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Newz Forum: OTHER: Federer wins down under

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posted on Feb, 1 2004 @ 08:46 AM
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Roger Federer was crowned Australian Open champion on Sunday as the final proved a match too far for comeback kid Marat Safin.Federer turned in a superb performance to win 7-6 6-4 6-2 on the Rod Laver Arena and lift the trophy for the first time.
 

Federer capped a week in which he became world number one for the first time with a straight-sets demolition of Safin, whose remarkable exploits through the tournament finally caught up with him.The 24-year-old dropped only two sets all fortnight and rose above Roddick in the world rankings on Friday with his semi-final victory over Juan Carlos Ferrero.That Safin was in the final at all was remarkable, given he had spent last year plagued by injury. He played only six matches from May onwards,losing them all,as he battled a debilitating wrist injury.But after taking time out and having time away from the game to contemplate his career, Safin arrived back on tour determined to regain his rightful place in the top 10.That saw him past the likes of James Blake, Roddick and Agassi. But heart will only take a man so far. His legs could not complete the journey.



Ben

posted on Feb, 1 2004 @ 09:51 AM
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You have to give props to Safin, that is a remarkable comeback he had, he will surely be in the top 25 soon enough. And Federre well this kid has so much talent its sick. just look how he demolished Ferrero with ease.



posted on Feb, 1 2004 @ 10:33 AM
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Federer is amazing, only losing two sets that is great especially in the men's field. He is also the defending Wimbledon Champion


Ben

posted on Feb, 1 2004 @ 11:39 AM
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can he be beaten right now?




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