ROGER FEDERER

  • Roger Federer beats Novak Djokovic to defend his Dubai title 5 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • Virat Kohli meets Roger Federer, expresses awe January 12, 2015

    Sydney: His idol Sachin Tendulkar has often got clicked with Roger Federer during Wimbledon and on Monday it was the turn of Indian cricket team's batting maestro Virat Kohli to meet the Swiss tennis legend. "A Day i'll never forget. Greatness on and off the court. @rogerfederer Absolute legend," Kohli tweeted after...
  • Roger Federer notches 1,000th match win, claims Brisbane title January 11, 2015

    Roger Federer notched his 1,000th career victory and collected his 83rd title with a seesawing 6-4, 6-7 (2), 6-4 win over third-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada in the Brisbane International final on Sunday. The 17-time major winner broke Raonic's serve in the third game and again in the opening game of...
  • Roger Federer sets up meeting with Raonic in Brisbane final January 10, 2015

    Brisbane: Roger Federer moved to within one win of his 1,000 career victory when he crushed Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov on Saturday to reach the final of the Brisbane International. The Swiss maestro produced a masterclass display to brush aside his young challenger, dubbed "Baby Fed", 6-2 6-2 in just 53 minutes....
  • Milos Raonic edges Kei Nishikori to reach Brisbane International final January 10, 2015

    Brisbane: Milos Raonic fired 34 aces to grind out a 6-7 (4), 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4) win over second-seeded Kei Nishikori on Saturday to reach the Brisbane International final. The third-seeded Raonic appeared to grow in confidence as the match progressed, earning three match points with an ace in the third...
  • Roger Federer express shows no signs of slowing down January 9, 2015

    Roger Federer sent a reminder to the young guns of men's tennis that he is nowhere near close to riding quietly into the sunset when he romped to victory in just 39 minutes at the Brisbane International on Friday. The 33-year-old Swiss maestro produced a masterclass of shot-making as he thrashed...
  • Rusty Federer scrapes through to win season debut in Brisbane January 8, 2015

    Brisbane: Roger Federer avoided an embarrassing start to the new season when he dug himself out of trouble to beat little-known journeyman John Millman 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 at the Brisbane International on Thursday. What was expected to be a romp in the park for the Swiss maestro quickly turned into a...
  • Fit enough to win 18th Grand Slam: Roger Federer January 3, 2015

    Brisbane: Seventeen-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer shot down concerns about his suspect fitness, saying he is charged up to win an elusive 18th Major at this month's Australian Open. The 33-year-old has arrived here to play the season-opening tournament Brisbane International, starting Sunday, with no back spasms complaints that troubled...
  • Roger Federer looks to have an easy start to 2015 in Brisbane opener January 3, 2015

    Roger Federer will ease into his new season with a match against either a wild-card entry or a qualifier at the Brisbane International next week. Federer, who arrived in Australia on Saturday, has a first-round bye in the Australian Open tune-up tournament. Then the 17-time Grand Slam champion will play the...
  • Indian Aces win inaugural edition of International Premier Tennis League December 15, 2014

    Dubai: Novak Djokovic signed off in style at the International Premier Tennis League by thrashing Gael Monfils 6-0, but it was not enough for his UAE Royals to win the inaugural exhibition event on Saturday. The Indian Aces, who had the likes of Roger Federer, Pete Sampras, and Ana Ivanovic turning...
  • Roger Federer wants to watch Aamir Khan's 'PK' December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: International tennis legend Roger Federer is eagerly waiting to watch Aamir Khan's much anticipated film 'PK'. Federer, who had a friendly match with the superstar at the ongoing International Premiere Tennis League, was enthralled by the first poster of 'PK' and told Aamir that he will be watching the...