Federer, Nadal to team up in Laver Cup

Aug 25, 2016

Federer, Nadal to team up in Laver Cup

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, who have faced each other in eight major finals, plan to team up as doubles partners next year during the inaugural Laver Cup. With a combined 31 Grand Slam titles, Federer and Nadal have committed to the team event, ...

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 ...

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 ...