Djokovic tops Federer in Wimbledon final

Jul 7, 2014

Djokovic tops Federer in Wimbledon final

Novak Djokovic’s large lead in the rollicking Wimbledon final was slipping away, due in no small part to Roger Federer’s regal presence and resurgent play. No man has won tennis’ oldest major tournament more often than Federer, and he was not about to let ...

Federer set to face Djokovic

Jul 5, 2014

Federer set to face Djokovic

Roger Federer was on the decline — or so the thinking went. He was past 30. Had back problems. Tried experimenting with a larger racket. Was a family man, a father to two sets of twins now. Slid down the rankings. Reached zero Grand ...

Federer cruises into quarterfinals

Jul 1, 2014

Federer cruises into quarterfinals

Seven-time champion Roger Federer returned to the quarterfinals at Wimbledon with a clinical 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 victory over Tommy Robredo of Spain on Tuesday. The fourth-seeded Federer looked in complete control and saved the only break point he faced in the final game of ...

Nishikori loses to Federer in semis

Jun 15, 2014

Nishikori loses to Federer in semis

Kei Nishikori was knocked out in the semifinals of the Gerry Weber Open in a straight-sets defeat to former World No. 1 Roger Federer on Saturday. Federer, the defending champion and No. 2 seed, beat fourth-seeded Nishikori 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) in a match that ...

Gulbis bounces Federer out of French Open in fourth round

Jun 2, 2014

Gulbis bounces Federer out of French Open in fourth round

Everything appeared to be under control for Roger Federer, just like in the old days at Grand Slam tournaments. And then, suddenly, it wasn’t. One point from a two-set lead Sunday in the French Open’s fourth round against 18th-seeded Ernests Gulbis of Latvia, Federer ...

Federer on to next round

May 31, 2014

Federer on to next round

In what seemed like a flash, and in what surely felt like a flash of pain for his opponent, Roger Federer went from vulnerable to commanding. It was that quick. Federer lost a second-set tiebreaker Friday to Dmitry Tursunov, and that surely did not ...

Federer, Williams sisters cruise as French Open gets started

May 26, 2014

Federer, Williams sisters cruise as French Open gets started

Roger Federer’s 4-year-old twins, Myla and Riva, hung in there for about 20 minutes Sunday in his guest box at Court Philippe Chatrier, long enough to see Daddy take control of his French Open match. Wearing matching white dresses with black polka dots, the ...

Federer moves into second round at French Open

May 25, 2014

Federer moves into second round at French Open

With his twin daughters watching from the stands, Roger Federer moved into the second round of the French Open after a 6-2, 6-4, 6-2 win over Lukas Lacko on Sunday. Federer has played in only two clay-court tournaments this season. He reached the final ...

Federer beaten by Chardy in second round at Rome Masters

May 15, 2014

Federer beaten by Chardy in second round at Rome Masters

Roger Federer’s focus appeared to drift away from the Foro Italico. And that was understandable. After all, the 17-time Grand Slam winner was playing for the first time since the birth of his second set of twins last week. Federer let a lead slip ...

Nishikori pulls out of Rome Masters, to have MRI on injury

May 13, 2014

Nishikori pulls out of Rome Masters, to have MRI on injury

In-form Kei Nishikori withdrew as expected from the Rome Masters on Monday with a hip injury that forced him to pull out in the third set of Sunday’s Madrid Open final with Rafael Nadal. However, in a boost to the organizers Roger Federer, who ...

May 8, 2014

Agassi says Nadal is greatest tennis player of all time

Andre Agassi has picked Rafael Nadal ahead of Grand Slam record-holder Roger Federer when asked to choose the best player in tennis history, a report said on Thursday. The American, putting a new slant on one of the sport’s great debates, said he prefers ...