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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

WATCH: Nadal explains pullout before Federer clash

Mar 17, 2019 - 11:11 AM

Roger Federer and Dominic Thiem march into the Indian Wells final as Rafael Nadal hobbles out

LOOKING AHEAD. Sidelined by a recurring knee injury, Rafael Nadal says he plans to recover and prepare for the claycourt season. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

After completing century, Federer rises in rankings

Mar 05, 2019 - 2:57 PM

Federer's Dubai Championship title catapults him to 4th place in the ATP rankings

BACK ON TRACK. Roger Federer relishes on his recent victories after a lackluster Australian Open bid. File photo by Thomas Kienzle/AFP

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Hail centurion: 'Special, magical' Federer reaches 100-title landmark

Mar 03, 2019 - 10:12 AM

Roger Federer joins Jimmy Connors as the only other man to have won 100 titles

LEGEND. Tennis great Roger Federer makes history yet again. Photo by Karim Sahib/AFP

'Still far away': Relaxed Federer one win from 100th title

Mar 02, 2019 - 10:46 AM

Roger Federer vies to become just the second man to win 100 career titles after Jimmy Connors

CLOSING IN. Another young standount stands in the way of Roger Federer’s record bid. Photo by William West/AFP

Federer to play on clay at Madrid Open

Feb 21, 2019 - 10:07 AM

After skipping the clay-court season for two years, Roger Federer returns to action at the Madrid Open

FOR FUN. Roger Federer says he’ll just enjoy playing in the clay courts, his least favorite surface. Photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

Djokovic’s target: Matching Federer's 20 Grand Slams

Jan 28, 2019 - 9:56 AM

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic says he's motivated to 'have a shot' at Roger Federer's record

NEXT GOAL. After ruling the Australian Open, Novak Djokovic heads to the French Open where he seeks to become the only man in the Open Era to win all 4 majors twice. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

Federer to play Roland Garros for first time since 2015

Jan 20, 2019 - 9:04 PM

Roger Federer returns to the clay courts of the French Open this year

'FOR FUN'. Roger Federer just wants to have fun in the 2019 Roland Garros. Photo by William West/AFP

Defending champion Federer out of Australian Open

Jan 20, 2019 - 8:33 PM

Stefanos Tsitsipas shocks Roger Federer to become the first Greek to reach the quarterfinals of a Slam

KNOCKED OUT. Roger Federer fails to repeat his bid for a third straight Australian Open title as he exits the tournament in the last 16. Photo from Australian Open Twitter

Federer relieved after getting past 'mirror' Evans

Jan 16, 2019 - 6:04 PM

'Playing a player like Dan Evans is like facing myself,' says Roger Federer after battling Britain's world No. 189 for more than two hours

TOUGH TEST. Roger Federer admits that disposing of Dan Evans – was slapped with a year-long ban for testing positive to cocaine in 2017 – prove to be a challenge. Photo by David Gray/AFP

Murray bows out of last Australian Open as Federer, Nadal fight on

Jan 14, 2019 - 9:26 PM

'Maybe I'll see you again,' says Andy Murray as his voice cracks with emotion

SWAN SONG? Britain's Andy Murray is not certain if he'll be able to come back for another Grand Slam. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

Federer opens Australian title defense as Murray hobbles into action

Jan 14, 2019 - 12:05 PM

Federer is aiming for his record 7th Australian Open crown and 21st Grand Slam title

SHATTERING RECORDS. Roger Federer is aiming for a third straight Australian Open title. File photo

WATCH: Ageless Federer not overthinking Australian Open title defense

Jan 13, 2019 - 3:28 PM

At 37, a confident Roger Federer targets a 21st Grand Slam title

Federer says Novak man to beat in Melbourne

Jan 06, 2019 - 12:16 PM

'With his class, once he gets his groove back he is hard to beat,' Federer on world No. 1 Djokovic as the Australian Open gets going next week

USUAL SUSPECTS. Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are tabbed as usual favorites when the Grand Slam season unfolds. Photo by Matthew Stockman/AFP

Federer wins record 3rd Hopman in dramatic fashion

Jan 05, 2019 - 9:43 PM

Switzerland rules the Hopman Cup for the second straight year as Roger Federer becomes the most successful player in tournament history

DOMINANT. Roger Federer sweeps Alexander Zverev in the the men's singles before teaming with Belinda Bencic in their winning mixed doubles pairing. Photo from Hopman Cup Twitter

Federer takes Swiss into Hopman Cup final, Serena completes sweep

Jan 03, 2019 - 11:46 PM

Switzerland stays on track of its title defense behind Roger Federer as Serena Williams sweeps her Hopman singles matches

STILL PERFECT. Roger Federer downs Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas to stretch his unbeaten run. Photo from Hopman Cup Twitter

WATCH: Serena, Federer pose for GOAT selfie

Jan 02, 2019 - 11:06 AM

Sharing the court for the first time, Serena Williams and Roger Federer make sure to capture the moment

Serena Williams of the US (L) and Roger Federer of Switzerland (R) take a selfie after winning their mixed doubles match on day four of the Hopman Cup tennis tournament in Perth January 1, 2019.  TONY ASHBY / AFP

Federer gets bragging rights over Serena in hugely anticipated match

Jan 01, 2019 - 11:22 PM

Meeting each other on the court for the first time, the Swiss legend and partner Belinda Bencic overcome the American star and teammate Frances Tiafoe

DEEP ADORATION. Serena Williams (left) says her doubles duel against Roger Federer is the "match of my career." Photo by Tony Ashby

Serena ensures meeting with Federer will have an edge

Jan 01, 2019 - 10:10 PM

The American star says she wants to replicate everything the Swiss great has done in his career

BEST VS BEST. Serena Williams will meet Roger Federer on the court for the first time. File photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images/AFP

Federer beats Tiafoe and looks forward to playing Serena

Jan 01, 2019 - 8:50 PM

The Swiss great says it is a 'thrill' to finally face the American star

GREATS COLLIDE. Roger Federer will meet Serena Williams on the court for the first time. File photo by William West/AFP

'Big Four' still Grand Slam stars to beat, insists Djokovic

Jan 01, 2019 - 6:21 PM

Since and including 2010, the Serbian star, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray have won 32 Grand Slams between them

CRAVING FOR MORE. Novak Djokovic heads into the new season seeking to add to his 14 Grand Slam titles. File photo by Johannes Eiselle / AFP

Federer relishing 'once in a lifetime' Serena clash

Dec 31, 2018 - 10:53 AM

Two of the greatest players in tennis history face off for the first time in the mixed teams event of the Hopman Cup

BLOCKBUSTER SHOWDOWN. The two greats barely know each other, but Roger Federer says he and Serena Williams are both ‘fierce competitors.’ File photos

Djokovic: 'I'd be lying if Federer record not on my mind'

Dec 30, 2018 - 9:17 AM

After ruling the Mubadala World Tennis Championship, Novak Djokovic keeps his sights on Roger Federer's 20 Grand Slam record

ON A ROLL. Novak Djokovic celebrates his victory over Kevin Anderson at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship 2018 in Abu Dhabi. Photo by Giuseppe Cacace/AFP

Tennis royalty Federer and Serena back for yet another season

Dec 28, 2018 - 6:49 PM

Both 37 years old, the two tennis superstars show no signs of quitting

STILL GRINDING. Roger Federer (left) and Serena Williams begin another season of tennis. Photos from Shutterstock

Fired-up Federer hoping for another 'crazy good' season

Dec 27, 2018 - 4:28 PM

Enjoying a late-career renaissance, Roger Federer targets a third straight Australian Open championship next month

MOTIVATED. After an ‘intense’ off-season, Roger Federer looks forward to another solid Grand Slam run. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

Federer crashes to Nishikori in ATP Finals opener

Nov 12, 2018 - 11:04 AM

The loss dents the Swiss great's bid for a 100th title in his illustrious career

UNCHARACTERISTIC. Roger Federer produces an uncharacteristically error-prone and fractious display in the loss. File photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

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Federer says Serena 'went too far' with US Open final rant

Nov 05, 2018 - 12:21 PM

The Swiss star, though, believes the incident was 'unfortunate'

WALKING AWAY. Roger Federer (left) says Serena Williams should have walked way instead. Photos from Shutterstock

'One of my best': Djokovic edges Federer in Paris Masters thriller

Nov 04, 2018 - 10:44 AM

The Serbian denies the Swiss a historic 100th title by advancing to the finals

STREAK. Novak Djokovic extends his winning run to 22 outings. File photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images/AFP

Federer three wins from 100th title

Nov 02, 2018 - 10:31 AM

Just a week after capturing his 99th trophy in Basel, Roger Federer inches closer to another milestone in the Paris Masters

NEXT ROUND. Switzerland's Roger Federer will face Japan's Kei Nishikori in the Paris Masters quarterfinals. Photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

Roger Federer claims 99th ATP title with 'crazy' Basel triumph

Oct 29, 2018 - 11:27 AM

The Swiss legend claims his ninth trophy at his home event

CHASING. Roger Federer will now aim for a 100th at the end of the season. File photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

Roger Federer reveals long-standing hand injury

Oct 22, 2018 - 12:47 PM

The Swiss star bares he has been enduring pain for 3 months

BATTLE READY. Despite the injury, Roger Federer will see action in the Swiss Open. File photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

Team World socks it to Federer-Djokovic at Laver Cup

Sep 22, 2018 - 1:38 PM

The Kevin Anderson-Jack Sock tandem upsets the the doubles dream team of Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic

UPSET. Team World's Jack Sock of the United States and Kevin Anderson of South Africa outlast Team Europe's Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Roger Federer of Switzerland in the men's doubles match. Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images for The Laver Cup/AFP

Djokovic wins third U.S. Open, equals Sampras on 14 Grand Slams

Sep 10, 2018 - 8:17 AM

Novak Djokovic, playing in his 8th final in New York and already the champion in 2011 and 2015, is now just 3 Slams behind Rafael Nadal and six back from the record 20 held by Roger Federer

CHAMP. Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after winning his men's singles finals match against Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina at the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 9, 2018. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

After stunning Federer, Millman fails to conquer Djokovic

Sep 06, 2018 - 3:53 PM

Australian John Millman's fairytale US Open run comes to an end at the hands of Novak Djokovic

NO UPSET. Novak Djokovic of Serbia hugs John Millman of Australia after their men's singles quarterfinal match. Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images/AFP

Federer: I struggled to breathe in shock US Open loss

Sep 04, 2018 - 3:25 PM

The 37-year-old 5-time champion labored to his earliest loss at the tournament in 5 years

CRASHING OUT. Roger Federer bows out to a player outside the top 50 for the first time in 41 US Open matches. File photo by Oli Scarff

Federer ranks shot among most memorable

Sep 02, 2018 - 10:13 AM

Five-time champion Roger Federer finds a new way to amaze as he reaches the US Open last 16

INCREDIBLE. Roger Federer says his most talked about shot was ‘a bit of luck and good feet.’ Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP

Federer eases through as storm rages over umpire pep talk

Aug 31, 2018 - 8:59 AM

Five-time champion Roger Federer blasts umpire in Nick Kyrgios 'I want to help you' row at the US Open 2018

NEXT ROUND. Swiss superstar Roger Federer advances to the third round of the US Open after downing French Benoit Paire. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Djokovic in survival mode as heat delivers beating

Aug 29, 2018 - 10:08 AM

Novak Djokovic shrugs off sweltering heat in winning return at the US Open 2018

PUNISHING. Serbia's Novak Djokovic takes a break from the extreme heat while playing against Hungary's Marton Fucsovics at the US Open. Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP

The week in photos: July 7-13, 2018

Jul 14, 2018 - 12:11 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

VIVE LA FRANCE. A France fan cheers before the Russia 2018 World Cup semi-final football match between France and Belgium at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on July 10, 2018. Photo by Christophe Simon/AFP

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