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Murray, Federer on course for final clash

LONDON: British hope Andy Murray and five-times champion Roger Federer charged headlong towards a Wimbledon final showdown on Wednesday while two of the game's wiliest campaigners were conspiring to gatecrash the party. The top seeds recorded emphatic victories on another sun-baked day on Centre Court, as Tommy Haas stunned fourth seed Novak Djokovic and Andy…

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July 1, 2009


Federer stuns clay king Nadal

MADRID: Roger Federer inflicted a rare claycourt defeat on his great rival Rafael Nadal on Sunday when he stunned the world number one 6-4 6-4 in the Madrid Open final to win his first title of the season. Nadal was bidding to become the first man to win all three claycourt Masters events in one…

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May 17, 2009


Murray, Federer and Jankovic through to third round in Spanish capital

MADRID: Second seed Roger Federer began his warm-up for the French Open with a solid 6-1 7-5 victory over Robin Soderling at the Madrid Open on Tuesday (12th May.) Fourth seed Andy Murray also progressed but had a tougher time of it against Simone Bolelli of Italy, eventually winning 7-6 6-4. Earlier, Ivan Ljubicic recorded…

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May 12, 2009


Federer into Monte Carlo third round

Newly-wed Roger Federer eased past Italian Andreas Seppi 6-4 6-4 to reach the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Wednesday (April 15). The second-seeded Swiss appeared very relaxed on a sunbathed centre court at the Monte Carlo Country Club, clinching victory on his fourth match point after a final burst from Seppi. Federer,…

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April 15, 2009


Federer defeats Roddick in late action at Sony Ericsson Open

MIAMI: Roger Federer, the world number two, defeated American Andy Roddick 6-3 4-6 6-4 on Wednesday (April 1) to set up a semi-final meeting with Serbian Novak Djokovic at the Sony Ericsson Open. Third seed Djokovic produced sparkling tennis to beat Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3 6-4 but will now have a major test in his…

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April 2, 2009


Roddick and Federer advance to quarters

MIAMI: Two-time Sony Ericsson Open winner Roger Federer played qualifier and world number 467 Taylor Dent in the fourth round at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami on Tuesday. Dent who defeated 15th seed Tommy Robredo in the third round and has been constantly plagued with injuries over the last three years, failed to take…

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March 31, 2009


Federer, Roddick, Djokovic advance in Sony Ericsson Open

MIAMI: It was business as usual for the top ranked men with Roger Federer, Andy Roddick and Novak Djokovic all cruising with wins Sunday (March 29) at the Sony Ericsson Open.. American Roddick survived a gruelling first set tiebreak against Russian Dmitry Tursunov, which he won 11-9, before going on to ease through the second…

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March 29, 2009


Federer, Djokovic ease past tennis qualifiers

MIAMI: World number two Roger Federer and number three Novak Djokovic have eased into the third round of the Miami ATP Masters 1000 tournament with victories over qualifiers. Switzerland's Federer, playing just his second tournament since losing to Rafael Nadal in the final of the Australian Open, beat American Kevin Kim 6-3, 6-2. Federer said…

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March 27, 2009


Federer, Murray move on at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS: Roger Federer and Andy Murray both shrugged off the rust of enforced layoffs with second-round victories at the ATP event in Indian Wells on Saturday. World number two Federer, in his first appearance since the Australian Open, beat France's Marc Gicquel 7-6 6-4, while fourth seed Murray, back after two weeks out with…

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March 14, 2009


Nadal beats Federer

MELBOURNE: Rafa Nadal captured the Australian Open title with an enthralling 7-5 3-6 7-6 3-6 6-2 win over Roger Federer on Sunday, denying the Swiss a chance to win a record-equaling 14th grand slam title. The world number one became the first Spaniard to win the Australian Open and chalked up his fifth straight victory…

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February 1, 2009


Federer defeats Roddick

MELBOURNE: Roger Federer was at his imperious best as he reached his 18th grand slam final with a straight sets victory over Andy Roddick at the Australian Open in Melbourne. Roddick celebrates reaching his 18th grand slam final after his superb victory over Andy Roddick. Roddick celebrates reaching his 18th grand slam final after his…

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January 30, 2009


Federer, Serena reach finals

MELBOURNE: Roger Federer moved one win away from a record-equaling 14th grand slam title on Thursday, blasting Andy Roddick off court as Melbourne swelters through a once-in-a-century heatwave. Cool and collected as all around him wilts, the Swiss maestro notched up his 16th victory over the American 6-2 7-5 7-5 to reach his 18th grand…

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January 29, 2009


Federer into Australian Open quarter-finals

MELBOURNE: World number two and three-time Australian Open champion Roger Federer stormed through the quarter-final of the tournament on January 27 2009, losing just three games to Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro (6-3 6-0 6-0). It took Federer only one hour and 20 minutes to grab the win against the world number six. Del Potro…

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January 27, 2009


Federer kicks off Australian Open with win over Seppi

MELBOURNE: World number two Roger Federer kicked off his Australian Open campaign with a 6-1 7-6 (7-4) 7-5 victory over Italy's Andreas Seppi. Switzerland's Federer wrapped up the first set in 24 minutes but was unconvincing thereafter, being forced to save a set point in the second set. Reigning champion Novak Djokovic began his title…

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January 20, 2009


Federer will regain No.1 world ranking: Bjorn Borg

STOCKHOLM: Borg believes that Roger Federer will regain the number one world ranking in tennis next season, and feels the Swiss star will win next week's season ending Masters Cup event in Shanghai. Borg also sang the praises of Briton Andy Murray, saying he believed he could win a Grand Slam in 2009. The tennis…

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November 6, 2008


Federer opens bid for Masters hat-trick against Simon

SHANGHAI: Roger Federer will open his bid for a third successive Masters Cup title, and a fifth in all, against Gilles Simon after being grouped with the Frenchman in Wednesday's draw for the $4.45 million tournament. The Swiss is top seed in the absence of Spain's world number one Rafael Nadal, whose withdrawal through injury…

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November 5, 2008


Federer and Nadal pull out injured in Paris

PARIS: Hopes of a dream final between Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer were dashed on Friday when the top two seeds pulled out injured from their quarter-final matches at the Paris Masters. Federer withdrew with a back injury a few hours before his match against American James Blake, while Nadal quit his showdown with world…

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November 1, 2008


Soderling to play Federer in Paris Masters Series second round

PARIS: Swede Robin Soderling eased into the second round of the Paris Masters Series with a 6-3 6-4 win over French wild card Josselin Ouanna on Tuesday. Soderling, who won the Lyon Grand Prix on Sunday, needed only one break in each set to down Ouanna in 58 minutes. The world number 18 will next…

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October 28, 2008


Murray outlasts Federer to reach Madrid final

MADRID: Britain's Andy Murray outgunned Roger Federer 3-6 6-3 7-5 on Saturday to reach the Madrid Masters final and avenge his defeat at the U.S. Open. The world number four's victory sets up a showdown with world number one Rafael Nadal or France's Gilles Simon. Murray said on Friday he felt more relaxed than before…

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October 19, 2008


Federer sets up Murray rematch in Madrid Masters semis

MADRID: Roger Federer set up a rerun of his U.S. Open final against Andy Murray by dispatching rising Argentine Juan Martin del Potro 6-3 6-3 in the Madrid Masters quarter-finals on Friday. Top seed Rafael Nadal also progressed with a combative 6-4 6-4 win over fellow Spaniard Feliciano Lopez. He will face Frenchman Gilles Simon…

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October 18, 2008


Federer confirms return at Madrid Masters

MADRID: World number two Roger Federer has confirmed he will take part in the Madrid Masters event next week, after a three week layoff. “It is great to know we can count on Federer's participation for another year,” competition organiser Manolo Santana was quoted as saying in the Spanish media on Friday. “I hope he…

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October 10, 2008

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