Federer gunning elusive French Open

LONDON - Winning a first French Open title and a fifth straight Wimbledon crown are among Roger Federer's resolutions for 2007.

LONDON - Winning a first French Open title and a fifth straight Wimbledon crown are among Roger Federer's resolutions for 2007.

"[Winning the] French Open will definitely be a dream come true but on top of the list there is always Wimbledon and staying No. 1," Federer said.

"These are the ones that changed my life and made me the player and person I am today."

Federer reached his first final at Roland Garros in May, only to lose to No. 2 Rafael Nadal in four sets. Since the beginning of 2004, Nadal is the only player to have beaten Federer multiple times.

"You need the competition - some get more lucky, some get more unlucky," Federer told the BBC. "But we have a great set of players at the moment like Nadal, [Andy] Roddick, [Lleyton] Hewitt, [Marat] Safin, [David] Nalbandian and new ones coming like [Ivan] Ljubicic and [Nikolay] Davydenko."

The Swiss star reached 16 finals from the 17 events he entered in 2006, including victory at the US Open, and became the first player to earn more than $8million in a season. - Sapa-AP

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