Roger Federer

  • Roger Federer wins Istanbul Open in straight sets 03-05-2015 09:55 PM

    Istanbul: Top-seeded Roger Federer claimed his 85th title Sunday with a 6-3, 7-6 (11) win over Pablo Cuevas in the final of the Istanbul Open. The 17-time Grand Slam winner fended off strong resistance from the third-seeded Uruguayan, who saved four match points. Federer, who claimed his first title on...
  • Roger Federer beats Diego Schwarzman to advance to Istanbul Open final 02-05-2015 09:22 PM

    Istanbul: Top-seeded Roger Federer rallied past Diego Schwarzman 2-6, 6-2, 7-5 to reach the Istanbul Open final after a near two-hour match on Saturday. Federer recovered from a sloppy start against the eighth-seeded Argentine to remain on course for an 85th title and third this year. The 17-time Grand Slam...
  • Roger Federer beats Daniel Gimeno-Traver to reach Istanbul semi-finals 01-05-2015 09:28 PM

    Istanbul: Top-seeded Roger Federer overcame some sloppy serving to beat unseeded Daniel Gimeno-Traver of Spain 7-6 (3), 6-7 (5), 6-3 and reach the Istanbul Open semi-finals on Friday. Federer, who dropped his serve twice, missed seven chances to break Gimeno-Traver for a second time in the second set. But the...
  • Top-seeded Roger Federer advances to Istanbul Open quarter-finals 30-04-2015 09:43 AM

    Istanbul: Top-seeded Roger Federer gave a demonstration of his service skills as he beat Jarkko Nieminen 6-2, 7-5 on Wednesday to reach the quarter-finals of the inaugural Istanbul Open clay-court tournament. Federer never faced a break point and won 93 percent of his first serves. He also served nine aces...
  • Giraldo, Gimeno-Traver, Schwartzman reach Istanbul quarters 29-04-2015 11:24 PM

    Istanbul: Fourth-seeded Santiago Giraldo of Colombia beat Russian Andrey Rublev 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 to reach the quarterfinals of the inaugural Istanbul Open on Wednesday, while Spaniard Daniel Gimeno-Traver upset sixth-seeded Kazakh Mikhail Kukushkin 6-3, 6-3 to set up a potential match against Roger Federer. The second-ranked Federer was playing his...
  • Ivan Dodig upsets Andreas Haider-Maurer to reach 2nd round in Istanbul 29-04-2015 10:38 AM

    Istanbul: Ivan Dodig of Croatia had nine aces as he beat fifth-seeded Andreas Haider-Maurer of Austria 7-5, 6-3 to reach second round of the inaugural Istanbul Open on Tuesday. Dodig saved six of the seven break points he faced and broke Haider-Maurer's serve four times. In other matches, sixth-seeded Kazakh...
  • Roger Federer still fears 'difficult to beat' Rafael Nadal at French Open 27-04-2015 10:09 PM

    Istanbul: Switzerland's 17-times Grand Slam winner Roger Federer said on Monday that he still believed Rafael Nadal was the favourite to win the French Open next month despite the Spanish star's troubled start to the clay court season. Federer, who took his sole French Open title in 2009, this week...
  • Roger Federer loses in 3rd round at Monte Carlo Masters 16-04-2015 05:53 PM

    Monaco: Gael Monfils defeated second-ranked Roger Federer 6-4, 7-6 (5) Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Monte Carlo Masters. This was Monfils's second consecutive win on clay over the 17-time Grand Slam champion after he beat him in straight sets during last year's Davis Cup final. Federer, who played...
  • Rafa Nadal, Roger Federer bulldoze into Monte Carlo last 16 15-04-2015 07:20 PM

    Monte Carlo: Rafa Nadal returned to one of his favourite hunting grounds to thrash Frenchman Lucas Pouille at the Monte Carlo Masters on Wednesday as his build-up to the French Open began. The Spaniard, who will be looking for a 10th Roland Garros title next month, enjoyed a 6-2 6-1...
  • Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer in three sets to win Indian Wells title 23-03-2015 09:22 AM

    Indian Wells, California: Move over Roger Federer, there is another guy with a share of your crown as king of the desert. Novak Djokovic defeated Federer 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-2 to win his fourth BNP Paribas Open on Sunday, tying him with Federer for the most titles in the desert...
  • Djokovic crushes Murray, faces Federer in Indian Wells final 22-03-2015 09:12 AM

    World number one Novak Djokovic crushed Britain's Andy Murray 6-2, 6-3 on Saturday to set up a mouthwatering final against number two Roger Federer in the BNP Paribas Open. Federer defeated Canada's Milos Raonic 7-5 6-4 to reach his 40th ATP Masters 1000 final and earn a repeat of last...
  • Raonic stuns Nadal, will face Federer in Indian Wells semis 21-03-2015 08:56 AM

    Big-serving Milos Raonic fought back from a set down to upset Rafa Nadal 4-6 7-6(10) 7-5 in a pulsating quarter-final at the BNP Paribas Open on Friday. The 24-year-old Canadian's first win over Nadal in six meetings earned him a place in Saturday's semi-finals where he will face Roger Federer,...
  • Nadal, Federer join Murray in Indian Wells quarters 19-03-2015 08:46 AM

    Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal advanced to the quarter-finals of the BNP Paribas Open on Wednesday, joining Britain's Andy Murray in the last eight, though Japan's Kei Nishikori crashed out. Federer dispatched American Jack Sock in a 6-3 6-2 victory while Nadal beat Gilles Simon 6-2 6-4. Nadal captured his...
  • Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal advance at Indian Wells 18-03-2015 01:28 PM

    Indian Wells, California: Roger Federer earned a modicum of revenge against Andreas Seppi in a 6-3, 6-4 triumph that advanced the four-time champion to the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open on Tuesday. Federer lost to the Italian at the Australian Open in January but allowed no such repeat...
  • Federer, Nadal easily advance; Stan Wawrinka goes out at Indian Wells 16-03-2015 09:38 AM

    Indian Wells, California: Four-time Indian Wells winner Roger Federer needed 10 more minutes than Williams to dispatch Diego Schwartzman 6-4, 6-2 in the men's second round. Federer hit a 122-mph ace to set up match point and blasted a forehand winner to end it, leaving him two shy of 50...
  • I am playing best tennis of my career, says Roger Federer 12-03-2015 08:42 AM

    Though Roger Federer has not won a grand slam singles title since he claimed the Wimbledon crown in 2012, the Swiss master believes he is playing some of the best tennis of his career at the age of 33. He outclassed his long-time rival, Serbian world number one Novak Djokovic,...
  • Another Wimbledon title is Roger Federer's goal 10-03-2015 01:49 PM

    Roger Federer is proud of all his grand slam singles titles, but if the Swiss master could add just one more to his record men's haul of 17 it would be at Wimbledon. "It would be my favourite choice if I had a choice right now," Federer, 33, told reporters...
  • Switzerland's Davis Cup reign ends swiftly 09-03-2015 10:27 AM

    London: Switzerland's reign as Davis Cup holders was swiftly ended when they paid the inevitable price for fielding a second-string team and lost 3-2 to Belgium in the first round in Liege on Sunday. Just over three months since Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka drove them to an historic title...
  • Davis Cup: Henri Laaksonen gives Switzerland 1-0 lead over Belgium 06-03-2015 10:21 PM

    Belgium: Henri Laaksonen rallied from two sets down to beat Ruben Bemelmans and give defending champion Switzerland a 1-0 lead over Belgium in the first round of the Davis Cup on Friday. The 344th-ranked Laaksonen, playing in the team event for the first time since 2013, won 1-6, 6-7 (6),...
  • Roger Federer beats Novak Djokovic to defend his Dubai title 28-02-2015 10:42 PM

    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...
  • Roger Federer trounces teenager Borna Coric in Dubai semi-finals 27-02-2015 09:12 PM

    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...
  • Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic win; Andy Murray out of Dubai Open 27-02-2015 03:39 PM

    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...
  • Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer enter Dubai open quarters 26-02-2015 12:51 PM

    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....
  • Roger Federer hands out more punishment to Mikhail Youzhny 23-02-2015 11:31 PM

    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...
  • I support South Africa in cricket, not India: Roger Federer 23-02-2015 02:40 PM

    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...
  • Roger Federer in the grip of India vs Pakistan fever 15-02-2015 04:47 PM

    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...
  • Novak Djokovic shows why he is king of the Australian Open 01-02-2015 07:30 PM

    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)...
  • Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal headline field for Indian Wells 29-01-2015 10:08 AM

    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...
  • Roger Federer out of Australian Open, beaten by Andreas Seppi 23-01-2015 12:33 PM

    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...
  • Roger Federer overcomes sore hand to advance at Australian Open 21-01-2015 12:45 PM

    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...