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Roger Federer To Seek Record Sixth US Open Title
By Anton Lagani, Lawn Tennis Analyst, Posted: Saturday, July 25, 2009 2:55am PST USA
Roger Federer To Seek Record Sixth Consecutive US Open Title, US Open, Lawn Tennis Magazine New York--( They say the US Open is the toughest tournament in tennis. But that hasn't stopped the ATP Tour's world number one Roger Federer of Switzerland from taking the US Open title each year over the course of the last five years.

And when the US Open begins this year on August 31st, Federer will be looking to extend his Open Era New York record winning streak

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Roger Federer won the US Open men's singles championship title in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 to win his last 35 matches in a row in New York.

even further by winning a record sixth consecutive US Open title.

Federer won the US Open men's singles championship title in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 to win his last 35 matches in a row in New York.

Thursday Federer and his wife the former WTA Tour player, Miroslava “Mirka” Vavrinec became first time parents to twin girls Charlene Riva and Myla Rose.

After winning the last two grand slams, the French Open and Wimbledon, the Swiss regained the top ranking earlier this month which he'd previously held for a record 237 consecutive weeks.

And with his Wimbledon title, Federer's total singles grand slam title wins reached 15, more than any other male tennis player ever.

Federer has only lost four matches ever at the US Open. And as Andre Agassi of the USA is retired, the only active ATP Tour players to defeat Federer at the US Open are Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain, Max Mirnyi of Belarus and David Nalbandian of Argentina.

In his US Open debut in 2000 after turning professional in 1998, Federer lost to Ferrero in the third round before losing to Agassi (2001), Mirnyi (2002) and Nalbandian (2003) in the fourth round.

Federer got revenge against Agassi with victories at the US Open in 2004 and 2005. In 2005, Federer also would defeat Nalbandian.

But the Swiss is yet to score a New York rematch versus Mirnyi or Ferrero.

Federer won his first US Open title with a 2004 6-0, 7-6(7-3), 6-0 final round defeat of Lleyton Hewitt of Australia.

The next two years, Federer beat two of the greatest Americans ever in the championship rounds at the US Open. Federer stopped Agassi in 2005 and Andy Roddick in 2006. During the period from 2005 to 2006, Federer won an ATP Tour record 56 consecutive hard court matches.

Federer again topped Roddick the next year in 2007, this time in the quarterfinals; before downing Novak Djokovic of Serbia in the final 7-6(7-4), 7-6(7-2), 6-4.

But after entering the US Open in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 with the ATP Tour's number one ranking, Federer found himself seeded second last year behind the new world number one Rafael Nadal of Spain.

Nadal; however, was upset in the semifinals by Andy Murray of Great Britain and Scotland. But while suffering from an obvious letdown, Murray was humbled 6-2, 7-5, 6-2 in the final by Federer.

Federer had yet to win a grand slam title in all of 2008 before the US Open after losing to Nadal in the finals of the French Open and Wimbledon.

And while Nadal would be a definite favorite on the slower surfaces at the Australian Open and the French Open, the Spaniard has never advanced past the US Open semifinals.

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