Roger Federer’s early career

Roger Federer’s first tournament as a professional was the ATP Gstaad in 1998, where he faced Lucas Arnold Ker in the round of 32 and lost, 4–6, 4–6. Federer’s first final came at the Marseille Open, which was in 2000, and he lost to fellow Swiss Marc Rosset, 6–2, 3–6, 6–7. Federer’s first tournament win was at the 2001 Milan Indoor tournament, where he defeated Julien Boutter, 6–4, 6–7, 6–4. The most prestigious event finals he was in at this time was the Miami Masters event, where he lost to Andre Agassi, 3–6, 3–6, 6–3, 4–6. In addition, Federer won his first Master Series event at the Hamburg Masters on clay, 6–1, 6–3, 6–4, over Marat Safin.
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