Showing posts with label roger federer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label roger federer. Show all posts

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Roger Federer pulls out of French Open

Roger Federer pulls out of French Open

Roger Federer pulled out of the French Open, ending his record of appearing in 65 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments dating back to 2000.

I regret to announce that I have made the decision not to play in this year’s French Open. I have been making steady progress with my overall fitness, but I am still not 100% and feel I might be taking an unnecessary risk by playing in this event before I am really ready. This decision was not easy to make, but I took it to ensure I could play the remainder of the season and help to extend the rest of my career. I remain as motivated and excited as ever and my plan is to achieve the highest level of fitness before returning to the ATP World Tour for the upcoming grass court season. I am sorry for my fans in Paris but I very much look forward to returning to Roland Garros in 2017.

Last week, Federer played at the Italian Open and lost to Dominic Thiem in the third round. He withdrew from the Madrid Open the previous week because of back pain.

Because of Federer's withdrawal from the tournament in Paris, Rafael Nadal will move up to No. 4 in the seedings, meaning he will avoid a possible quarterfinal match against top-ranked Novak Djokovic.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Video: Federer Perfect Backhand In Rome 2016 Hot Shot

Video: Federer Perfect Backhand In Rome 2016 Hot Shot

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Video: Federer One Match Win Away From Tying Lendl Rome 2016

Video: Federer One Match Win Away From Tying Lendl Rome 2016

Video: Federer Stretches In Rome 2016 Hot Shot

Video: Federer Stretches In Rome 2016 Hot Shot

Roger Federer stretches and lunges to get the better of Alexander Zverev on Wednesday at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Federer withdraws from Madrid Masters because of back injury

Federer withdraws from Madrid Masters because of back injury

Roger Federer's injury woes continue.

In the latest setback to an already complicated season, Federer was forced to withdraw from the Madrid Masters on Monday because of a back injury.

Federer said that he was hurt in practice during the weekend and didn't want to take any chances aggravating the injury.

"I rather play it safe and rest up now,"Federer said. "I'm very disappointed to say the least."

Federer was coming of a knee injury after the Australian Open which sidelined the Swiss player for about two months. He also withdrew from the Miami Open in March because of a stomach virus.

"It's been a tough year," Federer said. "I hope it gets better from here."

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Roger Federer to play Madrid Masters

Roger Federer to play Madrid Masters

Roger Federer will continue his preparation for the French Open next month by taking part in the Madrid Masters next week.

"The Madrid Open can count upon the presence of Roger Federer," said a statement on the tournament's website.

"Federer is one of the best tennis players in history and Madrid is a special place for him," said tournament director Manolo Santana.

"We are delighted to be able to once again count on his presence at the Caja Magica."

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Photos: Monte-Carlo Masters Launch Party at Zelo's Monaco

Photos: Monte-Carlo Masters Launch Party at Zelo's Monaco

ATP Tennis Players like Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafa Nadal, Andy Murray and others enjoyed the Photos: Monte-Carlo Masters Launch Party at Zelo's Monaco at the Monte-Carlo Country Club.... Enjoy the pics...

Friday, March 25, 2016

Federer withdrew from Miami

Federer withdrew from Miami

Roger Federer annouced his withdrawal from Miami due to a virus.

Federer was scheduled to play Juan Martin del Potro today but pulled out a few hours before the match.

Horacio Zeballos, from Argentina, will take his place in the second round as a lucky loser.


Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Video: Roger Federer toasts Oscars with tequila

Video: Roger Federer toasts Oscars with tequila

Roger Federer donned a tuxedo to head to the Oscars in Los Angeles and marked the occasion with a shot of tequila.

He took to the red carpet in Beverly Hills to soak up the atmosphere at Hollywood’s star night.

Federer joined Guillermo, who’s from the American programme the Jimmy Kimmel show, to have a quick drink before heading into the prestigious ceremony.

Photos: Federer Attends 2016 Oscars

Photos: Federer Attends 2016 Oscars

Roger Federer attended the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, California last Sunday.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Federer to missing from BNP Paribas Open for first time since 2000

Federer to missing from BNP Paribas Open for first time since 2000

Roger Federer, underwent arthroscopic surgery on his knee February 3, has withdrawn from Indian Wells as he only returned to the practice court this past Tuesday.

On his Facebook page, Federer wrote: “The rehab for my knee is going really well! I have now had a lot of great practices on the court and in the gym. As it is a long year, I don't want to push it too hard and come back too soon. Thus, I will unfortunately not be able to make it back in time for the great event in Indian Wells but I do plan on playing in the desert next year.

“After consultation with my team, I have decided to enter the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters. Thanks for the support and I will see you back on tour soon.”

Federer won three consecutive titles in the Californian desert from 2004-06. Since making his debut in 2001, Federer has made 15 consecutive appearances in Indian Wells.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Roger Federer underwent arthroscopic surgery

Roger Federer underwent arthroscopic surgery

Roger Federer announced on his Facebook Page that he underwent arthroscopic surgery... THis is what the former world number 1 said:

I want to inform you that yesterday I underwent arthroscopic surgery on my knee. I injured my knee the day after the semi-finals in Australia. After getting tests done when I returned home, it was determined that I had torn my meniscus. I apologize to my friends in Rotterdam and Dubai, as I was very much looking forward to playing those events. While this is an unfortunate setback, I am encouraged and grateful that my doctor said the procedure was a success. I am looking forward to attacking the rehabilitation process this afternoon with my team and working hard to get back out on tour as soon as possible. Thanks for all your incredible support. I will check in with all of you soon.

Get well soon Roger!!!!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Roger Federer Interview - Australian Open Semifinals

Roger Federer Interview - Australian Open Semifinals

Novak Djokovic def Roger Federer 6-1 6-2 3-6 6-3

Q. Was it disappointing that after you took the third set that you had to stop for the roof closing?
ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, yeah. I mean, maybe. But then again, I don't think that's where the match played out, to be quite honest. The match was in a tough spot at that point anyway.

But maybe with momentum it could have helped. I don't think so. We were told beforehand that this could happen. It's fine, you know.

Q. You played him many times. How good was he in those first two sets?
ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I mean, I've seen Novak play this well before. It's tough when it's from the start because obviously you got to try to stop the bleeding at some point, you know. Because he returns very well, like Andre Agassi. He can get one or two sets all of a sudden. Those sets run away very quickly.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Roger Federer Photos - Australian Open 2016 Day 9

Roger Federer Photos - Australian Open 2016 Day 9

Ejot these great pics of Roger Federer during his quarter final match against Tomas Berdych on day nine of the 2016 Australian Open at Melbourne Park ...

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Roger Federer Australian Open Interview - Quarterfinals

Roger Federer Australian Open Interview - Quarterfinals

Roger Federer def Tomas Berdych 7-6(4) 6-2 6-4

Q. Solid performance out there tonight. How would you assess it?
ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I think I played well overall. You know, wished maybe I didn't get a break here or there. At the same time Tomas was pushing for it, he was looking for it, so clearly it can happen.

He's got a lot of power. He knows how to do it. So I was happy that on both occasions, first and third, I was able to react quickly. The second set, when I did have the break, I was able to roll with it.

Yeah, I think the first set was tough. It was the one that took the longest, had the most importance of all the sets, in my opinion. It was definitely key to the rest of the match because I think it maybe might've taken some energy out of Tomas. Who knows? If not physical, also mental. It's always tough to lose the first set in best of five in a breaker in my opinion.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Roger Federer Interview Australian Open Day 7

Roger Federer Interview Australian Open Day 7

Roger Federer def David Goffin 6-2 6-1 6-4

Q. You obviously came for a quick match considering the late start.
ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, what do you want to hear?

Q. Thoughts on the match.
ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, it was good. Surprised it went as fast as it did. You know, to win the first two sets within 50 minutes is the best thing that can happen out there, especially with a late start and against a quality player. So I was very happy.

It was important to keep the momentum going, keep staying aggressive and, you know, trying to get the match done in three. I was able to do that. I was very pleased.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Roger Federer Interview Australian Open Day 5

Roger Federer Interview Australian Open Day 5

Roger Federer def Grigor Dimitrov 6-4 3-6 6-1 6-4

Q. 300th win in a Grand Slam, what does that mean to you, besides going through the next round?
ROGER FEDERER: I don't know, it's very exciting, I must tell you. Like when I reached 1,000 last year, it was a big deal for me. Not something I ever aimed for or looked for, but when it happens, it's very special. Yeah, you look deeper into it, I guess, where it's all happened and how. Yeah, so it's very nice. I'm very happy.

Q. Today's match, perhaps fairly straightforward after that second set?
ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, that was my goal, to react quickly after the second set because I struggled a little bit, but then found my way back, then was able to take charge of the match. It was important. Conditions, again, were very different indoors than they were against Dolgopolov in the second round. Even night session plays different.

Just got to manage these conditions a bit. You know, I'm pleased. Wasn't easy. I didn't expect it to be against Grigor. It was a tough round, so I'm happy.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Roger Federer Australian Open Day 3 Interview - January 20th 2016

Roger Federer Australian Open Day 3 Interview - January 20th 2016

Federer's Australian Open 2016 Photos

Roger Federer def Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-3 7-5 6-1

Q. Did you happen to serve particularly well today or is that an aspect of your game you've been working on?
ROGER FEDERER: I think it's a very important part of the game. I think everybody should work on it, to be honest. It's the only shot that we can actually really control. The rest we are reacting to.

And then I thought today I did serve very well. You know, maybe just matched up well with maybe Dolgopolov maybe wasn't seeing it as well. But also conditions are fast during the daytime, so that helps to be able to serve through opponents.

It's also harder to return, clearly. I'm happy I got crucial first break in the first set. I think it was a big set for me. Then second set was the key, really, because it was close for a while. I had missed some chances.

Roger Federer Photos - Australian Open 2016 Day 3

Roger Federer Photos - Australian Open 2016 Day 3

Roger Federer won his second round match against Alexandr Dolgopolov uring day three of the 2016 Australian Open ... Check out some pics from the match....

Monday, January 18, 2016

Roger Federer Photos at Australian Open 2016 Day 1

Roger Federer Photos at Australian Open 2016 Day 1

Roger Federer won his first round match against Nikoloz Basilashvili on day one of the 2016 Australian Open at Melbourne Park ... Check out some pics of the former world number 1....