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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