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June 29th, 2016

Federer Smacks Down Teaching Pro; Djokovic Wins, Thurs. Previews

…this one will stand out because it’s that special and probably not going to happen again for me to play against a guy 770 in the world. That’s what stands out the most for me — the support he got, the great points he played. This story is gold.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 6:08 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 121 Comments »

June 28th, 2016

Murray Beats Another Brit, Wawrinka Lines Up Del Potro, Federer vs. Cinderella Willis Wed. at Wimbledon

“My job is to learn from the French Open and one of the things I could have done better there is start the tournament quicker,” said Murray, wrapping his match right before the rains came.

Posted by Staff @ 6:42 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 94 Comments »

June 27th, 2016

Brit Marcus Willis Upstages Roger Federer, Entire Men’s Field with Wild Wimbledon Win Monday

“Obviously it’s an amazing dream come true,” Willis said of facing Federer. “I get to play on a stadium court. This is what I dreamed of when I was younger. I’m going to go out there and try to win the tennis match. I probably won’t. I might not. But I’m going to give everything, as I have the last seven matches.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:48 pm in Wimbledon | 131 Comments »

June 26th, 2016

Former Champs Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Venus Williams Open Play Monday At Wimbledon

Play begins Monday at Wimbledon!

Posted by Staff @ 6:56 pm in Wimbledon | 80 Comments »

June 25th, 2016

Roger Federer: My Back Has Won Me 88 Titles, So I’m OK With My Back

Roger Federer says he’s ready to go at Wimbledon on Monday against Guido Pella.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 6:02 pm in Wimbledon | 40 Comments »

June 24th, 2016

Wimbledon Men’s Draw Preview: Djokovic With Federer, Raonic, Nishikori; Murray Looks Good

Sean Randall previews the men’s Wimbledon event.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 7:35 am in Wimbledon | 88 Comments »

June 21st, 2016

Roger Federer Can’t Remember The Last Time He Cooked For Himself! [Video]

Roger Federer admits that he can’t cook.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:19 am in Wimbledon | 109 Comments »

June 18th, 2016

8-Time Halle Champion Roger Federer Falls To The Future In Alexander Zverev

Alexander Zverev picked up the first of what will be many career Top 10 wins. Now he’s seeking a first ATP title.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 3:59 pm in Halle | 13 Comments »

June 17th, 2016

Roger Federer Faces Alexander Zverev For Spot In Halle Final; Dominic Thiem Gets Day Off

Roger Federer closes in on his ninth Halle title.

Posted by Staff @ 7:25 pm in Halle | 88 Comments »

June 16th, 2016

Roger Federer v David Goffin, Dominic Thiem v Philipp Kohlschreiber Friday In Halle

Roger Federer and Dominic Thiem headline a nice Friday line-up in Halle.

Posted by Staff @ 10:51 pm in Halle | 20 Comments »

June 15th, 2016

Roger Federer Wins, Kei Nishikori Withdraws With A Bad Rib In Halle

Roger Federer is still working throught the kinks.

Posted by Staff @ 6:52 pm in Halle | 4 Comments »

June 14th, 2016

Roger Federer Returns Wednesday In Halle; Tomas Berdych Bounced

Roger Federer, Dominic Thiem and Kei Nishikori are in action Wednesday in Halle.

Posted by Staff @ 7:25 pm in Halle | 43 Comments »

June 14th, 2016

Roger Federer: I’ve Played Just One Tournament This Year Injury-Free

Roger Federer says he’s feeling much better. But he’s still not 100% as he begins his Halle title defense.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:41 am in Halle | 2 Comments »

June 11th, 2016

Federer, Murray Lead Grass Events Next Week at Halle, Queen’s

Notes: Six of the eight seeds have challenging starts with (1) Murray vs. Mahut, (5) Cilic vs. F-Lo, (6) Bautista Agut vs. Querrey, (3) Raonic vs. Kyrgios, (7) Isner vs. Del Potro, and (2) Wawrinka vs. Hot Sauce…The all-Brit wildcard allocation went to Kyle Edmund, Daniel Evans and James Ward…

Posted by Staff @ 6:21 pm in Halle, Queens, Tennis | 172 Comments »

June 10th, 2016

Roger Federer Faces Dominic Thiem In Stuttgart, Del Potro Also In SF; Big Servers Rule In Den Bosch

After losing to him in Rome, Roger Federer gets a rematch with Dominic Thiem on his favorite surface Saturday in Stuttgart.

Posted by Staff @ 7:11 pm in Stuttgart | 116 Comments »