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French Open to be Federer’s only claycourt appearance in 2020

02 February, 2020 3:01 pm 3:01 pm

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Roger Federer will make his only appearance on clay this season at Roland Garros, his agent has told Reuters. The Swiss skipped the entire claycourt season in 2017 and 2018 and last year played only two tournaments on the surface before arriving in Paris for the French Open. There was speculation that … Read More


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Djokovic downs Federer in straight sets to reach Australian Open final

01 January, 2020 5:16 pm 5:16 pm

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic once again beat great rival Roger Federer at a Grand Slam on Thursday with a 7-6(1) 6-4 6-3 win to reach the Australian Open final and remain on course for a record-extending eighth title at Melbourne Park. It was the 50th act of one of the greatest rivalries of the … Read More


Heart, decides, Federer, confirms, Tokyo, Olympics, participation

Heart decides as Federer confirms Tokyo Olympics participation

10 October, 2019 11:23 pm 11:23 pm

TOKYO (Reuters) – Roger Federer confirmed his participation in next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo and said on Monday that he had listened to his heart before making the decision. The Swiss 38-year-old competed in the first of four Olympic Games at Sydney in 2000 and won the doubles gold partnering Stan Wawrinka in 2008 … Read More


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Federer cruises past Ramos-Vinolas in Shanghai

10 October, 2019 10:39 pm 10:39 pm

BEIJING (Reuters) – Roger Federer eased past Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-2 7-6(5) to reach the last-16 of the Shanghai Masters on Tuesday, avenging a defeat to the Spaniard in their last meeting at the same stage of the tournament in 2015. Second seed Federer, who received a first-round bye, broke Ramos-Vinolas twice in the opening set … Read More


Federer, Serena seek US Open quarter-final berths on day seven

09 September, 2019 10:17 am 10:17 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Roger Federer will try to avoid a second consecutive fourth-round exit from the US Open when he returns to action on Sunday while Serena Williams resumes her quest for a record-tying 24th Grand Slam title. Federer, who wilted in hot and humid conditions last year when he fell to Australian John … Read More


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Federer progresses in US Open as Serena overpowers Sharapova

08 August, 2019 2:13 pm 2:13 pm

NEW YORK (AFP) – Serena Williams overwhelmed Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-1 to reach the second round of the US Open in search of her 24th Grand Slam title while “rusty” Roger Federer rallied past Indian qualifier Sumit Nagal. Six-time US Open champion Williams crushed the five-time major winner from Russia in only 59 minutes, beating … Read More


Federer, crushes, Clarke, reach, Wimbledon, third, round

Federer crushes Clarke to reach Wimbledon third round

07 July, 2019 10:39 pm 10:39 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Roger Federer dashed home hopes of an outlandish upset at Wimbledon by easing into the third round with a 6-1 7-6(3) 6-2 win over Britain’s world number 169 Jay Clarke on Thursday to reach the third round. Federer had never lost a Grand Slam match to somebody as low as Clarke in … Read More


Federer, seeded, second, Wimbledon, Nadal, three

Federer seeded second at Wimbledon, Nadal drops to three

06 June, 2019 5:46 pm 5:46 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Eight-time champion Roger Federer was confirmed as the second seed for Wimbledon on Wednesday, bumping Rafael Nadal down to third despite being ranked below the Spaniard. Defending champion Novak Djokovic tops the draw while new world number one Ash Barty is top seed in the women’s singles. South African Kevin Anderson, runner-up … Read More


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No sweat for Nadal and Federer, Bertens pulls out

05 May, 2019 9:35 am 9:35 am

PARIS (Reuters) – Defending champion Rafael Nadal continued to chomp his way through the French Open draw on Wednesday and Roger Federer also maintained his smooth progress into the third round. Spaniard Nadal, the second seed, as for the second match running he dispatched a German qualifier named Yannick in brutal fashion. After beating Yannick … Read More


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Federer returns on opening day at Roland Garros

05 May, 2019 11:32 am 11:32 am

PARIS (Reuters) – Roger Federer tops the bill at the French Open on opening Sunday when he makes his long-awaited return to the Parisian clay with a first-round match against Italian Lorenzo Sonego. The 37-year-old Swiss, whose one Roland Garros title came 10 years ago, has been absent from the claycourt Grand Slam since 2015 … Read More


Federer, downs, Isner, Miami, career, title

Federer downs injured Isner in Miami for 101st career title

04 April, 2019 10:21 am 10:21 am

MIAMI (Reuters) – Roger Federer defeated a hobbling John Isner 6-1 6-4 for his 101th career title at the Miami Open on Sunday.  Holder Isner struggled to continue late in the second set, hampered by pain in his left foot. Federer, who won his fourth Miami title, broke Isner three times in a blazing opening … Read More


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Federer fights back to beat Albot in Miami

03 March, 2019 9:58 am 9:58 am

MIAMI (Reuters) – Roger Federer rallied from a set down to beat Moldovan surprise package Radu Albot 4-6 7-5 6-3 in a stuttering start to the 20-times Grand Slam champion’s Miami Open campaign on Saturday. Federer, beaten by Dominic Thiem in last week’s BNP Paribas Open final, smashed 14 aces and broke Albot twice to … Read More


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Federer sets up Tsitsipas final in Dubai to put 100th title within reach

03 March, 2019 10:45 am 10:45 am

DUBAI (Reuters) – Roger Federer took a step closer to his 100th ATP crown on Friday, easing past Borna Coric 6-2 6-2 in the semi-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships to set up a title clash with Greek youngster Stefanos Tsitsipas. Federer has been far from his ruthless best in the previous rounds … Read More


Federer, titles, top ranking

Federer chasing titles, not top ranking

02 February, 2019 8:59 pm 8:59 pm

GENEVA (Reuters) – Roger Federer is no longer chasing the top ranking and would rather be a contender at Grand Slams than battling Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal to be world number one, the Swiss tennis great said on Friday. The 20-times Grand Slam champion has held back the clock in the twilight of his … Read More


Federer, Evans, Australian Open

Federer fends off British ‘mirror’ Evans to advance in Australi...

01 January, 2019 2:18 pm 2:18 pm

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Double defending champion Roger Federer weathered a stern test from the impressive Dan Evans and paid the British battler the ultimate compliment after prevailing 7-6(5) 7-6(3) 6-3 to reach the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday. Having thrashed Denis Istomin in his Melbourne Park opener, third seed Federer faced a … Read More