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Monday, April 1, 2019

Federer wins Miami for 101st career title

Federer wins Miami for 101st career title
Federer wins Miami for 101st career title

Roger Federer defeated a hobbling John Isner 6-1 6-4 for his 101th career title at the Miami Open on Sunday.

Holder Isner struggled to continue late in the second set, hampered by pain in his left foot.

Federer, who won his fourth Miami title, broke Isner three times in a blazing opening set.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Federer vs Isner in Miami final

Roger Federer beats Denis Shapovalov
Federer vs Isner in Miami final

Roger Federer cruised into his fifth Miami Open final with an impressive 6-2 6-4 victory against Denis Shapovalov.

Federer was dominant in service and broke three times to set up a final with John Isner, who beat Felix Auger-Aliassime 7-6(3) 7-6(4).

"I enjoyed it. I think I played very well. I had to," Federer told reporters. "Because I think when you let Denis play, he's got some serious power, and he gets rhythm going. He can really put you in uncomfortable situations.

"So I think I did well, and I'm very happy how I played."

Friday, March 29, 2019

Federer downs Anderson to reach Miami semi-finals

Federer downs Anderson to reach Miami semi-finals
Federer downs Anderson to reach Miami semi-finals

Roger Federer superbly cut Kevin Anderson down to size with a magical ATP and WTA Miami Open display to seal his spot in the semi-finals with a 6-0, 6-4 victory.

The Swiss came into the match with Anderson knowing the world number seven’s huge serve could be the difference at Hard Rock Stadium, just as it was in a dramatic five set, last eight encounter at Wimbledon won by the South African last summer.

Yet after a whirlwind first set, Federer had broken the Anderson serve three times and "bageled" his opponent, much to the delight of a packed house on center court who came to show their appreciation for the evergreen 37 year-old as he chases a fourth Miami title which would take his career tally to 101.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Federer eases past Medvedev into Miami quarters

Federer eases past Medvedev into Miami quarters
Federer eases past Medvedev into Miami quarters

Roger Federer defeated Daniil Medvedev 6-4 6-2 to book his spot in the quarter-finals at the 2019 Miami Open.

Federer can look back on dozens of brilliant performances and the Swiss maestro could add his ruthless fourth-round win over the red hot Russian to that list.

With 17 match wins, no player has had more success this year than the lanky Russian but Medvedev had no answers for a rampaging Federer, who needed just 61 minutes to reach the last eight, where he will take on towering sixth-seeded South African Kevin Anderson.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Federer moves into Round of 16 in Miami

Federer moves into Round of 16 in Miami

Roger Federer swept through his third-round match against Filip Krajinovic 7-5, 6-3 on Monday to advance to the round of 16 at the Miami Open in Miami Gardens, Fla.

Federer, seeded fourth, broke serve early in the second set and finished with 14 aces and 35 winners after struggling in his previous match, when he needed three sets to put away Moldova's Radu Albot.

Federer said he was happy with his performance against Krajinovic, a 27-year-old Serbian who reached the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif., earlier this month.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Djokovic ready to play tennis not politics at Miami Open

Djokovic ready to play tennis not politics at Miami Open
Djokovic ready to play tennis not politics at Miami Open

Novak Djokovic dismissed any suggestion of friction with Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal as tennis politics spilled over to the Miami Open.

Tension between the three biggest names in men's tennis appeared on the rise after Djokovic, president of the ATP Player Council, rebuffed a request by Federer to meet during the BNP Paribas in Indian Wells earlier this month to discuss the future of ATP chairman Chris Kermode.

Despite a tenure which brought record prize money and growth, Kermode was ousted as ATP chief when players' representatives on the ATP Board failed to endorse an extension of the Englishman's contract.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Video: Thiem beats Federer, wins Indian Wells title

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Video: Thiem beats Federer, wins Indian Wells title

Watch highlights as Dominic Thiem defeats Roger Federer in the 2019 BNP Paribas Open final to lift his first ATP Masters 1000 trophy.


Thiem wins Indian Wells 2019 title

Thiem wins Indian Wells 2019 title
Thiem wins Indian Wells 2019 title

Dominic Thiem claimed his first Masters 1000 title after coming from a set down to defeat Roger Federer 3-6 6-3 7-5 and win the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.

Momentum swung in Thiem's favor in the deciding set when he smacked a forehand winner down the line to break Federer and take a 6-5 lead.

The Austrian fell on his back and covered his face with his hands when Federer, who had been bidding for a record sixth Indian Wells title and 101st tournament victory, netted on match point.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Federer vs Thiem in Indian Wells final

Federer vs Thiem in Indian Wells final
Federer vs Thiem in Indian Wells final

Roger Federer will face Dominic Thiem for the 2019 Indian Welss title.

Federer advanced after Rafa Nadal withdrew due to injury while Thiem defeated Milos Raonic 7-6 (7/3), 6-7 (3/7), 6-4.

Nadal couldn't take the court for the blockbuster semi-final with Swiss great Federer.

"I wanted to try my best to be competitive today," a dejected Nadal said. "I warmed up today in the morning, and I felt that my knee was not enough good to compete at the level that I need to compete, to play semi-finals match of this event."

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Nadal out of semis at Indian Wells

Nadal out of semis at Indian Wells
Nadal out of semis at Indian Wells

Rafael Nadal withdrew from the BNP Paribas Open on Saturday, done in once again by a knee injury.

He had been set to play longtime rival Roger Federer in the semifinals.

A somber Nadal announced his withdrawal a couple hours before he was scheduled to take the court at Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

Federer vs Nadal at Indian Wells semis

Federer vs Nadal at Indian Wells semis
Federer vs Nadal at Indian Wells semis

Rafael Nadal withstood the challenge of Karen Khachanov to set up a blockbuster semi-final with Roger Federer at the ATP Indian Wells Masters Friday despite a flare-up of right knee trouble that required mid-match treatment.

Nadal dominated both tiebreakers to beat the towering Russian 7-6 (7/2), 7-6 (7/2).

He booked a 39th career meeting with Federer who breezed past Hubert Hurkacz of Poland 6-4, 6-4.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Federer and Nadal roll into quarters at Indian Wells

Federer and Nadal roll into quarters at Indian Wells
Federer and Nadal roll into quarters at Indian Wells

Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal remained on course for a mouthwatering semi-final clash at the BNP Paribas Open with straightforward fourth-round victories.

Federer needed just over an hour to dispatch Kyle Edmund 6-1 6-4 in their first career meeting and reach the quarter-finals on a sunny and breezy day in Indian Wells.

Next up for Federer is Hubert Hurkacz, who defeated Denis Shapovalov 7-6(3) 2-6 6-3 earlier in the day to set up his first career meeting with the Swiss Master.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Nadal and Federer into Indian Wells last 16

Nadal into Indian Wells last 16
Nadal and Federer into Indian Wells last 16

Rafael Nadal beat Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 6-1 to reach the fourth round of the ATP Indian Wells Masters.

Nadal took his record against the world No. 26 to 7-0 in emphatic style, never facing a break point in a match lasting an hour and 16 minutes.

"I did a lot of things well. I started the match very well," Nadal said. "My serve worked very well, especially in the first set. But during the second, I was doing things well anyway, so just happy having a match that I suffered in the past against Diego. We know each other well, so it's a positive victory for me."

Monday, March 11, 2019

Nadal and Federer advance at Indian Wells

Nadal and Federer advance at Indian Wells

Rafael Nadal raced into the third round of the ATP Indian Wells Masters as Roger Federer made a less speedy but still successful start to his quest for a sixth title on Sunday.

Nadal needed just 72 minutes to get past overmatched Jared Donaldson, 6-1, 6-1.

Federer looked set for a similarly easy time of it, but had to turn back a second-set challenge from German Peter Gojowczyk in a 6-1, 7-5 win.

Federer said he was relieved not to go to a second-set tiebreaker after falling behind 3-1 to the free-swinging German, who is ranked 85th in the world.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Family will remain priority post retirement for Federer

Family will remain priority post retirement for Federer
Family will remain priority post retirement for Federer

Roger Federer is looking forward to having more freedom and more time with his family when he eventually leaves behind the sport he has dominated, the Swiss master said on Wednesday.

The evergreen veteran won his landmark 100th career title in Dubai during the weekend but told reporters that while he is not yet ready to hang up the racquet, he can see himself enjoying his post-career life.

"I want to keep it as flexible as possible when it is all said and done," Roger said at Indian Wells.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Federer beats Tsitsipas in Dubai to claim 100th title

Federer beats Tsitsipas in Dubai to claim 100th title
Federer beats Tsitsipas in Dubai to claim 100th title

Roger Federer claimed the 100th ATP title of his career by beating Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4 6-4 in the final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.

The 20-times Grand Slam champion became the second man in the Open Era to win 100 titles, after American Jimmy Connors who won 109.

Federer also avenged his shock defeat by Tsitsipas in the Australian Open fourth round in January and will climb to number four in the rankings on Monday.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Federer wins in Dubai to begin latest bid for 100th title

Federer wins in Dubai to begin latest bid for 100th title

Roger Federer’s latest attempt to win his 100th ATP singles title made a shaky start at the Dubai Championships where he overcame Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 on Monday.

Federer entered the first-round match with a 13-0 record against the German, and broke in the first game to run through the first set.

But Kohlschreiber forced a third set between them for only the third time. In that set, Federer forced an error to break for 2-0 and held, and cruised home.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Roger Federer Knocked From Australian Open by Stefanos Tsitsipas

Roger Federer Knocked From Australian Open by Stefanos Tsitsipas
Roger Federer Knocked From Australian Open by Stefanos Tsitsipas

A veteran right-hander with an all-court game and a one-handed backhand, the hands-down greatest player of his era, was trying to dodge an upset in a fourth-round match of a Grand Slam tournament against a former junior world No. 1 with long hair, a flowing one-handed backhand and no fear.

In their first official head-to-head meeting, Pete Sampras, then 29, could not hold off a 19-year-old Roger Federer, who won in five sets at Wimbledon in 2001.

Video: Federer can't get past Australian Open security

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Video: Federer can't get past Australian Open security

Maybe Roger Federer isn't as famous as we thought.

Turns out that even he must carry his tournament ID to get where he's try to go at the Australian Open.

Rules are rules, after all.


Thursday, September 6, 2018

Video: John Millman interview after upseting Roger Federer

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Video: John Millman interview after upseting Roger Federer

John Millman defeats five-time champion Roger Federer, arguably the match of his life.