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July 8th, 2017

Favorites Federer, Amped Djokovic Advance Into Round of 16 at Wimbledon

“Every time I play against him he’s stronger than the time before,” the Swiss said of his almost mirror-image rival Dimitrov. “I’m ready for a tough one but sure again, another exciting match because he’s a great shotmaker.”

Posted by Staff @ 4:49 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 50 Comments »

July 7th, 2017

Rafa Wins, But In for Wet Monday?; Djokovic, Federer on Saturday at Wimbledon

Rain is in the forecast for Sunday, and Monday when Rafa plays next.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 5:21 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 44 Comments »

July 6th, 2017

Federer Conquers Nerves; Murray, Nadal Up Friday at Wimbledon

“I struggled early on,” Federer said. “I couldn’t get rid of the nerves.”

Posted by Staff @ 7:03 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 50 Comments »

July 4th, 2017

Retirements to Djokovic, Federer Have Wimbledon Up in Arms

“There’s got to be a rule for guys who come out clearly not giving or able to give 100 percent,” said BBC commentator John McEnroe on the two straight retirements stunning fans on center court. “It’s no good for anyone.”

Posted by Staff @ 6:23 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 67 Comments »

July 2nd, 2017

Roger Federer: Novak, Andy And Rafa Will Be Tough To Beat At Wimbledon

Roger Federer met the press Saturday at Wimbledon.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 3:47 pm in Wimbledon | 4 Comments »

June 28th, 2017

2017 Wimbledon Men’s Seedings: Big 4 Are Back! Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, Murray Lead Field

The Big 4 are the Top 4 seeds at a Slam for the first time since the 2014 Wimbledon.

Posted by Staff @ 3:14 pm in Wimbledon | 6 Comments »

June 27th, 2017

What To Hear Roger Federer Make Fighter Jet And Missile Sounds? [Video]

Roger Federer making weird noises.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 6:52 pm in Videos | No Comments »

June 25th, 2017

Federer Shows Grasscourt Best, Destroys Zverev in Halle Final

“I was doubting myself a little bit, I must admit, because losing [in the opening] round for the first time in 15 years on grass was always going to shake me a little bit and it did,” Federer said.

Posted by Staff @ 4:59 pm in Tennis | 75 Comments »

June 24th, 2017

Dream Final Set In Halle: Roger Federer v Alexander Zverev

Who’ll lose their first final of 2017, Roger Federer or Alexander Zverev?

Posted by Staff @ 5:09 pm in Halle | 64 Comments »

June 23rd, 2017

Federer Into Halle SFs To Face Khachanov, Zverev Will Meet Gasquet

Roger Federer’s round to a ninth Halle title could take him through the future with Khachanov and Zverev.

Posted by Staff @ 6:58 pm in Halle | 32 Comments »

June 22nd, 2017

Federer Advances In Halle; Russian Youngsters Khachanov, Rublev To Meet In QFs

Roger Federer is just two wins from a ninth Halle title.

Posted by Staff @ 3:34 pm in Halle | 12 Comments »

June 21st, 2017

All Time Most ATP Wins: Federer Now At 1,100 [Chart]

Roger Federer is 156 wins behind all-time victory leader Jimmy Connors. Can he get there?

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:33 pm in Charts | No Comments »

June 20th, 2017

Federer Finds Winning Form In Halle, Haas Honored After Loss

Tommy Haas played his final grass match in Germany.

Posted by Staff @ 4:37 pm in Halle | 16 Comments »

June 17th, 2017

Federer, 0-1 on Grass This Season, Heads to Halle as 8-time Champion; ATP Preview

Tough openers and early-rounders for (1) Federer second round vs. M.Zverev, (3) Nishikori vs. Verdasco, (8) Ramos-Vinolas second round vs. Dr. Ivo, (5) Monfils vs. Gasquet in an all-French (winner to face Haas), and (2) Thiem vs. Ferrer, who has a career grasscourt title to his credit, second round…

Posted by Staff @ 4:50 pm in Tennis | 15 Comments »

June 14th, 2017

Federer Falls To Haas In Stuttgart Grass Opener

Roger Federer suffered just his second loss of the season Wednesday.

Posted by Staff @ 7:11 pm in Stuttgart | 141 Comments »