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UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019

Analysis: In men’s tennis, these three champions aren’t ready to go away

While so much attention in the sport has been focused recently on trying to figure out who will break up the dominance of Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019

Roger Federer advances at U.S. Open, bristles at idea he chose playing time

There was no slow start to this U.S. Open outing for Roger Federer, who bristled at the suggestion that he might have played a role in some favorable scheduling.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 26, 2019

Couch Slouch: It’s a shame no one watches men’s tennis anymore

Couch Slouch: In case you are wondering how long it’s been since you watched a men’s tennis match on TV, it’s because it’s been a long time. And why haven’t …


UPDATED: Sun., July 14, 2019

Wimbledon: Novak Djokovic wins his fifth title in epic defeat of Roger Federer

It was more a canvas than a court. For nearly five hours Sunday, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, relentless rivals atop the tennis world, were pure artists, placing the ball …


Seeking 9th Wimbledon title, Roger Federer faces Novak Djokovic in final

Roger Federer will be seeking his record ninth Wimbledon title when he faces defending champion Novak Djokovic in the final. Federer and Djokovic know each other very well. This will …


Roger Federer wins record 10th Halle Open title, 102nd overall

Roger Federer set another benchmark in his remarkable career by winning his 10th Halle Open title on Sunday. The Swiss great defeated David Goffin 7-6 (2), 6-1 to extend his …


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

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

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

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

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. …