Roger Federer

  • Roger Federer beats Sam Groth to reach the third round at US Open 17 hours 16 minutes ago

    New York: Roger Federer produced one particularly brilliant backhand lob that he celebrated by wagging a finger overhead during a straight-set second-round victory at the US Open. The second-seeded Federer beat 104th-ranked Sam Groth of Australia 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 Friday, improving to 24-1 for his career in night matches held in...
  • Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova take centre stage but eyes on Venus Williams Yesterday

    Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova will take centre stage at the US Open on Friday but Flushing Meadows is slowly turning into a Williams family affair with the sisters eager to add to their grand slam collections. With seven US Open singles titles between them, Venus and Serena have both set...
  • Michael Jordan joins Federer fan club at US Open 3 days ago

    New York: Michael Jordan was a special guest in Roger Federer's courtside box at the US Open on Tuesday night, the rare spectacle of an all-time great in one sport cheering on an all-time great from another. "I know nothing about tennis," Jordan said in an interview with ESPN, adding that...
  • Federer beats Matosevic to enter second round of US Open 3 days ago

    New York: Roger Federer launched his bid for an 18th grand slam title with a workmanlike 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (4) win over Marinko Matosevic to ease into the second round of the US Open on Tuesday. A five-time US Open champion, Federer never appeared threatened by Matosevic but the 76th ranked...
  • Roger Federer's confidence soaring before US Open 6 days ago

    New York: The question made Roger Federer smile. Nothing particularly amusing about asking how he adjusts from playing mostly night matches in the US Open's early rounds to the daytime starts at the end. But the assumption behind the query was cause for delight. "It's perfect that we're talking semis and...
  • US Open 2014: What to watch at year's last Grand Slam 1 week ago

    Heading into the US Open, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray have won 36 of the past 38 Grand Slam titles, a stretch dating to the 2005 French Open. Nowadays, there seems to be a growing sense - or hope, maybe - among the best of the rest...
  • Roger Federer could win numbers game at US Open August 22, 2014

    Roger Federer achieved tennis greatness with an intoxicating blend of athleticism, artistry and unflinching nerve. Yet for all his fluid genius, the measure of a career often boils down to cold numbers. Seventeen grand slam singles titles, three more than any man who has played the game, have been won by...
  • Novak Djokovic still favourite for US Open, says John McEnroe August 21, 2014

    Roger Federer is the form player going into next week's US Open but Novak Djokovic is favourite to win the title for a second time, according to former champion John McEnroe. Federer, who reigned supreme at Flushing Meadows with five consecutive titles from 2004, won the Cincinnati title last week on...
  • Novak Djokovic the top seed for US Open, Roger Federer second August 19, 2014

    Reigning Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic has been seeded number one for the US Open with five times winner Roger Federer seeded second, the United States Tennis Association announced on Tuesday. Should both players reach the final of the year's last grand slam tournament, they would compete in a mouth-watering re-match of...
  • Resurgent Federer books ATP World Tour Finals berth August 18, 2014

    A resurgent Roger Federer has qualified for a record 13th consecutive ATP World Tour Finals in comfortable fashion, in marked contrast to 2013 when he squeezed in the week before the end-of-season tournament in London. Federer, 33, claimed his sixth Western and Southern Open title in Cincinnati on Sunday with victory...
  • Roger Federer, Serena Williams win at Cincinnati Open August 18, 2014

    Mason: By now, everyone knows Roger Federer's itinerary for Cincinnati: Get his game in order, raise the winner's trophy, leave town with a lot of confidence for the US Open. Might as well rename it the Federer Cup. Federer won his unprecedented sixth title in Cincinnati on Sunday, beating David Ferrer 6-3,...
  • Roger Federer, Serena Williams advance to Cincinnati semi-finals August 16, 2014

    Roger Federer still has his touch in Cincinnati. The Swiss star beat Andy Murray 6-3, 7-5 on Friday night to advance to the semi-finals in the Western & Southern Open, a tournament he has won an unprecedented five times. He'll face Canada's Milos Raonic. The second-seeded Federer was on the offensive from...
  • Novak Djokovic upset by Robredo at Cincinnati Open August 15, 2014

    Mason: Top-ranked Novak Djokovic tumbled out of the Western & Southern Open on Thursday, while second-seeded Roger Federer narrowly avoided an upset in the round of 16. Tommy Robredo beat Djokovic, 7-6 (6), 7-5 before Federer escaped with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 victory over Gael Monfils in the night session. Andy Murray...
  • Roger Federer passes tough test to reach last 16 in Cincinnati August 14, 2014

    Roger Federer survived an opening-match fright by outlasting Canada's Vasek Pospisil 7-6 (4) 5-7 6-2 on Wednesday to claim his 300th Masters Series win and reach the third round of the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati. Back in action after losing to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the final of the Rogers...
  • Djokovic trying for elusive Cincinnati title August 11, 2014

    Mason, Ohio: Novak Djokovic gets another chance at the one that keeps getting away. Four times, the world's No. 1 player has reached the final of the Western & Southern Open. He's finished as the runner-up all four times in the only Masters tournament where he has never gotten to raise...
  • Tsonga beats Federer to lift Rogers Cup August 11, 2014

    Toronto: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga won the Rogers Cup on Sunday, beating second-seeded Roger Federer 7-5, 7-6 (3) for his fourth straight victory over a higher-seeded opponent. The 13th-seeded Frenchman won his first ATP Tour title of the season and 11th overall. He beat top-ranked Novak Djokovic on Thursday, eighth-seeded Andy Murray on...
  • Federer cruises into Rogers final, to meet Tsonga August 10, 2014

    Toronto: Roger Federer eased into the final of the Rogers Cup with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Spain's Feliciano Lopez on Saturday, putting the Swiss maestro on the brink of a landmark 80th career title. Standing between Federer and another trophy is Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who claimed his third straight upset...
  • Roger Federer, Feliciano Lopez advance to Rogers Cup semis August 9, 2014

    Toronto: Second-seeded Roger Federer and Feliciano Lopez reached the semi-finals of the Rogers Cup with hard-fought victories in their quarter-finals matches. It's icing on the cake for Federer, who earned his fourth birthday win by 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 against Ferrer in a one-hour 41-minute match Friday, reports Xinhua. Besides getting to advance...
  • Tsonga upsets Andy Murray to reach Toronto semi-final August 9, 2014

    Toronto: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga reached the Rogers Cup semi-finals with a second straight upset victory. The 13th-seeded Frenchman beat eighth-seeded Andy Murray 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-4 on Friday. On Thursday, Tsonga upset top-seeded Novak Djokovic 6-2, 6-2. "I don't have a lot of confidence behind me," Tsonga said. "I try to be consistent in...
  • Roger Federer advances at Rogers Cup August 6, 2014

    Toronto: Roger Federer cruised to a 6-2, 6-0 victory over wild card Peter Polansky in the second round of the Rogers Cup, while Stan Wawrinka, Ernests Gulbis and Richard Gasquet also advanced in the US Open warm up on Tuesday. Federer needed just 52 minutes to eliminate Canada's Polansky, who beat...
  • 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...