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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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US Open Day 10 | Juan Martin del Potro upsets Federer

As Rafa Nadal enjoyed his dinner awaiting the news of his opponent for his semi-final match at this year’s US Open, it must have surprised him to learn that he would be facing Juan Martin del Potro rather than the widely expected Roger Federer, the favourite for Sunday’s title. It was a huge upset in view of the fact that the big Argentine had suffered a gruelling fourth round five-set encounter against Dominic Thiem whilst recovering from some form of debilitating illness over the previous...

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US Open Day 8 | DelPo survives epic to face Roger

In what was an incredible comeback from the brink of defeat, Juan Martin del Potro outlasted Dominic Thiem in an epic five-set quarter-final to book a place in the last eight against Roger Federer. Unknown to most tennis fans, the big Argentine had been sick for the past two days and it was evident something was wrong with him right from the opening moments when he called for the trainer and doctor who supplied him with some medical...

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US Open Day 6 | Roger and Rafa edge closer

Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal are edging closer to their scheduled semi-final meeting at the US Open which, if it materialises, will surprisingly be, in view of their lengthy careers, the first time the pair have played a match against each other at Flushing Meadows. They have shown a bit of ‘rustiness’ in their respective wins in New York this week despite the fact that the two thirty-year-olds, after lengthy lay-offs last year, returned to the game to dominate the Grand...

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US Open Day 4 | Dimitrov, Berdych out – Federer wins in five

Thursday was the day of the teenagers with Russia’s Andrey Rublev leading the way as he joined Denis Shapovalov in the third round of the US Open with a stunning display to oust the seventh seeded Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets. There was also the possibility that the 28-year-old American Taylor Fritz could join them but he was eventually outplayed by Dominic Thiem but did take a set off the...

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