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June 17th, 2018

Federer Announces Return of Grasscourt Season with ATP Stuttgart Crown and Return to No. 1

At age 36 Federer continued his astounding run, reclaiming the No. 1 rank when he reached the semifinals, and winning his 98th career title and 18th on grass, raising his all-time best grass winning percentage to 87.5 percent.

Posted by Staff @ 3:43 pm in Tennis | 4 Comments »

June 16th, 2018

Federer Edges Kyrgios In Stuttgart Thriller, Will Face Raonic In Final; Gasquet-Chardy For Den Bosch Title

Roger Federer seeks his 98th career title Sunday in Stuttgart.

Posted by Staff @ 11:41 pm in Stuttgart | 46 Comments »

June 15th, 2018

Federer, Kyrgios Advance To Saturday SF In Stuttgart; Gasquet-Tomic in Den Bosch

Can the Aussies pull upsets Saturday in the semifinals.

Posted by Staff @ 10:58 pm in Grass season, Stanford | 71 Comments »

June 11th, 2018

Federer is Back on Grass with No. 1 in Sight This Week; Stuttgart Preview

“I think that’s a bit of extra motivation,” Federer said of the No. 1 ranking perch. “But then again, having lost here last year in the first round, for me, it resets the goals as well, and just take it one at a time and don’t think too far ahead. Not that I did that last year, but on grass, margins are very slim. It’s not so simple, especially when you haven’t played in three months.”

Posted by Staff @ 1:23 pm in Tennis | 175 Comments »

May 3rd, 2018

Roger Federer Bulks Up Grass Schedule, Adds Stuttgart

Roger Federer will start his grass season once again in Stuttgart.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:13 am in Stuttgart | 12 Comments »

March 24th, 2018

Roger Federer Confirms He’ll Skip The Clay Season

No clay for Roger Federer this year.

Posted by Staff @ 11:06 pm in Clay Season | 52 Comments »

March 24th, 2018

Federer KO’d By Kokkinakis In Miami Shocker, Will Lose No. 1; Del Potro v Nishikori Sunday

Roger Federer is on a 2-match losing streak.

Posted by Staff @ 10:52 pm in Miami | 68 Comments »

March 24th, 2018

Djokovic Loses Third Straight, Del Potro Wins Again; Federer Today In Miami

Novak Djokovic is on his worst losing streak since 2007.

Posted by Staff @ 10:32 am in Miami | 96 Comments »

March 23rd, 2018

Roger Federer: The Bigger Racquets Make Tennis Easier!

Roge Federer credits his switch to a bigger racquet for his run of success the last few years.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:59 pm in Equipment, Miami | 1 Comment »

March 21st, 2018

Miami Draw Preview: Federer, Del Potro, Djokovic Lead Way

Sean Randall previews the Miami Open.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:05 pm in Miami | 62 Comments »

March 19th, 2018

Roger Federer: I Would Like To Play That 3rd Set Breaker Again Because I Don’t Know What The Hell Happened

Roger Federer talks about his tough loss to Juan Martin del Potro in the Indian Wells final.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 4:15 pm in Indian Wells | 26 Comments »

March 19th, 2018

Del Potro Saves 3 MPs In Epic Win Over Federer To Claim First Masters At Indian Wells

It was an epic first Masters win for Juan Martin del Potro Sunday at Indian Wells.

Posted by Staff @ 1:45 am in Indian Wells | 112 Comments »

March 17th, 2018

Federer Foils Coric, Faces Del Potro In Indian Wells Final, Who’s The Pick?

Sean Randall picks the men’s final at Indian Wells.. Roger Federer or Juan Martin Del Potro?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:10 pm in Indian Wells | 314 Comments »

March 16th, 2018

Federer v Coric, Del Potro v Raonic In SFs at Indian Wells Sat.

The final four is set at Indian Wells.

Posted by Staff @ 10:09 pm in Indian Wells | 100 Comments »

March 16th, 2018

Federer Pulls Away From Chung At Indian Wells, Keeps #1 Ranking; Del Potro Today

Roger Federer kept his record perfect on the year getting past a Hyeon Chung 7-5, 6-1 to advance to his 10th Indian Wells semifinal. In a rematch of their Australian Open semifinal in which Chung withdrew in the second, Federer came out quickly jumping out to a 3-0 lead. But Chung, now healthy, found the [...]

Posted by Staff @ 9:43 am in Indian Wells | 37 Comments »