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 ...

May 3, 2016

Federer pulls out of Madrid Masters

Roger Federer has withdrawn from the Madrid Masters because of a back injury. The third-ranked Federer said Monday that he was hurt in practice during the weekend and didn’t want to take any chances aggravating the injury. Federer was coming of a knee injury ...

Federer wins in return from surgery

Apr 13, 2016

Federer wins in return from surgery

A relieved Roger Federer cruised to victory at the Monte Carlo Masters on Tuesday in his first match in more than two months following a knee operation that left him fearing for his playing career. Beating Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-3, 6-4 in the second ...

Djokovic rolls in first round

Mar 26, 2016

Djokovic rolls in first round

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic made a strong start Friday in his quest for a third consecutive Miami Open title, while Roger Federer’s expected return from a two-month layoff was over before it started. Djokovic, seeking his sixth Miami crown overall and the first “three-peat” since ...

Mar 26, 2016

Nadal wants rule changes

Rafael Nadal issued a warning to tennis leaders Friday that the sport faces future troubles if equipment evolution makes speed and power dominant over skill and tactics. On the eve of his opening match at the Miami Open, the 14-time Grand Slam singles champion ...