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 ...

Federer puts end to dream for Willis

Jun 30, 2016

Federer puts end to dream for Willis

Roger Federer was not about to let this feel-good story spoil his own Wimbledon. The seven-time champion — perhaps the greatest player of all time — showed little mercy Wednesday against Marcus Willis, a 772nd-ranked British qualifier who had never won a tour-level match ...

Djokovic, Federer are potential foes in Wimbledon semifinals

Jun 24, 2016

Djokovic, Federer are potential foes in Wimbledon semifinals

Seven-time winner Roger Federer has been placed in defending champion Novak Djokovic’s top half of the Wimbledon draw. That means Djokovic could face the third-seeded Federer in the semifinals as he bids for a fifth consecutive Grand Slam title. The second-seeded Andy Murray could ...

Rising teen star Zverev beats Federer

Jun 19, 2016

Rising teen star Zverev beats Federer

Roger Federer’s bid for a ninth title at the Gerry Weber Open came to an end Saturday when he was beaten in the semifinals by Alexander Zverev, a rising German prospect who notched the biggest win of his young career. Zverev’s 7-6 (7-4), 5-7, ...

Federer advances in Germany

Jun 16, 2016

Federer advances in Germany

Roger Federer got his bid for a ninth Halle grass-court title off to a winning start on Wednesday with a 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) victory over Germany’s world No. 88 Jan-Lennard Struff. The top seed and world No. 3 will face Tunisia’s Malek Jaziri, ranked ...

Federer triumphs in first match after monthlong absence

Jun 9, 2016

Federer triumphs in first match after monthlong absence

Roger Federer made a winning return to tennis on Thursday after a month away with back pain as he finished off an ATP Mercedes Cup grass-court match 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 over teenager Taylor Fritz. The pair were called off court in the second round ...

Federer withdraws from French Open

May 20, 2016

Federer withdraws from French Open

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 ...

Nishikori eases past Gasquet at Italian Open

May 13, 2016

Nishikori eases past Gasquet at Italian Open

World No. 6 Kei Nishikori cruised into the quarterfinals of the Italian Open with a straight-sets win over former nemesis Richard Gasquet of France on Thursday. Nishikori, who beat the 12th-ranked Gasquet for the first time in seven meetings between the two at last ...

Federer tops Zverev at Italian Open

May 12, 2016

Federer tops Zverev at Italian Open

Roger Federer put his full array of shots on display in a 6-3, 7-5 win over Alexander Zverev on Wednesday in the second round of the Italian Open, an encouraging performance considering he only decided to play moments before stepping onto the court. “I ...