Roger Federer

  • News 360: Centre says price checks in place; Opposition stages walk out July 7, 2014

    Prices of food items are under control and there is no need for panic, the government declared on Monday in the Rajya Sabha which took up an impromptu discussion on inflation on the opening day of the Budget session after the opposition pressed for it. ...
  • Novak Djokovic replaces Nadal at No. 1 after Wimbledon July 7, 2014

    London: Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic has replaced Rafael Nadal at No. 1 in the ATP rankings, while runner-up Roger Federer has moved up one spot to No. 3. In all, there were eight changes in the top 10 on Monday, a day after Djokovic beat Federer in five sets for his...
  • 'Big 4' under no threat from generation next: Roger Federer July 7, 2014

    London: Roger Federer insists he expects to challenge for Grand Slam titles for years to come despite his Wimbledon heartache because there is no serious threat from the next generation. Federer fell agonisingly short of a record eighth Wimbledon title on Sunday as the Swiss star was beaten 6-7 (7/9),...
  • This win means a lot to me, says Novak Djokovic July 7, 2014

    Djokovic won his second Wimbledon title and denied Roger Federer his record eighth by holding off the Swiss star 6-7 (7), 6-4, 7-6 (4), 5-7, 6-4. ...
  • Wimbledon: Boris Becker tops Stefan Edberg again, this time as coach July 7, 2014

    London: Just as he did so often during their playing days, Boris Becker came out on top against Stefan Edberg. This time, though, they were not out there on the grass at Wimbledon, serving-and-volleying the way they did in the old days. Instead, they were sitting up in the players' guest...
  • Djokovic beats Federer in five-set thriller to win second Wimbledon title July 6, 2014

    Novak Djokovic won his second Wimbledon title and denied Roger Federer his record eighth by outlasting the Swiss player in five sets on Sunday. Djokovic wasted a 5-2 lead, and a match point, in the fourth set but held on for a 6-7 (7), 6-4, 7-6 (4), 5-7, 6-4 Centre Court...
  • Wimbledon 2014: Federer eyes record eighth title at the All England Club July 6, 2014

    Old rivalries will be renewed on and off the court in the men's Wimbledon final on Sunday when Roger Federer, bidding for a record eighth title, takes on top seed Novak Djokovic. While two of the game's most recognisable figures meet on Centre Court, their 'super coaches' will be pitted against...
  • Young guns won't be firing blanks for long, says Milos Raonic July 5, 2014

    London: Milos Raonic is confident that the new crop of young players who have made Wimbledon sit up and take notice are closing the gap on their elders and betters despite falling short at the business end of the championships. After young gun Grigor Dimitrov succumbed to top seed Novak Djokovic...
  • Federer beats Raonic to set up Wimbledon final with Djokovic July 5, 2014

    London: Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will meet for the Wimbledon title after the old guard held off the new in the semifinals on Friday at the All England Club. Federer, chasing his record eighth Wimbledon championship, swept past Canada's Milos Raonic 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 to reach his 25th Grand Slam...
  • Wimbledon: All-white clothing rule 'too strict', says Federer July 3, 2014

    London: Roger Federer says Wimbledon's tighter enforcement of its all-white clothing policy for players is "too strict." There have been complaints this year from some players over the more stringent regulations that include undergarments, the amount of colored trim on shirts and shorts and headbands and wristbands. Seven-time champion Federer, who was...
  • Milos Raonic lines up Wimbledon semi-final with Federer July 3, 2014

    London: Milos Raonic is the first Canadian in more than a century to reach the semi-finals at Wimbledon. That was the easy part - now he gets to face seven-time champion Roger Federer. Raonic defeated wild-card entry Nick Kyrgios of Australia 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (4) Wednesday, finishing with his...
  • Federer beats Wawrinka in Wimbledon quarterfinal July 3, 2014

    London: Seven-time champion Roger Federer advanced to his 35th Grand Slam semifinal with a 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-4 win on Wednesday over fellow Swiss player and Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka. Federer's first-set loss was the first he'd dropped this tournament in five matches, and also marked the first time...
  • Roger Federer looking good for his eighth Wimbledon title July 2, 2014

    London: Roger Federer's nearly perfect serving carried him back to the Wimbledon quarter-finals. He'll try to continue his bid for a record eighth championship at the All England Club by beating his friend and countryman Stan Wawrinka on Wednesday. Federer won all 54 service games through his first four matches in the...
  • Wawrinka sets up all-Swiss showdown with Federer July 1, 2014

    London: Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka set up a mouth-watering Wimbledon quarter-final showdown with fellow Swiss Roger Federer after edging past 19th seed Feliciano Lopez 7-6(5), 7-6(7), 6-3 on Tuesday. The fifth seed had complained about his punishing schedule before the match but was efficiency itself as he won the pivotal...
  • Federer eases into Wimbledon quarters July 1, 2014

    London: Seven-time champion Roger Federer returned to the quarterfinals at Wimbledon with a clinical 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 victory over Tommy Robredo of Spain on Tuesday. The fourth-seeded Federer looked in complete control and saved the only break point he faced in the final game of the match with a forehand volley....
  • Roger Federer easily reaches Wimbledon's fourth round June 29, 2014

    London: Seven-time champion Roger Federer got back to the second week at Wimbledon after last year's early exit, beating 35th-ranked Santiago Giraldo of Colombia 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 on Saturday. Playing with the roof shut at Centre Court on a rainy day, the fourth-seeded Federer saved the only two break points he...
  • Roger Federer easily advances to Wimbledon third round June 27, 2014

    London: Roger Federer erased memories of his second-round exit last year, beating qualifier Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 6-3, 7-5, 6-3 to reach the third round at Wimbledon. The seven-time Wimbledon champion had 25 aces - including three in the final game - in a match that finished under the roof on...
  • Roger Federer at his best in Wimbledon opener; Tsonga, Wawrinka progress as well June 24, 2014

    London: The man with the most major titles in tennis came up against the player with the second-worst record in Grand Slam history. So it was no surprise that Roger Federer strolled to a 6-1, 6-1, 6-3 victory on Tuesday over Paolo Lorenzi, a one-sided encounter that gave the Swiss star...
  • Roger Federer notches 1st-round win at Wimbledon June 24, 2014

    London: Roger Federer defeated Paolo Lorenzi of Italy 6-1, 6-1, 6-3 on Tuesday to begin his quest for a record eighth Wimbledon title. Lorenzi still has not won a Grand Slam match in 13 appearances at majors. Only Juan-Antonio Marin of Costa Rica has a worse record - no wins in...
  • Federer, Nadal eager to put 2013 behind at Wimbledon June 22, 2014

    London: Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal - and sometimes both - appeared in all 10 Wimbledon finals from 2003-12, combining to claim nine of those titles. Neither made it that far in 2013. Not even close. Federer lost his second match at the All England Club. Nadal exited in the first...
  • Roger Federer beats Falla for 7th Gerry Weber Open title June 15, 2014

    Halle: Roger Federer won the Gerry Weber open for the seventh time by defeating Alejandro Falla 7-6 (2), 7-6 (3) in the final on Sunday. Federer fired five aces and saved three of the five break points he faced to win in 1 hour, 28 minutes. It was the 32-year-old's 14th...
  • Roger Federer through to Halle semis after Lu pulls out June 14, 2014

    Roger Federer progressed to the semi-finals of the grass-court Gerry Weber Open without playing after Lu Yen-hsun of Taiwan pulled out of their quarter-final with back problems on Friday. Federer, who began his preparations for Wimbledon by defeating Portugal's Joao Sousa on Thursday, compensated by playing an exhibition against Christopher Kas,...
  • Lleyton Hewitt falls short of Roger Federer grass-court record June 13, 2014

    Lleyton Hewitt remains one victory short of Roger Federer's record of 122 match wins on grass after being beaten 6-3, 6-4 by Feliciano Lopez in the second round of the Queen's Club grass-court tournament on Wednesday. Hewitt, a four-time champion at Queen's, was broken once in each set and failed to...
  • Roger Federer wins Halle opener in 3 sets June 13, 2014

    Roger Federer began his grass-court preparations for Wimbledon by coming from behind to beat Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-7 (8), 6-4, 6-2 at the Gerry Weber Open on Thursday. Sousa saved all five break points he faced before taking the first set in a tiebreaker, but the second-seeded Federer raised his...
  • Rafael Nadal closes in on Roger Federer's hoard June 9, 2014

    When Roger Federer won his 17th grand slam title in 2012, it seemed his record haul would last forever as it took more than a century of trying for a super-human male athlete to come along and win that many major trophies. Yet only two years later, a younger, fitter, hungrier...
  • Federer loses to Gulbis in French Open's fourth round June 1, 2014

    Paris: Roger Federer's streak of nine consecutive quarter-finals at the French Open ended on Sunday with a 6-7 (5), 7-6 (3), 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 fourth-round loss to 18th-seeded Ernests Gulbis of Latvia. It's Federer's earliest exit at Roland Garros since 2004, when he was beaten in the third round by Gustavo...
  • Federer, Djokovic struggle as Sharapova blazes through in Paris Open May 31, 2014

    Paris: Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic were both put to the test to reach the fourth round of the French Open on Friday while Maria Sharapova continued to blaze through a thinning women's draw. Polish third seed Agnieszka Radwanska was knocked out 6-4, 6-4 by Croatian Ajla Tomljanovic, becoming the latest...
  • Roger Federer advances to fourth round at French Open May 30, 2014

    Paris: Roger Federer needed four sets to make it through to the fourth round of the French Open on Friday, beating Dmitry Tursunov 7-5, 6-7 (7), 6-2, 6-4. Federer, who had won his opening two matches in straight sets, converted only four of his 21 break-point opportunities against the 31st-seeded Russian. Shortly...
  • Roger Federer cherishes perfect point in 2008 Wimbledon final May 30, 2014

    Paris: Of all the perfect points Roger Federer has played in his stellar career, the 17-times grand slam champion singled out one from possibly one of his harshest defeats - the 2008 Wimbledon final. Asked by French sports daily L'Equipe on Friday to pick the landmark moments in his career, the...
  • Novak Djokovic to meet Marin Cilic in a tough 3rd round clash at French Open May 30, 2014

    Second seed Novak Djokovic tackles Croatia's Marin Cilic in the third round of the French Open on Friday as his attempt to win the only grand slam title to elude him gathers pace. The Serbian has yet to drop a set in his two matches at Roland Garros and is expected...