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
PARIS - Roger Federer knew when he returned to the French Open that, if things went exceedingly well, he eventually would find himself face-to-face with Rafael Nadal.Here we go.Just like old times.Federer put away Stan Wawrinka after a ...
Jun 5, 2019
PARIS - Roger Federer has a chance to take a measure of revenge against friend and fellow Swiss player Stan Wawrinka in the French Open quarterfinals.Wawrinka beat Federer in straight sets in their last Roland Garros meeting at the same stage four ...
Jun 4, 2019
PARIS - This is why Stan Wawrinka went through two operations on his left knee in the span of a month. Why he dealt with the rigors of rehabilitating that joint.Why he did all the work, on and off the court, required ...
Jun 3, 2019
PARIS - Roger Federer, 37, joked to a stadium filled with screaming kids that he's "so super old."Stan Wawrinka, 34, pulled a crying boy out of a crush of autograph-seekers in the stands.Rafael Nadal, about to turn 33, ...
May 30, 2019
PARIS - Roger Federer entered a refurbished Court Philippe Chatrier for his first French Open match since 2015, greeted by the sun peeking through the clouds and the full-throated support of spectators in their designer sunglasses, straw hats and sweaters tied over ...
May 27, 2019
PARIS - When Roger Federer played his first match at Roland Garros the domestic currency was francs rather than euros, Steffi Graf was about to claim a sixth French Open title and few had heard of the young Swiss player who would go ...
May 25, 2019
PARIS - Rafael Nadal will start his campaign for a record-extending 12th title at the French Open against a qualifier. And if he makes it to the second round of the clay-court Grand Slam, another qualifier will be waiting.The defending ...
May 24, 2019
ROME - Rafael Nadal put away Fernando Verdasco, 6-4, 6-0, at the Italian Open on Friday to reach the semifinals after conceding only six games in his six sets of tennis at the tournament.Yet he ought to be a little ...
May 18, 2019
MADRID - Roger Federer's return to clay lasted only three matches.A day after saving two match points at the Madrid Open, Federer squandered two match points himself in the quarterfinals against Dominic Thiem on Friday, losing, 3-6, 7-6 ( ...
May 11, 2019
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