It has been more than a month since Roger Federer scattered shocks and sadness around the world with his blistering decision of quitting what was left of the 2016 season. The Swiss Tennis player decision meant that he did not play at the Olympics which was supposed to be the hot spot of the season. Now, with him missing the US Open a strange feeling is floating around. That gives a clear picture of his greatness and of how much he actually means for professional tennis. For the 35-years-old Swiss there is nothing much to be done except for having patience with his ongoing health problems. As he stated, his motivation and desire to put in some great tennis are still in place.

US Open means a lot for Federer.

When it comes to the beloved tournaments, US Open seized a special spot into Roger Federer`s heart. At Flushing Meadows- that astonishing venue- Federer got himself in touch with the highest greatness as he won the title for 5 times in a row between 2004 and 2008. In a great measure, that time frame is similar to his total dominance over the ATP circuit. Those were the years when almost no one could stand a chance against the Swiss champion. Except for Rafael Nadal who did make his life hard on the tennis court, no other player rose up to his staggering pace.

In order to win those 5 US Open, Roger Federer had to deal with some legendary opponents, especially in the finals where he outran names like Lleyton Hewitt, Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick, Novak Djokovic or Andy Murray.

For Andre Agassi, it was the last Grand Slam final in which he appearedthat he lost to Federer in 2005 while for Novak Djokovic the 2007 US Open`s final was the very first one.

Roger Federer`s career has been so long as he was able to be witness to great players` retirements or other young hopes emerging on the main stage of the professional tennis.

Overall, Federer appeared on 7 US Open final losing 2 of them. In 2009 he could not maintain the pace against Juan Martin del Potro in a 5 sets thriller. Last year, it was Novak Djokovic who outran Federer in a 4 sets finals with the Serb pulling the strings by his own.

Federer hopes for a bright future.

The Swiss made it clear when he set the early of 2017 as the date of his return on the ATP Tour. For some people, the wait will be long and painful. In order to annihilatethese bitter thoughts, it would be great to watch some spectacular moments Federer provided over the years. Speaking of US Open, Roger Federer has had some magic moments. That tweener having Djokovic as the victim will be part of Federer`s legacy at the US Open.

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