Roger Federer

Australian Open Tennis Contenders 2012 - Roger Federer

Australian Open Tennis FedererThe incomparable Roger Federer had a good 2010 with the highlight being his win in Melbourne last January at the Australian Open. He was unable to topple Rafa Nadal in the remaining of the three Grand Slams but he showed when winning the ATP Finals at the O2 he is still more than capable of going all the way .

Federer has managed to with stand the competition from the younger players such as Nadal, Murray and Djokovic to remain the King of the court. There is no sign of Federer slowing down anytime soon and he will be itching to start the season with a bang in Melbourne and go for Grand Slam number 17.

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He is well established in the Australian Open Roll of Honour as he is at other Grand Slam Tournaments. It is true that Rafael Nadal has the drop on him on clay, but on hardcourts, Federer usually ends up on top. That said he lost his Australian Open crown in 2009, losing in the Final to eventual winner and current world number two, Rafa Nadal in one of the classic Australian Open finals. He has won this title on four occasions in 2004, 2006,2007 and 2010, he was also semi-finalist in 2005 and 2008 so he is sure to go deep into the tournament.

Add that to his incredible performances in other Grand Slams, five Wimbledon’s in succession between 2003 and 2007 and five US Opens between 2004 and 2008 he is the man they fear most and will be favourite in the tennis betting to win the Tournament again this year.

Federer has a stylish, versatile, all-court playing method and can hit all of the basic shots with a high degree of accuracy. He is a superb volleyer and an excellent baseliner who can dictate play with precise groundstrokes from both wings. He uses an extreme eastern grip, which places the hand between eastern and semi-western for his forehand and finishes with his right arm around the shoulder, and he keeps his eyes on the moment of impact longer than others. Federer can generate extreme top-spin with the forehand shot, allowing him to open up cross-court angles while still hitting the ball with pace. His service is up there with the best in the game and this is pointed out when he made favourite in most tennis betting odds in the build up to a tournament.