• Federer admits that his memory is nearing bursting point with tennis

    8/14/09 10:22 PM | Johan Lindahl
    Federer admits that his memory is nearing bursting point with tennis Roger Federer admits that as his career match count increases, looking back on all of his success is occasionally becoming a bit fuzzy.

    The Swiss, 28, has played more than 800 matches at the ATP level, winning nearly 600. With so many memories to choose from, his powers of selection are starting to kick in.

    I'm getting to the point where I start forgetting matches now, you know, because I just have played so many," he confessed at the Montreal Masters. "I'm getting up there."

    Take Luxembourg's Gilles Muller, whom he he faced at the US Open 11 months ago.

    In the record books, Federer stood 2-0 in the series. But in his head, the pair had never played - or at least that's what Federer thought.

    "For two days I said I never played the guy and I'm excited to play him for the first time, and then even when I was walking into the tunnel going into the match, you know, I never thought I played him before.

    "And then I think (TV commentator John) McEnroe was making fun of me saying, I can't believe Roger makes a mistake, because the guy has played him twice before, once in Bangkok and once in Indian Wells."

    Federer admitted: "I completely forgot those matches, that was when it must have started."

    Regardless of the outcome of the final, the Montreal will be memorable for one statistical reason: for the first time in ATP history, the top eight players in the world all reached the quarter-finals at the same event, with Federer leading the way.

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'Fedz has achieved much more than I'm sure he bargained for. The wins and defeats may just see him through with future endeavours. I do reckon as long as all sorts of opportunities are available in the world of the game, players should easily decide how they shall survive in the sport. It certainly hurts when the decision is not done with caution..'
Fedz has not really been at all successful until four or five years ago. I know, I did first see him about 2005 or 2004, and he might have just became World No.1. Then he sky-rocketed but it's now 2009 and he is very somewhat successful. I trust he will make the right decision and whatever happens, it really is how we take life that counts..'

tanna , 8/15/09 2:00 AM

....'Hold on little girl, . . . just joking...Frankly I'm just shocked this afternoon as I find out Roger's mother is of African ethnicity. How marvellous. Better luck next time to all those who lost greatly for the year/s'.

tauojtcer , 8/16/09 11:50 AM

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