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Federer knocked out of Australian Open

Two-time defending champion loses to Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas

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January 20, 2019


Federer, Djokovic chase history in Murray’s Australian Open swansong

Both legends are tied on six titles in calendar year’s first Grand Slam

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January 13, 2019


Federer fired up ahead of new season

Legendary tennis star wants another ‘crazy good’ year after claiming 20th Grand Slam last year

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December 27, 2018


New world No.1 Federer wins Rotterdam for 97th title

ROTTERDAM: Roger Federer celebrated his return to the top of the world rankings by winning the Rotterdam Open on Sunday, his 97th career title. The 36-year-old, the oldest No.1 in history, thrashed Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov 6-2, 6-2 in a one-sided final. In the Open era, only American Jimmy Connors has won more titles with 109….

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February 19, 2018


Federer has ‘no idea’ how long he will go on

NEWS DESK: Age-defying Roger Federer says after winning his third Grand Slam title in a year he has no idea how long he will continue playing, reported AFP. The 36-year-old Swiss marvel continues to defy the years and attrition rate, reaching his 30th Grand Slam decider and claiming his sixth Australian crown and 20th Grand…

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January 29, 2018


Federer wins record 8th Wimbledon

London: Roger Federer won a record eighth Wimbledon title and became the tournament’s oldest champion Sunday with a straight-sets victory over injury-hit Marin Cilic who dramatically broke down in tears midway through the final. Federer claimed his 19th Grand Slam title 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 and at 35 is Wimbledon’s oldest men’s winner of the modern…

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July 16, 2017


Federer beats Nadal in five-set thriller to win Open

Melbourne: Roger Federer won a thrilling, five-set Australian Open final against his great rival Rafael Nadal to clinch a record-extending 18th Grand Slam title on Sunday. Federer, 35, won 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 in three hours 38 minutes on Rod Laver Arena. – Reuters

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January 29, 2017


Federer hopes for Wimbledon tonic after troubled year

Roger Federer admits Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray are clear favourites for the Wimbledon title as the Swiss star tries to salvage an injury-plagued year by winning his favourite tournament for a record eighth time. For the first time in 15 years, Federer arrives at the All England Club with few pundits expecting the world…

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June 25, 2016


Tennis: Federer stunned by German teenager

Halle Westfalen:Teenage German Alexander Zverev caused a major shock on Saturday as he beat eight-time winner Roger Federer in the Halle grasscourt semi-finals. Zverev, 19, triumphed 7-6 (7/4), 5-7, 6-3 to reach only his second ATP Tour final after being beaten by Austria’s Dominic Thiem on clay in Nice, France last month. The German teen…

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June 18, 2016


Serena, Federer, Djokovic star in US Open ‘Fantastic Friday’

NEW YORK: “Super Saturday” is history at the US Open but rain has created a “Fantastic Friday” at Arthur Ashe Stadium with Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer in starring roles.

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September 11, 2015


Federer, Wawrinka seek US Open semi-final spots

NEW YORK: Roger Federer, trying to become the oldest US Open champion since Ken Rosewall in 1970, seeks a 10th semi-final berth on the New York hardcourts Wednesday against France’s Richard Gasquet.

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September 9, 2015


Federer, Murray cruise at US Open, Bouchard suffers head injury

NEW YORK: Roger Federer and Andy Murray coasted into the US Open fourth round Saturday as Canadian poster girl Eugenie Bouchard suffered a potentially tournament-ending head injury in a freak fall. Five-time champion and world number two Federer claimed a 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 victory over Philipp Kohlschreiber, his 10th win in 10 meetings against the…

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September 6, 2015


Federer, Sharapova to defend Brisbane titles

BRISBANE: Seventeen-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer and five-time major-winner Maria Sharapova will defend their Brisbane International titles in the lead-up to the Australian Open in January, organisers said Thursday.

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August 27, 2015


Djokovic, Federer advance to Cincinnati final

CINCINNATI, United States: Top seed Novak Djokovic and defending champion Roger Federer advanced to the Western & Southern Open final in contrasting fashion on Saturday to set up a rematch of their title-deciding Wimbledon clash. Serb Djokovic, who beat Federer in the Wimbledon final for a second consecutive year last month, rallied to beat Ukrainian…

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August 23, 2015


Tennis: Federer withdraws from Montreal ATP event

MONTREAL: Roger Federer withdrew from next month's Rogers Cup ATP Masters event in Montreal on Wednesday as he builds toward the US Open.  The 33-year-old world number two's withdrawal was announced in a press release, with reports citing “scheduling issues” for the pullout.  “I am disappointed that I won't be playing in Montreal because it's…

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July 29, 2015


Rain to blame for Wimbledon woe, says Federer

LONDON: Roger Federer claimed the rain that interrupted his Wimbledon final defeat against Novak Djokovic was the crucial factor in his failed bid to win a record eighth All England Club title. Federer slumped to a 7-6 (7/1), 6-7 (10/12), 6-4, 6-3 loss on Sunday and the Swiss star felt it was a brief third…

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July 12, 2015


Djokovic shatters Federer dream to win third Wimbledon

LONDON: Defending champion Novak Djokovic won a third Wimbledon title and a ninth Grand Slam crown on Sunday, ruthlessly shattering Roger Federer's bid for a record eighth All England Club triumph. World number one Djokovic won 7-6 (7/1), 6-7 (10/12), 6-4, 6-3 to add this year's Wimbledon title to the Australian Open he captured in…

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July 12, 2015


Djokovic v Federer Grand Slam final meetings

LONDON: Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer meet in Sunday's Wimbledon final. It will be their 40th career clash (Federer leads 20-19) and 12th at the majors (6-6). However, they have only met in two Grand Slam finals: 2007 US Open final Federer won 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (7/2), 6-4 – Djokovic had defeated Federer for the…

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July 11, 2015


Tennis: Kvitova joins Wimbledon exodus; Federer, Murray into last 16

LONDON: Petra Kvitova, the defending champion, crashed out of Wimbledon on Saturday while Roger Federer and Andy Murray both needed four sets to secure their passage into the second week. Czech second seed Kvitova, who also won the 2011 title, lost 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 to veteran campaigner Jelena Jankovic who goes on to play 2012…

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July 4, 2015


Tennis: Federer, Murray, Nadal enter Wimbledon heat

LONDON: Former champions Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray get their 2015 Wimbledon campaigns underway Tuesday, desperate to avoid marathon duels in temperatures expected to smash the 30-degree barrier. Second seed Federer, the seven-time champion, faces Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia, who he beat at the French Open this year, 2013 winner Murray takes on…

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June 29, 2015

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