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2004:

1. Wimbledon: Roger Federer defends his title.
2. US Open: Federer wins his first US crown.

2005:

3. Australian Open: Roger Federer loses in semifinal to eventual champion Marat Safin.
4. French Open: Federer loses in semifinal to Raphael Nadal who wins his first title.
5. Wimbledon: Federer wins third title.
6. US Open: Federer wins second title.

2006:

7. Australian Open: Federer reclaims title.
8. French Open: Rafa beats Roger in the finals.
9. Wimbledon: Federer wins fourth in a row.
10. US Open: Hattrick.

2007:

11. Australian Open: Federer triumphs third time.
12. French Open: Another loss to Rafa at the final hurdle.
13. Wimbledon: Roger joins Borg claiming fifth title in a row.
14. US Open: Another year, another title.

2008:

15. Australian Open: Novak Djokovic wins his first slam beating Roger Federer at semifinal stage.
16. French Open: Nadal’s 28th successive win beating Roger in the finals.
17. Wimbledon: Nadal beats Federer in an epic final.
18. US Open: Roger bags fifth in a row.

2009:

19. Australian Open: Nadal beats Federer in the finals for his first hard court slam.
20. French Open: Federer gets the monkey off his back by beating Soderling who got rid of Nadal in round of 16.
21. Wimbledon: Another epic final. This time Roger beats Roddick.
22. US Open: Del Potro wins his first slam defeating Federer in another five setter.

2010:

23. Australian Open: Back to winning ways.

In the last 23 grand slams, Roger Federer either triumphed or lost to the champion Nadal (6 times), Safin, Djokovic or Juan Martin Del Potro. On Jun 1, 2010 Robin Soderling spoiled Federer’s party at the Quarter Final stage of the French Open. If past performance is any indication, a win over Roger means Soderling will probably claim his first grand slam on Sunday!

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