Roger Federer

  • Federer hints at missing French Open to be with wife, newborn 16-04-2014 10:24 PM

    Roger Federer is prepared to skip tournaments, including possibly the French Open, to be with his wife when she gives birth again. Federer, who has twin daughters with wife Mirka, announced on December 24 they are expecting their third child, although they have not said when. The 32-year-old Federer still...
  • Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal into Monte Carlo Masters 3rd round 16-04-2014 07:51 PM

    Monaco: Roger Federer was happier than eight-time champion Rafael Nadal after their straight-sets wins to reach the Monte Carlo Masters third round on Wednesday. Federer took just 52 minutes to beat veteran Radek Stepanek 6-1, 6-2, while Nadal overcame a rusty start to put away Teymuraz Gabashvili 6-4, 6-1. The...
  • Federer steers Swiss to Davis Cup semis, Italy edge Britain 07-04-2014 08:58 AM

    London: Roger Federer sealed Switzerland's place in the Davis Cup semi-finals when he completed a comeback win for the hosts over Kazakhstan on Sunday but Britain's last-four hopes were trampled into Italian clay in Naples. France are also in the last four despite looking dead and buried on Friday when...
  • Davis Cup: Switzerland trail Kazakhs, Murray puts Britain on brink 06-04-2014 09:33 AM

    Roger Federer's hopes of adding a Davis Cup winners' medal to his vast collection of silverware were hanging by a thread on Saturday after Switzerland fell 2-1 behind to Kazakhstan in their World Group quarter-final tie. The 17-times grand slam champion teamed up with Australian Open winner Stanislas Wawrinka on...
  • Switzerland, Kazakhstan level at 1-1 in Davis Cup 05-04-2014 09:23 AM

    Geneva: Roger Federer eased to victory over Mikhail Kukushkin on Friday, bringing Switzerland level at 1-1 with Kazakhstan in the Davis Cup quarter-finals. Federer's 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 win in less than two hours restored order for the 15,000 Swiss fans who saw Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka surprisingly lose the...
  • Nadal, Djokovic rivalry not trendy but enduring 31-03-2014 11:18 AM

    Miami: While Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal may be the most trendy rivalry in men's tennis, the most enduring may be top ranked Nadal and Novak Djokovic, who clashed for the 40th time on Sunday in the final of the Sony Open. Any final featuring the world's two top ranked...
  • Nishikori stuns Federer to reach Miami semis 27-03-2014 11:24 AM

    A tireless Kei Nishikori shocked 17-time grand slam winner Roger Federer 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 on Wednesday to claim his second top five scalp in two days and reach the semi-finals of the Sony Open. After knocking off fourth seeded Spaniard David Ferrer in a three-hour marathon on Tuesday, the 21st...
  • Murray and Federer sizzle under Miami sun 24-03-2014 09:27 AM

    Defending champion Andy Murray and 17-times grand slam winner Roger Federer sizzled under a Miami sun, speeding into the fourth round of the Sony Open on Sunday with convincing straight sets wins. Federer, twice a winner on the Miami hardcourts, needed just 62 minutes on a sweltering centre court to...
  • Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic dominate in Miami 22-03-2014 08:47 AM

    After a year's absence, fifth seeded Roger Federer celebrated his return to the Miami hardcourts with a clinical 6-4 7-6(4) second round win over towering Ivo Karlovic on Friday. World number two Novak Djokovic, a three-time winner in Miami, launched his bid for a fourth title in impressive fashion, dispatching...
  • Recharged Federer is off to best start in 2 years 18-03-2014 12:38 PM

    California: Roger Federer could have been upset about losing a close final in one of the biggest events outside the Grand Slam tournaments. But the blow of a three-set loss to Novak Djokovic in the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday was softened by knowing how far he had come since...
  • Rafa Nadal, Roger Federer bring box-office boost to Miami 18-03-2014 08:21 AM

    Miami: After missing last year's Sony Open, both world number one Rafa Nadal and 17-times grand slam winner Roger Federer return to South Beach this week along with their box office punch. There will be no shortage of tennis glitterati around Miami for the next fortnight with 19 of the...
  • Djokovic beats Federer in Indian Wells final 17-03-2014 09:22 AM

    Novak Djokovic beat his old rival Roger Federer 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(3) on Sunday to win a nailbiting BNP Paribas Open final at Indian Wells and capture his first title of 2014. The Serbian overcame a shaky start when he dropped his opening service game, then survived a nervous finish when...
  • Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer to meet for Indian Wells title 16-03-2014 08:34 AM

    Indian Wells: Novak Djokovic beat John Isner 7-5, 6-7 (2), 6-1 on Saturday to reach the final of the BNP Paribas Open, where he'll resume his longtime rivalry with Roger Federer. "It's always tense. It's always emotional. It's always close," Djokovic said of the looming match up. "I look forward...
  • Federer beats Anderson to reach Indian Wells semis 14-03-2014 10:16 AM

    Indian wells: Roger Federer beat Kevin Anderson 7-5, 6-1 in the quarter-finals of the BNP Paribas Open, a tournament the Swiss star has won four times. Anderson failed to break Federer's serve in the match that lasted just over an hour Thursday night. He had 21 unforced errors while Federer...
  • Federer, Djokovic advance as Murray, Wawrinka fall 13-03-2014 10:30 AM

    Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic cruised into the quarter-finals of the PNB Paribas Open at Indian Wells on Wednesday after Wimbledon champion Andy Murray and Australian Open winner Stanislas Wawrinka both fell in the fourth round. In a tournament full of surprises, Federer and Djokovic struck a blow for the...
  • Murray, Federer advance in Indian Wells after tough tests 11-03-2014 08:30 AM

    Britain's Andy Murray was forced to dig deep before beating rising Czech star Jiri Vesely in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells on Monday. The Wimbledon champion won 6-7 (2-7) 6-4 6-4 but only after clawing back from the brink of defeat against the 20-year-old...
  • Federer, Murray advance, Nadal survives scare at Indian Wells 09-03-2014 08:24 AM

    Indian Wells: Top seed Rafa Nadal survived a scare from Radek Stepanek before winning his BNP Paribas Open second round match in three tight sets at Indian Wells on Saturday. The Spaniard, in his first match as defending champion, was stretched to the limit before prevailing 2-6 6-4 7-5 in...
  • Federer-Wawrinka beat Bopanna-Qureshi in first round at Indian Wells 08-03-2014 11:22 AM

    Indian Wells: Now that the magnitude of his Australian Open triumph has sunk in, Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka is aiming to build on his first Grand Slam triumph. The unassuming Swiss, playing his first tournament since he beat Rafael Nadal in the final at Melbourne in January, is the third seed...
  • Agnieszka Radwanska advances at Indian Wells 08-03-2014 09:05 AM

    Indian Wells: Agnieszka Radwanska opened the second round of women's singles at the BNP Paribas Open with a routine victory on Friday while Swiss stars Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka tuned up for their singles matches by winning in the doubles. Radwanska, the Polish player seeded No. 2 in the...
  • Federer beats Berdych to claim sixth Dubai title 01-03-2014 11:53 PM

    Dubai: Roger Federer subdued Tomas Berdych 3-6 6-4 6-3 in the final to win the Dubai Championship on Saturday, the Swiss maestro's 78th singles title. Federer, who also recovered from a set down to stun world number two Novak Djokovic in Friday's semi-finals, again struggled early on but dug deep...
  • Roger Federer defeats Novak Djokovic in Dubai semi-final 28-02-2014 10:56 PM

    Dubai: Third-seeded Roger Federer ended top-seeded Novak Djokovic's chance of defending his Dubai Championships title with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 semi-final win Friday. Federer will be looking for his sixth Dubai title when he plays third-seeded Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic in Saturday's final. Federer now leads Djokovic 17-15...
  • Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic to meet in Dubai semi-finals 28-02-2014 09:24 AM

    Five-times champion Roger Federer brushed aside Lukas Rosol on Thursday to set up a mouthwatering semi-final clash with Novak Djokovic in the Dubai Championship. Federer eased through 6-2 6-2 while holder Djokovic enjoyed a walkover when quarter-final opponent Mikhail Youzhny withdrew through illness. Third seed Tomas Berdych, who finished runner-up...
  • Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer reach quarters of Dubai Open 27-02-2014 09:07 AM

    Dubai: Defending champion Novak Djokovic needed less than an hour to advance at the Dubai Championships on Wednesday, while Roger Federer faced a struggle to seal his place in the quarter-finals. Top-seeded Djokovic swept to a 6-1, 6-3 win over 51st-ranked Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain in just 57 minutes,...
  • Roger Federer wins opener in Dubai 24-02-2014 11:08 PM

    United Arab Emirates: Roger Federer began his campaign for a record sixth Dubai Championships title with a 6-1, 6-4, win over Benjamin Becker of Germany on Monday. The eighth-ranked Federer has never dropped a set to Becker in four matches played. Federer and top-seeded Novak Djokovic, who will play his...
  • Roger Federer can win another major title: Pete Sampras 19-02-2014 11:33 PM

    London: Former No. 1 Pete Sampras says Roger Federer could play for another "two, three, four more years" and add to his tally of 17 Grand Slam titles. Speaking ahead of an exhibition match against Andre Agassi in London on March 3, Sampras said on a conference call that he...
  • Swiss lead, Spain trail, Czechs level in Davis Cup 01-02-2014 08:41 AM

    Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka gave Switzerland a 2-0 lead over last year's runners-up Serbia while injury-hit Spain trailed Germany by the same margin as the Davis Cup World Group first-round ties got underway on Friday. Serbia fielded a second string team without world number two Novak Djokovic, two months...
  • Federer gives Switzerland 1-0 lead over Serbia 31-01-2014 11:41 PM

    Novi Sad: Returning to Davis Cup tennis, Roger Federer cruised past Ilija Bozoljac to give Switzerland a 1-0 lead over Serbia in their World Group first-round tie on Friday. Federer won 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 in less than two hours, and faced little challenge from Bozoljac, who served well but still...
  • Roger Federer to open Davis Cup series against Serbia 30-01-2014 07:41 PM

    Novi Sad: Roger Federer will open Switzerland's Davis Cup first-round match against Serbia by playing Ilija Bozoljac on Friday, while Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka faces Dusan Lajovic. Switzerland is an overwhelming favorite against Serbia, last year's finalist and the 2010 Davis Cup champion, which will be without Novak Djokovic....
  • Federer returns to Davis Cup action this week 29-01-2014 10:17 PM

    Novi Sad, Serbia: Roger Federer will return to the Davis Cup this week in Switzerland's first-round match in Serbia. The Swiss tennis federation confirmed Federer's participation on Wednesday after it was first announced on the tournament's official Twitter account. Federer teams up with new Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka, now...
  • Rafael Nadal can surpass Roger Federer's grand slam record: Sampras 26-01-2014 12:04 PM

    Pete Sampras has tipped Rafa Nadal to beat Roger Federer's 17 grand slam titles, saying he has never seen anything like the powerhouse Spaniard. American Sampras saw Federer go past his own 14 grand slams, and Nadal will draw level if he beats Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka in Sunday's Australian Open...