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Federer wants to win first French Open title and fifth Wimbledon in 2007

Federer wants to win first French Open title and fifth Wimbledon in 2007

Winning a first French Open title and a fifth-straight Wimbledon crown are among Roger Federer's resolutions for 2007.
"(Winning the) French Open will definitely be a dream come true but on top of the list there is always Wimbledon and staying No. 1," Federer said. "These are the ones that changed my life and made me the player and person I am today."
Federer reached his first final at Roland Garros in May, only to lose to No. 2 Rafael Nadal in four sets. Since the beginning of 2004, Nadal is the only player to have beaten Federer multiple times.
"You need the competition _ some get more lucky, some get more unlucky," Federer told the BBC. "But we have a great set of players at the moment like Nadal, (Andy) Roddick, (Lleyton) Hewitt, (Marat) Safin, (David) Nalbandian and new ones coming like (Ivan) Ljubicic and (Nikolay) Davydenko."
The Swiss star reached 16 finals from the 17 events he entered in 2006 _ including victory at the U.S. Open _ and became the first player with over US$8 million (euro6.1 million) in earnings in a season.
The 25-year-old enters 2007 knowing a winning start will see him eclipse Jimmy Connors' record 160 weeks at No. 1, a feat that would start with his third Australian Open title _ and 10th grand slam title _ in January.
"I have a big motivation because when I come back to Australia it's one of my favorite tournaments and the weather is perfect for me," Federer said. "It's one of my special goals for 2007 to play well in Australia."


Updated : 2021-04-12 12:41 GMT+08:00