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September 1st, 2017

Old Men Federer, Nadal Hobble Into 3rd Rd. After Struggles at US Open

“[My back is] better than the first round, so I’m happy,” Federer said afterwards. “Yeah, this match wasn’t about the back, which is good. This is more just a grind. I felt different, completely different, the way it played and everything. But I’m really, really happy I got through.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 1:17 am in Tennis, US Open | 37 Comments »

August 31st, 2017

Roger Federer Is So Chill He Decided To Practice On The Public Courts At Central Park [Video]

Roger Federer can practice anywhere.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 1:22 pm in US Open | 24 Comments »

August 30th, 2017

Federer: Playing Under The Ashe Roof Is Cool; Nadal: Playing Under The Ashe Roof Is Too Noisy

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer don’t agree on the Ashe noise when the roof is closed.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 4:16 pm in US Open | 28 Comments »

August 30th, 2017

Roger Federer: If I Enter A Tournament, I Believe I Can Go Deep

Roger Federer says he’s feeling good, but is he?

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 4:01 pm in US Open | 3 Comments »

August 30th, 2017

Nadal Wins, Federer Escapes Tiafoe Test Tuesday at US Open; Cilic, Delpo Wed.

“At the beginning of the match, he played well. I didn’t,” said Nadal, who saw Lajovic serve for the first set at 5-4. “That’s part of the nerves a little bit, and you need to win matches, no?”

Posted by Staff @ 1:00 am in US Open | 72 Comments »

August 29th, 2017

Sock Socked as Americans Open Play at US Open; Nadal, Federer Tuesday

“The last eight, nine days I’m practicing full without thinking about it,” Cilic says of his health. “That’s quite good. With this first match out of the way, I think that just resolves everything.”

Posted by Staff @ 2:03 am in US Open | No Comments »

August 26th, 2017

Roger Federer On Injuries In The Men’s Game: I Think It’s Age More Than Anything

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal talk about the rash of injuries to hit the sport.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 8:15 pm in US Open | No Comments »

August 26th, 2017

Roger Federer: I’m Happy With How I Am Feeling

Roger Federer ‘s bad back is doing better, but is he 100%?

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 8:01 pm in US Open | 1 Comment »

August 25th, 2017

US Open Men’s Draw: Federer Lands With Nadal, Easy Draw For Murray, But How Healthy Are They?

The big question of the US Open draw was where Roger Federer would land, Rafael Nadal’s quarter or Andy Murray’s? Turns out, if Roger and Rafa are to finally meet at the US Open, it won’t be in the final. It will be the semifinals. Meanwhile, Murray couldn’t have hand picked an easier draw. So [...]

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:23 pm in US Open | 42 Comments »

August 24th, 2017

Roger Federer Is Back At The US Open

Roger Federer practiced at the US Open Wednesday.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:44 pm in US Open | 34 Comments »

August 22nd, 2017

Poll: Who’s Your Early Favorite To Win The US Open? I’ll Go With Roger Federer’s Bad Back

Yeah, Roger Federer’s playing. Yeah, so too is Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray as well. But this year’s US Open just feels more wide open than in the past. Sure you have 3 of the Big 4 as the favorites, but they just don’t feel like locks to win it. That’s because we’ve seen breakthroughs [...]

Posted by Sean Randall @ 3:41 pm in US Open | 32 Comments »

August 17th, 2017

US Open Affirms Roger Federer To Play Kids’ Day A Week From Saturday

Roger Federer is still entered to take part in the US Open’s Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day event. Good sign for his recovery from a back injury?

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 1:10 pm in US Open | 2 Comments »

August 14th, 2017

7 Things I Think I Thought About Zverev’s Montreal Title, Federer’s Withdrawal From Cincy And No. 1

A Canadian Open recap and look aheads to Cincy and the US Open.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:56 pm in Canadian Open, Cincinnati, US Open, Year-End No. 1 | 34 Comments »

August 14th, 2017

Roger Federer Withdraws From Cincinnati

Roger Federer is out of Cincinnati.

Posted by Staff @ 12:56 pm in Cincinnati | 54 Comments »

August 13th, 2017

Zverev Overpowers Hobbled Federer in ATP Montreal Final

“Winning two Masters 1000 titles in the same year is something amazing,” said Zverev. “I played well winning Washington and here. It’s something amazing, back-to-back weeks. I feel great. I feel like I’m playing some of the best tennis of my life.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:22 pm in Tennis | 34 Comments »