Tag Archive: Roger Federer

Tsitsipas rising fast

— After winning Wimbledon in 2017, a hungover Roger Federer told us how to beat him: rush the net. Enter Stefanos Tsitsipas winning 48 of 68 at the net to beat Federer in… Continue reading

Federer happy in Halle

— Federer has won Halle 9 times already, but going for number ten hasn’t been easy. In 2018, he survived tight matches against Benoit Paire, Matthew Ebden and Dennis Kudla. Federer had been edgy… Continue reading

All about the Strike Zone

Why do players such as Stan Wawrinka or Kei Nishikori succeed on clay or hard-court but falter on grass? It’s often about strike zone. Some guys like it high, others low. Wawrinka, Nishikori… 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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Michelangelo and the Roman statues of Roger Federer

Imagine how Michelangelo would view Roger Federer playing at the Italian Open in Rome. He might see him as a work of art, standing above the crowd. He might see him as a… Continue reading

How happiness helps Roger Federer

Before the Dubai Duty Free tournament in UAE in February, journalists sat down for a roundtable discussion with Roger Federer. Here’s an excerpt: Question: How do you keep your motivation? Answer: Got to… Continue reading

Roger Federer: the pride of Dubai

At age 33, Roger Federer isn’t too old to lift another trophy — this time in his adopted home of Dubai. Like others around the world, Dubai fans love Federer because he’s generous… Continue reading