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Category: Roger Federer

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Alexander Zverev reaches final with win over Roger Federer at ATP Finals

• Zverev beats Federer 7-5 7-6 (5) in London• German avenges defeat in 2017 group stageAlexander Zverev denied Roger Federer a shot at a 100th career title with a 7-5, 7-6 (5) victory to advance to the championship match at the ATP Finals.At 21 Zverev …

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No shock in Federer scheduling claims but Laver Cup row is more problematic | Kevin Mitchell

Everyone knows Roger Federer gets to play when and where he wants in every tournament he enters but Laver Cup issue is a sign of turbulent timesIt is rare to see Roger Federer flustered or short-tempered but both those sides of his personality were on …

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Roger Federer shrugs off loss to Kei Nishikori to blow away Dominic Thiem

• Federer beats Thiem 6-2, 6-3 in just over one hour• Jamie Murray seals advance to semi-finals in doublesIt doesn’t do to prod the sleeping lion. Roger Federer, who played as if he had been tranquillised in a desultory opening defeat by Kei Nishikori,…

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Roger Federer shrugs off loss to Kei Nishikori to blow away Dominic Thiem

• Federer beats Thiem 6-2, 6-3 in just over one hour• Jamie Murray seals advance to semi-finals in doublesIt doesn’t do to prod the sleeping lion. Roger Federer, who played as if he had been tranquillised in a desultory opening defeat by Kei Nishikori,…

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Roger Federer v Dominic Thiem: ATP World Tour Finals – live!

Federer must win to avoid early exit in LondonFederer in firing line over scheduling claimsEmail Niall or tweet @niallmcveigh 8.18pm GMT First set: Thiem 1-0* Federer (*denotes next server) Thiem bundles a volley into the net to slip 0-30 behind, but r…

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Roger Federer in line of fire over scheduling and Davis Cup claims

• Veteran Julien Benneteau makes accusations against Swiss• Wins for Djokovic and Zverev at ATP World Tour finalsRoger Federer, reaching for the 100th tournament win of his 20-year career in London this week, found himself at the centre of an awkward c…

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Roger Federer slumps to straight-sets loss against Kei Nishikori at ATP Finals

• Japanese world No 9 holds nerve to win 7-6 (4), 6-3 at O2 Arena• Federer picks up code violation for hitting ball into crowdIf Roger Federer is to win the 100th tournament of his 20-year career here this week, he will need to rediscover some of his r…

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Roger Federer hoping to rule London again as he pursues 100th title

The Swiss player could celebrate a special landmark at the ATP World Tour Finals, but Novak Djokovic stands in his wayIt is difficult to judge which was the most surreal image on the eve of the ATP World Tour finals in London: Novak Djokovic scrolling …

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Novak Djokovic outlasts Roger Federer in epic Paris Masters semi-final

• Four-times champion prevails 7-6 (6), 5-7, 7-6 (3) in three hours• Djokovic will play Russia’s Karen Khachanov for title on SundayNovak Djokovic ruined Roger Federer’s ambitions of a 100th career title as he outlasted his great adversary 7-6 (6), 5-7…

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Novak Djokovic sets up Paris Masters semi-final against Roger Federer

• Djokovic fights back to beat Marin Cilic 4-6, 6-2, 6-3• Federer beats Kei Nishikori 6-4, 6-4 in quarter-finalsNovak Djokovic extended his winning streak to 21 matches and set up a semi-final against Roger Federer with a hard-fought 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 win …

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‘He was better than me’ – Federer falls in Shanghai against Coric – video

Roger Federer crashed out to Borna Coric in straight sets in the semi-final of the Shanghai Masters. World No 19 Coric will now face Novak Djokovic in the final. Continue reading…

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Roger Federer calls on tennis players to respect ballboys and ballgirls

Federer: ‘They are maybe the future of our game’Kyle Edmund and Katie Boulter both record winsTennis players need to respect ball boys and ball girls, Roger Federer said in the wake of a row following Fernando Verdasco’s rant over a sweaty towel.Verdas…

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Novak Djokovic accidentally hits Laver Cup doubles partner Roger Federer with ball – video

Novak Djokovic accidentally hit the ball into the back of partner Roger Federer during their Laver Cup doubles tie against Kevin Anderson and Jack Sock – both players laughed off the incident but were unable to turn their high spirits into victory Cont…

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John Millman turns sights on Novak Djokovic after Roger Federer shock

• Australian meets Wimbledon champion in US Open quarters• Millman almost quit tennis for office job five years agoJohn Millman’s nerveless destruction of Roger Federer may have sent shockwaves through the US Open and wider sporting world yet not every…

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John Millman: Federer vanquisher, Brisbane local and no Peter Dutton fan

Long in the shadow of other Australian tennis players, the world No 55’s US Open triumph has put the spotlight on himIf you don’t follow tennis you may not have known who John Millman is. You do now.On Tuesday the 29-year-old from Brisbane beat the wor…

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Roger Federer v John Millman: US Open men’s singles – live!

Updates from the fourth-round match at Flushing MeadowsWilliams relieved to emerge from tough battle with KanepiEmail jake.nevins@theguardian.com or tweet @jhnevins 1.55am BST On her 30th birthday, Carla Suarez Navarro takes down Maria Sharapova in str…

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Roger Federer hands Nick Kyrgios a lesson and makes US Open fourth round

• Swiss No 2 seed beats No 30 seed 6-4, 6-1, 7-5• Federer: ‘I was struggling to find rhythm with my backhand’Roger Federer did to Nick Kyrgios here on Saturday what his friends should have done a while ago: reminded the untamed prodigy he wil…

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US Open: Nick Kyrgios gets pep talk from umpire to set up Federer clash

• Mohamed Lahyani leaves umpire’s chair to gee up Australian • Roger Federer beats Benoît Paire in straight setsNick Kyrgios was involved in more controversy during a 4-6, 7-6 (8), 6-3, 6-0 victory over Pierre-Hugues Herbert, although this time he was …

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US Open 2018 day four: Kerber, Kvitova, Federer and more – live!

Updates from the second round at Flushing MeadowsYou can email Katy here or tweet @KatyMurrellsBattling Murray bows out against VerdascoDay four order of play at the US Open 4.27pm BST Weather watch. Federer will be pleased to hear it won’t be quite a…

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Roger Federer and Nick Kyrgios remain on course for US Open meeting

Federer eases past Yoshihito Nishioka in openerKyrgios complains of fatigue in win over Radu AlbotRoger Federer made light of energy-sapping conditions to brush past Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 in his opening match at the US Open while Nic…