Anderson in upset victory over Federer
Kevin Anderson of South Africa made history by defeating the top seed and defending champion, Roger Federer in a thriller that was fought for 4 hours and 14 minutes. At the handshake, the 33-year old lanky man won the greatest victory of his career, by the score of 2/6; 6/7 (5); 7/5; 6/4; 11/13. The…
Federer, Serena, others through to quarter-finals
Roger Federer and Angelique Kerber advanced to the quarter-finals with straight set victories, while seventh-seeded Karolina Pliskova suffered an upset loss to Kiki Bertens of Netherlands.
Federer, Serena aim to advance on Wimbledon's 'Manic Monday'
Roger Federer and Serena Williams will be expected to maintain their flawless progress at Wimbledon as the title favourites head into the fourth round looking to survive the tournament's giant-killing carnage on Monday.
Federer cruises pass Lajovic at Wimbledon opening day
Roger Federer of Switzerland opened defence of his title by defeating Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic, 6/1; 6/3; 6/4 on an opening day that featured many American players with mixed fortunes. The fourth seeded Sloane Stephens suffered an upset in the hands of Donna Vekic of Croatia 6/3; 6/2 while Madison Keys defeated Australia’s Tomljanovic 6/4; 6/2.…
Nadal ousts Federer to regain top spot
Spain's Rafael Nadal regained the top spot in the men's ATP rankings from old rival Roger Federer on Monday after the latter's surprise final loss on the grass in Halle.
Federer loses top spot and chance of 10th Halle title in Coric shock
Borna Coric denied Roger Federer the 99th title of his career on Sunday with a 7-6 (8/6), 3-6, 6-2 victory in the final of the ATP Halle grass court event.
Federer beats Kudla to reach 12th Halle final
Roger Federer booked his 12th career final at the ATP Halle grass tournament on Saturday, beating qualifier Denis Kudla 7-6 (7/1), 7-5.The Swiss needs to win the title on Sunday - it would be his tenth at the event - to remain world number one heading into Wimbledon.
The surface, the rankings
It is the tale of two pals with one common letter starting their first names, just as in rankings. As the tennis circuit moved from clay to grass surface, Rafael and Roger exchanged the top spot in rankings. In April and May, the Swiss maestro skipped the red dirt while the Spanish Matador toiled through…
Federer wins 98th ATP title in Stuttgart ahead of return to No 1
Roger Federer claimed his 98th ATP title on Sunday and displayed his unrivalled superiority on grass with a 6-4, 7-6 (7/3) victory over Milos Raonic in the Stuttgart Cup final. The top-seeded Swiss beat his Canadian opponent for the 11th time in 14 meetings while winning a first Stuttgart title. Federer, who will be chasing…
Federer replaces Nadal as number one, Djokovic on the slide
Rafael Nadal's surprise quarter-final exit at the Madrid Masters has seen the Spaniard replaced as world number one by Roger Federer in the latest ATP rankings published on Monday. Federer returns to the top spot despite not having played since March. Former world No. 1 Novak Djokovic slipped six places to 18th after his second…