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ROGER FEDERER RUMORS

So long, Federer: the end of an era

This is why they play the matches. Sure, I can make all the predictions that I want, but the game is always proving that all of my predictions are worth exactly bunkum. Roger Federer lost a couple of nights ago to a journeyman, an unseeded Italian player named Andreas Seppi who had never beaten Federer and who has since been eliminated from the tournament. It wasn’t that Roger...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

AUSTRALIAN OPEN: Roger Federer Falls Flat. Age Doesn’t Have to Look Like This (Yet)

Forgive Roger Federer for getting old. It happens, and at this point he can still deal with it. But does that mean he has to be scared and stupid, too? Federer lost to Adreas Seppi 6-4, 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 7-6 (7-5) Friday in the third round of the Australian Open. It was bad enough that he said his body didn’t feel right and he didn’t know why. Then, he moved around as if his shoes...
Via Greg Couch on Tennis
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Federer Stunned In Australia: It’s All Andreas’s Fault

Andreas Seppi, one of those players who constantly flies below the radar at major tournaments, seemed consigned to a career in which he’d never be able to remember a match on tennis’s biggest stage for all the right reasons. Seppi took a two-set lead on Novak Djokovic at Roland Garros in 2012, but he couldn’t hold the line. Seppi gave ground as the match went on and fell in...
Via Attacking The Net
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Federer Stops Lu to Advance in Melbourne

View image | gettyimages.com   (January 19, 2015) In the first Night Session match in Rod Laver Arena, four–time Australian Open champion Roger Federer defeated Lu Yen-hsun of Taiwan 6-4, 6-2, 7-5 on Monday to reach the second round at the Australian Open. Last winning in Melbourne in 2010, the 17-time major champion donning a neon yellow shirt captured a record 74th match...
Via Tennis Panorama
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Top Five Forehands of All Time – Where Does Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal Rank?

The forehand is perhaps the most the most destructive weapon in the sport of tennis. Who in the history of the game had – or has – the best forehand of all time? Steve Flink, tennis historian and journalist and author of the book THE GREATEST TENNIS MATCHES OF ALL TIME (available here: http://www.amazon.com/The-Greatest-Tennis-Matches-Time/dp/0942257936/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&...
Via Tennis Grand Stand
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Roger Federer Wins 1000th Match, Claims Brisbane Title

View image | gettyimages.com (January 11, 2015) Roger Federer gained entrance into the exclusive “1000 win club” on Sunday when he defeated Milos Raonic 6-4, 6-7(2), 6-4 to claim the Brisbane International title, his 83rd career tournament crown. The 33-year-old Federer is the third player in the Open Era to earn this achievement, joining Jimmy Connors with 1253 wins and Ivan...
Via Tennis Panorama
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Federer Survives Opening Match in Brisbane

Roger Federer (January 8, 2015) Roger Federer survived after being a set and a break down, to hold off Australian wild card John Millman 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 in his opening match at the Brisbane International on Thursday. The 153rd ranked Millman put major heat on the world No. 2 leading 6-4, 3-1 at one point. “I didn’t play badly, but maybe felt a bit tired at times,” Federer said...
Via Tennis Panorama
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Ahead to 2015 for Federer, Nishikori

Welcome back, dear readers. I come to you fresh off a great holiday break, having gorged on turkey, latkes, new year’s champagne, and all manner of tennis speculation as to what the year to come has in store for us. Since my last article, we’ve seen a decided resurgence of some familiar names and a streak of continued excellence from a rising star on the men’s side. For the...
Via isportsweb.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Roger Federer looks to have easy start to 2015

Roger Federer will play the winner of a match between a wild-card entry and a qualifier when the 17-time Grand Slam champion begins his new season at the Brisbane International next week. Federer, who arrived in Australia on Saturday, has a first-round bye. Then he'll play the winner of a match between Australian wild-card entry John Millman and a yet-to-be-determined qualifier....
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennis Channel to Air Federer vs Wawrinka Charity Exhibition – “The Match for Africa 2,” on December 21

(December 18, 2014) LOS ANGELES - Tennis Channel has exclusive live coverage of 17-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer as he faces off against Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka on Dec. 21 at 2:30 p.m. ET in a battle benefiting Federer’s charity. The Match for Africa 2 is an exhibition between the two friends and Swiss compatriots to benefit The Roger Federer Foundation...
Via Tennis Panorama
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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