French Open 2017: The potential end of an era

For the second year in a row, Roger Federer will miss the French Open. His absence from the tournament in 2016 marked the first Grand Slam without him since 1999, before he was ranked highly enough to receive an automatic bid to the main draw. The announcement drew concern from tennis fans both serious and casual, as people feared that such a decision signified the beginning of the...
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Nicolas Mahut hit a shot from the stands during a Davis Cup match

We sometimes see baseball or basketball players diving into the crowd to make a play, but it’s more unusual to see it in tennis. That’s what France’s Nicolas Mahut did during a doubles match against Great Britain in the Davis Cup quarterfinals Saturday, though. His momentum returning one shot carried him out of the court and into the stands section, and an opponent then smashed...
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April 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Reporter congratulates Rafael Nadal on win despite loss

A reporter at Sunday’s Miami Open final was apparently watching a different match from everybody else.After Rafael Nadal lost the Miami Open title to rival Roger Federer 6-3, 6-4, he was congratulated by a journalist on the victory in his post-match press conference. Upon Nadal pointing out that he had actually lost, the reporter then attempted to save face, leading to this awkward...
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April 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Wawrinka calls laughing Federer expletive on court

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) Roger Federer has a reputation as one of the nicest pro athletes among his fellow tennis players and fans. When Stan Wawrinka got emotional in his post-match comments to the crowd after losing the BNP Paribas Open final, Federer sat courtside laughing. ''I would like to congratulate Roger,'' Wawrinka said, glancing at his countryman and friend. ''He...
Via Associated Press
March 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal’s uncle Toni to step down as his coach after season

Rafael Nadal’s uncle Toni will step down as the coach of the tennis player after the season, the uncle told an Italian magazine in an article publicized over the weekend.Toni Nadal, who has coached Rafa throughout his entire career and helped turn him into a 14-time grand slam champion, feels like he has been marginalized by some of the people on Rafa’s team. That includes Carlos...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 13, 2017  |  Discuss

More life yet in Federer's dancing feet after major No. 18

Roger Federer needed his exhausted legs for one last big effort Sunday night - going out dancing to celebrate his remarkable 18th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open. And after seeing the sun rise over Melbourne, then celebrating some more with his children as they woke up in his family's hotel suite, the man many call the greatest tennis player ever looked ahead from this...
Via Associated Press
January 30, 2017  |  Discuss

10 takeaways from the Australian Open

The first major of the 2017 tennis season is in the books, and for many it represented a throwback to the old days.Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer met in the men’s finals, while the Williams sisters faced each other in the women’s final.It was a big tournament for the 30-plus crowd as many veteran greats showed a resurgence, while some of the previous top players in the world...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 29, 2017  |  Discuss

Roger Federer: Beating Rafael Nadal again would make for ‘sweetest’ major win

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are meeting in a major final again, and that’s quite meaningful to at least one of them.Federer has not won a Grand Slam title since Wimbledon in 2012, and defeating Nadal would be his 18th career major championship. By his own admission, it would be very special to him. Federer vs. Nadal is one of tennis’s great rivalries, and at this point in...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Roger Federer appears to have started a boy band, & here they are singing ‘Hard to Say I’m Sorry’

Roger Federer completely dominated the No. 10-seeded Tomas Berdych on Friday at the Australian Open, in a three-set match (6-2 6-4 6-4) that lasted just 90 minutes. It was “vintage Federer” as ESPN’s Patrick McEnroe correctly put it after the match-winning point: A few minutes later, the McEnroe brothers were talking more about Federer and how great the guy is both as a tennis...
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January 21, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Roger Federer shown on Bongo Cam, goes nuts playing it

Tennis star Roger Federer was upset in the Hopman Cup on Wednesday, losing to young Alexander Zverev, so he had some time to kill afterward. He decided to fill that void by watching another match, Belinda Bencic vs Andrea Petkovic. Bencic, like Federer, is a Swiss tennis player, so Roger was probably showing some support for her. Federer, at one point during the match, was shown...
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January 04, 2017  |  Discuss

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