Roger Federer's 2014 comeback

By Paul Gittings, CNN

Updated 1150 GMT (1950 HKT) November 18, 2014
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Roger Federer's run to the Wimbledon final, where he pushed Novak Djokovic all the way in a five-set thriller, was his personal highlight of 2014. Pool/Getty Images
The Swiss' first tournament of 2014 in Brisbane proved a morale-booster as he switched to a larger headed racket. William West/AFP/Getty
Federer backed it up with a run to the semifinals of the Australian Open, beating Andy Murray on the way. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images
The veteran poses for photographers after clinching a sixth Dubai title and his first of 2014. MARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/Getty Images
Federer is very much a family man and his daughters Myla Rose and Charlene Riva and his wife Mirka travel to tournaments with him on the ATP Tour. Julian Finney/Getty Images
Swiss fans salute their hero as Federer wins another match on his country's run to the Davis Cup final against France. Jan Kruger/Getty Images
Swiss teammate and Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka beat Federer in the final of the Monte Carlo Masters in April. Julian Finney/Getty Images
Federer's seventh title on the grass courts at Halle was the perfect confidence booster ahead of his Wimbledon tilt. Thomas Starke/Bongarts/Getty Images
A straight sets win over Milos Raonic at the All England Club took him into his 25th grand slam final. Al Bello/Getty Images
Federer lifts the trophy in Basel for the sixth time after beating David Goffin in the final. It was his fifth title of 2014. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty
Federer joins the other eight finalists in the ATP World Tour Finals for a "selfie" ahead of the action at the 02 Arena. TOBY MELVILLE/Reuters/Landov
He thrashed home hope Andy Murray 6-0 6-1 on his way to the final of the tournament in London. Justin Setterfield/Getty Images
Federer tells fans he has had to pull out of the title match against Djokovic with a back problem. Julian Finney/Getty Images