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 ...
2 days ago
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
YOUR scholarship as a sports fan is up for renewal. Not to worry. Just answer a dozen questions from 2019 and you're on your way. The passing grade? That's up to the crew in the replay booth. JANUARYPresident Donald Trump ...
Dec 28, 2019
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Roger Federer arrives for his interview at the precise appointed time, steering his white sedan into a parking spot in an industrial area dotted by art galleries about 15 minutes from his luxury apartment in this home-away- ...
Dec 19, 2019
BERN, Switzerland - The Swiss government says it will produce a 20 franc silver coin with Roger Federer's image on it.The government says it's the first time it has dedicated a commemorative coin to a living person.A ...
Dec 3, 2019
LONDON - The ATP Finals will have a first-time champion for the fourth year in a row after Stefanos Tsitsipas and Dominic Thiem won their semifinals on Saturday.Thiem beat defending champion Alexander Zverev after Tsitsipas ousted six-time winner Roger Federer, ...
Nov 16, 2019
LONDON - Roger Federer showed that memories of this year's Wimbledon final are well and truly behind him.In the first rematch between Federer and Novak Djokovic since that epic five-set final, the Swiss star dominated from the start to win ...
Nov 15, 2019
LONDON - Dominic Thiem became the first player to advance from the group stage at the ATP Finals after outlasting five-time champion Novak Djokovic 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-6 (5) in a seesaw crowd pleaser on Tuesday.That leaves Djokovic ...
Nov 13, 2019
LONDON - After being thoroughly outplayed by defending champion Alexander Zverev at the ATP Finals, Rafael Nadal refused to make any excuses.The top-ranked Spaniard wouldn't blame the abdominal problem that forced him to pull out of the Paris Masters ...
Nov 12, 2019
MADRID - Rafael Nadal is back at the top of the ATP rankings, regaining the No. 1 spot for the first time since November 2018.The 33-year-old Spaniard has become the second-oldest No. 1 player. Roger Federer led the rankings ...
Nov 5, 2019
BASEL, Switzerland - Roger Federer won his hometown Swiss Indoors title for the 10th time by dominating Alex de Minaur in a 6-2, 6-2 victory on Sunday.The 38-year-old Federer put on a tennis clinic in his first match ...
Oct 28, 2019
BASEL, Switzerland - Roger Federer delighted his hometown fans by cruising past Stefanos Tsitsipas, 6-4, 6-4, in the Swiss Indoors semifinals on Saturday.Seeking a 10th career title in Basel, the 38-year-old Federer will play 20-year-old Alex ...
Oct 27, 2019
BASEL, Switzerland - Playing in his 1,500th tour-level match, Roger Federer needed just 53 minutes to cruise past German qualifier Peter Gojowczyk, 6-2, 6-1, on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time) at his hometown Swiss Indoors event.The nine-time Basel ...
Oct 22, 2019
TOKYO - Roger Federer says he plans to play at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.The Swiss great, a four-time Olympian, says "at the end of the day my heart decided I would love to play at the Olympic Games again."Federer made ...
Oct 15, 2019
SHANGHAI - Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic went from perfectly unbeatable to unbelievably beaten in the quarterfinals of the Shanghai Masters.Federer and Djokovic had been a combined 13-0 in Shanghai with a spot in the semifinals on the line, but both ...
Oct 12, 2019
SHANGHAI - Roger Federer saved five set points in the first set as he scrambled to a 7-6 (7), 6-4 win over 13th-seeded David Goffin on Thursday and advanced to the Shanghai Masters quarterfinals.Second-seeded Federer holds a 10- ...
Oct 11, 2019
GENEVA - After Roger Federer secured a must-win victory for Team Europe, Alexander Zverev ensured the Laver Cup was retained on Sunday in a title-deciding super-tiebreaker against Milos Raonic of Team World.Zverev fired a cross-court forehand winner to ...
Sep 23, 2019
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