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February 8th, 2017

Was The Australian Open Court Faster Than Wimbledon? Roger Federer Didn’t Mind!

How quick were the Australian Open courts playing?

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:29 am in Australian Open | 13 Comments »

January 31st, 2017

8 Things I Think About Thought About Roger Federer’s Australian Open Win And The GOAT

Sean Randall recaps the Australian Open.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:35 pm in Australian Open | 248 Comments »

January 31st, 2017

Roger Federer Gets Hero’s Welcome At Zurich Airport [Video]

Roger Federer has landed back home.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:50 am in Australian Open, Videos | 48 Comments »

January 31st, 2017

Roger Federer Gives Wife Mirka A Celebratory Hug And Kiss After Australian Open Title [Video]

Roger Federer comes off the court and kisses his wife.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 8:30 am in Australian Open, Videos | 2 Comments »

January 31st, 2017

Roger Federer v Rafael Nadal 2017 Australian Open Final Highlights [Video]

Highlights from Federer-Nadal 35.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 8:29 am in Australian Open, Videos | 2 Comments »

January 29th, 2017

Federer Foils Nadal To Win 18th Grand Slam In 5-Set Australian Open Thriller

Roger Federer won the last five games to deny Rafael Nadal of a second Career Grand Slam.

Posted by Staff @ 12:10 pm in Australian Open | 37 Comments »

January 29th, 2017

Roger Federer: Be Free In Your Head, Be Free In Your Shots, The Brave Will Be Rewarded

Roger Federer meets the press at the Australian Open after winning his 18th career Grand Slam.

Posted by Staff @ 10:12 am in Australian Open | 120 Comments »

January 28th, 2017

2017 Australian Open Men’s Final Open Thread: Roger Federer v Rafael Nadal

Discuss the Roger Federer v Rafael Nadal Australian Open men’s final.

Posted by Staff @ 5:52 pm in Australian Open | 245 Comments »

January 28th, 2017

Roger Federer v Rafael Nadal Battle For The GOAT In The Australian Open Final, Who’s The Pick?

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are ready to turn back the clock Sunday night in Melbourne. Who’ll come out on top?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:56 am in Australian Open | 219 Comments »

January 27th, 2017

Nadal Wins Marathon Dimitrov Encounter, to Face Federer in Australian Open Final

Dimitrov, playing inspired, fearless tennis, was denied a first Grand Slam final appearance by the former No. 1 who broke the Bulgarian’s serve at 4-4 in the fifth set, then after a long game with numerous match points finally held to clinch the match, falling to the court in relief.

Posted by Staff @ 10:37 am in Australian Open | 68 Comments »

January 26th, 2017

Nadal Takes On Dimitrov In Australian Open SFs, Who’s The Pick? Roger Federer Redux

Sean Randall previews the Grigor Dimitrov-Rafael Nadal semifinal and looks back at Roger’s big win.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:09 pm in Australian Open | 293 Comments »

January 26th, 2017

Roger Federer: Injury Timeouts Are More Mental, But He Took One So I Did Too

Roger Federer talks about his big win over Stan Warwrinka.

Posted by Staff @ 9:46 am in Australian Open | 16 Comments »

January 26th, 2017

Federer Wins Emotional Physio-Calling Battle Over Wawrinka to Gain Australian Open Final

“I couldn’t be happier right now,” said Federer. “I felt like everything happened so quickly at the end, I had to check the score. I never ever in my wildest dreams thought I’d come this far in Australia. It’s beautiful, I’m so happy.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:04 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 68 Comments »

January 25th, 2017

Federer v Wawrinka In The Australian Open SFs, Who’s The Pick?

Roger Federer meets Stan Wawrinka tonight for a spot in the Australian Open final.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:00 pm in Australian Open | 199 Comments »

January 24th, 2017

Roger Federer: I Didn’t Even Know Stan Was In My Section Of The Draw Until A Few Days Ago

Roger Federer can’t believe he’s made it back to the semifinals of a Grand Slam so quickly.

Posted by Staff @ 9:18 am in Australian Open | 16 Comments »