Tag Archives: Roger Federer

Federer Enjoys Winning Return In Monte-Carlo

Tennis Updates: It was like he’d never been away. After being sidelined since the Australian Open, Roger Federer raced into the third round of the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters on Tuesday in his first match back on the ATP World Tour, dismissing Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-3, 6-4. After reaching the semi-finals in Melbourne, the Swiss underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee for a ...

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Djokovic to Face Berdych In Miami QF Action

Tennis Updates: The quarter-finals in the top half of the draw on Wednesday are headlined by  No. 1 and five-time Miami Open champion Novak Djokovic, No. 7 Tomas Berdych, No. 15 David Goffin and No. 18 Gilles Simon. Goffin is the only player of the foursome appearing in his first Miami quarter-final. On Thursday in the bottom half of the ...

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Federer Forced To Withdraw From Miami

Tennis Updates: Roger Federer, who was slated to play his first match since the Australian Open semi-finals on Friday, has been forced to withdraw due to a stomach virus from the Miami Open presented by Itau. His second-round opponent Juan Martin del Potro faced lucky loser Horacio Zeballos instead. “I am very sorry that I have to pull out of ...

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Djokovic wins fifth Indian Wells title

Tennis Updates: World No. 1 Novak Djokovic captured a record fifth BNP Paribas Open crown in emphatic style on Sunday as he defeated Milos Raonic 6-2, 6-0 in the Indian Wells final. Victory sees the Serb draw level with Rafael Nadal on 27 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crowns and extends the ‘Big Four’ dominance at this level, with Djokovic, Nadal, Roger ...

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Indian Wells: Nadal beats Nishikori

Tennis Updates: Three-time former champion Rafael Nadal is through to the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas Open after surviving an early onslaught to defeat Kei Nishikori 6-4, 6-3 on Friday at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. The Spaniard will face World No. 1 Novak Djokovic for a place in the final of the first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament of the ...

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Zverev advances, Nishikori Through

Tennis Updates: Alexander Zverev is making winning on the ATP World Tour as a teenager look routine this week at the BNP Paribas Open. The #NextGen star, 18, earned his second win over a Top 30 player in as many matches on Tuesday, beating the No. 16 seed Gilles Simon of France, 6-2, 6-2 in one hour and seven minutes. On ...

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Judy Murray: Scot quits as GB’s Fed Cup skipper

Tennis Updates: Judy Murray has stepped down as Great Britain’s Fed Cup captain after five years in the role. BBC Sport understands she has decided the promotion play-off loss to Belgium in February was her last in charge. The Scot, 56, has spoken about spending more time as a grandmother after son Andy became a father in February. There is ...

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Sharapova admits failing drugs test at Australian Open

Tennis Updates: The Russian said she had been taking the banned substance meldonium – which was given to her by a family doctor – over the past 10 years before it was put on WADA’s (Word Anti-Doping Agency) banned list. She has been provisionally suspended by the ITF from March 12, though the length of the ban has yet to ...

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Rublev Wins First Challenger Title In Quimper

Tennis Updates: The Russian teen revolution is here. In September, 19-year-old Karen Khachanov claimed his first ATP Challenger Tour crown with a comeback win in Istanbul. On Sunday, Andrey Rublev joined his close friend and countryman, winning his maiden title with a dramatic victory in Quimper, France. The 18 year old rallied from a set and a break down to ...

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Wawrinka secures Dubai title after epic tie-break

Tennis Updates: Wawrinka’s path to victory had been eased by the retirements of world number one Novak Djokovic and Australian prospect Nick Kyrgios in the earlier rounds but the Swiss often toiled against surprise finalist Baghdatis, whom he beat for a sixth successive time. World number four Wawrinka was gifted the first set by a Baghdatis double fault — his ...

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