Roger Federer plans to play at least into 2019, when he'll be 38 years old

"I hope to see you next year. If not, this was a wonderful run here and I can’t be more happy to have won tonight." - Roger Federer to Australian Open crowd, after defeating Rafael Nadal in the finals on Jan 29.Roger Federer had just broken through to his win his first Grand Slam title in five years and his 18th overall at the remarkable age of 35. And then, just like that, the...
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5 days ago

Roger Federer says Laver Cup will be a tough competition

PRAGUE (AP) Roger Federer says the new Laver Cup team tournament is supposed to be a ''tough'' contest, not an exhibition. The competition will pit a team of the best six European players against the top six from the rest of the world. The inaugural edition is scheduled for September in Prague. Bjorn Bjorg will captain Europe while John McEnroe will do the same for the opponents...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

After the Australian Open, what should we expect from Roger Federer?

This past Australian Open we saw crazy upsets, quality tennis, and an epic ending that nobody saw coming, a Roger Federer victory over Rafael Nadal. At age 35, it would be reasonable to assume that the Aussie will be Federer’s last major title, but with his recent level of play, it also wouldn’t be unreasonable to say he’ll win another slam this year. It’s tough to gauge...
7 days ago  |  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...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cheat Sheet: Federer and Serena cement legacies, sports world responds to Trump, NFL and NHL holds all-star games, another Nova buzzer beater vs ACC

It’s Super Bowl Week! Yes, the week has finally arrived. We all survived our first week without football (no disrespect to the Senior Bowl and Pro Bowl… well, maybe to the Pro Bowl just a little bit) and will now be treated to the biggest game of the year this coming Sunday. But a Sunday without real football did not leave us having to dig very deep to find stuff to talk about...
Via The Comeback
27 days ago  |  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
27 days ago  |  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
28 days ago  |  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
29 days ago  |  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...
Via The Sports Daily
January 04, 2017  |  Discuss

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