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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 »

June 10th, 2016

Forbes: Roger Federer Remains The Highest Paid Player In Tennis

Roger Federer might not be No. 1, but he still in according to advertisers.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 8:59 am in Prize Money | 49 Comments »

June 10th, 2016

Roger Federer On Maria Sharapova’s Doping Ban: Zero Tolerance!

Roger Federer backs the ITF’s 2-year ban on Maria Sharapova.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 8:41 am in Drug Testing | 7 Comments »

June 9th, 2016

Roger Federer Ties Ivan Lendl For Second Place In Open Era ATP Wins

Roger Federer is moving up on the all-time match win leaders list.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:15 am in Charts, Stuttgart | 22 Comments »

June 7th, 2016

Roger Federer And Tommy Haas Play Tennis On Top Of Building In Stuttgart [Video]

Roger Federer and Tommy Haas went to new heights to play tennis.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:16 am in Stuttgart, Videos | 4 Comments »

June 5th, 2016

Federer, Del Potro Kick Off Grass Season Amidst Challengers at ATP Stuttgart

Notes: Roger Federer after skipping the French Open with a back injury returns to kick off the grasscourt season at Stuttgart…Federer is the lone Top 10er, but a strong field includes a number of floaters…The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes…Interesting starters include (1) Federer vs. the American top prospect Fritz, (8) Pouille vs. the Aussie Millman (winner to face the Del Potro vs. Dimitrov victor) and (7) Kohlschreiber vs. the French riser Herbert…

Posted by Staff @ 7:56 pm in Tennis | 79 Comments »

May 20th, 2016

French Open Men’s Draw: Are Novak Djokovic And Andy Murray Heading Toward The Final?

Sean Randall previews the French Open. Did he really pick Andy Murray to win it?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:04 am in French Open | 94 Comments »

May 19th, 2016

Roger Federer Withdraws From The French Open, His First Grand Slam Miss This Century

Roger Federer will miss his first Grand Slam this century.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:22 pm in French Open | 104 Comments »

May 18th, 2016

Roger Federer Hasn’t Withdrawn From The French Open, He Practiced Today

Roger Federer practiced today at the French Open.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:50 am in French Open | 14 Comments »

May 13th, 2016

Roger Federer: I Knew I Was Never Good Enough To Do Well In Rome, So It Was Just An Information Event

Roger Federer doesn’t sound too worried about his back injury. In fact, he said he enjoyed playing against Dominic Thiem Thursday.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:02 am in Rome | 12 Comments »