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Roger Federer vs. Arnaud Di Pasquale in the Olympic Bronze Medal match at Sydney 2000

Before Federer won his doubles gold medal in Beijing 2008 and a singles silver medal in London 2012, Federer played for a bronze medal in Sydney 2000 against Frenchman Arnaud Di Pasquale. Eurosport uploaded the full match a couple of days ago, which you can watch above.

It’s not a match you hear much about in Federer’s career and despite the result, you can catch glimpses of his genius before he really burst onto the scene a year later at Wimbledon. Federer met Di Pasquale twice more (also in 2001) with the Swiss maestro winning both encounters.

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