Sep 13, 2014

Federer, Wawrinka spark Switzerland

Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka took Switzerland close to its first Davis Cup final in 22 years after cruising to straight-sets wins in the opening singles against Italy on Friday. First, Federer beat 76th-ranked Simone Bolelli 7-6 (7-5), 6-4, 6-4 without dropping serve to ...

Federer saves two match points, rallies past Monfils

Sep 5, 2014

Federer saves two match points, rallies past Monfils

Clearly frustrated by his play and opponent, Roger Federer whacked his racket on the top of the net after a missed volley. Moments later, he barked at the chair umpire: “What’s wrong with you, man?” Not long after that, Federer found himself in the ...

Monfils storms into U.S. Open quarters

Sep 3, 2014

Monfils storms into U.S. Open quarters

Gael Monfils follows his own rules. The guy does things on a tennis court no one else has — or can. Just search his name on YouTube and watch any of many video clips showcasing his speed and agility; start with the parallel-to-the-ground, a-few-feet-in-the-air ...

Federer sends Groth packing

Aug 30, 2014

Federer sends Groth packing

When Roger Federer smacked a backhand return winner off his opponent’s 142 mph (229 kph) serve Friday night, he glanced at the speed readout, just to find out exactly how difficult what he’d done had been. Then, later in his 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 victory ...

Nishikori cruises by Odesnik

Aug 27, 2014

Nishikori cruises by Odesnik

Kei Nishikori defeated American Wayne Odesnik in straight sets Tuesday to advance to the second round of the U.S. Open, the year’s final Grand Slam event. Nishikori, who missed two ATP tournaments after having a cyst removed from his right big toe on Aug. ...

Federer, Serena claim titles

Aug 18, 2014

Federer, Serena claim titles

By now, everyone knows Roger Federer’s itinerary for Cincinnati: Get his game in order, raise the winner’s trophy, leave town with a lot of confidence for the U.S. Open. Might as well rename it the Federer Cup. Federer won his unprecedented sixth title in ...

Serena, Federer advance to finals

Aug 17, 2014

Serena, Federer advance to finals

Serena Williams came back to advance to the Western & Southern Open final Saturday as Roger Federer moved into position for his sixth title in the tournament. The top-ranked Williams beat Caroline Wozniacki 2-6, 6-2, 6-4, and the second-seeded Roger Federer turned back fifth-seeded ...

Federer, Serena keep rolling

Aug 16, 2014

Federer, Serena keep rolling

Roger Federer beat Andy Murray 6-3, 7-5 on Friday and advanced to the semifinals of the Western & Southern Open, a tournament he has won an unprecedented five times already. The second-seeded Federer was on the offensive from the first point as he evened ...

Federer reaches another milestone

Aug 14, 2014

Federer reaches another milestone

Roger Federer had another big moment. Those seem to happen for him a lot in Cincinnati. Federer won his opening match at the Western & Southern Open on Wednesday, a three-set victory over Vasek Pospisil that was his 300th career victory during a Masters ...

Tsonga caps stellar week by beating Federer in final

Aug 11, 2014

Tsonga caps stellar week by beating Federer in final

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga won the Rogers Cup on Sunday, beating second-seeded Roger Federer 7-5, 7-6 (7-3) for his fourth straight victory over a higher-seeded opponent. The 13th-seeded Frenchman won his first ATP Tour title of the season and 11th overall. He beat top-ranked Novak Djokovic ...

Federer advances to Rogers Cup final

Aug 10, 2014

Federer advances to Rogers Cup final

Roger Federer eased into the final of the Rogers Cup with a 6-3 6-4 win over Spain’s Feliciano Lopez on Saturday, putting the Swiss maestro on the brink of a landmark 80th career title. Standing between Federer and another trophy is Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, ...

Aug 9, 2014

Tsonga pulls off upset of Murray

Fresh from dispatching Novak Djokovic in straight sets, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga eliminated another of tennis’ top echelon by beating Andy Murray on Friday to reach the Rogers Cup semifinals. Tsonga beat eighth-seeded Murray 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 6-4 while Roger Federer was extended to three sets ...