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Roger Federer Hasn’t Withdrawn From The French Open, He Practiced Today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

May 12th, 2016

Roger Federer Unsure If Back Will Let Him Play French, Record Grand Slam Streak In Serious Jeopardy

Roger Federer hasn;t missed a Grand Slam since the 1999 US Open. Might he miss the French Open?

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:05 am in French Open, Rome | 22 Comments »

May 11th, 2016

Roger Federer ‘Expected to Lose’ but Wins in ATP Rome Debut; Thurs Blockbuster Big 4 Line-up

“I was expecting to lose in straight sets today. That was the mind-set going in, so to win in straights is actually a really big surprise to me. I played cautious, and I only decided after the warm-up that I was actually going to play. So for me it was a big match on many levels.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 4:45 pm in Rome | 198 Comments »

May 11th, 2016

Ailing Roger Federer Didn’t Think He Would Win A Set Today In Rome!

Roger Federer isn’t sure if he’ll play Thursday in Rome against Dominic Thiem.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:56 am in Rome | 10 Comments »

May 10th, 2016

Roger Federer v Alexander Zverev Wed In Rome; Djokovic, Murray, Nadal Also In Action

A blockbuster Wednesday is headlined by the Big 4!

Posted by Staff @ 10:29 pm in Rome | 81 Comments »

May 6th, 2016

Rome Draw: Roger Federer Returns, Faces Brutal Road; Novak Djokovic-Rafael Nadal QF?

Roger Federer won’t have an easy return off of injury in Rome.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 3:02 pm in Rome | 29 Comments »

May 5th, 2016

Rod Laver: Novak Djokovic And Roger Federer Are Equals In The GOAT Debate

Rod Laver puts Novak Djokovic on the same level as Roger Federer in the all-time greatest debate.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:19 am in GOAT | 169 Comments »

May 3rd, 2016

Despite Injuries, Roger Federer Still Confident About French Open

Roger Federer is frustrated but not concerned about his back injury. “If I can’t play Rome, it’s not the end of the world.”

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:26 am in French Open, Madrid | 29 Comments »