDonald's and you didn't know who he was, you would have no idea that he's one of the best athletes in the world]. Thanks Andy !!

Aug 08: Happy Birthday, Roger !! Do check out the redesigned as well as his cool federer tracker map showing all the places he visited this year. Wow! Or the take the 5 question challenge to win a prize. Update: See what Silvy and her friends gave for Roger on his b-day. [must-see]

Aug 02: The good news is Federer is currently vacationing and with his inflamation gone, he is all set to train with Roche for the Cincy Masters. Check out his schedule for the rest of 2005.

July 21: Sadly, Federer withdrew from Canada Masters due to his recurrent feet injury:(. He is currently on vacation to heal his feet and hopefully would play at Cincy Masters before his US Open defence. And, Coach Roach won't accompany him for the american tour.

July 03: Federer did it, as he bucked history to be the first to win a slam the year after winning three or more slams. And rightly so, as a tripeat Big W champion. Ahh, a what a relief and joy it beholds !! Celebrate Federer's win by reading this beautiful article or this one or his interview or Andy's; or watch the reaction from roger (video) or the highlights video.

June 28: So far at the hallowed grass lawns of Wimby, here are the highlights from Federer's matches: R1 vs Paul Mathieu; R2 vs Ivo Minar; R3 vs Nicolas Kiefer; R4 vs Juan Carlos Ferrero. Thanks Steven. An excellent article on Federer as a kid. And his golden shoes.

June 13: Say hello to grass-season, as Roger sweeps both the singles and doubles titles at Halle. Here is a 5-minute highlights video to relive the magical fourth round at Wimby 2001; the five-setter match that Roger calls his 'biggest win in my life' against Pete Sampras. Also his post-match interview [Hat tip: Stevens Point]. Arnab Zaheen points out to a must-read article for Federer fans as well as a similar article at SI. Also, check out the Federer's schedule for the rest of the 2005 season.

June 03: Nadal must be a happy birthday boy. In the semis, Federer was never really comfortable since he was clearly rattled from the start. It is very sad as he went down in four sets; but nevertheless very proud that Roger made to the French Semifinals! For the brave, here is a Highlights Video of Federer Vs Nadal, Interview and Interview Transcript. [Thanks Stevens Point]

May 31: It's what we all been waiting for!! It's Federer vs Nadal - A Titanic Struggle of epic proportions. They are 1-1 head-to-head and never on clay. It is Nadal's first FO as is Roger's first Semi-finals at the French. And as they clash on this Friday, Nadal turns 19. No one has ever won a grand slam the year after they won three or more slams. Y'all gotta watch it. May 24: And the clay court championship begins.. Federer plays against Nicolas Almagro in the second round of FO tommorow. Watch the highlights and interview of his first round. Also see the Nike promotion video from last weekend with Rafa and Roger [Thanks Stevens Point]. Check out the cool screen shots on the Top Spin featuring Federer. Now, we all can play like Federer ;)

May 16: Last Sunday, Roger won his third masters of the year at Hamburg, and says,
he loves playing in Germany. Coach Roach will be staying with him till French Open and the FO main draw is this friday. On the more exciting news, Roger just won the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year (aka Oscars of the Sports). Well done Roger! More.

May 9: Last weekend, Roger played an exhibition match on River Elbe. Today at Hamburg, with a tough draw, Roger is back with his first round win against Verdasco (6-4,6-3). He is also playing doubles with Yves. Also present with him is Coach Roach. In other news, Top Spin, the tennnis game will be available on PS2 (previously only on Xbox). And this time it features Roger Federer. Woohoo!!

May 2: I ran across these excellent short videos:

Apr 30: A sad day, as Roger had withdrawn from Rome with inflammation on his both feet. He hasn't withdrawn from Hamburg, which starts the week after. So hopefully, it is a precaution measure and lets pray that he will be all well soon.

Apr 25: Last weekend was Tennis Festival at Roger's club in Basel, Old Boys' Tennis Club. Rogi won an exhibition match against Marco Chiudinelli. Highlights in a video clip here and pictures here
[Thanks eve]. Enjoy !

Apr 17: With two weeks off for practise following Federer's QF defeat in Montecarlo, rumor mill has it that
Coach Roach will accompany him to his next two Masters (Rome and Hamburg). Between, congrats to Nadal on his first TMS win.

Apr 12: Let the dance of clay showmasters begin... Roger wins his first match against Rusedski at the Montecarlo Masters. Next off, he faces Montanes in Round 2.

Apr 3: Wow. Roger wins the NASDAQ-100 with an dugout dog fight against Nadal in 5 gruelling emotional sets. Roger looked out of sorts for about 2 and half sets and finally pulled it off.. Well done Federer and Nadal. Great Gruelling Match.. Player Interviews here.

Apr 1: No April Foolin', but, It's Roger Vs Andre tonight. Gotta glue on ya tv sets !! If not, get the live scores here.

Mar 30: Incase you missed the
45 shot rally that Federer and Hewitt played during the last week Indian Wells Finals, Check out the video clip here. It won't be there for long. So save a copy of it to show to your grand kids !! Check out what Federer has to say about that point.

Mar 28: While I was on Spring Break, Rogi won Indian Wells. Congrats Rogi. In Miami, he faces Zabaleta in Round 3 today. Did you check out the
ATP All-Star Rally for Relief of top-10 players? Read here and see them here and the video here. Sshh, Facing Federer Collector's DVD is released this week; watch the exclusive preview, available at Tenniswarehouse; Reviews.
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