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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 »

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 »