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Category: Roger Federer

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Roger Federer beats hobbled John Isner at Miami Open for 101st career title

Swiss now eight behind Jimmy Connors on career singles listAmerican hampered by foot injury in second setRoger Federer became tennis’s first repeat champion of 2019 when he won his 101st career singles title on Sunday by beating defending champion John…

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Roger Federer v John Isner: Miami Open men’s singles final – live!

American looks to defend title against three-time championEmail tom.lutz@theguardian.com or tweet @tom_lutz 6.02pm BST If Isner wins the final today, it will complete a US sweep for the men’s titles here: the Bryan brothers won the doubles earlier agai…

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Dominic Thiem upsets Roger Federer at Indian Wells for first Masters title

Austrian comes back to beat Federer 3-6, 6-3, 7-5Wildcard Andreescu, 18, beats Kerber for women’s titleDominic Thiem edged error-prone Roger Federer 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 to win the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, denying Federer a record sixth title in the …

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Rafael Nadal pulls out with injury before Roger Federer semi-final at Indian Wells

Nadal withdraws from semi-final match with FedererFederer, 37, will face either Raonic or Thiem in finalRafael Nadal withdrew from the BNP Paribas Open on Saturday, done in once again by a knee injury.He had been set to play longtime rival Roger Federe…

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Roger Federer 100 not out but still hungry for elusive Olympic gold | Kevin Mitchell

Dream of becoming the Olympic tennis champion six days before his 39th birthday is what keeps the Swiss great goingRoger Federer did more than win his 100th Tour-level tournament when he handed the Greek prodigy Stefanos Tsitsipas (his conqueror in the…

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Roger Federer confirms clay court comeback at Madrid Open

• 20-times grand slam winner hasn’t played on clay for two years• Federer will be in draw for tournament in MayRoger Federer confirmed his participation for this year’s Madrid Open on Wednesday, marking his return to the European clay court season afte…

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Stefanos Tsitsipas stuns Roger Federer in four-set Australian Open thriller

• No 14 seed wins 6-7 (11), 7-6 (3), 7-5, 7-6 (5)• Tsitsipas will face Roberto Bautista-Agut in quartersRoger Federer, who was the oldest player left in the men’s draw at 37, gave his blessing to the youngest, 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas, after the …

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Roger Federer v Stefanos Tsitsipas: Australian Open 2019 – live!

Game-by-game updates from the fourth round matchRetirement not on Federer’s mind after easing into last 16Any thoughts? You can email Will or tweet @Will_Unwin 8.10am GMT They are both out on court and are knocking up a bit. Some lovely early backhands…

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Roger Federer has ‘no plans’ to retire after cruising into Australian Open last 16 – video

Roger Federer revealed he has no plans to retire any time soon after a strong start to his Australian Open campaign.The 37-year-old defending champion beat American Taylor Fritz in straight sets to advance to the fourth round of a grand slam for the 64…

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Retirement not on Roger Federer’s mind after sweeping into Australian Open last 16

Swiss No 3 seed beats Taylor Fritz 6-2, 7-5, 6-2Defending champion to play Stefanos Tsitsipas nextRoger Federer at 37 shows no signs of sending his fans into mourning by even thinking about retiring from tennis, and said after his 100th match on Rod La…

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Dan Evans smiles in defeat by Roger Federer after ‘terrible’ time during ban

Evans delivers best display since comeback, losing 7-6, 7-6, 6-3‘I was in a bad place,’ he says of nine-month drugs suspension A year after he found himself “in a pretty bad place” and contemplating retirement from tennis at 27, Dan Evans can smile aga…

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Kerber, Kvitova, Dimitrov, Nadal and Sharapova: Australian Open – live!

• Follow the night-time action on day three at Melbourne Park• Konta fired up for Muguruza clash as Serena eases through• Kyrgios outplayed by Raonic in straight-sets defeat• Email Jacob or tweet @JacobSteinberg 8.57am GMT Alex de Minaur, who could pla…

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‘Thank you Andy Murray’: Australian Open players pay touching tribute – video

Andy Murray was shown an emotional tribute video featuring a host of tennis stars following his Australian Open exit.Murray, who plans to retire this year due to chronic hip pain, said he would be content if his five-set defeat to Roberto Bautista…

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Djokovic and Federer pay tribute to ‘friend, colleague, rival’ Andy Murray – video

World No 1 Novak Djokovic reflected on ‘friend and rival’ Andy Murray after the Briton revealed the Australian Open could be his last tournament due to a persistent hip injury. Roger Federer also paid tribute to Murray, saying he was ‘a little bit shoc…

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Roger Federer: Methuselah of sport still has unshakeable belief in his talent

Seemingly immune to the ravages of time, Roger Federer says a bit of luck and understanding his body have kept him competitiveRoger Federer, who is ageing with the irresistible longevity of an oak tree, is the very antithesis of Andy Murray. While the …

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Fearsome foursome go to Australian Open aware the end could be near

Injuries and rise of a new generation threaten to expose Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray at the first slam of the yearThe four greatest players in modern tennis – who between them have won more than £300m across 16 years – a…

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Roger Federer and Serena Williams meet with Switzerland winning at Hopman Cup

• Decisive mixed doubles won by Belinda Bencic and Federer• Williams won her singles, while Federer overcame TiafoeRoger Federer came out on top in his highly anticipated match-up with Serena Williams to help Switzerland clinch their Hopman Cup tie aga…

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Serena Williams to face Roger Federer for first time – Hopman Cup live!

Williams and Federer set for first on-court tennis meetingSwitzerland face USA in round-robin match in PerthFederer beats Tiafoe and Williams faces Bencic in singles 11.24am GMT It’s 4-4! Bencic begins her service game with three excellent serves and t…

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Serena Williams and Roger Federer to play each other for the first time ever

Federer, Williams to meet in Hopman Cup mixed doubles matchTickets sold out shortly after release for New Year’s Day specialRoger Federer’s wish is about to be granted – he’s getting the chance to return Serena Williams’ powerful serve.The famously unf…

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Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic cruise to Hopman Cup victory over Britain

• Federer eases to 6-1, 6-1 win over Cameron Norrie in Perth• Bencic beats Katie Boulter 6-2, 7-6 to seal Swiss victoryRoger Federer outplayed Britain’s Cameron Norrie 6-1, 6-1 to secure a winning start for defending champions Switzerland at the Hopman…