NEW YORK - At some point, of course, Rafael Nadal and the rest of the Big Three will stop winning Grand Slam titles, someone younger will emerge and a shift at the top of tennis will happen.Just not yet.And while so ...
Sep 10, 2019
NEW YORK - The 19th Grand Slam title that seemed so inevitable for Rafael Nadal during the first two-plus sets of the US Open final suddenly seemed in doubt as Daniil Medvedev forced it to a fifth.What had all the makings ...
Sep 9, 2019
NEW YORK - Betrayed by his 38-year-old body, and his forehand, Roger Federer is done at the US Open.Federer's upper back and neck gave him trouble, he kept missing makeable shots and he kept giving away the lead ...
Sep 4, 2019
NEW YORK - There was no slow start to this US Open outing for Roger Federer, who bristled at the suggestion that he might have played a role in some favorable scheduling.After dropping the opening set in each of his initial two ...
Aug 31, 2019
NEW YORK - Roger Federer's not about to start trying new tricks now.So even though he's lost the opening set in each of his first two US Open matches for the first time in the 19 times he&# ...
Aug 29, 2019
NEW YORK - Roger Federer dropped the first set he played at this year's US Open - against someone named Nagal.No, not Nadal.Nagal.Federer shrugged off that slow start and came back for a, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, ...
Aug 27, 2019
NOVAK Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have combined to take 11 Slam titles in a row and 54 of the past 65.One thing to keep an eye on: Federer and Nadal have played each other 40 times but never at ...
Aug 26, 2019
MASON, Ohio - For Roger Federer, it was one big blur. The seven-time champion was ousted from one of his favorite tournaments in barely over an hour, falling in straight sets to a 21-year-old qualifier he'd never faced. ...
Aug 16, 2019
WIMBLEDON, England - Novak Djokovic never has been this close to Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the Grand Slam trophy count.Given the way Djokovic edged Federer in a thrilling Wimbledon final for his fourth championship at the past five major tournaments, ...
Jul 16, 2019
WIMBLEDON, England - Roger Federer won more points than Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final.Federer was the first of the pair to come within a point of taking the championship Sunday, too. Had two such chances in the fifth set, even.Indeed, ...
Jul 15, 2019
WIMBLEDON, England - For nearly five tight, tense and terrific hours, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer traded the lead, playing on and on and on until an unprecedented fifth-set tiebreaker was required to settle their memorable Wimbledon final.In the end, it ...
Jul 14, 2019
WIMBLEDON, England - After waiting 11 years to get another shot against Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon, Roger Federer was so, so close to the finish line.One match point slipped away when Federer missed a forehand return. A second came and went on ...
Jul 13, 2019
WIMBLEDON, England - After going more than 1½ years without playing each other anywhere, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will be meeting at a second consecutive Grand Slam tournament when they face off in Wimbledon's semifinals.Last month, Nadal got his ...
Jul 11, 2019
WIMBLEDON, England - All these years later, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will meet again at Wimbledon for the 40th installment of their terrific rivalry - and first at the All England Club since their memorable 2008 final."Such a long time," Nadal said. ...
Jul 11, 2019
WIMBLEDON, England - The start of Week 2 at Wimbledon is known as "Manic Monday," because it's the only Grand Slam tournament that traditionally takes the middle Sunday off and, therefore, the only one that schedules all 16 men's ...
Jul 8, 2019
WIMBLEDON, England - Eight-time champion Roger Federer was seeded No. 2 for Wimbledon, one spot ahead of Rafael Nadal, reversing their positions in the ATP rankings and creating a debate about whether the All England Club's seeding system should be ...
Jun 27, 2019
HALLE, Germany - Roger Federer will play David Goffin in the final as he bids for a record-extending 10th Halle Open title on Sunday.Federer defeated the 43rd-ranked Pierre-Hugues Herbert of France 6-3, 6-3 and Goffin brought an ...
Jun 23, 2019
HALLE, Germany - 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 ...
Jun 22, 2019
PARIS - Rafael Nadal made quick work of Roger Federer in their first French Open meeting since 2011, beating his rival 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 on Friday in strong wind to reach his 12th final at Roland Garros.Nadal has never ...
Jun 7, 2019
PARIS - The French Open semifinal between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal comes 15 years after their first match against each other.For tennis' sake, maybe this won't be their last meeting with a lot on the line. Given that ...
Jun 7, 2019
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