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January 24th, 2017

Wawrinka Wins Tsonga Stare-Down, Sets Up Federer Meeting at Aussie Open

“I like when he puts in a nice volley past me,” Federer said. “I just think it’s a nice play, there’s nothing you can do about it. Then you move on. That’s why maybe I stayed as calm as I did today. Maybe it has helped me, too, in my comeback, no doubt about it.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 8:29 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 85 Comments »

January 22nd, 2017

Roger Federer: I Think I’m Playing Better And Better, And I Felt Great In The Fifth Set!

Roger Federer met the press after his 5-set win over Kei Nishikori.

Posted by Staff @ 8:44 am in Australian Open | 17 Comments »

January 22nd, 2017

World No. 1 Andy Murray Out in 4th Round Stunner To Mischa Zverev at Australian Open

“I don’t know how I did it,” the 29-year-old Zverev said. “I was like in a little coma and serve and volleying my way through it. I think you should tell me how I did it because honestly there were a few points where I don’t know how I pulled it off, I don’t know how I won some points but somehow I made it.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:42 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 54 Comments »

January 21st, 2017

Rafa Rises Up Down Under; Federer v Nishikori Tonight At The Australian Open, Who’s The Pick?

Sean Randall previews the start of the fourth round at the Australian Open.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:16 pm in Australian Open | 198 Comments »

January 20th, 2017

Roger Federer Karaoke? [Video]

Roger Federer joined Tommy Haas and Grigor Dimitrov for some karaoke.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:00 pm in Australian Open, Videos | 5 Comments »

January 20th, 2017

Andy Murray, Roger Federer React To Novak Djokovic’s Shock Loss

What did Roger Federer and Andy Murray think of the upset of Novak Djokovic?

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:47 am in Australian Open | 29 Comments »

January 20th, 2017

Federer Delights; Rafa v Zverev Saturday at Australian Open

“For sure it’s not going to be easy [facing Federer],” Nishikori said. “He was playing great tennis today. I watched only a few points. But it’s always great to play Roger. It’s a big challenge for me. I’m just happy to play him because I think we needed him on the tour. I’m happy to see him back 100 percent.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:50 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 129 Comments »

January 20th, 2017

Roger Federer: I Didn’t Expect To Play This Well, It’s A Great Feeling

Roger Federer destroyed Tomas Berdych Friday in Melbourne. He talked to the press about it after.

Posted by Staff @ 8:32 am in Australian Open | 3 Comments »

January 19th, 2017

Federer Faces Berdych Tonight At The Australian Open, Can He Win? Third Round Preview

Does Roger Federer have a chance at upsetting Tomas Berdych tonight at the Australian Open?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:52 pm in Australian Open | 121 Comments »

January 19th, 2017

Djokovic Stunned; Raonic Sick; Sick Friday Line-Up at Aussie Open

“There was intensity, of course,” Djokovic said. “We played four-and-a-half hours.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:54 am in Australian Open | 72 Comments »

January 18th, 2017

Kyrgios Melts Down, Evans Talks Shirts Wednesday at Aussie Open

“Obviously it’s not the greatest thing to hear,” Kyrgios said of the jeers. “I didn’t have the best preparation coming into the Australian Open. Pretty banged up, my body. I don’t even know what the score was in the end. Was it 10-8? 10-8 in the fifth, getting booed off, definitely not the best feeling.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 9:07 am in Australian Open | 90 Comments »

January 17th, 2017

Nadal Says Body is Good; Murray, Federer On Deck Wednesday at Aussie Open

“The body is good,” Nadal said of his wrist, knees, hair, etc. “And that’s the key. If the body is not good, everything is more difficult. After Roland Garros everything was more difficult, but that’s in the past.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 8:02 am in Australian Open | 82 Comments »

January 16th, 2017

Wawrinka, Nishikori, Cilic Escape with Wins on Day 1 at Australian Open

Murray kept the Ukraine’s Illya Marchenko at arm’s length with a 7-5, 7-6(5), 6-2 win. The Brit has not been a fan of the weather in Melbourne to start the week.

Posted by Staff @ 9:07 am in Australian Open | 27 Comments »

January 15th, 2017

Roger Federer’s Return Headlines Day 1 At The Australian Open; No. 1s Murray, Kerber On Court

It’s opening day of the 2017 Australian Open!

Posted by Staff @ 12:45 am in Australian Open | 25 Comments »

January 14th, 2017

Roger Federer: It’s A Great Draw Because I’m In The Draw, But Playing A 5 Set Match, That’s The Unknown

Roger Federer is super happy to be back playing tennis.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:58 am in Australian Open | 6 Comments »