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Category: Roger Federer

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The greatest male tennis player of the last 50 years: the fans’ verdict

Who is the best of the best? Our writers have had their say. Now it’s time to hear from our readersNovak Djokovic was hoping to defend his Wimbledon title this weekend. Instead, he is at home recovering from Covid-19. It may be some time until the worl…

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Adored like Ali: why Roger Federer is the champion of the world – in a tiebreak | Kevin Mitchell

Nadal and Djokovic have plausible claims to be the greatest of the past 50 years but their serene, ruthless rival aces it for meFew rivalries in sport divide fans with quite the fervour and wilful lack of understanding for an opposing point of view as …

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The greatest: Roger Federer – balletic grace that makes the outrageous appear effortless

In our series on the best players of the past 50 years, we look at the Swiss maestro who has a record 20 grand slam titles over a period of 15 years and is still in the shake-up aged 38Who’s your choice? Have your sayIt is nearly two decades since Roge…

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Roger Federer will miss the rest of 2020 after further knee surgery

‘I plan to take the necessary time to be 100% ready’ Federer has not played since Australian OpenRoger Federer has ruled out a return to tennis until next year after revealing he has undergone further surgery on his right knee.Federer, who will be 39 i…

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Roger Federer will miss the rest of 2020 after further knee surgery

‘I plan to take the necessary time to be 100% ready’ Federer has not played since Australian OpenRoger Federer has ruled out a return to tennis until next year after revealing he has undergone further surgery on his right knee.Federer, who will be 39 i…

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Roger Federer will miss the rest of 2020 after further knee surgery

‘I plan to take the necessary time to be 100% ready’ Federer has not played since Australian OpenRoger Federer has ruled out a return to tennis until next year after revealing he has undergone further surgery on his right knee.Federer, who will be 39 i…

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Roger Federer will miss the rest of 2020 after further knee surgery

‘I plan to take the necessary time to be 100% ready’ Federer has not played since Australian OpenRoger Federer has ruled out a return to tennis until next year after revealing he has undergone further surgery on his right knee.Federer, who will be 39 i…

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Roger Federer will miss the rest of 2020 after further knee surgery

‘I plan to take the necessary time to be 100% ready’ Federer has not played since Australian OpenRoger Federer has ruled out a return to tennis until next year after revealing he has undergone further surgery on his right knee.Federer, who will be 39 i…

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Roger Federer unseats Lionel Messi as world’s highest-paid sportsperson

Federer, 38, made $106.3m ($100m in endorsements) in last yearSwiss tennis star tops Ronaldo, Messi and LeBron on Forbes listOsaka eclipses Serena as world’s highest-earning female athleteRoger Federer is the world’s highest-paid athlete for 2020 as th…

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Roger Federer unseats Lionel Messi as world’s highest-paid sportsperson

Federer, 38, made $106.3m ($100m in endorsements) in last yearSwiss tennis star tops Ronaldo, Messi and LeBron on Forbes listOsaka eclipses Serena as world’s highest-earning female athleteRoger Federer is the world’s highest-paid athlete for 2020 as th…

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Roger Federer unseats Lionel Messi as world’s highest-paid sportsperson

Federer, 38, made $106.3m ($100m in endorsements) in last yearSwiss tennis star tops Ronaldo, Messi and LeBron on Forbes listOsaka eclipses Serena as world’s highest-earning female athleteRoger Federer is the world’s highest-paid athlete for 2020 as th…

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Roger Federer’s surprise ATP-WTA merger plan receives warm welcome

‘Now is the time for men’s and women’s tennis to be united’Federer boosts campaign for unity but obstacles remainRoger Federer’s surprise suggestion that the governing bodies who have separately run men’s and women’s tennis for decades should merge to …

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Roger Federer withdraws from French Open after knee surgery

Swiss player pulls out of a series of tournaments‘Doctors are very confident of a full recovery’Roger Federer has announced he will miss this year’s French Open and four other tournaments after undergoing knee surgery.The 20-times grand slam champion w…

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Roger Federer bows to injury and Djokovic but winning belief remains | Simon Cambers

The days when he dominated the Tour are well behind him but he still believes he can win a 21st grand slam titleTime is the enemy of all sportsmen and women, and as Roger Federer exited the Australian Open on Thursday night the thought must have crosse…

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Djokovic eases past Federer in straight sets to make Australian Open final

Serbian beats Federer in semi-final, 7-6 (1), 6-4, 6-3Winner will face Thiem or Zverev in Sunday’s finalNovak Djokovic will attempt to retain his Australian Open title on Sunday after a straight-set semi-final win over injury-hit rival Roger Federer.Fe…

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Djokovic eases past Federer in straight sets to make Australian Open final

Serbian beats Federer in semi-final, 7-6 (1), 6-4, 6-3Winner will face Thiem or Zverev in Sunday’s finalNovak Djokovic will attempt to retain his Australian Open title on Sunday after a straight-set semi-final win over injury-hit rival Roger Federer.Fe…

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Roger Federer v Novak Djokovic: Australian Open semi-final – live!

Updates from the first men’s semi-final at Melbourne ParkFederer leans on recent history for Djokovic meetingEmail Katy or tweet her with your thoughts on the match 9.09am GMT First set: *Federer 3-1 Djokovic (*denotes next server)Raging against the la…

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Roger Federer leans on recent history for Novak Djokovic semi-final

• Swiss beat Djokovic in last meeting, in ATP Tour Finals• That win ‘showed me he is beatable’, Federer saysRoger Federer has returned from hell twice this week, yet he is still smiling, refusing to panic, and says: “I believe until the end.” Even the …

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Roger Federer saves seven match points in great escape against Sandgren

Swiss fights back after being hampered by injuries6-3, 2-6, 2-6, 7-6 (10-8), 6-3 win secures place in semiRoger Federer has had many improbable victories in his career, and a smattering of unusual defeats, but his passage into the semi-finals of the 20…

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Roger Federer saves seven match points in great escape against Sandgren

Swiss fights back after being hampered by injuries6-3, 2-6, 2-6, 7-6 (10-8), 6-3 win secures place in semiRoger Federer has had many improbable victories in his career, and a smattering of unusual defeats, but his passage into the semi-finals of the 20…