Category Archive: Roger Federer

Wimbledon was created for me

  I’m 9 years old in the 19th century. That’s how I feel. I love the smell of ivy, fresh flowers and especially the short blades of green grass soft under my feet.… Continue reading

Federer consoles Cilic after “cruel” Wimbledon final

“It is cruel sometimes,” Roger Federer said after trouncing Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 to win his record 8th Wimbledon title and 19th grand slam. He could have been boasting about his achievements… Continue reading

Breaking Point for Andy, Nole

  A few hours before his loss to Fabio Fognini in Rome, I saw Andy Murray in the tunnel amid photographers scurrying to get to court-side positions. Tied to some type of wiring,… Continue reading

Unsung aspects of Federer’s genius

Fans have many reasons to love Roger Federer. Here are some of the more under-rated aspects of his game. 1–Feel. Hands. Federer’s rare ability to flick back balls deep allows him to hug… Continue reading

Wimbledon Preview: Nadal to beat Federer in final

Sometimes it depends on who wants it more. Returning from injury, Roger Federer wanted it more in the Australian Open final, where he stormed back from 1-3 down in the fifth set to… Continue reading

Federer aims for 9th Gerry Weber title

Roger Federer is going for his 9th title at the Gerry Weber Open in Halle, Germany this week. He says he’s healthy physically, but is he rusty after skipping the clay court season?… Continue reading

BECK: Why Federer, Graf still ahead of Serena

— by Chris Beck — Serena Williams and Roger Federer are both 35 and coming off wins at the Australian Open, stirring debate over who is the greatest of all time. Most fans… Continue reading

How to play — and beat — ROGER FEDERER

  Roger Federer is often compared with a ballerina. He’s graceful. He floats. His matches are a Master Class. Imagine playing him. You’d call him the Swiss Assassin, not the Swiss Maestro.  … Continue reading

Federer number one — in Cincinnati

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Novak’s strength: exploiting Roger’s weakness

Like other sports, tennis often boils down to who can use their strengths to take best advantage of an opponent’s weakness. When Novak Djokovic needed a crucial point in the Wimbledon final, he… Continue reading