ROGER FEDERER

  • Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer in three sets to win Indian Wells title March 23, 2015

    Indian Wells, California: Move over Roger Federer, there is another guy with a share of your crown as king of the desert. Novak Djokovic defeated Federer 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-2 to win his fourth BNP Paribas Open on Sunday, tying him with Federer for the most titles in the desert...
  • Djokovic crushes Murray, faces Federer in Indian Wells final March 22, 2015

    World number one Novak Djokovic crushed Britain's Andy Murray 6-2, 6-3 on Saturday to set up a mouthwatering final against number two Roger Federer in the BNP Paribas Open. Federer defeated Canada's Milos Raonic 7-5 6-4 to reach his 40th ATP Masters 1000 final and earn a repeat of last year's...
  • Raonic stuns Nadal, will face Federer in Indian Wells semis March 21, 2015

    Big-serving Milos Raonic fought back from a set down to upset Rafa Nadal 4-6 7-6(10) 7-5 in a pulsating quarter-final at the BNP Paribas Open on Friday. The 24-year-old Canadian's first win over Nadal in six meetings earned him a place in Saturday's semi-finals where he will face Roger Federer, who...
  • Nadal, Federer join Murray in Indian Wells quarters March 19, 2015

    Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal advanced to the quarter-finals of the BNP Paribas Open on Wednesday, joining Britain's Andy Murray in the last eight, though Japan's Kei Nishikori crashed out. Federer dispatched American Jack Sock in a 6-3 6-2 victory while Nadal beat Gilles Simon 6-2 6-4. Nadal captured his opening...
  • Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal advance at Indian Wells March 18, 2015

    Indian Wells, California: Roger Federer earned a modicum of revenge against Andreas Seppi in a 6-3, 6-4 triumph that advanced the four-time champion to the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open on Tuesday. Federer lost to the Italian at the Australian Open in January but allowed no such repeat as...
  • Federer, Nadal easily advance; Stan Wawrinka goes out at Indian Wells March 16, 2015

    Indian Wells, California: Four-time Indian Wells winner Roger Federer needed 10 more minutes than Williams to dispatch Diego Schwartzman 6-4, 6-2 in the men's second round. Federer hit a 122-mph ace to set up match point and blasted a forehand winner to end it, leaving him two shy of 50...
  • I am playing best tennis of my career, says Roger Federer March 12, 2015

    Though Roger Federer has not won a grand slam singles title since he claimed the Wimbledon crown in 2012, the Swiss master believes he is playing some of the best tennis of his career at the age of 33. He outclassed his long-time rival, Serbian world number one Novak Djokovic, with...
  • Another Wimbledon title is Roger Federer's goal March 10, 2015

    Roger Federer is proud of all his grand slam singles titles, but if the Swiss master could add just one more to his record men's haul of 17 it would be at Wimbledon. "It would be my favourite choice if I had a choice right now," Federer, 33, told reporters on...
  • Switzerland's Davis Cup reign ends swiftly March 9, 2015

    London: Switzerland's reign as Davis Cup holders was swiftly ended when they paid the inevitable price for fielding a second-string team and lost 3-2 to Belgium in the first round in Liege on Sunday. Just over three months since Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka drove them to an historic title in...
  • Davis Cup: Henri Laaksonen gives Switzerland 1-0 lead over Belgium March 6, 2015

    Belgium: Henri Laaksonen rallied from two sets down to beat Ruben Bemelmans and give defending champion Switzerland a 1-0 lead over Belgium in the first round of the Davis Cup on Friday. The 344th-ranked Laaksonen, playing in the team event for the first time since 2013, won 1-6, 6-7 (6), 6-4,...
  • Roger Federer beats Novak Djokovic to defend his Dubai title February 28, 2015

    Roger Federer beat Novak Djokovic 6-3 7-5 in the final of the Dubai Championships on Saturday, the Swiss veteran's awesome serving bringing down the world number one. Federer went into the match with a 19-17 winning record against Djokovic although the Serb beat him in last year's Wimbledon final. The 33-year-old made...
  • Roger Federer trounces teenager Borna Coric in Dubai semi-finals February 27, 2015

    Roger Federer trounced Croatian teenager Borna Coric 6-2 6-1 at the Dubai Championships on Friday to set up a potential final showdown with world number one Novak Djokovic. Federer may have failed to win a grand slam title since triumphing at Wimbledon in 2012 but he remains a formidable competitor as...
  • Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic win; Andy Murray out of Dubai Open February 27, 2015

    Dubai: World No.1 Novak Djokovic defeated Turkey's Marsel Ilhan 6-1, 6-1 in the quarter-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships while Swiss ace Roger Federer needed only one set (6-1) against Frenchman Richard Gasquet, who retired before the second set started here. However, the surprise of Thursday was Andy Murray's...
  • Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer enter Dubai open quarters February 26, 2015

    Dubai: World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and second seed Roger Federer have entered the quarter-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. Top seed Djokovic clearly dominated Andrey Golubey from Kazakhstan before winning 6-1, 6-2 on Wednesday, while World No. 2 Federer defeated Spain's Fernando Verdasco 6-4, 6-3, reports Xinhua. "Djoker" as...
  • Roger Federer hands out more punishment to Mikhail Youzhny February 23, 2015

    Roger Federer eased to a 16th consecutive victory over Russia's Mikhail Youzhny to begin his quest for a seventh title at the Dubai Championships on Monday. The Swiss world number two looked revitalised during a 6-3 6-1 stroll -- his first competitive match since a surprise third round defeat by Andreas...
  • I support South Africa in cricket, not India: Roger Federer February 23, 2015

    Dubai: Roger Federer has apologised for getting caught up in the bitter rivalry between Indian and Pakistani cricket fans after he was pictured admiring the blue shirt of World Cup champions India in a marketing photo-shoot. The 17-time Grand Slam title winner shares the same sponsor as the Indian team and...
  • Roger Federer in the grip of India vs Pakistan fever February 15, 2015

    India recruited a superstar supporter for their World Cup clash against Pakistan on Sunday in the shape of tennis legend Roger Federer. The Swiss great, a winner of 17 Grand Slam titles, was pictured on his Facebook page admiring an Indian team shirt which he had unwrapped from a gift box. "Dressing...
  • Novak Djokovic shows why he is king of the Australian Open February 1, 2015

    Melbourne: Novak Djokovic may never win as many Wimbledon or US Open titles as Roger Federer or as many French Open championships as Rafael Nadal but when it comes to the Australian Open the Serbian reigns supreme. On Sunday, Djokovic won his fifth Australian Open crown, beating Andy Murray 7-6(5) 6-7(4)...
  • Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal headline field for Indian Wells January 29, 2015

    Indian Wells: Defending champion Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal headline the field for the BNP Paribas Open in March, giving the tournament the top three men's players in the world during its 40th anniversary in the Southern California desert. Among the other men's entries are the rest of the...
  • Roger Federer out of Australian Open, beaten by Andreas Seppi January 23, 2015

    Melbourne: For the first time in a dozen years, Roger Federer won't be featuring in the Australian Open semifinals after being beaten 6-4, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-6 (5) on Friday in the third round by Andreas Seppi. The 17-time Grand Slam champion had never lost to Seppi in 10 previous meetings,...
  • Roger Federer overcomes sore hand to advance at Australian Open January 21, 2015

    Melbourne: The mystery affliction that affected a finger, or fingers, on Roger Federer's right hand had still not been solved more than an hour after he seen off a spirited performance from Italian journeyman Simone Bolelli at the Australian Open on Wednesday. The 33-year-old Swiss had just been blasted off the...
  • Australian Open: Federer, Nadal, Sharapova cruise; Ivanovic crashes out January 19, 2015

    Melbourne: Big guns Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova successfully blasted their way into the Australian Open second round on Monday but the Grand Slam dream of Ana Ivanovic was shattered. Second seed Federer, third seed Nadal and sixth seed Andy Murray all enjoyed straight sets wins, with rising stars...
  • Roger Federer wins opening match at Australian Open January 19, 2015

    Melbourne: Second-seeded and 17-time major champion Roger Federer defeated Lu Yen-hsun of Taiwan 6-4, 6-2, 7-5 on Monday in a first-round match at the Australian Open. Federer, wearing a neon yellow shirt which matched his shoes, won his 74th match in 85 starts at Melbourne Park, a record that has seen...
  • Australian Open preview: Novak Djokovic primed to reclaim Melbourne throne January 18, 2015

    Melbourne: Last year's Australian Open kicked off the biggest shakeup in men's tennis for a decade but Novak Djokovic is primed to stave off the charge of 'Generation Next' and take back his throne at Melbourne Park. Stan Wawrinka holds the title and a band of young upstarts are determined to...
  • Andy Murray unfazed by 'extremely difficult' draw in Australian Open January 17, 2015

    Melbourne: The draw has done few favours for Andy Murray at Melbourne Park, but the Briton believes he has put in the off-season work to be rewarded at the Australian Open. Murray will be seeded sixth at the year's first grand slam starting on Monday, bunched on the same half of...
  • Older, wiser Roger Federer not sure if playing 'best' tennis January 17, 2015

    Melbourne: Roger Federer doubts he is playing his 'best ever' tennis but is convinced that at 33, he is playing smarter and taking better care of himself as he looks to win a fifth Australian Open title. The Swiss was virtually untouchable from 2004-10 when he won 15 of his record...
  • Andy Murray joins Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer for Dubai tournament January 15, 2015

    Britain's Andy Murray will play in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship, the organisers of the February tournament said on Thursday. Murray will join a stellar field including world number one Novak Djokovic and 17-times grand slam champion Roger Federer. The Scot, ranked six in the world, has had mixed fortunes in...
  • Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams top seeds in Australian Open January 14, 2015

    Melbourne: World No.1s Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams were Wednesday installed as the top seeds of their respective draws for Australian Open Jan 19-Feb 1. Four-time Melbourne Park winner Djokovic, 27, will be looking to atone for a quarter-final exit at last year's event at the hands of eventual champion Stanislas...
  • Competitive spirit prevents 'Big 4' from mingling off-court: Djokovic January 14, 2015

    Belgrade: World No.1 tennis player Novak Djokovic has spoken of his desire to spend more off-court time with his contemporaries but regrets that their competitive spirit comes in the way of his wish. "With some players I do (see them out of working hours) but unfortunately with the top players, some...
  • Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova gun for more Australian Open glory January 14, 2015

    Melbourne: Veterans Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova head into the opening Grand Slam of 2015 next week as the form players, but there is a heady mix of youth and experience snapping at their heels. Evergreen Swiss great Federer, 33, brought up a jaw-dropping 1,000th victory on Sunday by beating Canadian...