As we all know, from TMC 2003 to Dubai 2007, Fed went 264-15.
However, he had many more close calls during that span, and could have lost a few more matches.
TMC 2003 RR Federer def. Agassi 6-7, 6-3, 7-6. Close match, this, could have easily gone either way. This was the match that really took Federer to the next level with his confidence.
Agassi Indian Wells 2004. Agassi was good vs. early peak Roger, Fed had to battle to take this one 6-4 in the 3rd.
Davydenko Miami 2004. Fed won this 7-5 in the third, I think Roger was tired after that Indian Wells event.
Gaudio Hamburg 2004. Gaston had a chance in this, losing 4-6 in the 3rd. Not sure if the Argie had a break in the 3rd.
Roddick Wimbledon 2004. Andy had him on the ropes here before the rain delay, but Roger ended up winning this.
Karlovic Gstaad 2004. 7-6 in the third, Ivo was serving bombs. Fed also went 6-4 in the third w/ Sexy Stepanek in the QF, and 6-3 in the third with Starace in the SF.
Agassi USO 2004. Incredible match, great quality, Fed won it 6-3 in the 5th.
Paradorn in Bangkok 2004. Good atmosphere, but Roger won 6-3 in the third.
Moya TMC 2004. Fed won it 6-3 in the third, Carlos was the only one to take a set from him at the Masters that year.
Ljubicic Rotterdam 2005. Fed played pretty bad, Ljubo had 4-2 in the 3rd set tiebreaker before losing it.
Ivo Minar and JCF in Dubai 2005. Fed had to go to a 3rd set tiebreak w/ both of these guys. Ferrero had a break in the third and had 2 match points in the TB, but Roger was too good.
Zabaleta and Ancic in Miami 2005. Zabaleta too him to 6-3 in the third and Ancic took him to 6-4 in the 3rd.
Nadal Miami 2005. Nadal really messed this one up. 2 sets and a break I think, also had 5-3 in the 3rd set TB before Fed came all the way back to win in 5.
Gonzalez Monte Carlo 2005. Fed won it 6-4 in the third, Fena was really blasting it in this one.
Soderling in Halle 2005, Soderling really had a chance here, and Safin had a chance in the final, 6-4 in the third.
Kiefer and Ginepri in Cincy 2005. Fed had to scrape through this one, 6-4 in the third on both, played like shit.
Nalbandian and Ljubo in TMC 2005 RR. Had to go 6-4 and 7-6 in the third here.
Haas in AO 2006 and Davydenko too. Both guys had an excellent chance to knock off a well sub-par Fed here.
O. Rochus Indian Wells 2006. Fed had to go 7-5 in the third here.
Djokovic Monte Carlo 2006. Young Nole pushing Fed to 6-3 in the third.
Almugro and Nalby in Rome 2006, taking Fed to 7-5 and 7-6 in the third.
Nalby in RG 2006, had a set and a break before getting injured.
Richie and Rochus in Halle 2006, both had him on the ropes.
Malisse, Gonzo, Gasquet in Canada 2006, all had chances.
Suzuki in Tokyo 2006. Fed was shitting his pants here, 7-6 in the 3rd.
Srichaphan in Basel 2006. 7-6 in the third, Paradorn was playing really well.
Roddick at TMC 2006. Rod fucked this one up, a few match points.
Pless and Djokovic in Dubai 2007. Both took him to 6-3 in the third.
As you can see, Fed even at his best had plenty of close calls.
it`s obvius, the opponents played too.
federer was great in that time, but the rivals played too, he is greate but not perfect jajaj.
another demostration that the circuit were more hard than now, the agassi of 2004 and 2005 for me in fast courts was more dangerous than murray in a slam