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Dazed Federer sent spinning out of Wimbledon

LONDON: Roger Federer and “his ego” took an unbelievable battering at the hands of a little-known Ukrainian as the Swiss champion and holder of a record 17 grand slam titles was sent spinning out of Wimbledon on a day dubbed as 'Whacky Wednesday'.A record that took 36 grand slams and nine years to create was…

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June 27, 2013


Federer ready to pour more cold water on French hopes

PARIS: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will be keen to avoid the same fate as compatriots Julien Benneteau and Gilles Simon when Roger Federer faces his third successive French test at Roland Garros on Tuesday.Federer gave himself the thumbs up after downing Benneteau in straight sets in round three, declared he was still fairly fresh after surviving a…

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June 4, 2013


Federer fears over on-court player phones

PARIS: Roger Federer has given warning that players taking their mobile phones on to court could undermine the game's integrity by receiving coaching tips.The French Open has already featured two incidents with Ukraine's Sergiy Stakhovsky using his phone to take a picture of a ball imprint after a contentious line call and local favorite Gael…

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May 30, 2013


Federer dishes out brutal lesson to Devvarman

PARIS: Somdev Devvarman discovered one of tennis's most brutal truths on Wednesday that after 17 grand slam titles there is little room for mercy in Roger Federer's relentless pursuit of success.The Swiss inflicted a bruising 6-2 6-1 6-1 French Open defeat on his Indian opponent in a second round tie that lasted a little over…

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May 30, 2013


Djokovic, Federer lead top seeds into Dubai semis

DUBAI: Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer stayed on course for a scorching desert showdown as they led the top four seeds into the semi-finals of the Dubai Championships on Thursday.The world's leading two players were joined in the last four by Czech Tomas Berdych and Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina.Djokovic extended his winning streak…

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February 28, 2013


Federer and Djokovic power through in Dubai

DUBAI: Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic strolled to easy victories in the Dubai Championships second round on Wednesday, keeping the world's top two players on course for a showdown in Saturday's final.Other dangers await after Tomas Berdych and Juan Martin Del Potro also claimed straight set wins, but few in Wednesday's 5,000 capacity crowd would…

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February 28, 2013


Federer, Del Potro on track for repeat Rotterdam final

ROTTERDAM: Roger Federer failed to match the accuracy of Cupid's arrow on Valentine's Day but still cruised past Dutchman Thiemo de Bakker 6-3 6-4 in the second round of the World Indoor Tournament on Thursday.Defending champion Federer only landed 42 percent of his first serves during the first set but an early break helped him…

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February 15, 2013


Federer warms up for title defence by freezing out Zelda

ROTTERDAM: Roger Federer struggled to see the ball and felt the conditions at the World Indoor Tournament were a little too warm for his liking but that did not stop the top seed from romping to a 6-3 6-1 win over Slovenian Grega Zemlja in the first round on Wednesday.Playing his first competitive match for…

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February 14, 2013


Australian Open: Murray beats Federer to set up Djokovic final

MELBOURNE: Andy Murray set up an enthralling Australian Open final against world number one Novak Djokovic after a high-quality victory against Roger Federer on Friday.The 25-year-old Briton, who had never beaten Federer in a grand slam previously despite being one of the few players to hold a superior career record against the Swiss, advanced to…

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January 25, 2013


Federer slaps down Tomic after Del Potro upset

MELBOURNE: Roger Federer was in no mood to let a trend develop after the first real upsets of the week at the Australian Open tennis on Saturday and slapped down local upstart Bernard Tomic with authority to reach the fourth round.Juan Martin del Potro stunned Federer to win the U.S. Open in 2009 but the…

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January 19, 2013


Rested Federer aims to go deep in Melbourne

MELBOURNE: With a trophy cabinet straining at the hinges and a 53rd consecutive grand slam appearance looming, Roger Federer might be excused for feeling a little jaded ahead of his bid for a fifth Australian Open crown.Not a bit of it, the 31-year-old Swiss maestro said on Saturday, having passed his motivation test during punishing…

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January 12, 2013


Tennis: Federer charms fans in Murray's backyard

LONDON: Roger Federer's unique appeal showed no sign of waning on Sunday as he gate-crashed what was supposed to be Andy Murray's party in the semi-finals of the ATP World Tour Finals.Up against Britain's first male grand slam champion for 76 years and an Olympic gold medallist for good measure, the 17,000 crowd at the…

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November 12, 2012


Federer beats Ferrer again to reach semi-finals

LONDON: Defending champion Roger Federer guaranteed his place in the last four of the ATP World Tour Finals with a win over David Ferrer on Thursday but Janko Tipsarevic became the first player eliminated after a second defeat.World number two Federer, seeking a record-extending seventh title at the end-of-season finale, dished out yet more punishment…

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November 9, 2012


Murray, Williams and Federer reach quarters

NEW YORK: Andy Murray produced a masterclass in tennis to destroy the highly rated Milos Raonic on Monday and book his place in the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open. The Olympic champion provided more evidence he could be ready to add a first grand slam title to the gold medal he won in London last…

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September 4, 2012


Tennis: Federer, Murray face first big tests US Open

NEW YORK: World number one Roger Federer and Olympic champion Andy Murray face their first stern tests of the U.S. Open on Saturday after cruising through the early rounds.Federer faces dangerous Spaniard Fernando Verdasco inside Arthur Ashe Stadium while Murray plays Verdasco's countryman Feliciano Lopez in Louis Armstrong Stadium.Federer has not lost to Verdasco in…

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September 1, 2012


Tennis: Roddick to quit after U.S. Open, Federer wins

NEW YORK: Andy Roddick revealed he would retire after the U.S. Open in a shock announcement on Thursday before Roger Federer urged the famously hostile Flushing Meadows crowd to make life difficult for Bernard Tomic in what could be the final match of Roddick's career.Roddick, who will play Australian Tomic on Arthur Ashe Stadium on…

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August 31, 2012


Tennis: Venus, Serena and Federer in U.S. Open action today

NEW YORK: Venus Williams continues her quest to claim her first U.S. Open crown since 2001 when she faces sixth seed Angelique Kerber of Germany in a second-round night match on Thursday at Arthur Ashe Stadium.Williams, who also won the title in 2000, is on the comeback trail after withdrawing from the U.S. Open ahead…

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August 30, 2012


Tennis: Federer reaches US Open second round

NEW YORK: World number one Roger Federer began his quest for a sixth U.S. Open title with a stylish 6-3 6-2 6-4 victory over American Donald Young on Monday.The Wimbledon champion made light of windy conditions at Flushing Meadows to motor through the match in one hour, 34 minutes.World number 81 Young snapped a 16-match…

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August 28, 2012


Federer in action on opening day of U.S. Open

NEW YORK: Roger Federer looks to cap an “incredible” season when he launches his bid for a sixth U.S. Open title against American Donald Young on Monday. Federer beat Briton Andy Murray to win the 2012 Wimbledon title, regained his world number one ranking and comes into the final grand slam of the year in…

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August 27, 2012


Murray routs Federer to win tennis gold

LONDON: Britain's Andy Murray demolished Roger Federer 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 in the Olympic men's final on Sunday to win his first gold medal and avenge his Wimbledon final defeat against the world number one.Just four weeks after breaking down in tears when Federer shattered his hopes of a first Wimbledon title, Murray returned to Centre…

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August 5, 2012


Evergreen Federer back on top of the world

LONDON: With his 31st birthday looming Roger Federer began a record-equalling 286th week at the top of the world rankings on Monday after claiming a seventh Wimbledon title.The accepted theory is that male tennis players begin the slow decline into retirement once they hit the 30 barrier but, as he has done throughout his career,…

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July 9, 2012

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