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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 »

May 3rd, 2016

Tearful Goffin, Federer Retreat Mark Monday Madrid; Tuesday Big Day With Nadal, Murray

Unseeded results of note were Feliciano “F-Lo” Lopez downing Leo Mayer in three, Sam Querrey coming from a set down to defeat French qualifier Pierre-Hughes Herbert, and qualifier Radek “The Worm” Stepanek outlasting Canuck Vasek “Popsicle” Pospisil in three sets.

Posted by Staff @ 12:25 am in Madrid | 54 Comments »

May 2nd, 2016

Roger Federer Withdraws From Madrid With A Back Injury, Plans To Play Rome

Roger Federer withdraws from his fifth event of 2016.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:38 am in Madrid, Rome | 69 Comments »

April 30th, 2016

Is Rafael Nadal For Real? Novak Djokovic Leads Big 4 At Madrid Masters

Sean Randall previews the Madrid men’s draw. Will we see a Novak Djokovic v Rafael Nadal final?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:53 am in Madrid | 83 Comments »

April 29th, 2016

Roger Federer Will Play Madrid

Three-time champion Roger Federer has added Madrid to his clay schedule.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:25 am in Madrid | 46 Comments »

April 25th, 2016

Roger Federer: Nadal Is The Player Beat At The French Open, Novak Has Never Won There

Roger Federer says he could take advantage of a good draw and win another French Open.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:09 am in French Open | 62 Comments »

April 22nd, 2016

Roger Federer Gets A Street In Switzerland Named After Him [Video]

Roger Federer was honor today in his home country with a street in his name.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:39 am in Videos | 47 Comments »

April 18th, 2016

Roger Federer Is Undecided On Playing Madrid Or Rome

Will Roger Federer play another clay event before the French Open?

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:24 am in Clay Season | 12 Comments »

April 15th, 2016

Tsonga Sends Off Federer; Nadal Returns To Form, Dominates Wawrinka In Monte Carlo

Is Rafael Nadal finally finding his form again?

Posted by Staff @ 6:06 pm in Monte Carlo | 2 Comments »

April 14th, 2016

Rafael Nadal v Stan Wawrinka, Roger Federer v Jo-Wilfried Tsonga In Friday Monte Carlo QF Play

The quarterfinals are set at Monte Carlo Friday. Are we headed to a Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal final?

Posted by Staff @ 8:54 pm in Monte Carlo | 134 Comments »

April 14th, 2016

Rafael Nadal Gets Revenge On Dominic Thiem In Monte Carlo; Roger Federer Continues Sharp Return

Rafael Nadal saved 15 of 16 breakpoints to deny Dominic Thiem today in Monte Carlo.

Posted by Staff @ 8:35 pm in Monte Carlo | 1 Comment »

April 13th, 2016

Roger Federer Reveals He Didn’t Miss Tennis While He Was Recovering From Knee Surgery

Roger Federer talks more about his knee.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:48 am in Monte Carlo | 14 Comments »

April 12th, 2016

Roger Federer Wins In Return At Monte Carlo, Andy Murray Goes The Distance Again

Roger Federer was sharp in his first match in over two months.

Posted by Staff @ 3:48 pm in Monte Carlo | 1 Comment »

April 11th, 2016

Do You Remember The Last Point Roger Federer Won? [Video]

If you can’t remember, it’s worth seeing again.

Posted by Staff @ 4:22 pm in Monte Carlo, Videos | 10 Comments »

April 11th, 2016

Federer, Murray Begin Clay Season Tuesday In Monte Carlo; Thiem, Raonic Winners

Roger Federer and Andy Murray open their clay seasons Tuesday in Monte Carlo. It’s Federer first match since Australia.

Posted by Staff @ 4:05 pm in Monte Carlo | 52 Comments »