Jul 30, 2015

Federer pulls out of Montreal tournament

Roger Federer pulled out of next month’s Rogers Cup hard-court tournament on Wednesday. A spokeswoman for Tennis Canada, Valerie Tetreault, wrote in an email to The Associated Press that Federer “wants to make sure he will be (in) top shape for” the U.S. Open, ...

Murray admits being down after loss to Federer

Jul 16, 2015

Murray admits being down after loss to Federer

Andy Murray is still struggling to recover from his Wimbledon misery as the world No. 3 prepares to lead Britain’s bid to reach the Davis Cup World Group semifinals for the first time in 34 years. Murray’s challenge for a second Wimbledon title was ...

Djokovic beats Federer for third Wimbledon title

Jul 13, 2015

Djokovic beats Federer for third Wimbledon title

A game away from a third Wimbledon championship and ninth Grand Slam title, Novak Djokovic sized up a 174 kph (108 mph) serve from none other than Roger Federer and stretched to smack a cross-court forehand return winner. Two points later, Djokovic again took ...

Federer, Murray to face off in semifinal

Jul 9, 2015

Federer, Murray to face off in semifinal

wimbledon ondon Roger Federer and Andy Murray ran into each other Wednesday morning in the champions’ locker room at the All England Club, then walked together over to the practice area to prepare — on adjacent courts — for their respective quarterfinals later in ...

Nadal ousted by qualifier

Jul 3, 2015

Nadal ousted by qualifier

On the final point of the first set of his latest Wimbledon disappointment, Rafael Nadal swung his mighty, lefty forehand — and whiffed, accidentally whacking his right leg with his racket. It was a painful, embarrassing mistake, symbolic of the sort of day this ...

Jun 26, 2015

Djokovic, three rivals placed on opposite sides of draw

Defending champion Novak Djokovic avoided his three biggest traditional rivals in the Wimbledon draw on Friday as the other members of tennis’ “Big Four” were all placed on the opposite side. Serena Williams had no such luck in the women’s draw, where she may ...

Jun 20, 2015

Federer advances to Weber Open final

World No. 2 Roger Federer edged past Ivo Karlovic 7-6 (3-7), 7-6 (7-4) on Saturday to reach the Gerry Weber Open final and stay on course for his eighth title in the grasscourt Wimbledon warmup event. The Swiss top seed, who will meet either ...

Federer stays on track for eighth Halle title

Jun 18, 2015

Federer stays on track for eighth Halle title

Roger Federer kept his chances of an eighth title at Halle on track when he overpowered Latvian Ernests Gulbis 6-3, 7-5 on Wednesday to breeze into the quarterfinals in the Gerry Weber Open. The 17-time Grand Slam winner was pushed to three sets in ...

Federer  moves into 4th round

May 30, 2015

Federer moves into 4th round

Stepping onto center court to take on 88th-ranked Damir Dzumhur, Roger Federer was on his guard. The 17-time Grand Slam champion had been caught cold at a previous French Open by a player ranked as low as the 23-year-old Bosnian, and he made sure ...