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Federer trumps Seppi for 8th Halle title

Federer trumps Seppi for 8th Halle title

BERLIN: Switzerland's double defending champion Roger Federer trumped Italian Andreas Seppi 7-6 (7/1), 6-4 to win an eighth title at the ATP Halle tournament on Sunday. The title was the 33-year-old Swiss world number two's fourth of the season after Brisbane, Dubai and Istanbul. It was also Federer's 15th career title on grass, coming just…

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June 21, 2015

 
Wawrinka trumps Federer in all-Swiss duel to reach semis

Wawrinka trumps Federer in all-Swiss duel to reach semis

PARIS: Stanislas Wawrinka trumped fellow Swiss Roger Federer at a grand slam for the first time with a 6-4 6-3 7-6(4) victory in the French Open quarter-finals on Tuesday. Forever in the shadow of his more celebrated compatriot, Wawrinka finally got the better of Federer at a major on his fifth attempt to set up…

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June 2, 2015

 
Federer leads over-30s into record French Open show

Federer leads over-30s into record French Open show

PARIS: Roger Federer bids to reach the French Open quarter-finals for the 11th time on Sunday when he faces home favourite Gael Monfils. Second seed Federer, the 2009 champion in Paris, is one of six men over the age of 30 to make the last-16 — the most since 1969, when there were eight. Monfils,…

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May 31, 2015

 
Federer beats Wawrinka to seal Djokovic final

Federer beats Wawrinka to seal Djokovic final

ROME: Swiss Roger Federer beat countryman Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 6-2 in the Italian Open semi-final to set up his third final of the year against Serbian rival Novak Djokovic. Wawrinka had caused the first major upset of the week when he battled Rafael Nadal throughout a thrilling quarter-final on Friday to send the seven-time Rome…

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May 17, 2015

 
Nadal upset by Wawrinka as Federer, Djokovic advance

Nadal upset by Wawrinka as Federer, Djokovic advance

ROME: Seven-time Italian Open winner Rafa Nadal lost 7-6(7) 6-2 to Stan Wawrinka on Friday meaning there will be an all-Swiss semi-final after Roger Federer crushed Thomas Berdych 6-3 6-3. Top seed Novak Djokovic dropped a set for the third successive match before reaching the last four with a 6-3 3-6 6-1 win over Japanese…

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May 16, 2015

 
Tennis: Federer and Djokovic to meet in Dubai final

Tennis: Federer and Djokovic to meet in Dubai final

DUBAI: World number one Novak Djokovic beat Tomas Berdych 6-0 5-7 6-4 at the Dubai Championships on Friday to set up a dream final with Roger Federer. The 27-year-old Djokovic entered Friday's contest with a 17-2 winning record against Berdych and the Serb dominated from the outset, breaking his Czech opponent three times in a…

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February 28, 2015

 
Federer sorry for hurting Pakistan cricket fans

Federer sorry for hurting Pakistan cricket fans

DUBAI: Roger Federer has apologised for getting caught up in the bitter rivalry between Indian and Pakistani cricket fans after he was pictured admiring the blue shirt of World Cup champions India in a marketing photo-shoot. The 17-time Grand Slam title winner shares the same sponsor as the Indian team and on the eve of…

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February 23, 2015

 
Older, wiser Federer not sure if playing 'best' tennis

Older, wiser Federer not sure if playing 'best' tennis

MELBOURNE: Roger Federer doubts he is playing his 'best ever' tennis but is convinced that at 33, he is playing smarter and taking better care of himself as he looks to win a fifth Australian Open title. The Swiss was virtually untouchable from 2004-10 when he won 15 of his record 17 grand slam titles,…

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January 17, 2015

 
Federer claims 1,000th win with Brisbane crown

Federer claims 1,000th win with Brisbane crown

BRISBANE: Roger Federer brought up his 1,000th victory at tour level in style Sunday when he beat Canadian Milos Raonic in three tough sets to win the Brisbane International. Federer was forced to absorb some superb shotmaking and blistering serves from the 24-year-old before winning 6-4, 6-7 (2/7), 6-4 in two hours and 13 minutes…

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January 11, 2015

 
Federer tames Dimitrov to reach Brisbane final

Federer tames Dimitrov to reach Brisbane final

BRISBANE: Roger Federer moved to within one win of his 1,000 career victory when he crushed Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov on Saturday to reach the final of the Brisbane International. The Swiss maestro produced a masterclass display to brush aside his young challenger, dubbed “Baby Fed”, 6-2 6-2 in just 53 minutes. Federer will now play…

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January 10, 2015

 
Federer's number one hopes take a hit in Paris defeat

Federer's number one hopes take a hit in Paris defeat

PARIS: Roger Federer's hopes of finishing the season as world number one took a hit when the Swiss second seed was dumped out of the Paris Masters with a 7-6(5) 7-5 defeat by Canadian Milos Raonic in the quarter-finals on Friday. Seventh seed Raonic served 21 aces to keep alive his hopes of securing a…

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October 31, 2014

 
Murray qualifies for Tour Finals, Federer wins

Murray qualifies for Tour Finals, Federer wins

PARIS: Andy Murray's recent resurgence continued when the Briton qualified for the ATP World Tour Finals by reaching the Paris Masters quarter-finals with a 6-3 6-3 win against Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov on Thursday. After dropping outside the world top 10 following his U.S. Open quarter-final exit, Murray began a late push for a spot in…

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October 30, 2014

 
Federer blows away Djokovic in straight sets

Federer blows away Djokovic in straight sets

SHANGHAI: Roger Federer blew away Novak Djokovic in a fearsome Shanghai Masters performance Saturday to end the Serb's incredible winning streak in China and set up a final with Gilles Simon. A brilliant attacking display from the 17-time Grand Slam winner, who served with aggression and spent much of his time at the net, unsettled…

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October 11, 2014

 
Federer, Djokovic braced for classic Wimbledon duel

Federer, Djokovic braced for classic Wimbledon duel

LONDON: Roger Federer can become the oldest Wimbledon champion in the Open Era on Sunday when he targets a record eighth All England Club title in his 35th career meeting with Novak Djokovic. Federer, 32, won the first of his 17 majors at Wimbledon in 2003 and the most recent in 2012 but his failure…

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July 6, 2014

 
Tennis: Murray crashes as Dimitrov, Djokovic, Federer reach semis

Tennis: Murray crashes as Dimitrov, Djokovic, Federer reach semis

LONDON: Defending champion Andy Murray joined Rafael Nadal at the Wimbledon exit door Wednesday when he was sent crashing by Grigor Dimitrov who stormed into a semi-final clash with top seed Novak Djokovic. Dimitrov, the 11th seed, clinched a sensational 6-1, 7-6 (7/4), 6-2 victory on Centre Court just 24 hours after world number one…

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July 2, 2014

 
Two sets to love for Federer

Two sets to love for Federer

LONDON: The odds of the Federer twins winning a Wimbledon doubles title in the future have dramatically shortened after Roger Federer and his wife Mirka announced the birth of a second set of twins on Tuesday. The Swiss tennis ace revealed the amazing news on his Twitter account just hours after he announced he was…

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May 7, 2014

 
Tennis: Djokovic beats Federer for Indian Wells crown

Tennis: Djokovic beats Federer for Indian Wells crown

INDIAN WELLS: World number two Novak Djokovic rallied to beat Roger Federer in a three-set thriller on Sunday for the Indian Wells ATP Masters title. Djokovic defeated Federer 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/3) to capture his third title in the California desert to go with those he won in 2008 and 2011. In the 33rd career…

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March 17, 2014

 
Tennis: 'Explosive' Federer books dream clash with Nadal

Tennis: 'Explosive' Federer books dream clash with Nadal

MELBOURNE: Resurgent Roger Federer relished passing a stiff mental and physical test against a dogged Andy Murray to book his 11th successive Australian Open semi-final and a mouthwatering clash with great rival Rafa Nadal.Stingy on serve and dominant at the net, the 17-times grand slam champion suffered a wobble that dragged him into a fourth…

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January 22, 2014

 
Federer strengthens bid for Tour Finals with Pospisil win

Federer strengthens bid for Tour Finals with Pospisil win

BASEL: Roger Federer took a big step towards securing his endangered place in the ATP World Tour Finals by overcoming rising Canadian talent Vasek Pospisil 6-3 6-7(3) 7-5 in the Basel Open semi-finals on Saturday.The Swiss will play top seed Juan-Martin Del Potro, who has already qualified for next month's London tournament, in Sunday's final….

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October 26, 2013

 
Federer splits with American coach Annacone

Federer splits with American coach Annacone

PARIS: Roger Federer has split from his American coach Paul Annacone with the struggling Swiss former world number saying on Saturday that it was the best time to make a change.”After a terrific 3-1/2 years working together, Paul and I have decided to move on to the next chapter in our professional lives,” the 32-year-old…

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October 13, 2013

 
Federer wants to prove at U.S. Open he is back

Federer wants to prove at U.S. Open he is back

NEW YORK: His back is feeling better and now Roger Federer wants to show everyone he is back.With a record 17 grand slam titles under his belt, Federer has nothing left to prove but try telling that to the Swiss master.After years of being at the top of world tennis, Federer is taking no satisfaction…

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August 26, 2013

 
 
 
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