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— 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 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 — 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