Federer looked into ways to play either Olympics or US Open

NEW YORK (AP) Roger Federer says he contemplated scenarios in which he would play in the Olympics and skip the U.S. Open, and vice versa. In the end, his balky left knee wouldn't allow him to do either. The 17-time major champion was in Manhattan on Wednesday to talk about playing tennis next year at the new Laver Cup team event. But for the first time since 1999, he's not preparing...
Via Associated Press
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dynamic Doubles Duo: Federer, Nadal to team up in Laver Cup

NEW YORK (AP) Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal say they plan to play doubles together when the Laver Cup debuts next year. With a combined 31 major titles, Federer and Nadal have committed to the inaugural event, which is an attempt to create a tennis version of golf's Ryder Cup. Named for Australian tennis great Rod Laver, the competition was first announced in January. A team...
Via Associated Press
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Andy Murray isn’t pleased Stan Wawrinka and Roger Federer withdrew from 2016 Rio Olympics

Andy Murray thinks you shouldn’t make excuses when it comes to playing for your country at the Olympics. In Rio for the 2016 Olympic Games and hoping to add to his one gold medal from the 2012 London Olympic Games, Murray had a candid interview after a practice speaking on the withdraws of major names such as Stan Wawrinka and Roger Federer. The Hans India transcribed the ESPN...
Via The Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Roger Federer be nearing his end?

At Wimbledon this year, Roger Federer sought his first Grand Slam title since 2012. Facing Milos Raonic in the semi-finals, an opponent he had beaten many times before, he dropped the first set, but stormed back to win the second and third sets to take charge of the match. Raonic faced constant pressure in the fourth set, fending off multiple break point opportunities from Federer...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Milos Raonic stuns Roger Federer in Wimbledon semis

Roger Federer’s epic tennis career is winding down, but he still found himself within striking distance of a record eighth Wimbledon title. Having never lost in a Wimbledon semifinal, he merely had to get past sixth-seed Milos Raonic, who had never been to a Grand Slam final. Despite taking a two-sets-to-one lead, time and injuries caught up with Federer, and Raonic beat the...
Via The Comeback
July 08, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Marcus Willis dressed up as Roger Federer to play him

British qualifier Marcus Willis at least had a sense of humor as he took Centre Court at Wimbledon on Wednesday against Roger Federer. As pointed out by ESPN’s Darren Rovell, Willis showed up to his match against Federer dressed just like Federer. British qualifier Marcus Willis (left) got dressed up as Roger Federer to play him. Wearing "RF" shirt & headband pic.twitter...
Via Sportsnaut
June 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Marcus “Cartman” Willis, tennis’ biggest underdog since 1988, now faces Roger Federer

June is quickly shaping up as the month of the underdog across the Atlantic. Iceland set the tone with its improbable run to the Euro 2016 quarterfinals, including a monumental upset of England on Monday. Now, the English have a chance to cheer for their very own underdog, this time at Wimbledon. A few years ago, Marcus Willis was so overweight that spectators at small-time tournaments...
Via The Comeback
June 29, 2016  |  Discuss

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
May 24, 2016  |  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
May 19, 2016  |  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. — ESPNTennis (@ESPNTennis) February 3, 2016 “I want to inform you that...
Via The Comeback
February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

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