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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.

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?!