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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.

2018 US Open Player Spotlight: Roger Federer

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2018 US Open Player Spotlight: Roger Federer

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Federer crashed out of U.S. Open

Federer crashed out of U.S. Open
Federer crashed out of U.S. Open

Roger Federer failed to cope with stifling conditions at the U.S. Open on Monday and suffered a shock 3-6 7-5 7-6(7) 7-6(3) defeat to unseeded Australian John Millman in the last 16.

Second seed Federer, who had not dropped a set in his first three matches, was uncharacteristically sloppy, committing 77 unforced errors and 10 double faults while landing just 49 percent of his first serves.

There was little sign of what was in store for the five-times champion when he took the first set with ease, before world No. 55 Millman turned the tables to win the second then held his nerve through two tiebreaks to secure the victory in three hours and 34 minutes.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Federer beats Kyrgios at US Open

Federer beats Kyrgios at US Open
Federer beats Kyrgios at US Open

Roger Federer handed Nick Kyrgios a 6-4 6-1 7-5 tennis masterclass by storming into the fourth round of the U.S. Open on Saturday with a ruthless display that left the Australian talking to himself and waving the white flag.

With all three of their previous meetings requiring a third-set tiebreak to decide the winner, a packed Arthur Ashe Stadium had expected high drama but instead witnessed a rout as Federer recorded his third win against the unpredictable Australian.

The match was not only an intriguing contrast in styles but also in temperament, with Federer, tennis's ultimate good guy, taking on Kyrgios, the sport's undisputed bad boy.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Video: Roger Federer press conference 2018 US Open

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Video: Roger Federer press conference 2018 US Open

Watch Roger Federer talk about his match against Yoshihito Nishioka and what he needs to do continue to improve each match.

Video: Federer beats Nishioka in R1 of the 2018 US Open

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Video: Roger Federer Cruises to Victory in R1 of the 2018 US Open

Roger Federer reigned supreme in Arthur Ashe Stadium, defeating Yoshihito Nishioka in straight sets.

Video: Federer Practice At 2018 US Open

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Video: Roger Federer Practice At 2018 US Open

Roger Federer gears up to play Yoshihito Nishioka.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Federer makes short work of Nishioka

Federer makes short work of Nishioka
Federer makes short work of Nishioka

Roger Federer made light of energy-sapping conditions to brush past Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka 6-2 6-2 6-4 in his opening match at the U.S. Open on Tuesday.

Where other players had slogged through long rallies as the temperature hit 90 Fahrenheit (32C), Federer kept his time on court to a minimum with a masterclass of serve-and-volley tennis, pulling the industrious world number 177 from one side of the court to the other at will.

Federer, the second seed, broke the Japanese lefthander in the opening game of the one-sided encounter and never looked back, rattling through his service games with a minimum of fuss to wrap up the first set in 28 minutes.

Federer clarifies joke about retirement after US Open win

Federer clarifies joke about retirement after US Open win
Federer clarifies joke about retirement after US Open win

Roger Federer sent something of a shock wave through the tennis world with what he thought was an obvious joke after improving to 18-0 in first-round matches at the U.S. Open.

"I'm happy I never stumbled at the first hurdle," Federer said during his on-court interview Tuesday night. "Almost time to retire - but not yet."

Some folks' reaction might best be summed up as: Wait. WHAT?!

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Video: Roger Federer Practice | 2018 US Open

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Video: Roger Federer Practices on Arthur Ashe Stadium at 2018 US Open

Roger Federer hits Arthur Ashe Stadium to practice in preparation for his US Open campaign.

Video: Federer and Wawrinka Practice | 2018 US Open

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Video: Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka Practice | 2018 US Open

Roger Federer & Stan Wawrinka practice in Arthur Ashe ahead of their 2018 campaigns.

Video: Federer and Cilic Practice | 2018 US Open

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Video: Roger Federer and Marin Cilic Practice | 2018 US Open

Roger Federer practices with 2014 champion Marin Cilic prior to the 2018 US Open Tennis Championships.

Video: Roger Federer Practices | 2018 US Open

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Video: Roger Federer Practices | 2018 US Open

Roger Federer is practicing in the Grandstand.

Federer, Djokovic headline day two at US Open

Federer, Djokovic headline day two at US Open

Roger Federer kicks off his quest for a sixth U.S. Open crown against Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka at the Arthur Ashe Stadium on Tuesday and Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic is in action against Hungary's Marton Fucsovics.

Croatia's Marin Cilic, the 2014 champion, faces Romanian Marius Copil, while fourth seed Alexander Zverev takes on Canada's Peter Polansky.

Australian bad boy Nick Kyrgios will play the first match of the evening session at the Louis Armstrong Stadium against Moldovian Radu Albot while Maria Sharapova, who is seeded 22nd this year, faces Switzerland's Patty Schnyder.

Madison Keys and Frances Tiafoe are the two home hopes in action on the main showcourts, with 14th seed Keys playing France's Pauline Parmentier in the last match on Arthur Ashe. The unseeded Tiafoe faces Frenchman Adrian Mannarino on Grandstand.

Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic on opposite sides of U.S. Open shot-clock controversy

Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic on opposite sides of U.S. Open shot-clock controversy
Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic on opposite sides of U.S. Open shot-clock controversy

In an effort to accelerate pace of play, the U.S. Open introduced a shot clock — the first of its kind at a Grand Slam tennis event — and two former champions are on opposite sides of the net on the issue.

The 25-second timer between shots begins when the official announces the score after each point. If a player does not serve before the clock strikes zero, he or she is issued a warning. A second violation results in the loss of a first serve. Whereas officials previously counted down in their heads and rarely enforced a time limit, actual clocks appear on the courts in New York City for attendees to follow.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Video: How Quickly Federer, The Top 10 Race Through Their Service Games

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Video: How Quickly Federer, The Top 10 Race Through Their Service Games

ATP World Tour Uncovered and Infosys ATP Beyond The Numbers show how quickly Roger Federer and the Top 10 players in the ATP Rankings race through their service games.