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Monday, June 24, 2019

Federer wins record 10th Halle Open title

Federer wins record 10th Halle Open title
Federer wins record 10th Halle Open title

Roger Federer set another benchmark in his remarkable career by winning his 10th Halle Open title on Sunday.

The Swiss great defeated David Goffin 7-6 (2), 6-1 to extend his record of wins at the grass-court tournament and claim his 10th at an individual event for the first time. Only Rafael Nadal had previously achieved the feat in the Open era.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Federer reaches Halle semis

Federer reaches Halle semis
Federer reaches Halle semis

Roger Federer defeated Roberto Bautista Agut 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 to reach the Halle Open semifinals for the 15th time in his last 15 appearances on Friday.

Federer, who is bidding for a tournament record-extending 10th title and a personal record 10th in a single event, saved four of the five break points he faced and converted three of his six opportunities to win in 1 hour, 53 minutes on the grass.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Federer keeps rolling at Roland Garros

Federer keeps rolling at Roland Garros
Federer keeps rolling at Roland Garros

Roger Federer beat Oscar Otte 6-4 6-3 6-4 in the second-round of the 2019 Roland Garros tennis event.

After closing out his victory with a signature stroke of magic, a silky backhand drop volley played on the walk from mid-court, the Court Philippe Chatrier crowd rose as one.

After a warm handshake with 144th-ranked Otte, who played admirably in the biggest match of his career, Federer milked the applause as the fans broke out into a chant of "Roger, Roger".

Later, pandemonium broke out in the concourse outside the media center as the 20-times Grand Slam champion, who skipped the last three editions of the claycourt showpiece, headed for his post-match duties through hoards of fans.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Video: Roger Federer Press Conference | Roland-Garros 2019 Round 1

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Video: Roger Federer Press Conference | Roland-Garros 2019 Round 1

Watch Roger Federer's press conference after his victory against Lorenzo Sonego at the Roland Garros men first round.

Roger Federer won 6/2; 6/4; 6/4.

Monday, May 27, 2019

Roger Federer wins Roland Garros opener in style

Roger Federer wins Roland Garros opener in style
Roger Federer wins Roland Garros opener in style

Roger Federer made a stylish comeback to the French Open after a three-year hiatus as the revamped, widely-acclaimed Roland Garros burst into life on Sunday.

Federer swept aside Lorenzo Sonego 6-2 6-4 6-4 in a graceful performance on an expanded court Philippe Chatrier.

“Because there has been some pressure in the beginning, obviously some nerves, many people wanted to know how it was going to be for me, how I was going to be back.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Federer's return to Paris

Federer's return to Paris
Federer's return to Paris

All Roger Federer had to do was strike a few silky forehands in his first practice session at Roland Garros for four years to create something of a social media frenzy this week.

Ever since the 37-year-old announced he was ending his self-imposed French Open exile, anticipation has been growing and video footage of his gentle warmup on Tuesday sent his legions of fans into a frenzy.

It is 10 years since Federer claimed his one and only title on the Parisian dirt -- completing his career slam with victory over Swede Robin Soderling.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Federer fights hard to advance in Rome

Federer fights hard to advance in Rome
Federer fights hard to advance in Rome

Roger Federer saved two match points against Borna Coric to advance to the quarterfinals of the Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome.

Djokovic, Nadal and Federer played two matches Thursday after play was backed up because of rain on Wednesday.

Federer beat Joao Sousa 6-4, 6-3 in the Round of 32, then dropped the first set against Coric before rallying to win 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7).

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Thiem ousts Federer in Madrid Open

Thiem ousts Federer in Madrid Open
Thiem ousts Federer in Madrid Open

Dominic Thiem defeated Roger Federer 3-6 7-6(11) 6-4 to end the Swiss's clay season comeback and reach the Madrid Open semi-finals.

Thiem, who saved two match points, will face Novak Djokovic after the world number one's opponent Marin Cilic withdrew with food poisoning.

Rafael Nadal beat Stan Wawrinka 6-1 6-2 to set up a clash with Stefanos Tsitsipas, who edged Alexander Zverev 7-5 3-6 6-2, in the other semi.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Federer survives Monfils, faces Thiem next

Federer survives Monfils, faces Thiem next
Federer survives Monfils, faces Thiem next

Roger Federer survived two match points against Gael Monfils to extend his claycourt comeback and reach the quarter-finals of the Madrid Open.

He was joined in the last eight by five-times Madrid champion Rafael Nadal and world number one Novak Djokovic.

The evergreen Federer did not drop a game in a dominant first set but was dragged into an intense battle by an inspired Monfils before prevailing 6-0 4-6 7-6(3).

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Federer makes triumphant return to clay in Madrid

Federer makes triumphant return to clay in Madrid
Federer makes triumphant return to clay in Madrid

Roger Federer made an impressive return to clay by easing past Richard Gasquet to reach the last 16 of the Madrid Open on Tuesday.

Federer took just 52 minutes to see off Frenchman Gasquet 6-2 6-3 in what was his first match on clay in three years after skipping the 2017 and 2018 seasons on the surface to manage a knee injury.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Videos: Roger Federer Practise In Madrid

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Videos: Roger Federer Practise In Madrid

Watch Roger Federer arrive in Madrid ahead of the Mutua Madrid Open, which is his first clay-court tournament since Rome in 2016.


Video: Roger Federer Visits The Palacio de Cibeles In Madrid

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Video: Roger Federer Visits The Palacio de Cibeles In Madrid

Watch Roger Federer visit the Palacio de Cibeles ahead of the Mutua Madrid Open. meeting with Madrid Mayor Manuela Carmena.



Photo Credit: Mutua Madrid Open.

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.