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PERTH, Australia  | Federer, Serena win at Hopman Cup ahead of 1st-ever meeting

PERTH, Australia  —Jan 01, 2019— Roger Federer and Serena Williams opened the New Year with wins at the Hopman Cup on Tuesday to add spice to their showpiece mixed doubles game with defending champion Switzerland and the United States level at 1-1. After Federer beat Frances Tiafoe 6-4, 6-1 in the men’s singles, Williams overcame … Continue reading PERTH, Australia  | Federer, Serena win at Hopman Cup ahead of 1st-ever meeting

CHICAGO | Federer, Zverev lead Team Europe to Laver Cup victory

CHICAGO — Alexander Zverev beat Kevin Anderson on Sunday night to give Team Europe a victory in the second Laver Cup. Zverev won the final five points to defeat Anderson 6-7, 7-5, (10-7). His victory helped Team Europe beat Team World 13-8. Roger Federer earlier put Team Europe ahead by saving three match points for … Continue reading CHICAGO | Federer, Zverev lead Team Europe to Laver Cup victory

NEW YORK | Djokovic gets through on hot day; Federer next at US Open?

NEW YORK— Facing much more resistance from the 90 degree heat and 50 percent humidity than his outclassed opponent, Novak Djokovic figures he can count on cooler conditions during a night match at the U.S. Open his next time out. The next foe? That could be Roger Federer. Djokovic left the court at Arthur Ashe … Continue reading NEW YORK | Djokovic gets through on hot day; Federer next at US Open?

NEW YORK | Federer, Djokovic closing in on quarterfinal at US Open

NEW YORK — The U.S. Open is getting closer to a Roger Federer-Novak Djokovic quarterfinal showdown. Both play unseeded opponents in the round of 16 Monday at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Federer is a five-time U.S. Open champion and Djokovic has won the tournament twice. Djokovic is 27-0 in the U.S. Open against players ranked outside … Continue reading NEW YORK | Federer, Djokovic closing in on quarterfinal at US Open

NEW YORK | Federer’s ‘unreal’ shot at US Open; 10 of top 13 women out

NEW YORK — The most pivotal part of Roger Federer‘s U.S. Open victory over Nick Kyrgios, both men agreed, came all of 17 minutes in, when the 20-time major champion was serving at 3-all, love-40 and got out of the jam. The most spectacular part? That came, anyone who saw it surely would agree, much … Continue reading NEW YORK | Federer’s ‘unreal’ shot at US Open; 10 of top 13 women out

NEW YORK | Djokovic, Federer in US Open action on sweltering 2nd day

NEW YORK — Past champion Novak Djokovic returns to the U.S. Open, and No. 2 seeds Roger Federer and Caroline Wozniacki are in action on a sweltering second day at Flushing Meadows. The No. 6-seeded Djokovic faces Marton Ducsovics in his first match at the U.S. Open since losing to Stan Wawrinka in the 2016 … Continue reading NEW YORK | Djokovic, Federer in US Open action on sweltering 2nd day

MASON, Ohio | Murray loses in Cincinnati, clearing Federer’s path

MASON, Ohio  — Andy Murray lost to Lucas Pouille 6-1, 1-6, 6-4 in the first round of the Western & Southern Open on Monday, clearing another obstacle for Roger Federer in this U.S. Open tuneup. Top-seeded Rafael Nadal dropped out Sunday night to prepare for the U.S. Open after winning his fifth title of the … Continue reading MASON, Ohio | Murray loses in Cincinnati, clearing Federer’s path

LONDON  | The Latest: Federer returns to No. 1 Court at Wimbledon

LONDON  — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): 1:10 p.m. Roger Federer has played his first Wimbledon point away from Centre Court since 2015. The eight-time champion’s quarterfinal with eighth-seeded Kevin Anderson is underway on No. 1 Court, after Federer was scheduled away from the All England Club’s main stadium for the first time … Continue reading LONDON  | The Latest: Federer returns to No. 1 Court at Wimbledon

LONDON | 35 service points, 26 sets in a row at Wimbledon for Federer

LONDON  — As Roger Federer was winning 35 consecutive service points at Wimbledon on Wednesday — yes, 35 in a row — a Centre Court spectator cheered him on while wearing a red shirt with white lettering that said, “PeRFect.” He comes pretty close to living up to that at times. Federer moved into the … Continue reading LONDON | 35 service points, 26 sets in a row at Wimbledon for Federer

LONDON | The Latest: Struff to face Federer in round 3 at Wimbledon

LONDON — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Jan-Lennard Struff will face Roger Federer in the third round at Wimbledon after a 6-7 (5), 3-6, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4), 13-11 comeback victory over Ivo Karlovic. Despite being on the receiving end of 61 aces from Karlovic, the 64th-ranked Struff prevailed in just … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Struff to face Federer in round 3 at Wimbledon

Federer beats Cilic in Aussie final; wins 20th major title

MELBOURNE, Australia/January 28, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Roger Federer has won his 20th Grand Slam singles title with a 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 victory over Marin Cilic in the Australian Open final. Back where his career resurgence began last year with an unexpected run to the title following a six-month injury layoff, Federer had an almost … Continue reading Federer beats Cilic in Aussie final; wins 20th major title

Federer in record 7th Aussie Open final after Chung retires

MELBOURNE, Australia/January 26, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — It took just over an hour for Roger Federer to fix one anomalous statistic in his extraordinary career. Defending champion Federer, who was leading Hyeon Chung 6-1, 5-2 when the Korean retired in the second set of their Australian Open semifinal on Friday night, is within one win of a 20th … Continue reading Federer in record 7th Aussie Open final after Chung retires

Federer reaches 7th Australian Open final when Chung retires

MELBOURNE, Australia/January 26, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Roger Federer has moved to within one win of his 20th Grand Slam singles title after securing his spot in the Australian Open decider when Hyeon Chung retired from their semifinal on Friday night. Defending champion Federer was leading 6-1, 5-2 when Chung retired because of blisters on his left foot. … Continue reading Federer reaches 7th Australian Open final when Chung retires

Sandgren upsets Thiem; Federer into 14th QF in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia/January 22, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Tennys Sandgren had never won a Grand Slam match or beaten a top 10 player until last week. Now he’s into the Australian Open quarterfinals on debut after adding an upset win over No. 5-seeded Dominic Thiem on Monday night to his earlier victory over 2014 champion Stan Wawrinka. The 26-year-old … Continue reading Sandgren upsets Thiem; Federer into 14th QF in Australia

Kerber avoids major upset; Federer into 14th QF in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia/January 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Angelique Kerber remains the only Grand Slam singles winner in the Australian Open women‘s draw after avoiding a major upset. For a while it appeared Kerber’s progression could unravel against No. 88 Hsieh Su-wei, a former top-ranked doubles player with a double-handed grip on both sides. But former No. 1 Kerber … Continue reading Kerber avoids major upset; Federer into 14th QF in Australia

Federer joins Djokovic, Sharapova in 2nd round in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia/January 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Roger Federer picked up where he left off at the last Australian Open on a day when Maria Sharapova, Angelique Kerber and Novak Djokovic ensured there were all kinds of successful comebacks. Defending champion Federer beating Aljaz Bedene 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 in a night match, his first on Rod Laver Arena since … Continue reading Federer joins Djokovic, Sharapova in 2nd round in Australia

Day 2 at the Australian Open: Federer, Djokovic on court

MELBOURNE, Australia/January 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Defending champion Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, with 11 Australian Open titles between them and 31 Grand Slam singles titles combined, take to the court at Melbourne Park under vastly different circumstances on Tuesday. Federer, with five Australian and a leading 19 major titles overall, plays Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia to … Continue reading Day 2 at the Australian Open: Federer, Djokovic on court

Nadal beats Chung to guarantee ending the year as No. 1

PARIS/November 1, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) —  Rafael Nadal will finish the year as the top-ranked player for the fourth time. The 31-year-old Spaniard assured himself the No. 1 ranking by beating Hyeon Chung 7-5, 6-3 Wednesday in the second round of the Paris Masters. The 16-time Grand Slam winner had not finished the year at the … Continue reading Nadal beats Chung to guarantee ending the year as No. 1

Nadal easily into US Open semifinal; can Federer join him?

NEW YORK/September 6, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Rafael Nadal was honest as can be before the U.S. Open when asked whether he hoped to face Roger Federer in the semifinals at the only Grand Slam tournament where they’ve never met. The answer, the No. 1-seeded Nadal said, was no — because he’d rather go up against … Continue reading Nadal easily into US Open semifinal; can Federer join him?

Federer edges Youzhny in 5 sets at US Open; Nadal needs 4

NEW YORK/September 1, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — A bad back prevented Roger Federer from getting ready for the U.S. Open the way he prefers to prepare for a Grand Slam tournament. And it’s showed so far. Federer blamed a lack of proper practice after making an uncharacteristic 68 unforced errors and being forced to go five … Continue reading Federer edges Youzhny in 5 sets at US Open; Nadal needs 4

Federer out of Cincinnati with bad back; Nadal to be No. 1

MASON, Ohio/August 14, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Wimbledon champion Roger Federer withdrew from the Western & Southern Open on Monday because of a back injury. He has won the Masters series tournament seven times. The move was announced on the first full day of matches. This U.S. Open warmup has now lost five of the top … Continue reading Federer out of Cincinnati with bad back; Nadal to be No. 1