#2 French Open 2001 2nd round against Sargis Sargsian
2001 started off well for Roger Federer, who was aged 19 at the time. He had won the Harry Hopman Cup, the Milan Indoors and had reached the doubles finals of the ABN Amro World Tennis Championship before entering the French Open. Seeded No. 18 he was the firm favourite against Sargis Sargsian, the man from Armenia who was seeded 102. Federer thought that it would be a walk in the park for him, but, surprisingly he found himself down 2 sets to the Armenian. He was staring at defeat, but he came back to win the 3rd and the 4th set 6-2, 6-4. The 5th set went down to the wire, Sarsgsianwith Federer finally being able to break the Armenian’s serve in the 15th game, winning the final set 9-7.
Final Score – Roger Federer def S Sargsian 4-6,3-6,6-2,6-4,9-7