Roger Federer Aims for Paris Double

Aaron KumarSenior Writer IOctober 20, 2009

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 14:  Roger Federer of Switzerland reacts during the Men's Singles final against Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina on day fifteen of the 2009 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 14, 2009 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Earlier this year, Roger Federer completed the career Grand Slam when he won the French Open by beating Robin Soderling of Sweden in straight sets in the final.

Federer had made the final of the French Open for the past three years, losing on every occasion to Rafael Nadal, and many had started to doubt if the World No. 1 would ever emerge victorious at Roland Garros. Following his triumph at the French Open, Federer regained his Wimbledon title, giving him his 15th Grand Slam, which saw him surpass Pete Sampras and become the most prolific Grand Slam champion of all-time.

That accomplishment made many regard Federer as the greatest tennis player of all-time. The next Masters 1000 event is in Paris in a couple of weeks, and the tournament in Bercy is one of the few Masters 1000 titles that Federer is yet to win.

Should Federer upset the Betting Odds and triumph in Bercy, it will be the second time he has won a Paris title, and the first time in 2009.