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January 11th, 2016

Even Roger Federer Can’t Believe How Badly Novak Djokovic Beat Rafael Nadal In Doha

Roger Federer was surprised at how easily Novak Djokovic won Doha.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:41 am in Doha | 245 Comments »

January 10th, 2016

Federer Can’t Beat Raonic and Illness in ATP Brisbane Final

“I’ve still got a cough and the throat is a bit weird,” said Federer, who was limiting his practices early in the week, and saw his health seemingly improved until a turn on the final day. “I’ve definitely got to make sure I get over it as quickly as possible.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:09 am in Tennis | 25 Comments »

January 8th, 2016

Old Man Roger Federer Leads The Way In Brisbane Semifinals; Stan Wawrinka Strong In Chennai

Roger Federer will try to teach the young kids a lesson in Brisbane.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 7:51 pm in Brisbane | 37 Comments »

January 8th, 2016

Here Are The Highlights From Roger Federer’s Win Last Night Over Grigor Dimitrov In Brisbane [Video]

Roger Federer stays perfect against Baby Fed.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:58 am in Brisbane, Videos | 5 Comments »

January 7th, 2016

Feverish Roger Federer Wins 2016 Opener In Brisbane, Faces Grigor Dimitrov Friday

Despite a fever, Roger Federer rolled in his 2016 opener.

Posted by Staff @ 9:32 am in Brisbane | 34 Comments »

January 6th, 2016

Is Roger Federer Under An Injury Cloud Ahead Of 2016 Opener Tonight In Brisbane?

Might Roger Federer be nursing some sort of injury.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:13 am in Brisbane | 55 Comments »

January 5th, 2016

Venus Loses 1st Rd. Auckland, Olympic Chances in Trouble? Plus Tennis-X Notes

Maria Sharapova (left arm) and Simona Halep (Achilles) withdrew from Brisbane on Tuesday before playing a match. Sharapova, who was the Brisbane defending champ, in the off-season played the International Premier Tennis League, and now won’t play until the Australian Open

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 5:01 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

January 4th, 2016

Novak Djokovic: Roger Federer Hired Ivan Ljubicic Because He Knows My Game

Novak Djokovic gives his thoughts on Roger Federer’s new coach Ivan Ljubicic.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:53 am in Coaching | 63 Comments »

January 2nd, 2016

Roger Federer Arrives In Brisbane More Confident Than He Was A Year Ago [Video]

Roger Federer says he’s more confident now in his tennis game than he was a year ago.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:45 am in Brisbane, Videos | 8 Comments »

January 1st, 2016

Where Will Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal Be Playing This January?

Sean Randall lays out the January schedule.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:09 pm in 2016 Season | 9 Comments »

January 1st, 2016

Federer, Sharapova Headline Brisbane International; Preview

Both Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova show up to defend their Brisbane titles, where the men’s and women’s fields are stellar for an opening week to the year where the majority of the stars are usually off playing lucrative exhibitions.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 12:33 pm in 2016 Season, Brisbane, Tennis | 6 Comments »

December 17th, 2015

Roger Federer Releases Clay-Reduced 2016 Schedule

Roger Federer will only play one clay event in 2016.

Posted by Staff @ 1:16 pm in 2016 Season | 67 Comments »

December 14th, 2015

Stan Wawrinka And Not Roger Federer Took Home The Swiss Sportsman Of The Year Honor Last Night

Stan Wawrinka beat out Roger Federer to win the Swiss Sportsman of the Year award.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:34 am in 2015 Season | 59 Comments »

December 14th, 2015

Highlights From Rafael Nadal’s Win Over Roger Federer In The IPTL [Video]

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal put on a show Saturday in New Delhi.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:23 am in Exhibitions, Videos | 126 Comments »

December 9th, 2015

Edberg To Ljubicic? Is Roger Federer Stepping Up His Effort To Run Down Novak Djokovic?

Ivan Ljubicic will now lead Roger Federer in his bid to run down Novak Djokovic.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:28 am in Coaching | 115 Comments »