Roger Federer defeats Novak Djokovic to enter Monte Carlo final

Roger Federer defeats Novak Djokovic to enter Monte Carlo final Monaco: Roger Federer defeated defending Monte Carlo Masters champion Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-2 on Saturday to set up an all-Swiss final against Stanislas Wawrinka. Djokovic complained of soreness in his right wrist at the start of the week and took to the court with it heavily strapped. Although he seemed to be fairly comfortable at the start of the semifinal, the wrist seemed to affect him more toward the end...
09:12 PM, Apr 19, 2014

Stanislas Wawrinka beats David Ferrer to reach Monte Carlo final

Stanislas Wawrinka beats David Ferrer to reach Monte Carlo final Monaco: Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka reached the Monte Carlo Masters final after beating Spaniard David Ferrer 6-1, 7-6 (3) on Saturday to set up a possible all-Swiss decider against Roger Federer. Although the third-seeded Wawrinka made a string of unforced errors - 40 compared to 12 for Ferrer - he hit far more winners (31-8) in beating Ferrer for the third straight match. "It was important to move well,...
08:47 PM, Apr 19, 2014

Djokovic to vie with Federer for spot in Monte Carlo final

Djokovic to vie with Federer for spot in Monte Carlo final Monaco: Serbia's Novak Djokovic and Swiss great Roger Federer will face one other in the semifinals of the Monte Carlo Masters after each triumphed in hard-fought matches Friday. Djokovic, ranked second in the world, needed more than two hours to defeat Spaniard Guillermo Garcia Lopez 4-6, 6-3, 6-1. Federer, meanwhile, squandered 16 break-point chances in the first set against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France and came within two points of losing...
08:41 AM, Apr 19, 2014

Federer hints at missing French Open to be with wife, newborn

Federer hints at missing French Open to be with wife, newborn Roger Federer is prepared to skip tournaments, including possibly the French Open, to be with his wife when she gives birth again. Federer, who has twin daughters with wife Mirka, announced on December 24 they are expecting their third child, although they have not said when. The 32-year-old Federer still does not know the exact date. "So we're just waiting. It's a priority for me trying to be there, trying...
10:24 PM, Apr 16, 2014

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal into Monte Carlo Masters 3rd round

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal into Monte Carlo Masters 3rd round Monaco: Roger Federer was happier than eight-time champion Rafael Nadal after their straight-sets wins to reach the Monte Carlo Masters third round on Wednesday. Federer took just 52 minutes to beat veteran Radek Stepanek 6-1, 6-2, while Nadal overcame a rusty start to put away Teymuraz Gabashvili 6-4, 6-1. The top-seeded Nadal, who lost the title to Novak Djokovic last year, dropped his opening service game and trailed 3-1 in...
07:51 PM, Apr 16, 2014

Federer steers Swiss to Davis Cup semis, Italy edge Britain

Federer steers Swiss to Davis Cup semis, Italy edge Britain London: Roger Federer sealed Switzerland's place in the Davis Cup semi-finals when he completed a comeback win for the hosts over Kazakhstan on Sunday but Britain's last-four hopes were trampled into Italian clay in Naples. France are also in the last four despite looking dead and buried on Friday when they lost the opening two singles matches against a weakened Germany line-up. Wins for Jo Wilfried-Tsonga and Gael Monfils earned...
08:58 AM, Apr 07, 2014

Davis Cup: Switzerland trail Kazakhs, Murray puts Britain on brink

Davis Cup: Switzerland trail Kazakhs, Murray puts Britain on brink Roger Federer's hopes of adding a Davis Cup winners' medal to his vast collection of silverware were hanging by a thread on Saturday after Switzerland fell 2-1 behind to Kazakhstan in their World Group quarter-final tie. The 17-times grand slam champion teamed up with Australian Open winner Stanislas Wawrinka on Saturday but the Swiss duo were stunned by Aleksandr Nedovyesov and Andrey Golubev, losing 6-4 7-6(5) 4-6 7-6(6) in Geneva....
09:33 AM, Apr 06, 2014

Switzerland, Kazakhstan level at 1-1 in Davis Cup

Switzerland, Kazakhstan level at 1-1 in Davis Cup Geneva: Roger Federer eased to victory over Mikhail Kukushkin on Friday, bringing Switzerland level at 1-1 with Kazakhstan in the Davis Cup quarter-finals. Federer's 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 win in less than two hours restored order for the 15,000 Swiss fans who saw Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka surprisingly lose the opening singles match. Wawrinka, ranked No. 3 after his first Grand Slam title, was beaten 7-6 (5), 6-2, 3-6, 7-6...
09:23 AM, Apr 05, 2014

Nadal, Djokovic rivalry not trendy but enduring

Nadal, Djokovic rivalry not trendy but enduring Miami: While Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal may be the most trendy rivalry in men's tennis, the most enduring may be top ranked Nadal and Novak Djokovic, who clashed for the 40th time on Sunday in the final of the Sony Open. Any final featuring the world's two top ranked players automatically qualifies as significant but Nadal and Djokovic have elevated their clashes to something special. Despite Sunday's loss, Nadal...
11:18 AM, Mar 31, 2014

Nishikori stuns Federer to reach Miami semis

Nishikori stuns Federer to reach Miami semis A tireless Kei Nishikori shocked 17-time grand slam winner Roger Federer 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 on Wednesday to claim his second top five scalp in two days and reach the semi-finals of the Sony Open. After knocking off fourth seeded Spaniard David Ferrer in a three-hour marathon on Tuesday, the 21st ranked Japanese was forced to go the distance again, surviving a two-hour centre court battle with Federer. Nishikori has been...
11:24 AM, Mar 27, 2014

Murray and Federer sizzle under Miami sun

Murray and Federer sizzle under Miami sun Defending champion Andy Murray and 17-times grand slam winner Roger Federer sizzled under a Miami sun, speeding into the fourth round of the Sony Open on Sunday with convincing straight sets wins. Federer, twice a winner on the Miami hardcourts, needed just 62 minutes on a sweltering centre court to dispose of Dutch qualifier Thiemo De Bakker 6-3, 6-3 while Murray appeared to be adjusting just fine to life without...
09:27 AM, Mar 24, 2014

Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic dominate in Miami

Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic dominate in Miami After a year's absence, fifth seeded Roger Federer celebrated his return to the Miami hardcourts with a clinical 6-4 7-6(4) second round win over towering Ivo Karlovic on Friday. World number two Novak Djokovic, a three-time winner in Miami, launched his bid for a fourth title in impressive fashion, dispatching Frenchman Jeremy Chardy 6-4 6-3. A two-time winner at Crandon Park, Federer did not visit Miami last year, taking an...
08:47 AM, Mar 22, 2014

Recharged Federer is off to best start in 2 years

Recharged Federer is off to best start in 2 years California: Roger Federer could have been upset about losing a close final in one of the biggest events outside the Grand Slam tournaments. But the blow of a three-set loss to Novak Djokovic in the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday was softened by knowing how far he had come since injuring his back a year ago at Indian Wells. Last spring, Federer took a seven-week break. After Wimbledon, he re-injured...
12:38 PM, Mar 18, 2014

Rafa Nadal, Roger Federer bring box-office boost to Miami

Rafa Nadal, Roger Federer bring box-office boost to Miami Miami: After missing last year's Sony Open, both world number one Rafa Nadal and 17-times grand slam winner Roger Federer return to South Beach this week along with their box office punch. There will be no shortage of tennis glitterati around Miami for the next fortnight with 19 of the top 20 men's and women's players in action at Crandon Park but perhaps none more welcome than Federer and Nadal...
08:21 AM, Mar 18, 2014

Djokovic beats Federer in Indian Wells final

Djokovic beats Federer in Indian Wells final Novak Djokovic beat his old rival Roger Federer 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(3) on Sunday to win a nailbiting BNP Paribas Open final at Indian Wells and capture his first title of 2014. The Serbian overcame a shaky start when he dropped his opening service game, then survived a nervous finish when he failed to serve out the match at the first attempt before finally sealing victory in the tiebreaker. "Today was...
09:22 AM, Mar 17, 2014