What Can You Learn From Roger Federer

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Roger Federer is the current king of men’s tennis. 2005 was an incredible year for him as he entered 15 tournaments and won 11 of them including Wimbledon and US Open for the second consecutive year. His 4 losses came in one quarterfinal, two semifinals and one final.

In 2006 he already won Australian Open and Wimbledon and played in the French Open final.

But how did Roger Federer become such a good player and what are his special abilities or mental traits that make him such a superb player?

If you take a look at his career you’ll find that his path to the top was not easy at all:

In 1998 – aged 17 – he entered 4 ATP tournaments and lost 3 times in the first round.

In 1999 he played 21 ATP tournaments and lost 8 times in the first round and 4 times in the second. He won one challenger event in the whole year.

In 2000 – aged 19 – he lost 5 times in a row and later 7 times in row in the first round but started to get higher and higher in the tournaments. All in all he lost 14 times in the first round! Interesting fact – he lost to Michael Chang at Halle on grass in the 3rd round!

In 2001 he finished the year at nr. 12 but still lost 6 times in the first round (or his first match he played since he had a


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