Roger Federer recalls: 'The court was slow, I could not play aggressive tennis'

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Roger Federer lost in straight sets to Mario Ancic at Wimbledon in 2002. Federer admitted he never felt comfortable against the Croat, who beat him 6-3, 7-6,6-3. Mario was ranked 145th, and he qualified for the main draw for the first time at Majors.
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Roger Federer recalls: 'The court was slow, I could not play aggressive tennis'

Roger Federer made a name for himself after reaching the quarter-final at Wimbledon in 2001, dethroning the seven-time champion Pete Sampras in thrilling five sets before losing to Tim Henman. A year later, Federer would lose in the opening round at the All England Club to a young gun Mario Ancic in straight sets, suffering one of the worst losses of his young career after being among the pre-tournament favorites. Roger defeated Paul-Henri Mathi…

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