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Federer won't let Cincy setback spoil U.S. Open prep

Aug 16, 2019 - 5:21 PM

Roger Federer isn't exactly worried despite absorbing a shock loss a week before the US Open

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Nadal, Federer make joint decision to re-enter ATP politics

Aug 09, 2019 - 9:03 PM

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have been on the opposite side of ATP Council president and world No. 1 Novak Djokovic on various controversial issues

Photo by Philippe Lopez/AFP

Nadal 'ready to play' despite absences of Djokovic, Federer

Aug 05, 2019 - 6:18 PM

Rafael Nadal will be seeking to retain his title in the Montreal Masters as Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer put a return to action on hold

ELITE THREE. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic are all gearing up for the US Open – the final Grand Slam event of the season. Photos courtesy of Glenn Kirk/AFP (Federer and Nadal), Ben Stansall/AFP (Djokovic)


Djokovic vows to win fans' love with Federer record in view

Jul 15, 2019 - 1:02 PM

Novak Djokovic is now just 4 behind the all-time men's Grand Slam record of 20 held by Roger Federer

BACK-TO-BACK. Novak Djokovic wins his second straight Wimbledon title. Photo from Twitter/@Wimbledon


Federer rues 'missed opportunity' to win 9th Wimbledon title

Jul 15, 2019 - 9:48 AM

Roger Federer falls short to Novak Djokovic in the longest Wimbledon singles final after wasting two match points

SHORT. Roger Federer misses out on what could have been his 21st Grand Slam crown. Photo from Twitter/@Wimbledon


Djokovic reflects on 'unreal' Wimbledon 2019 final victory

Jul 15, 2019 - 9:10 AM

The 32-year-old Serbian, winning back-to-back Wimbledon titles for the second time, prevails in an epic duel, the longest ever final and the first decided by a deciding set tie-break

Serbia's Novak Djokovic raises the winner's trophy after beating Switzerland's Roger Federer during their men's singles final on day thirteen of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 14, 2019.  Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP

Djokovic saves match points to claim fifth Wimbledon title in record-breaking final

Jul 15, 2019 - 7:21 AM

At 4 hours and 57 minutes, it was the longest Wimbledon final ever played and settled by a final set tiebreak for the first time

Serbia's Novak Djokovic kisses the winner's trophy after beating Switzerland's Roger Federer during their men's singles final on day thirteen of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 14, 2019.  Laurence Griffiths / POOL / AFP

'Stars align' as Federer seeks to break Djokovic spell

Jul 14, 2019 - 2:01 PM

Crowd favorite Roger Federer vies to become the oldest Grand Slam winner against world No. 1 Novak Djokovic

SUPER SHOWDOWN. Novak Djokovic holds the edge in their head-to-head battle, but Roger Federer boasts of a ‘rock solid year.’ Photos by Ben Stansall/AFP

Sad Nadal sees chances of third Wimbledon title slipping

Jul 13, 2019 - 12:56 PM

'I am sad for the loss because for me it was another opportunity,' Rafael Nadal admits after losing to great rival Roger Federer

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Federer feels 'strange' returning to Wimbledon final with Serena

Jul 13, 2019 - 11:35 AM

Sixteen years after his Grand Slam breakthrough, Roger Federer vies for the Wimbledon crown again along with Serena Williams

EVERGREEN. Two decades on, Serena Williams and Roger Federer remain at the top of their game. Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP

Federer downs Nadal to set up Djokovic duel for Wimbledon title

Jul 13, 2019 - 3:36 AM

'I'm exhausted, it was tough at the end,' says Roger Federer after winning the blockbuster semifinal match against rival Rafael Nadal

ONE MORE. Roger Federer gets past long-time adversary Rafael Nadal but needs to dispose world No. 1 Novak Djokovic next to secure a 21st major title. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Federer, Nadal brace for Wimbledon epic

Jul 12, 2019 - 11:12 AM

'Rafa really can hurt anybody on any surface,' Roger Federer says of long-time rival Rafael Nadal

(COMBO) This combination of file pictures created on July 11, 2019 shows Spain's Rafael Nadal (L) and Switzerland's Roger Federer returning the ball during the 2019 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, on July 4, 2019. - Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal meet for the fourth time at Wimbledon on July 12, 2019 in the semi-finals, 11 years after their last clash at the All England Club. (Photos by Adrian DENNIS and GLYN KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

Federer racks up 100th Wimbledon match, Nadal next

Jul 11, 2019 - 8:51 AM

Long-time rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal arrange a blockbuster Wimbledon semifinal showdown

Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates winning a point against Japan's Kei Nishikori during their men's singles quarter-final match on day nine of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 10, 2019. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

Federer eyes 100th Wimbledon win and Nadal showdown

Jul 10, 2019 - 2:30 PM

Another record is in sight for Roger Federer, and so is a potential 40th career match-up with long-time rival Rafael Nadal

ALL GOOD. A confident Roger Federer looks to get past Kei Nishikori to secure a Final Four slot. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Federer closes in on 100th Wimbledon victory

Jul 09, 2019 - 1:50 PM

The trio of Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal cruises into the 2019 Wimbledon last 8

NATURAL HABITAT. Roger Federer eases into the men's singles quarterfinals in the 2019 Wimbledon. Photo from Wimbledon Instagram

Federer, Nadal, Djokovic share Wimbledon 'Manic Monday' with Gauff

Jul 08, 2019 - 2:27 PM

Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal all play their last 16 ties, while Coco Gauff looks to advance against a former world No. 1

STAR-STUDDED DAY. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Coco Gauff will see action on the same day in Wimbledon. Photos courtesy of Glenn Kirk/AFP (Federer and Nadal), Ben Stansall (Djokovic), and Twitter/@Wimbledon (Gauff)


Federer posts new Slam record as favorites cruise into Wimbledon last 16

Jul 07, 2019 - 11:57 AM

Roger Federer registers his 350th singles win in Grand Slam matches

BOUNCING BACK. Roger Federer rallies back to dominate South African debutant Lloyd Harris. Photo from Wimbledon Instagram

Federer overcomes scare, Nadal sets up grudge match with Kyrgios

Jul 03, 2019 - 9:07 AM

Roger Federer admits he struggled against South African debutant Lloyd Harris

BOUNCING BACK. Roger Federer rallies back to dominate South African debutant Lloyd Harris. Photo from Wimbledon Instagram

Djokovic, Federer, Nadal primed to tighten Wimbledon grip

Jun 30, 2019 - 9:10 PM

As the All England Club action unfolds, it looks like there's still no dethroning the world's A-list tennis stars

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 23: Novak Djokovic of Serbia; Rafael Nadal of Spain and Roger Federer of Switzerland on stage during the ATP Heritage Celebration at The Waldorf=Astoria on August 23, 2013 in New York City. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Nadal, Djokovic have made me the player I am, says Federer

Jun 30, 2019 - 1:48 AM

'It shows that side-by-side we can have incredible careers,' Roger Federer on his rivalry with Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic

RECORD-CHASER. Pushing 38, Roger Federer looks to become the oldest player to win a Grand Slam. Photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

Who are you? Guide to Wimbledon stars' first-round rivals

Jun 29, 2019 - 4:07 PM

Here are some players hoping to pull off major upsets in early action at the All England Club

HEAVY FAVORITE. World No. 1 and defending champion Novak Djokovic is tipped to cruise the early rounds. Photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

Relieved Nadal drawn to meet Federer in Wimbledon semis

Jun 29, 2019 - 9:01 AM

Winding up on the same side of the draw, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer may face in another blockbuster last 4 showdown

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Federer seeded ahead of Nadal for Wimbledon

Jun 26, 2019 - 7:47 PM

Rafael Nadal, a rung ahead of Roger Federer in the world rankings, thinks that Wimbledon's unique seeding formula is disrespectful

Spain's Rafael Nadal (R) hugs Switzerland's Roger Federer (L) after winning their men's singles semi-final match on day 13 of The Roland Garros 2019 French Open tennis tournament in Paris on June 7, 2019. (Photo by Philippe LOPEZ / AFP)

Can Federer defy age to lift 9th Wimbledon title?

Jun 26, 2019 - 11:18 AM

Turning 38 this August, Roger Federer vies to become the oldest man to capture a Grand Slam singles crown

Switzerland's Roger Federer reacts after winning a point against Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka during their men's singles quarter-final match on day ten of The Roland Garros 2019 French Open tennis tournament in Paris on June 4, 2019. (Photo by Philippe LOPEZ / AFP)

'Not easy to dominate' – Federer feels for younger generation

Jun 24, 2019 - 1:50 PM

Roger Federer insists that the success of younger players such as Stefanos Tsitsipas, Borna Coric, and Karen Khachanov should not be overlooked

SWISS LEGEND. Roger Federer captures his 102nd career singles title. Photo from ATP Tour's Twitter account (@ATP_Tour)


Federer looks to Wimbledon after 10th Halle title: 'It sets me up nicely'

Jun 24, 2019 - 9:09 AM

'Often when it went well for me here, I also had successful Wimbledons,' says Roger Federer after winning a record 10th Halle crown

GRASS KING. Roger Federer cops the Halle title to stay unbeaten in grass this season. Photo by Carmen Jaspersen/AFP

Federer looks ahead to life after tennis: 'My future is open'

Jun 23, 2019 - 2:43 PM

'It's a shame, because I am at the end of my career now, and it has gone by so quickly,' says Roger Federer

STILL AT IT. Roger Federer reaches another ATP final event at the Halle Open. Photo by William West/AFP

Djokovic tops ATP rankings ahead of Nadal, Federer

Jun 17, 2019 - 10:50 PM

The top 3 remains unchanged despite Rafael Nadal claiming the French Open title recently

STILL NO. 1. Novak Djokovic retains his top spot in the world rankings. Photo from Roland Garros' Twitter account (@rolandgarros)


Federer 'fresh' for 10th Halle title tilt

Jun 16, 2019 - 9:24 PM

'I feel fresh, rested and ready for the grass season now,' says an excited Federer

COMEBACK. Roger Federer aims to bounce back from his Roland-Garros loss to eventual champion Rafael Nadal. File photo by Christophe Archambault/ AFP

Federer won't rule out 2020 Roland Garros return

Jun 08, 2019 - 5:11 PM

Despite suffering his worst Grand Slam loss in 11 years, Roger Federer says he might just come back for another clay court season

TOUGH RIVAL. Roger Federer admits there's no one who plays like Rafael Nadal on clay. Photo by William West/AFP

Nadal hands Federer worst Slam loss in 11 years to reach French Open final

Jun 07, 2019 - 10:45 PM

Delivering a masterful performance, Rafael Nadal easily disposes of long-time rival Roger Federer to reach his 12th final at Roland Garros

BLOCKBUSTER DUEL. Rafael Nadal (right) hugs fellow tennis great Roger Federer after winning their men's semifinal showdown. Photo by Philippe Lopez/AFP

Nadal braces for 'trouble' in Federer showdown

Jun 07, 2019 - 5:31 PM

Defending champion Rafael Nadal may be a heavy favorite but the Spanish star expects rejuvenated rival Roger Federer to 'play aggressive'

Photo by Christophe Archambault/AFP

Federer dreaming of toppling Nadal: 'There's always a chance'

Jun 06, 2019 - 1:24 PM

Despite losing all 5 of his French Open meetings against Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer still holds hope that he can achieve another milestone

UNDERDOG. Roger Federer braces for another tough semifinal duel against Rafael Nadal. Photo by Philippe Lopez/AFP

Federer, Nadal clash in French Open semis blockbuster

Jun 05, 2019 - 9:45 AM

Rafael Nadal holds a phenomenal 91-2 record at Roland Garros, including a 5-0 stranglehold over Roger Federer

STAR-STUDDED SEMIS. Roger Federer (left) may have 3 more Grand Slam singles titles over Rafael Nadal, but the Spanish clay specialist remains favored to advance. File photos by Glyn Kirk (Federer) and Oli Scarff (Nadal)

Nadal, Federer one match away from dream Roland-Garros duel

Jun 04, 2019 - 1:41 PM

Nadal faces Nishikori while Federer battles Swiss compatriot Wawrinka in the 2019 Roland-Garros quarterfinals

DREAM DUEL. Roger Federer (left) and Rafael Nadal are the favorites to advance to the 2019 French Open semis. File photos by Glyn Kirk (Federer) and Oli Scarff (Nadal)

Federer eases into 12th French Open quarterfinal

Jun 02, 2019 - 10:50 PM

At 37, Roger Federer becomes the oldest man in 28 years to make the last 8 of a Grand Slam

READY. Roger Federer says he has been ‘prepared for the worst scenario.’ Photo by Christophe Archambault/AFP

Nostalgic Federer marks 'impressive' 400th Grand Slam match record

Jun 01, 2019 - 10:19 AM

'I feel that my 20 years on the tour went too fast,' says Roger Federer after becoming the first player to contest 400 Grand Slam matches

LEGEND. The 37-year-old Roger Federer bids to become the oldest men's Grand Slam champion of all time. Photo by Christophe Archambault/AFP

Generation game: Federer to face son of 1999 French Open rival

May 30, 2019 - 9:24 AM

Roger Federer sets up a clash with Norway's Casper Rudd, who was just 5 months old when the Swiss star debuted in Roland Garros

ON TO THE NEXT. Roger Federer reaches the third round of Roland Garros for the 15th time. Photo by Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP

'Outsider' Federer delighted to have ended four-year French Open exile

May 27, 2019 - 11:57 AM

It is as if the Swiss great had never been away as he swept into victory for his 60th successive first round win at a Grand Slam

BACK AT IT. Roger Federer plays his first French Open match since losing in the quarterfinals in 2015. Photo from Roland-Garros' Twitter account (@rolandgarros)


Federer plays down title chances on Roland Garros return

May 25, 2019 - 2:24 PM

Seeing action in the French Open for the first time in 4 years, Roger Federer heads into the tournament as a dark horse

Photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

Nadal, Federer on French Open collision course

May 24, 2019 - 2:51 PM

Rafael Nadal chases a 12th title in Paris as Roger Federer returns to the tournament for the first time since 2015

RIVALS. Roger Federer bids to become the oldest Grand Slam title winner as Rafael Nadal vies to sustain his dominance on clay. Photo by Michal Cizek/AFP

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May 19, 2019 - 2:15 PM

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Federer back to 3rd in world rankings

May 06, 2019 - 6:11 PM

The 20-time Grand Slam winner will be making his return to clay after 3 years of absence

LEGENDS LEADING. Roger Federer trails rivals Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal in the world rankings. Photo from ATP Tour's Twitter account (@ATP_Tour)


Federer rises to world No. 4 after Miami triumph

Apr 02, 2019 - 5:43 PM

Roger Federer's sweep of John Isner catapults him to No. 4 in the ATP rankings

TRIUMPHANT. Roger Federer takes home a double as he bags the 2019 Miami Crown and rises in the ATP rankings. Photo from ATP Tour's Twitter account (@ATP_Tour)

Federer refutes Tsitsipas preferential treatment claim

Apr 01, 2019 - 5:52 PM

Stefanos Tsitsipas says that more experienced players like Roger Federer receive preferential treatment from officials

VETERAN. Roger Federer says umpires might interact differently with players they are more familiar with. Photo from ATP Tour's Twitter account (@ATP_Tour)


WATCH: Federer sweeps Isner in Miami Open 2019 for 101st title

Apr 01, 2019 - 2:56 PM

Having skipped the whole clay court season for the past two years, the Swiss great launches his French Open bid in rousing fashion

LEGEND. Roger Federer savors the 101st title of his remarkable career. Photo from ATP Tour's Twitter account (@ATP_Tour)


Federer wary of Medvedev after Miami victory

Mar 26, 2019 - 4:26 PM

Roger Federer faces Daniil Medvedev in the last 8 of the 2019 Miami Open

THREATENING. Roger Federer believes that the streaking Daniil Medvedev is a threat to his bid for a 101st career title. File photo by David Gray/AFP

Novak says all good with Roger, Rafa despite reported rift

Mar 21, 2019 - 3:35 PM

'We are rivals of course so it's hard to be friends,' says Novak Djokovic, who has been ripped by fellow superstars Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal over tennis politics

NO FALLOUT. Novak Djokovic (left) says there’s no need to ‘create any tensions or divisions’ between him and fellow tennis superstars Rafael Nadal (center) and Roger Federer. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

No trophy, no regrets: Federer departs Indian Wells for Miami

Mar 19, 2019 - 11:33 AM

'I'm going to Miami. The body is perfectly fine. That also always keeps me upbeat,' says Federer after falling to Dominic Thiem in the final

MOVING ON. Roger Federer fails to clinch his record 6th Indian Wells title. File photo by David Gray/AFP

Federer denied by Thiem of sixth Indian Wells title

Mar 18, 2019 - 2:41 PM

The Swiss great misses a chance of breaking his tie with Novak Djokovic for most Indian Wells championships

STREAK OVER. Roger Federer sees his streak of 20 straight finals triumphs when winning the opening set. Photo from Hopman Cup Twitter