ROGER FEDERER

  • 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...
  • IPTL: Overwhelmed Roger Federer says he would be back in India December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Roger Federer's countless fans did not have enough of him on his rare Indian sojourn and the Swiss superstar reciprocated their feelings saying that one day he would travel the "beautiful country in a big way". How much the Indian fans love Federer was in full display on the...
  • Snapshot: Deepika Padukone shows off her tennis skills as she plays a mixed doubles with Roger Federer December 9, 2014

    The International Premier Tennis League kickstarted yesterday with Bollywood and sports celebrities gracing the event. Among those who were present at the inaugural included Deepika Padukone, Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Sania Mirza and Sunil Gavaskar. And since it was a tennis match, Bollywood actress Deepika...
  • IPTL: Federer, Djokovic steal the show as Delhi witness world-class tennis December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The second match on the final day of the Indian leg of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) was probably best we have seen of the tournament so far. There was plenty on offer as we saw a world class encounter between World No. 2 Roger Federer and...
  • IPTL: Indian fans happy to pay big bucks to watch Federer, Djokovic December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: While there has been a big hue and cry over the high pricing of tickets in the Indian leg of the International Premier Tennis League, the fans seem more than happy to shell out big bucks to watch their favorite tennis stars play. The Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium...
  • UAE Royals, Manila Mavericks win on IPTL India leg's final day December 9, 2014

    World No.1 Novak Djokovic and No.2 Roger Federer produced some of their best tennis to enthrall their Delhi fans on Monday as UAE Royals defeated Indian Aces 29-22 in the final match of the Indian leg of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL). In a match worthy of a Grand Slam...
  • Bollywood stars wow IPTL fans in Delhi December 8, 2014

    Several Bollywood stars graced the inaugural International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) with their presence and even tried their hand at the sport in the august company of superstars Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Sania Mirza. After Manila Mavericks defeated Singapore Slammers 23-17 in the first tie of the concluding day of...
  • I still see the top three of tennis dominating the game: Pete Sampras December 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The 14-time Grand Slam champion Pete Sampras feels that there are lot of young players who can win big events but he still sees the top three - Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic - dominating the game. "Novak is the obvious choice for the No. 1...
  • Playing in India is big, loud and different: Roger Federer December 8, 2014

    Federer was the toast of the down in Delhi on Sunday as he made his International Premier Tennis League debut. ...
  • Happy that IPTL is competitive, says Roger Federer December 7, 2014

    Shooting down suggestions that the inaugural International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) is glorified exhibition, tennis legend Roger Federer insisted Sunday that the quality of play on offer is very competitive and as a professional he is happy how the tournament has shaped up. "I am happy that the level of tennis...
  • IPTL: Roger Federer leads Indian Aces to victory over Singapore Slammers December 7, 2014

    Thousands of lucky tennis fans experienced a lifetime moment on Sunday when they watched global icon Roger Federer play on Indian soil for the first time at the Delhi leg of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL). The Federer-represented Indian Aces defeated Singapore Slammers 26-16. It was a perfect India debut for...
  • IPTL: Roger Federer enthralls fans on India debut December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian tennis fans were eagerly waiting to watch their favourite star play in India from the day Roger Federer announced that he will be coming to the country to participate in the inaugural edition of the International Premier Tennis League. The long wait ended finally on Sunday as...
  • IPTL lets down sea of fans in India leg December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Roger Federer fans and plain tennis lovers, who made it for the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) from all parts of India, feel they have not got their money's worth with some of the tickets costing as high as Rs 46000 for three days. Sunita Sigita, who is a...
  • IPTL: It is a pleasure and privilege to play in India, says Roger Federer December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: A billion hearts are waiting with bated breath as Roger Federer gets ready to wield his racquet for Indian Aces in IPTL and the Swiss tennis legend said it is a "pleasure and privilege" to play for the first time in India. The 17-time Grand Slam winner, Federer will...
  • IPTL: Tennis legend Roger Federer arrives in India December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Tennis legend Roger Federer on Sunday arrived in the capital to play his first match in Indian soil when he turns up for Indian Aces during the third leg of International Premier Tennis League (IPTL). The 33-year-old Swiss, who enjoys a massive fan following in the subcontinent, shared the...
  • 'Love you Goran!' says India to welcome Ivanisevic December 6, 2014

    Roger Federer may have been photoshopped in a frenzied manner for his India sojourn, but it was the Croat Goran Ivanisevic who first brought out the "Love You" cheers from the crowd as the much-anticipated International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) made its India debut on Saturday. The disappointment of not watching...
  • IPTL: New league offers a new look for tennis December 6, 2014

    There's no rest for Roger. Back near the top of the rankings, and fresh from his long-awaited Davis Cup triumph with Switzerland, Roger Federer is getting ready for the International Premier Tennis League that gets under way on Friday. Joining Federer in the franchise-based, short-format competition will be the top-ranked players...
  • IPTL: Hectic scheduling gives players little time to explore December 5, 2014

    Some of the world's top tennis names have arrived in Delhi for the third leg of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) but the hectic scheduling of the inaugural event has put on hold their plans of exploring India and its diverse culture. Barring a few big names, current and former...
  • Sania Mirza 'super excited' about playing mixed doubles with Roger Federer December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Sania Mirza's dream of playing alongside Roger Federer will be realised when the two team up for the mixed doubles in the third leg of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) beginning here on Saturday. "Well what do I say. It will be a huge honour to share the...
  • Federer to play India leg of IPTL December 5, 2014

    The 17-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer will be seen in action for the first time in IPTL during its India leg beginning December 6 in Delhi. ...
  • Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Sampras to headline India leg of IPTL December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian tennis courts are set to be dazzled like never before when global icons like Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic touch down to enthrall "full house" crowds during the third leg of the inaugural International Premier Tennis League from Saturday. Besides being a mouthwatering treat for the "fortunate" fans...
  • IPTL organisers bullish after initial success December 5, 2014

    Singapore: Even though Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer have yet to play in the new International Premier Tennis League, founder Mahesh Bhupathi says it has already made its presence felt and will be expanded next year. "We've achieved something out of the box here that's very challenging," Bhupathi said on Thursday,...
  • IPTL to be played across six cities next year: Mahesh Bhupathi December 4, 2014

    Singapore: The International Tennis Premier League (IPTL) will add two cities next year, taking the number to six, event founder Mahesh Bhupathi said on Thursday. "We are definitely going to add two cities next year, we have had a lot of interest now, we have had four cities ready to sign...
  • Why India eagerly awaits the IPTL December 3, 2014

    Tennis may not be a best-selling sport in India, but it's not devoid of fans. People of all ages want to see a Roger Federer or Serena Williams unleashing their skills on the tennis court. However, lack of ATP and WTA events in the country keep fans and budding tennis...
  • Roger Federer can play for another 4-5 years: former coach Tony Roche December 2, 2014

    Kolkata: A Grand Slam title may be eluding Roger Federer for two years but the 33-year-old can't be written off yet, his former coach Tony Roche said on Tuesday. "I think he can play as long as he wants to on the mental side. Physically, I think he can play for...
  • This one's for the boys, says gracious Roger Federer November 23, 2014

    Having stolen the limelight from Davis Cup stalwart Stan Wawrinka, Roger Federer quickly turned attention towards his Switzerland team-mates after securing the winning point in the final against France on Sunday. Federer crushed Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 to give the Swiss a 3-1 win over the hosts, but the 17-times...
  • Federer beats Gasquet to clinch 1st Davis Cup title for Switzerland November 23, 2014

    Roger Federer defeated Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 in the first reverse singles match Sunday as Switzerland won the Davis Cup final against France by taking an unassailable 3-1 lead. The 17-time Grand Slam champion gave Switzerland their first title in the team competition and added the only big trophy in...
  • Davis Cup final is still all about Roger Federer November 23, 2014

    It could have been Stan Wawrinka's moment, but the Davis Cup final is all about Roger Federer after all. Wawrinka has hit top form again in the wake of a convincing display at the ATP World Tour Finals, giving Switzerland the first point against France on Friday and offering another strong...