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July 4, 2012 | By Diane Pucin
WIMBLEDON, England  -- Showing no signs of an achy back that had seemed to bother him in the fourth round, six-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer did something he hadn't been able to do the last two years. Federer didn't lose in the quarterfinals. Bothered by nothing Wednesday, not even a brief rain delay and certainly not by his opponent, Federer advanced to his eighth Wimbledon semifinal appearance with a 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 victory in only 1 hour 32 minutes over 26th-seeded Russian Mikhail Youzhny.
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March 16, 2014 | Bill Dwyre
Novak Djokovic proved Sunday at Indian Wells, in the men's final of the BNP Paribas Open, that Roger Federer does not walk on water. But then, Djokovic would be the first to admit that his older tennis rival does pretty well on hard courts amid the desert sand. The grand finale of this grand tournament ended up with Djokovic winning and, somehow, Federer not losing. Yes, the score went the way of the smooth-moving Serb, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (3), and so did the winner's trophy and $1-million first prize.
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October 12, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
After almost 3½ years together, Roger Federer has split with coach Paul Annacone according to Federer's website. Federer, 32, failed to win a major tournament this year and saw his ranking drop from No. 1 to No. 7. Annacone had also been the successful coach of American Pete Sampras, coaching Sampras to his final Grand Slam win at the U.S. Open after which Sampras retired. "After a terrific three and a half years working together, Paul and I have decided to move on to the next chapter in our professional lives," Federer wrote on his website Saturday.
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March 13, 2014 | Bill Dwyre
A strange desert wind blew through Indian Wells and its Taj Mahal tennis facility in late afternoon Thursday, turning a women's quarterfinal into Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey. But it disappeared in time for the appearance of the evening's royalty, the Swiss king, Roger Federer. He was the feature of the day, the 7 p.m. match, the one where the ticket scalpers made their hay for the day. His name is legendary in tennis. Most legends build with time, after retirement, when history can be embellished a bit and reality can be retouched.
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March 18, 2012 | By Bill Dwyre
The declining career of Roger Federer appears to be a figment of the imagination of the media, especially in the wake of his straight-set victory in the final of Sunday's BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament at Indian Wells. Federer handled the big serve of American John Isner with ease and won, 7-6 (7), 6-3. It was Isner's first Masters Series final; it was Federer's 19th Masters title. At 30, Federer has not won a Grand Slam event -- he holds the record with 16, generally granting him the claim as the best player of all time -- since the 2010 Australian Open.
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October 4, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman
A death threat against Roger Federer, in the form of an Internet posting, has resulted in the tightening of security around the tennis star in China, according to reports. Federer is scheduled to play in a Masters Series event in Shanghai, starting Monday. A tournament official told the Shanghai Youth Daily that the recent threat was being taken seriously and that security around Federer would be upgraded. A posting late last month on the Chinese website baidu.com by a user with the screen name "Blue Cat" contained a death threat against Federer and a graphic image of an execution, the AFP news agency reported.
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August 27, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
NEW YORK - Roger Federer, owner of 17 Grand Slam titles, the most in history, opened his U.S. Open on Tuesday with a sloppy win over Grega Zemlja 6-3, 6-2, 7-5. Federer had originally been scheduled to play Monday night but rain postponed the match. Two American men also made it into the second round. The 6-foot-9 John Isner and Sam Querrey, who used to live in Thousand Oaks, both moved on. Isner, seeded 13th, beat Filippo Volandri 6-0, 6-2, 6-3 and made it look easy. Querrey, the 26th seed, struggled before downing Guido Pella 7-6 (3)
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August 2, 2012 | By Bill Dwyre
Serena Williams remained the last U.S. singles tennis player standing Thursday in the London Olympics at Wimbledon. But John Isner gave it a great try, losing to yet another Roger Federer magic moment. Williams coasted past former No. 1-ranked Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark, 6-0, 6-3, continuing her dominance of the women's bracket. She hit 30 winners, including six aces, and will face off in the semifinals against current No. 1 Victoria Azarenka of Belarus. Azarenka beat Germany's Angelique Kerber, 6-4, 7-5. Isner, the 6-foot-9 rising U.S. men's star, stretched No. 1 Federer to a second-set tiebreaker, but lost, 6-4, 7-6 (5)
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June 21, 2013 | By Helene Elliott
The controversial decision to seed two-time Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal at No. 5 in this year's tournament means that he could face seven-time winner Roger Federer in the quarterfinals, a possibility that arose Friday when the tournament draw was announced showing both in the same half of the men's bracket. Nadal, the eight-time French Open champion whose ranking fell because he took seven months off to heal a knee injury, has met Federer in three Wimbledon finals. They have never played each other before the semifinals of a Grand Slam tournament.
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November 5, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
When a long-time opponent says you're slowing down, it is either time to get re-energized or realize a brilliant tennis career is on the downswing. At the ATP World Finals in London this week, Novak Djokovic took note that Federer's ranking has dropped to No. 6 in the world, that the 32-year-old failed to reach the quarterfinal of any major this year, the first time that has happened since 2004; and that Federer lost in the second round of Wimbledon, a tournament he used to own. “From my point of view he hasn't been moving as well this year and I guess that's one of the reasons he hasn't had much success," Djokovoic said.
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March 10, 2014 | By Kurt Streeter
Wait, wasn't this supposed to be a walk in the park? Roger Federer -- greatest male tennis player of all time not named Rafael Nadal or Rod Laver -- versus Dmitry Tursonov, a curly haired Russian with a high-octane game nobody outside of tennis has ever heard of? It all was looking very easy for the Swiss maestro at the start of the match. A couple of Tursonov double-faults and some sweet and easy backcourt play from Federer brought an early break, Fed up 1-0, then 2-0, then very nearly 3-0. But anyone who has been watching Federer as he's sputtered through his early 30s has seen this before.
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March 9, 2014 | Bill Dwyre
The Swiss are represented in men's tennis at this year's BNP Paribas Open by Stanislas Wawrinka and that other guy. Wawrinka won the recent Australian Open and is now No. 3 in the world rankings. The other guy becomes Mr. Avis in Switzerland now, and as he tries harder, he holds on to No. 8 in the world. We jest, of course. Even Wawrinka knows it will take more than one Grand Slam title to displace Roger Federer as the king of Swiss celebrity. Maybe even as the king of tennis, period.
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March 8, 2014 | By Art Spander
The old guy, Father Time, will triumph in the end. He always does. But for the moment Roger Federer is holding serve against him, which in a sport primarily of the young is no small achievement. Federer has come to terms with reality. "If I can't play for No. 1," he said three days ago, "I'll play for winning titles. " He won his 78th, third best all-time behind Jimmy Connors' 109 and Ivan Lendl's 94, a week ago at Dubai. And Saturday on an 83-degree afternoon at Indian Wells he made a start toward another, defeating Paul-Henri Mathieu, 6-2, 7-6 (3)
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March 4, 2014 | By Bill Dwyre
If you are heading to the desert for some tennis viewing over the next 12 days, get ready for more of the same. In the case of the prestigious BNP Paribas Open, that's not a bad thing. There will be some radical differences in the physical plant, where there has been an estimated $70 million in improvements, including a new enclosed Stadium 2, plus palm trees and walkways and shady areas galore. This event, designated by the pro tours as the next notch below the four majors and bringing near-mandatory participation, has generally taken the approach of sparing no expense to get better.
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December 27, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
First Andy Murray hired former multiple major tournament winner Ivan Lendl to his coaching team and won the Olympics, U.S. Open and Wimbledon. Then Novak Djokovic announced that he would work with Boris Becker. Now Roger Federer, fading at the age of 32, is trying to pump up his career by adding multiple majors winner Stefan Edberg to his team, starting at the Australian Open. Federer, who already has a record 17 major titles, made the announcement on his Facebook page. Last October, Federer split with former coach Paul Annacone, who coached Pete Sampras to his last U.S. Open title.
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November 10, 2013 | Wire reports
Defending champion Novak Djokovic set up an enticing final against Rafael Nadal with a 6-3, 6-3 victory Sunday over Stanislas Wawrinka at the ATP World Tour Finals in London. Nadal ended Roger Federer's hopes of finishing a disappointing season on a high note, defeating the six-time champion, 7-5, 6-3, in the other semifinal. Unbeaten in his round-robin matches this week, the second-seeded Djokovic extended his winning streak to 21 matches since losing in the U.S. Open final to Nadal.
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June 26, 2013 | By Helene Elliott
In the most stunning of upsets on a day filled with surprises, third-seeded and seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer was eliminated in the second round by Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine, derailing Federer's chance to win an 18th Grand Slam title. Stakhovsky, a serve-and-volleyer who is ranked No. 116 in the world and had never beaten a top 10 player in 20 previous tries, recovered from a late fall on the slippery grass of Center Court to prevail, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (5), 7-5, 7-6 (5)
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December 27, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
First Andy Murray hired former multiple major tournament winner Ivan Lendl to his coaching team and won the Olympics, U.S. Open and Wimbledon. Then Novak Djokovic announced that he would work with Boris Becker. Now Roger Federer, fading at the age of 32, is trying to pump up his career by adding multiple majors winner Stefan Edberg to his team, starting at the Australian Open. Federer, who already has a record 17 major titles, made the announcement on his Facebook page. Last October, Federer split with former coach Paul Annacone, who coached Pete Sampras to his last U.S. Open title.
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November 9, 2013 | Wire reports
Roger Federer fought back to reach the semifinals in the ATP World Tour Finals in London. On the back of a poor season, the 17-time Grand Slam winner overcame a 3-0 deficit in the third set to beat Juan Martin del Potro, 4-6, 7-6 (2), 7-5, to reach the semifinals for the 11th time. The Swiss earned a chance to prove that - despite his aging legs, aching back and recent lack of consistency - he can still beat rival Rafael Nadal, his semifinal opponent. "I just have to have the right mind-set to give it one last go, maybe play with a little less pressure than I have in previous matches with him," Federer said.
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November 5, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
When a long-time opponent says you're slowing down, it is either time to get re-energized or realize a brilliant tennis career is on the downswing. At the ATP World Finals in London this week, Novak Djokovic took note that Federer's ranking has dropped to No. 6 in the world, that the 32-year-old failed to reach the quarterfinal of any major this year, the first time that has happened since 2004; and that Federer lost in the second round of Wimbledon, a tournament he used to own. “From my point of view he hasn't been moving as well this year and I guess that's one of the reasons he hasn't had much success," Djokovoic said.
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