Roger Federer's first ATP Final - Marseille 2000

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Highlights of the first all-Swiss singles final in tour history between Marc Rosset and the teenage wild card Roger Federer at the 2000 Marseille Open. This is Roger Federer's first final on the ATP tour. Federer is now a 19-time Grand Slam champion, he won his last major title at Wimbledon just 2 weeks ago. Federer was an 18-year-old ranked No. 67 when he defeated No. 93 Antony Dupuis, No. 41 Thomas Johansson, No. 69 Ivan Ljubicic and the defending champion, No. 38 Fabrice Santoro, to reach the Marseille final. "I'm already nervous at the prospect of playing in my first final," Federer said after beating Santoro. "I set myself the target this year of winning a tournament and this is a good opportunity." Rosset was a former world No. 9 who entered the match ranked No. 77. He had won 13 career titles but only two over the previous three years. "He's a young kid still wet behind the ears and I'd like to show him I'm still around,'' Rosset said, "Roger will win other titles," Rosset said. "He shouldn't worry about today. It all swung on so little in that breaker. It's just great for me to have won the first Swiss final. And I'm happy this Marseille tournament has shown that Swiss tennis is no longer just Marc Rosset but also Roger Federer." Federer made a second final in 2000, at the Swiss Indoors in his hometown of Basel, but lost to No. 6 Thomas Enqvist 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (4), 1-6, 6-1. He finished the season at No. 29, and one month into the 2001 season he won the Milan Indoors for his first title. In 2014 Federer wrote on Twitter: "I remember my first final like it was yesterday, thought I was never going to win a tournament after the match! #heartbreak. Rosset my swiss friend who I lost to in the final told me not to worry..... #easiersaidthandone #thankfullyhewasright #chasingmorethisyear"

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