When Roger Federer advanced to his 11th Wimbledon semi-final earlier this month, there was hope that he’d put his February knee surgery and injury plagued year behind him. But the knee is apparently still bothering him, and today Federer announced that he would miss the rest of the season, including the upcoming…
American Lauren Davis has forced a third set against fifth seed Maria Sharapova at the Australian Open after winning a second-set tiebreak. That came despite her unforced error at the end of this remarkable 27-stroke rally—one that got Roger Federer, awaiting his turn against Grigor Dimitrov, out of his seat:
Looks like Fed’s still got it. (Well, “it” here being the ability to do cool though otherwise meaningless tricks with a racket.) Here’s the video of him turning his tennis racket into a lacrosse stick:
Novak Djokovic claimed his third Wimbledon championship with a 7-6 (7-1), 6-7 (12-10), 6-4, 6-3 win over Roger Federer on Sunday.
The typically mild-mannered and milquetoast Roger Federer had a bone to pick Sunday after a fan approached the tennis star seeking a selfie on court after Federer’s match at the French Open.
Novak Djokovic will enter the French Open undefeated on clay this year after a 6-4, 6-3 win over Roger Federer in the Italian Open final on Sunday. Djokovic is now the winner of 19 of the last 41 Masters tournaments, and has won his last 22 matches.
During an exhibition match against Grigor Dimitrov, Roger Federer accepted a challenge from a kid in the stands. Unfortunately for Fed, the little dude came to kick some ass.
Novak Djokovic outlasted a rejuvenated Roger Federer to close out the men's Wimbledon championship in a thrilling final, 6-7, 6-4, 7-6, 5-7, 6-4.
Nick Kyrgios, a wild card entry to Wimbledon, just won against world number one and number two seed Rafael Nadal. Who the fuck is this guy?
47th-ranked French tennis player Jeremy Chardy didn't appear to have much of a chance against Roger Federer today in Rome, especially when facing match point in the third-set tiebreaker. Then he pulled this unbelievable forehand winner off—and leveraged it to a 1-6, 6-3, 7-6 (8-6) win.
Someone put together a nearly 30-minute video of the top 100 shots of Roger Federer's career. Now, a Top 100 of anything borders on the absurd, but that's not really the point of this video. The point is to watch a surgical tennis player doing remarkable things.
"Who has the most rings" has always been a brainless exercise in absolutism, but at least within team sports, we're forced to consider some context when applying it to individual players. Why, then, do we still universally use this methodology when ranking tennis players?
Maybe every Federer-Nadal is a Federer-Nadal for the ages, and when we look back we'll marvel at our luck that these two comets coincided for a decade. But let's say with a bit of boldness that the upcoming Federer-Nadal — in a date punched when they respectively dispatched Andy Murray and Grigor Dimitrov in the…
Roger Federer is (was?) so good that even when he loses, it's kind of like him winning. Since 1990, Federer has the worst record—4-24—in matches where the loser scores more points than the winner.
On Tuesday, in front of a small crowd at Arthur Ashe Stadium, the inconsistent Serbian Ana Ivanoivc had an early lead on Victoria Azarenka in the fourth round at the U.S. Open. At the end of a 14-shot rally late in the first set, Ivanovic slapped a weak forehand into the net.
So, who had Stan Wawrinka in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 over defending U.S. Open champion Andy Murray? That's what just happened.
Two days ago, Serena Williams was told that two great rivals, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, have never played each other at the U.S. Open.
And once again, Roger Federer is out prematurely at a Grand Slam. Federer was upset in the 4th round at the U.S. Open tonight to Tommy Robredo, 7-6, 6-3, 6-4.
The New York Times magazine features tennis this weekend. A story on Roger Federer, a brief Q&A with Jimmy Connors and this collection of tennis stories from their archive.
Tomorrow gives Andy Murray vs. Novak Djokovic in the men's final at Wimbledon. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal bowed out early this year but that shouldn't stop us from recalling their great rivalry of the not-too-distant past.