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Stan Wawrinka credits Roger Federer for ‘Stanimal’ nickname

Stan Wawrinka is commonly referred to as “Stan the Man” on tour, but he says he has another nickname which is actually preferable. The Swiss tennis star says “Stanimal” is his favorite nickname, and it’s one he got thanks to Roger Federer. “My favourite nickname? ‘Stanimal’ makes me laugh,” he told Le Journal du Dimanche. “It conveys the aggressive dimension of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nadal back in Paris, no title to defend, no Federer to face

PARIS (AP) Through the years, Rafael Nadal grew accustomed to a couple of givens at the French Open: He would arrive as the defending champion, and Roger Federer would be somewhere in the draw, often awaiting a showdown in the final. This time around, neither is the case. Federer withdrew a few days before Sunday's start of the clay-court Grand Slam tournament, ending his record...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Federer out of French Open; 1st Slam he'll miss since 1999

PARIS (AP) Roger Federer pulled out of the French Open on Thursday, ending his record streak of appearing in 65 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments - every one since the start of 2000. The 17-time major champion, who had a knee operation this year but returned to play at the Monte Carlo Masters in early April, has been dealing with a back problem that has limited his schedule in...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Roger Federer pulls out of French Open

One of today’s icons of the tennis world will not compete at the French Open. Roger Federer announced on his Facebook page today he will not compete at the event as he continues to get his body back to 100 percent. “I regret to announce that I have made the decision not to play in this year’s French Open,” Federer said. “I have been making steady progress with my overall...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Roger Federer withdraws from French Open

Roger Federer is easily one of the greatest tennis players of all time and has won more Grand Slam titles than any male tennis player in history. However, he won’t get the chance to play for an 18th title as he has withdrawn from the French Open. He made the announcement on his Facebook page, citing health reasons for his withdrawal from the tournament. He said that he would be...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Roger Federer pulls out of French Open

PARIS (AP) Roger Federer has pulled out of the French Open, ending his record of appearing in 65 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments dating back to 2000. The 17-time major champion, who had a knee operation this year but returned to play at the Monte Carlo Masters in early April, has been dealing with a back problem that has limited his schedule in recent weeks. Federer says ''I...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Roger Federer’s Shocking French Open Announcement Ends Incredible Streak

For the first time since the 1999 U.S. Open, a men’s tennis Grand Slam won’t have Roger Federer in it. The 17-time Grand Slam winner announced in a stunning Facebook post Wednesday that he withdrew from the 2016 French Open. He said he still wasn’t “100 percent” after suffering a back injury, which forced him to pull out of the Rome Masters. This means Federer’s...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Federer loses to Thiem in 3rd round of Italian Open

ROME (AP) Roger Federer was eliminated from the Italian Open on Thursday, losing to 15th-ranked Dominic Thiem 7-6 (2), 6-4 in the third round. Federer withdrew from last week's Madrid Open with lower back pain and has only 10 days before the French Open begins. Federer went up a break early in the first set but Thiem broke right back and Federer made little impact on the Austrian...
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Roger Federer doesn't seem to think he can win the French Open

Roger Federer, speaking to the press on Wednesday, after a 6-3, 7-5 opening-round win over Alexander Zverev in the Rome Open:* "I was expecting to lose in straight sets today. That was the mindset going in, so to win in straights is actually a really big surprise to me."* "I don't know how I'm going to feel tomorrow. So, yeah, I mean I hope [I'm going to play a second match]. It...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Roger Federer undergoes knee surgery, will miss two tourneys

Roger Federer announced on his Facebook page that he’s undergone surgery on his knee after tearing his meniscus the day after the semi-finals at the Australian Open. On Facebook, @rogerfederer announced he underwent arthroscopic knee surgery following the Australian Open. pic.twitter.com/Tcrfpr3vfF — ESPNTennis (@ESPNTennis) February 3, 2016 “I want to inform you that...
Via The Comeback
February 03, 2016  |  Discuss
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