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ROGER FEDERER, WINNER OF A RECORD 18 GRAND SLAM TITLES

2003 Wimbledon | def Mark Philippoussis 7–6(7–5), 6–2, 7–6(7–3)
2004 Australian Open | def Marat Safin 7–6(7–3), 6–4, 6–2
2004 Wimbledon | def Andy Roddick 4–6, 7–5, 7–6(7–3), 6–4
2004 US Open | def Lleyton Hewitt 6–0, 7–6(7–3), 6–0
2005 Wimbledon | def Andy Roddick 6–2, 7–6(7–2), 6–4
2005 US Open | def Andre Agassi 6–3, 2–6, 7–6(7–1), 6–1 
2006 Australian Open | def Marcos Baghdatis 5–7, 7–5, 6–0, 6–2
2006 Wimbledon | def Rafael Nadal 6–0, 7–6(7–5), 6–7(2–7), 6–3
2006 US Open | def Andy Roddick 6–2, 4–6, 7–5, 6–1
2007 Australian Open | def Fernando González 7–6(7–2), 6–4, 6–4
2007 Wimbledon | def Rafael Nadal 7–6(9–7), 4–6, 7–6(7–3), 2–6, 6–2
2007 US Open | def Novak Djokovic 7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–2), 6–4
2008 US Open | def Andy Murray 6–2, 7–5, 6–2
2009 French Open | def Robin Söderling 6–1, 7–6(7–1), 6–4
2009 Wimbledon | def Andy Roddick 5–7, 7–6(8–6), 7–6(7–5), 3–6, 16–14
2010 Australian Open | def Andy Murray 6–3, 6–4, 7–6(13–11)
2012 Wimbledon | def Andy Murray 4–6, 7–5, 6–3, 6–4
2017 Australian Open | def Rafael Nadal 6–4, 3–6, 6–1, 3–6, 6–3

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One Night with Roger Federer and Lleyton Hewitt - January 12, 2015 (all photos taken by me)

Yesterday I had the extraordinary pleasure of watching Roger Federer play live against his good friend Lleyton Hewitt. If I was given only one word to describe the night, I would put it down to: surreal. The emotions you go through while watching Federer play are not easy to forget, definitely not, but they are something you can have a hard time remembering, if that makes any shred of sense. What I think I mean is, they are emotions that you can only feel during the experience - they are unique to Federer, and afterwards you are just left overwhelmed. So even for me, after watching Federer play live 11 times on previous occasions, I went into yesterday’s match not exactly sure of what to expect. It wasn’t the different format, which made for extremely fast paced play, or anything like that. It was just that seeing Federer in person exceeded my every expectation yet again. To see his mannerisms up close and watch him work is nothing short of pure joy, every time.

So, thank you Roger Federer for an incredible night of tennis, dorkiness, and one of the greatest interview I have ever seen. You are such a light in so many people’s lives.