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Category: Roger Federer

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Fleeting nature of tennis greatness makes legacy building tough | Tumaini Carayol

For many of the leading tennis players of this generation, maintaining their legacy has become a clear priority but the Murray family and Roger Federer are taking different pathsJamie Murray was in the middle of a meet-and-greet with Glaswegian school …

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Roger Federer’s talent may be immune to time but his body is not | Kevin Mitchell

The Swiss refused to blame his quarter-final US Open defeat by Grigor Dimitrov on his sore back but it was clear that physically he was gone in the deciding setEvery time Roger Federer loses a match tennis holds its breath. He wins, mostly – 43 of 49 m…

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US Open is the dignity-swerving slam where tennis bad boys thrive | Marina Hyde

Daniil Medvedev goading the crowd and Nick Kyrgios getting hot under the collar in a sport comically perfect for rebels, what’s not to love?Purely in terms of tournament sass, it was predictable Novak Djokovic would be booed off court after retiring fr…

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Ailing Roger Federer’s US Open run ended as Grigor Dimitrov springs upset

Bulgarian wins 3-6, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 at Flushing MeadowsFederer ‘ not 100% himself’ towards end of matchGrigor Dimitrov took advantage of an apparently ailing Roger Federer to beat the Swiss for the first time in his career and book a place in the US…

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Serena Williams survives injury scare to breeze past Petra Martic

No 8 seed overcomes rolled ankle in straight-sets win over CroatWilliams, 37, advances to face China’s Qiang Wang in last eightSerena Williams eased through a potentially tricky US Open fourth-round meeting with Petra Martic with a 6-3, 6-4 win to rema…

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US Open 2019: Federer, Konta, Barty, Serena Williams and more – live!

All the action on day seven at Flushing MeadowsNaomi Osaka ends Coco Gauff’s US Open fairytaleEmail alex.hess@theguardian.com or tweet @A_Hess 3.32pm BST In the meantime, here’s what happened yesterday: Related: Naomi Osaka ends Coco Gauff’s US Open fa…

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Roger Federer thrashes Dan Evans in straight sets at US Open

• Swiss great makes short work of British No 2• Federer wins 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 in New YorkDan Evans drew the winning lottery ticket when he earned a third-round match against Roger Federer but it was shredded in just an hour and 20 minutes on Arthur Ashe o…

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US Open 2019: Federer v Evans, Serena Williams, Konta and more – live!

Rolling report of the day five action at Flushing MeadowsGauff sets up meeting with defending champion OsakaKyrgios clashes with authorities again in row over shirt messageEmail Katy your thoughts or tweet @KatyMurrells 4.24pm BST That said, De Minaur …

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Roger Federer fights past chuntering Damir Dzumhur in the US Open

• Swiss lost the first set but came back to win in four• Dzumhur the latest player to berate an officalThere was a moment in Roger Federer’s win against Damir Dzumhur here on day three of the US Open when the Bosnian underdog lost whatever sympathy the…

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Novak Djokovic aims to defend US Open and close in on Federer’s major haul

• Djokovic seeking to add to his 16 major wins • Evans handed tricky draw against MannarinoOnly a third-rate bookmaker or a dim-witted gambler would seriously imagine that Novak Djokovic is not a logical favourite to add a fourth US Open title to his c…

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US Open form guide: Djokovic favourite but Daniil Medvedev could threaten | Jacob Steinberg

The Russian looks best placed to challenge the big three at Flushing Meadows after beating the world No 1 in CincinnatiThe defending champion has played only one tournament since winning Wimbledon last month and losing his Cincinnati semi-final to Dani…

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Roger Federer says he is mentally and physically ready for US Open

• Swiss needed holiday to recover from Wimbledon final defeat• ‘I’ve been playing well recently. I’m happy with my game’Roger Federer concedes it took a family holiday to help him recover from losing to Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final, when he bl…

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Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal rejoin ATP players’ council in surprise twist

• Chief executive Chris Kermode’s contract expires at end of year• Novak Djokovic rumoured to want Mark Leschly as replacementRoger Federer and Rafael Nadal have rejoined the ATP players’ council, an intriguing twist to the power struggle at the top of…

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‘Age is just a number’: Novak Djokovic says he can thrive for years to come | Kevin Mitchell

Sunday’s Wimbledon triumph means Djokovic has 16 majors, just four behind Federer, and overhauling the Swiss is not a subject he is shying away fromAny reasonable analysis of the 2019 Wimbledon men’s singles final – as opposed to the fan letters that d…

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Djokovic has time on his side as he eyes Federer’s grand slam haul

Wimbledon champion says Swiss rival is an inspiration and he hopes that he will still be competing at the age of 37At the end of this seesawing and tempestous epic, which was not only the longest final in Wimbledon history but perhaps its most dramatic…

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Wimbledon day 13: Djokovic beats Federer to win fifth title – video highlights

The 2019 edition of Wimbledon ended in a fifth – and second successive – title for Novak Djokovic, with the 32-year old winning 7-6, 1-6, 7-6, 4-6, 13-12 against Roger Federer in a gruelling four hours and 57 minutes. The world No 3, competing in his 1…

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Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer in Wimbledon epic to win fifth title – video report

Novak Djokovic again proved the toughest of nuts for Roger Federer to crack as he repelled everything the Swiss could throw at him to claim his fifth Wimbledon title in the first All England Club final to be decided by a tiebreaker on Sunday. The defen…

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Novak Djokovic says self-belief was the key to his Wimbledon title

• Serb retained crown against Roger Federer in five hours• Swiss believes he will ‘move on’ from painful lossNovak Djokovic called his Wimbledon final victory over Roger Federer “the most mentally demanding match of his career” after finding a way to o…

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Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer in epic match to win fifth Wimbledon title

• Djokovic wins 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 13-12 (3)• Reaction as Federer denied a ninth title by SerbIn a final as memorable for its longevity and unfathomable swings of fortune as the quality of shot-making by two of the finest grass-court players o…

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Novak Djokovic v Roger Federer: Wimbledon men’s singles final – live!

Wimbledon men’s singles final latest from Centre CourtHalep stuns Williams to win first Wimbledon titleAnd email Jacob or tweet him with your thoughts 1.08am BST Quote of the tournament: “If. If. If. Doesn’t exist” – Rafael Nadal, 4 July 2019. The Span…