March 18, 2012 |
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.
October 4, 2012 |
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.
August 2, 2012 |
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)
February 18, 2012 |
Top-seeded Roger Federer reached the ABN Amro World Tennis final at Rotterdam, Netherlands, with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory over Nikolay Davydenko on Saturday. Federer, playing in Rotterdam for the first time since capturing the 2005 title, will play for the championship Sunday against Juan Martin del Potro . The third-seeded Argentine downed second-seeded Tomas Berdych , 6-3, 6-1, in the other semifinal. Defending champion Nicolas Almagro of Spain defeated countryman Albert Ramos , 6-4, 7-6 (4)
June 7, 2009 |
TODAY'S MEN'S FINAL Roger Federer, Switzerland (2), vs. Robin Soderling, Sweden (25) Federer defeated Michael Chang, 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (5), in an obscure first-round match at the Australian Open on Jan. 18, 2000, for his first Grand Slam match win, at age 18 and with a ranking of No. 62. Federer defeated Mark Philippousis, 7-6 (5), 6-2, 7-6 (3), in a Wimbledon final on July 6, 2003, for his first Grand Slam title.
January 2, 2009 |
Andy Murray defeated James Blake, 6-2, 6-2, Thursday to set up a semifinal meeting with Roger Federer at the inaugural Capitala World Tennis Championship at Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In the other first-round match, Nikolay Davydenko ousted Andy Roddick, 6-4, 6-4, and will face Rafael Nadal in today's other semifinal.