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September 3rd, 2017

Roger Federer Says He’s Feeling Better: My Mind Is There, My Serve Is There, I Trust My Movement

Roger Federer sounds ready to rock week 2 at the US Open.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:22 am in US Open | 1 Comment »

September 3rd, 2017

Federer Better, Rafa Rallies At US Open; Shapovalov Sunday

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are getting closer to a semifinal showdown.

Posted by Staff @ 1:14 am in US Open | 30 Comments »

September 2nd, 2017

Roger Federer Lights Up Twitter After Ballboy Gets Lit Up On Court

Roger Federer showed off his social media talents.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:48 am in US Open | Comments Off

September 1st, 2017

Cilic, Isner Upsets Add to US Open Chaos; Federer, Nadal Up Saturday

“He won the first set. He was playing good tennis,” Shapovalov said. “He was playing me the right way. Yeah, I picked it up in the second. Stayed calm after the first. I knew I would have my chances. I converted in the second set when I had the chance. So I was happy with that — it’s unfortunate what happened.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:29 pm in Tennis, US Open | 285 Comments »

September 1st, 2017

Third Round US Open Thoughts; Federer, Nadal And What The Heck Is Going On!

What is going on at the US Open?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:35 pm in US Open | 27 Comments »

September 1st, 2017

Old Men Federer, Nadal Hobble Into 3rd Rd. After Struggles at US Open

“[My back is] better than the first round, so I’m happy,” Federer said afterwards. “Yeah, this match wasn’t about the back, which is good. This is more just a grind. I felt different, completely different, the way it played and everything. But I’m really, really happy I got through.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 1:17 am in Tennis, US Open | 37 Comments »

August 31st, 2017

Roger Federer Is So Chill He Decided To Practice On The Public Courts At Central Park [Video]

Roger Federer can practice anywhere.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 1:22 pm in US Open | 24 Comments »

August 30th, 2017

Federer: Playing Under The Ashe Roof Is Cool; Nadal: Playing Under The Ashe Roof Is Too Noisy

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer don’t agree on the Ashe noise when the roof is closed.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 4:16 pm in US Open | 28 Comments »

August 30th, 2017

Roger Federer: If I Enter A Tournament, I Believe I Can Go Deep

Roger Federer says he’s feeling good, but is he?

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 4:01 pm in US Open | 3 Comments »

August 30th, 2017

Nadal Wins, Federer Escapes Tiafoe Test Tuesday at US Open; Cilic, Delpo Wed.

“At the beginning of the match, he played well. I didn’t,” said Nadal, who saw Lajovic serve for the first set at 5-4. “That’s part of the nerves a little bit, and you need to win matches, no?”

Posted by Staff @ 1:00 am in US Open | 72 Comments »

August 29th, 2017

Sock Socked as Americans Open Play at US Open; Nadal, Federer Tuesday

“The last eight, nine days I’m practicing full without thinking about it,” Cilic says of his health. “That’s quite good. With this first match out of the way, I think that just resolves everything.”

Posted by Staff @ 2:03 am in US Open | Comments Off

August 26th, 2017

Roger Federer On Injuries In The Men’s Game: I Think It’s Age More Than Anything

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal talk about the rash of injuries to hit the sport.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 8:15 pm in US Open | Comments Off

August 26th, 2017

Roger Federer: I’m Happy With How I Am Feeling

Roger Federer ‘s bad back is doing better, but is he 100%?

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 8:01 pm in US Open | 1 Comment »

August 25th, 2017

US Open Men’s Draw: Federer Lands With Nadal, Easy Draw For Murray, But How Healthy Are They?

The big question of the US Open draw was where Roger Federer would land, Rafael Nadal’s quarter or Andy Murray’s? Turns out, if Roger and Rafa are to finally meet at the US Open, it won’t be in the final. It will be the semifinals. Meanwhile, Murray couldn’t have hand picked an easier draw. So [...]

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:23 pm in US Open | 42 Comments »

August 24th, 2017

Roger Federer Is Back At The US Open

Roger Federer practiced at the US Open Wednesday.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:44 pm in US Open | 34 Comments »