Roger Federer

  • Australian Open: Federer, Nadal, Sharapova cruise; Ivanovic crashes out 19-01-2015 07:51 PM

    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...
  • Roger Federer wins opening match at Australian Open 19-01-2015 03:46 PM

    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...
  • Australian Open preview: Novak Djokovic primed to reclaim Melbourne throne 18-01-2015 02:06 PM

    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...
  • Andy Murray unfazed by 'extremely difficult' draw in Australian Open 17-01-2015 02:06 PM

    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...
  • Older, wiser Roger Federer not sure if playing 'best' tennis 17-01-2015 10:31 AM

    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...
  • Andy Murray joins Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer for Dubai tournament 15-01-2015 07:23 PM

    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...
  • Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams top seeds in Australian Open 14-01-2015 08:46 PM

    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...
  • Competitive spirit prevents 'Big 4' from mingling off-court: Djokovic 14-01-2015 06:15 PM

    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,...
  • Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova gun for more Australian Open glory 14-01-2015 09:44 AM

    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...
  • Virat Kohli meets Roger Federer, expresses awe 12-01-2015 08:06 PM

    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...
  • Roger Federer notches 1,000th match win, claims Brisbane title 11-01-2015 05:24 PM

    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...
  • Roger Federer sets up meeting with Raonic in Brisbane final 10-01-2015 03:13 PM

    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...
  • Milos Raonic edges Kei Nishikori to reach Brisbane International final 10-01-2015 01:14 PM

    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...
  • Roger Federer express shows no signs of slowing down 09-01-2015 04:16 PM

    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...
  • Rusty Federer scrapes through to win season debut in Brisbane 08-01-2015 07:47 PM

    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...
  • Fit enough to win 18th Grand Slam: Roger Federer 03-01-2015 05:03 PM

    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...
  • Roger Federer looks to have an easy start to 2015 in Brisbane opener 03-01-2015 09:46 AM

    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...
  • Indian Aces win inaugural edition of International Premier Tennis League 15-12-2014 08:59 AM

    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...
  • Roger Federer wants to watch Aamir Khan's 'PK' 10-12-2014 11:47 AM

    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...
  • IPTL: Overwhelmed Roger Federer says he would be back in India 09-12-2014 02:57 PM

    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...
  • Snapshot: Deepika Padukone shows off her tennis skills as she plays a mixed doubles with Roger Federer 09-12-2014 09:07 AM

    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 Padukone...
  • IPTL: Federer, Djokovic steal the show as Delhi witness world-class tennis 09-12-2014 06:23 AM

    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 09-12-2014 01:25 AM

    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 09-12-2014 12:08 AM

    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...
  • Bollywood stars wow IPTL fans in Delhi 08-12-2014 10:44 PM

    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...
  • I still see the top three of tennis dominating the game: Pete Sampras 08-12-2014 10:15 PM

    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 08-12-2014 11:52 AM

    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 07-12-2014 11:54 PM

    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...
  • IPTL: Roger Federer leads Indian Aces to victory over Singapore Slammers 07-12-2014 11:29 PM

    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...