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Rafael Nadal breezes by Roger Federer in French Open semifinal

King of clay Rafael Nadal blew away Roger Federer 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 on a windswept center court on Friday to reach the French Open final for a 12th time, seeking …


Roger Federer wins easily in first French Open match since 2015

Roger Federer returns to refurbished Court Philippe Chatrier for his first French Open match since 2015 and wins easily


‘In the mood’: Roger Federer seeks more clay matches in Rome

Roger Federer is 37 and has won 20 Grand Slam titles but he still gets excited about playing tennis. That’s why he added this week’s Italian Open to his schedule. …


UPDATED: Sun., March 31, 2019, 11:15 p.m.

Roger Federer wins 101st title, beating John Isner in Miami Open final

Roger Federer became tennis’ first repeat champion of 2019 when he won his 101st career title Sunday, beating a hobbled John Isner in the Miami Open final, 6-1, 6-4.


Ashleigh Barty endures delays to reach Miami final, Roger Federer rolls

Ashleigh Barty is finally through to her first Miami Open final. The 12th-seeded Australian endured three rain delays – one before the match, two more during play – to beat …


Roger Federer reaches quarters in Miami, Simona Halep eyes No. 1 ranking

Roger Federer is finally through to the quarterfinals of the Miami Open. The fourth-seeded Federer had little trouble defeating 13th-seeded Daniil Medvedev, earning the three-time Miami champion a spot in …


Serena Williams withdraws, No. 1 Osaka loses, Federer wins at Miami

Top-ranked Osaka loses in 3 sets at Miami Open; Serena Williams withdraws with knee injury; Federer wins


Dominic Thiem edges Roger Federer in 3 sets to win Indian Wells title

Dominic Thiem edged error-prone Roger Federer 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 to win the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday, denying Federer a record sixth title at the desert tournament in Indian Wells, …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 1, 2019, 8:09 p.m.

Roger Federer on winning team after facing Serena Williams for first time

Roger Federer won the bragging rights over fellow tennis great Serena Williams as they faced each other on court for the first time on Tuesday, with Federer spearheading Switzerland’s 4-2, …


Return to sender: Roger Federer looking forward to Serena Williams’ serve

Roger Federer’s wish is about to be granted – he’s getting the chance to return Serena Williams’ powerful serve.


Roger Federer advances to record-extending 15th ATP Finals semi

LONDON – Roger Federer advanced to the last four of the ATP Finals for a record-extending 15th time with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Kevin Anderson on Thursday. Six-time champion …


Dominic Thiem eliminates Jack Sock to reach Paris Masters semifinals

Dominic Thiem beat defending champion Jack Sock in three sets to reach the Paris Masters semifinals. The Austrian served out the match and clinched victory on his first match point …


Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic advance to Paris Masters quarterfinals

Roger Federer’s bid for a 100th career title remains on as he beat Fabio Fognini 6-4, 6-3 on Thursday to reach the Paris Masters quarterfinals. If he wins that, against …


Roger Federer wins 99th title

Roger Federer won his 99th career ATP Tour title on Sunday, beating qualifier Marius Copil 7-6 (5), 6-4 in the Swiss Indoors final.


Roger Federer stunned by 55th-ranked John Millman at U.S. Open

Roger Federer served poorly. Closed poorly, too. And now he’s gone, beaten at the U.S. Open by an opponent ranked outside the top 50 for the first time in his …


Roger Federer tops Nick Kyrgios at U.S. Open; 10 of top 13 women out

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 …


Wimbledon’s Centre Court brings out the stars

They roared for Roger Federer just for showing up, greeting his arrival at Wimbledon’s main stadium as if his mere presence were enough to justify the price of admission.


Back at Wimbledon, Serena Williams gabs about baby and more

Serena Williams was in the mood to gab Sunday at a pre-Wimbledon news conference postponed a day so she could accompany her recently married royal friend, the former Meghan Markle, …


Roger Federer beats Milos Raonic for Stuttgart title, his 18th on grass

Roger Federer defeated Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6 (3) to mark his return from three months off with the Stuttgart Open title on Sunday.


Rafael Nadal doesn’t see himself skipping tournaments like Roger Federer

For now, Rafael Nadal doesn’t see himself skipping Wimbledon the way Roger Federer has the French Open. The veterans are back at the top of world tennis, with Nadal needing …


Juan Martin del Potro edges Roger Federer to win Indian Wells title

Juan Martin del Potro rallied from three match points down in the third set and beat top-ranked Roger Federer 6-4, 6-7 (8), 7-6 (2) to win the BNP Paribas Open, …


Roger Federer, Juan Martin del Potro advance to Indian Wells final

Roger Federer was on the ropes, down two breaks in the second set and another one in the third. Borna Coric thought he was close to toppling the world’s top-ranked …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 18, 2018, 8:39 p.m.

Roger Federer overpowers Grigor Dimitrov to win 97th career title

Roger Federer came to the ABN AMRO World Tournament aiming to secure a return to the top of the world rankings. He achieved that goal Friday. On Sunday, he put …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 16, 2018, 6:26 p.m.

Worth the wait: Roger Federer will be world No. 1 at 36

Roger Federer has added another highlight to his age-defying career resurgence by returning to the top of the world rankings after more than five years and becoming the oldest No. …


Years later, Roger Federer still on top

Used to be that Roger Federer simply could not win a match, let alone a championship, at major tournaments. That might be hard to imagine now that Federer owns 20 …


Emotional Federer makes more history with 20th Grand Slam title

An emotional Roger Federer choked up in the closing stages of the trophy presentation on Sunday after creating more tennis history by winning an unprecedented 20th grand slam title with …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 14, 2018, 10:14 p.m.

Federer deflects attention to Nadal, Djokovic in Australia

Roger Federer prefers to think of Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic as the favorites for the Australian Open title, despite entering as defending champion and coming off a worry-free preparation.


David Goffin beats Roger Federer at ATP Finals

A set up against a man he’d never lost to, Roger Federer looked to be cruising toward a shot at a seventh ATP Finals title. David Goffin had other ideas.


Roger Federer routs Jack Sock in opening match at ATP Finals

One break of serve, and a mini-break, was all Roger Federer needed to win his opening match at the season-ending ATP Finals on Sunday.


Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal to win Shanghai Masters title

Roger Federer extended his winning streak over Rafael Nadal this year to four matches after beating the top-ranked Spaniard 6-4, 6-3 to win the Shanghai Masters on Sunday.