NEW YORK - Dominic Thiem was talking about himself and the rest of the men in the U.S. Open semifinals, but he might as well have been offering advice to tennis fans the world over."Once we step on the court," Thiem ...
Sep 11, 2020
ROGER Federer and Rafael Nadal own an unforgettable collection of on-court contests - including nine Grand Slam finals - and a healthy store of mutual off-court respect for each other."I saw him grow, right in front of my eyes," Federer said ...
Jul 10, 2020
ZURICH - Roger Federer is already focusing on the 2021 season, including the postponed Tokyo Olympics, as he recovers from two knee surgeries.Federer said Monday (Tuesday, Manila time) he is not yet able to play top-level tennis but he is on ...
Jul 7, 2020
LONDON - Roger Federer will be out of competitive tennis until the start of the 2021 season because of a setback in his recovery from surgery on his right knee.The 20-time Grand Slam champion on Wednesday posted a statement on Twitter ...
Jun 10, 2020
ROGER Federer leads the annual Forbes ranking of highest-paid athletes with what the magazine says is $106.3 million in total earnings.He is the first tennis player to top the list since it was first compiled in 1990.The owner ...
May 30, 2020
ROGER Federer used a string of tweets on Wednesday to call for the merger of the governing bodies for the men's and women's professional tennis tours, sparking a conversation among players and fans.The 20-time Grand Slam ...
Apr 23, 2020
EVER wondered what a chat between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal might sound like? How about Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray or Stan Wawrinka?Fans got the rare chance to watch the Big Three - and two other owners of multiple Grand Slam ...
Apr 21, 2020
NOVAK Djokovic says he spoke with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal about working with the ATP to set up a fund to help lower-ranked tennis players financially affected by the coronavirus pandemic.During an IG live session he held with three- ...
Apr 19, 2020
ROGER Federer offered stuck-at-home amateurs the ultimate online fantasy camp of sorts, a chance to get tennis tips from a guy many consider the greatest of all time.While people all over the world are cooped up because of the ...
Apr 8, 2020
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CHICAGO - Ever since my byline first appeared in the front page of a Cebu City newspaper way back in 1993 when Micheal Jordan shocked the world with his abrupt retirement, writing about sports has always been one of the centering forces in ...
Apr 4, 2020
At Toy Fair 2020 in New York, Funko announced slews of new figurines for 2020, including giant-headed versions of these iconic NBA pairs from the '80s and '90s.First up: Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, recreating, in Funko POP ...
Feb 23, 2020
BASEL, Switzerland - Roger Federer has had surgery on his right knee and will miss the French Open and several other tournaments.Writing on his Facebook page Thursday, the 20-time Grand Slam champion said his knee "has been bothering me for a ...
Feb 20, 2020
MELBOURNE, Australia - Give Roger Federer credit for always showing up and always staying until the end, no matter how sick or hurt he might be.No, he did not beat Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open semifinals.As it was, Federer was ...
Jan 31, 2020
MELBOURNE, Australia - Novak Djokovic was wondering, right along with everyone else, what sort of shape Roger Federer would be in for their Australian Open semifinal.At age 38, despite dealing with a painful groin muscle and coming off a draining five-setter, ...
Jan 30, 2020
MELBOURNE, Australia - Roger Federer was not going to go gently, of course, no matter how daunting the number of match points - his opponent accumulated seven! - no matter how achy his 38-year-old legs, no matter how slow his serves, no matter ...
Jan 28, 2020
MELBOURNE, Australia - Roger Federer needed some time to get going in the Australian Open's fourth round, a match after a draining and difficult escape in which he was two points from defeat.To be precise, he required a full set ...
Jan 26, 2020
MELBOURNE, Australia - The secret to Novak Djokovic's post-30 success? Not his best-in-tennis return. Or his limb-twisting, body-bending court coverage. Or even his baseline consistency or clutch gene.No, ask Djokovic to explain how he keeps ...
Jan 19, 2020
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Roger Federer, for one, figures questions about whether Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic - or both? - will surpass his men's record for most Grand Slam singles titles are moot.That's because he's sure it's going ...
Jan 17, 2020
MELBOURNE, Australia - A capacity crowd of more than 15,000 at Rod Laver Arena watched Roger Federer defeat Nick Kyrgios in a one-set finale to the Australian Open's Rally for Relief to aid wildfire charities on Wednesday.Tennis Australia ...
Jan 16, 2020
SOMETIMES the general managers and player personnel directors on Mount Olympus look down on some lucky soul and declare: This is your moment.Consider Dale Cohen, a 62-year-old shift worker at a plastics company and a golfer from Findlay, Ohio. ...
Dec 31, 2019
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