Roger Federer

ROME | Nadal gains a measure of revenge against Shapovalov in Rome

ROME (AP) — Seven-time champion Rafael Nadal methodically wore down Denis Shapovalov in a 6-4, 6-1 win to reach the Italian Open quarterfinals and gain a measure of revenge against the Canadian teenager. Shapovalov saved eight break points in his opening two service games before finally dropping his serve midway through the first set on … Continue reading ROME | Nadal gains a measure of revenge against Shapovalov in Rome

MONACO | Nadal routs Thiem to reach Monte Carlo Masters semifinals

MONACO | April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Rafael Nadal won nine straight games to open his match against Dominic Thiem, quickly advancing to the Monte Carlo Masters semifinals with a 6-0, 6-2 victory on Friday. The top-ranked Spaniard is on course for a record-extending 11th Monte Carlo title. Thiem, an Austrian who is seeded fifth and … Continue reading MONACO | Nadal routs Thiem to reach Monte Carlo Masters semifinals

Federer loses match and No. 1 ranking at Miami Open

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla/March 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Roger Federer lost his second consecutive match and the No. 1 ranking Saturday. Big-serving Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis, a qualifier ranked 175th, rallied to upset Federer 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4) at the Miami Open. The 36-year-old Federer had been the oldest No. 1 man ever, but he’ll lose that … Continue reading Federer loses match and No. 1 ranking at Miami Open

Federer loses his opening match at Miami Open to Kokkinakis

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla/March 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Roger Federer lost his second consecutive match and the No. 1 ranking Saturday. Big-serving Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis, a qualifier ranked 175th, rallied to upset Federer 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4). The 36-year-old Federer had been the oldest No. 1 man ever, but he’ll lose that spot to Rafael Nadal … Continue reading Federer loses his opening match at Miami Open to Kokkinakis

Federer edges Coric in 3 sets in Indian Wells semifinals

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. /March 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Roger Federer rallied to beat Borna Coric 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 in the BNP Paribas Open on Saturday, extending his career-best start to 17-0 and putting him in the final with a chance to win his record sixth title. Federer overcame a slow start in front of a partisan … Continue reading Federer edges Coric in 3 sets in Indian Wells semifinals

Injured Rafael Nadal will miss Indian Wells, Miami events

NEW YORK /March 02, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Rafael Nadal will miss the upcoming Indian Wells and Miami tournaments because of a lingering right hip injury. Nadal made the announcement Friday on Facebook. He withdrew from the Mexico Open before his first match on Wednesday, saying he needed more time to recover. He wrote Friday “the injury … Continue reading Injured Rafael Nadal will miss Indian Wells, Miami events