Feb 2, 2017

Tiger awed by Federer's longevity

Tiger Woods is looking to old friend Roger Federer for some inspiration. The 40-year-old American hasn’t won a major since 2008, while the 35-year-old Federer claimed his 18th Grand Slam title on Sunday at the Australian Open, beating Rafael Nadal in the final in ...

Returning Federer savors surprise title

Jan 30, 2017

Returning Federer savors surprise title

Roger Federer always believed he had more Grand Slam titles left in him. He just didn’t think it would happen like this, playing in his first tournament following a six-month injury layoff. Or against his biggest rival in the game, Rafael Nadal. “I said ...

Federer ousts Nishikori at Australian Open

Jan 22, 2017

Federer ousts Nishikori at Australian Open

Resilient Roger Federer showed there was still life in the 35-year-old’s legs as he overhauled fifth seed Kei Nishikori 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 on Sunday to reach the Australian Open quarterfinals. After six months out of the game, Federer’s fairy-tale return continued ...

Blossoming star Osaka keeping things fun on court

Sep 20, 2016

Blossoming star Osaka keeping things fun on court

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On a day when Naomi Osaka reminded a group of young tennis players from northeastern Japan to remember that tennis is a game and should be fun, she spoke about her experiences as she climbed the rankings this summer. In her U.S. Open debut ...

Aug 4, 2016

Djokovic, stunned by pullouts, hopes for gold

Novak Djokovic admitted Wednesday he was surprised that five of the world’s top 10 had pulled out of Rio but insisted a first career gold medal would “mean the world to me.” The world No. 1 can complete the Golden Slam of all four ...

Jul 30, 2016

Daniel, Sugita added to 64-man Olympic tennis draw

Taro Daniel and Yuichi Sugita will both compete in the men’s singles at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after being added as new entries, the Japan Tennis Association said on Saturday. Daniel and Sugita have secured berths following the withdrawal of players, including Swiss ...

Federer saves three match points, beats Cilic in five sets

Jul 7, 2016

Federer saves three match points, beats Cilic in five sets

The match, and Roger Federer’s bid for a record eighth Wimbledon championship, essentially should have been over after a little more than 1½ hours Wednesday. Already trailing two sets to none, he was down 0-40 while serving at 3-3 in the third. Once that ...

Federer, Murray, Serena advance to quarterfinals

Jul 5, 2016

Federer, Murray, Serena advance to quarterfinals

Cruising into the quarterfinals without the loss of a set, Roger Federer is making it look easy as he chases a record eighth Wimbledon title. Serena Williams, meanwhile, is picking up momentum as she goes for a seventh championship at the All England Club. ...

Serena rallies into third round

Jul 2, 2016

Serena rallies into third round

Down a break in the final set and one point away from falling behind 3-0, Serena Williams refused to buckle on Centre Court. Facing the prospect of her earliest ever loss at Wimbledon, the six-time champion summoned her big-match experience — as well as ...