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London | Federer makes a clean sweep of his matches

Roger Federer came back to defeat Marin Cilic  6-7(5) 6-4 6-1 in a repeat of their Wimbledon final. Federer had already booked his last-four berth for the 14th time at the O2 and Cilic knew he would not progess going in having lost his first two matches. And it looked as though the fifth-seeded Croatian might be on the road to avenge his All England Club loss which signalled the Swiss master becoming the first winner of eight men’s singles titles in London SW19. Cilic, whose meeting with Federer at Wimbledon was hampered by a blister, edged in...

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London | Federer still the Master

Roger Federer reached his 14th semi-final in his 15th appearance at the year-end ATP Finals by overcoming Alexander Zverev 7-6 5-7 6-1 in just his second-round robin group match. The victory for the oldest ever competitor at the event against the youngest  in nine years saw 36-year-old Federer stay on course for a record seventh title triumph at the tournament. And with world No.1 Rafa Nadal withdrawing through knee trouble, the odds are even shorter on the Swiss master achieving his stated aim of glory under the dome at the 02 Centre in...

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London | Federer marks return to the O2 with a win

It was like “happy” Roger Federer had never been away as he began his bid for a magnificent seventh title at the ATP World Tour finals with a 6-4 7-6 win over American Jack Sock. Federer, 36, who missed last year’s event during six months out injured, has secured the Australian Open and Wimbledon crowns for Grand Slams 18 and 19 in 2017. And he is desperate to end his “perfect season” – in which he has lost just four times – by lifting the end-of-term championship at the rocking 02 Arena in south...

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Glasgow | Murray’s takes first steps back

For the first time since his quarter-final loss to Sam Querrey at Wimbledon, Andy Murray has played in public during his Murray Live charity event Glasgow where he played against Roger Federer to raise funds for various charities. And it was interesting to note that the Scots movements following the hip-injury which curtailed his season so dramatically, were nearing the levels he will need when he makes his comeback, currently expected to be at Brisbane in preparation for the Australian Open...

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Basel | Federer wins and then pulls out of Paris

The crowds in Basel finally got the result they were hoping for when, after two hours and 31-minutes, Roger Federer finally claimed his eighth Swiss Open title preventing Juan Martin del Potro from collecting his third at the event. For Federer, the 6-7(5) 6-4 6-3 result in what was his 13th Basel final and 11th on the trot in his hometown, was a grueling affair as he showed his frustration on several occasions by hitting balls and striking the net when the play was not going his...

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Basel | Federer and Del Potro for a third time

Juan Martin del Potro reached the final of the Swiss Open where he will meet the home favourite Roger Federer for a third time in Basel. DelPo, who won back-to-back Swiss titles in 2012 and ’13 beating the seven-time former champion Federer, on both occasions, will qualify for the ATP Finals in London if he wins the title on Sunday. However, the big fourth seed from Argentina, acknowledges that he is tired following his 6-4 6-4 defeat of the second seeded Marin Cilic Del Potro having appeared in the Shanghai semi-final a fortnight ago and won the Stockholm title...

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Basel | Federer remains on cruise control

For the 15th time Roger Federer made the quarter finals of the Swiss Open as he continued his comfortable route through the filed, this time with a 6-1 6-3 victory over Benoit Paire in just 75-minutes. The 36-year-old Federer, winner of his last event in Shanghai this month, is seeking an ATP-leading seventh trophy this season as he aims for the weekend final in his...

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Basle | Federer sets course for his eighth

The world No2 and top seed Roger Federer made a victorious return to his hometown in Basel by defeating the American teenager Frances Tiafoe comfortably in his opening round at the Swiss Indoors. Federer, chasing his eighth title at the event, needed just 61-minutes to complete his 6-1 6-3 victory over the youngsters who had taken him to five sets in the opening round of the US...

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Shanghai Masters | Federer downs Nadal

For a third time this year, Roger Federer defeated his arch-rival Rafa Nadal in a final in what proved to be as comprehensive victory as anyone could imagine between these two legends of the game. The Swiss star required just 71-minutes to beat his Spanish counterpart 6-4 6-3 for his second Shanghai Masters title as he continued his dominance of Nadal on hardcourts in what was his fourth victory over the Mallorcan this...

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Laver Cup | Europe versus the World

Roger Federer has arrived in Prague ahead of the premiere edition of the Laver Cup, which will pit two teams, from Europe and the rest of the world, against each other on an indoor hard court over the coming weekend. Team Europe and Team World are being captained by former tennis rivals Björn Bjorg and John McEnroe. Federer, the winner of 19 Grand Slams, told the media on Monday that he loved the Czech capital and was looking forward to the tournament, which begins on Friday. The Laver Cup is an exhibition match that organisers hope will become an...

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