Roger Federer provides schooling and food for a million children

Inspired Stories 10/27/19, 05:47

Since forming his foundation in 2004, Swiss tennis player Roger Federer has been involved with numerous philanthropic efforts. His primary focus with the foundation is on improving children's education, especially in places where access is extremely limited. Federer has opened schools throughout the world over the past 15 years. He has ...

Nadal edges Medvedev for 4th US Open title, 19th Slam trophy

U.S. 09/08/19, 20:28

The 19th Grand Slam title that seemed so inevitable for Rafael Nadal during the first two-plus sets of the U.S. Open final suddenly seemed in doubt as Daniil Medvedev forced it to a fifth. What had all the makings of a crowning morphed into a real contest thanks to Medvedev, a ...

What’s in a name? You say French Open; I say Roland Garros

Sports 05/30/19, 01:58

Serena Williams and Roger Federer would love to win the French Open again, of course. They'd also be thrilled to win Roland Garros. And they might not know it, but they are doing their best to triumph at what used to officially be the Championnats Internationaux de France, too.What's in ...

Update: Svitolina advances to 3rd round without playing

Sports 05/29/19, 04:32

The Latest on the French Open (all times local):___11:20 a.m.Switzerland's Roger Federer plays a shot against Italy's Lorenzo Sonego during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday, May 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Euler )Ninth-seeded Elina Svitolina advanced to the ...

Federer and Nadal face German qualifiers at French Open

Sports 05/29/19, 02:17

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal play German qualifiers in second-round matches at the French Open.Federer faces 144th-ranked Oscar Otte in the main stadium, Court Philippe Chatrier.Nadal meets 114th-ranked Yannick Maden on Court Suzanne Lenglen.Spain's Rafael Nadal plays a shot against Germany's Yannick Hanfmann during their first round match of the ...

Old timer’s day: Karlovic, Bryan bros. in wins for the ages

Sports 05/28/19, 13:21

Midnight gym sessions were the key to Ivo Karlovic's French Open preparations.For a 40-year-old with two kids to look after, 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. was the only time that Karlovic could get away to work on his fitness.The late-night work paid off when Karlovic produced a 7-6 (4), 7-5, ...

Update: Play begins at French Open under sunny skies

Sports 05/26/19, 04:21

The Latest on the French Open (all times local):___11:15 a.m.Switzerland's Roger Federer returns the ball during his match against Portugal's Joao Sousa at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Thursday, May, 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)The year's second Grand Slam is underway.Under sunny skies, former No. 1 Angelique Kerber ...

Federer returns to play at French Open after 4-year absence

Sports 05/26/19, 01:45

Roger Federer is in action on the opening day of the French Open.Returning to play at Roland Garros for the first time since 2015, Federer opens against 73rd-ranked Lorenzo Sonego in the third match on Court Philippe Chatrier.Also Sunday, 2016 champion Garbine Muguruza faces 96th-ranked American Taylor Townsend in the ...

Federer relishes French Open return after 3-year absence

Tennis 05/24/19, 11:34

When Roger Federer played his first match at Roland Garros the domestic currency was francs rather than euros, Steffi Graf was about to claim a sixth French Open title and few had heard of the young Swiss player who would go on to become a tennis great.It was 20 years ...

FRENCH OPEN ’19: Nadal eyes 12th; Djokovic, Federer 2nd each

Tennis 05/22/19, 11:30

Men to watch at the French Open, where play begins Sunday:___NOVAK DJOKOVICFILE - In this June 5, 2018, file photo, Germany's Alexander Zverev returns the ball to Austria's Dominic Thiem during their quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, ...

FRENCH OPEN ’19: Federer, Nadal, Djokovic still rule tennis

Sports 05/22/19, 10:19

The Big 3 are still very much around. They're still leading the rankings, still collecting the biggest trophies. And they're still the dominant figures in men's tennis, responsible for the main story lines when the French Open starts Sunday. Roger Federer returns to Roland Garros for the first time since 2015 ...

Osaka wins first of 2 matches in a busy day at Italian Open

Sports 05/16/19, 05:18

Top-ranked Naomi Osaka comfortably beat Dominika Cibulkova 6-3, 6-3 in the first of her two matches at the Italian Open on Thursday.With play backed up following a rainout on Wednesday, Osaka was also to play Mihaela Buzarnescu or Julia Goerges for a spot in the quarterfinals.Osaka can hold on to ...

Rain delays Federer and Nadal matches at Italian Open

Sports 05/15/19, 09:52

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal's opening matches at the Italian Open are being delayed by rain.Federer is slated to meet Joao Sousa while eight-time Rome champion Nadal is scheduled to play Jeremy Chardy.Also, top-ranked Naomi Osaka was to play Dominika Cibulkova.Consistent rain at the Foro Italico is threatening to wipe ...

‘In the mood’: Federer seeks more match time at Italian Open

Sports 05/14/19, 04:41

At 37 and with 20 Grand Slam titles, Roger Federer still gets excited about playing tennis.That's why he added this week's Italian Open to his schedule.Federer says he was "in the mood to play," adding "honestly, I love to play matches. Regardless of what happens here, I just think it's ...

In Paris, Tommy Paul of US will seek Slam success like pals

Sports 05/13/19, 01:44

Tommy Paul paid close attention as his friends and countrymen Frances Tiafoe, Taylor Fritz and Reilly Opelka produced headline-worthy performances at the Australian Open.Now Paul aims to make his own Grand Slam breakthrough when he heads to his first French Open main draw in two weeks, thanks to winning the ...

Djokovic beats Tsitsipas to win his 3rd Madrid Open title

Tennis 05/12/19, 13:23

Novak Djokovic defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-4 to win his third Madrid Open title on Sunday, tying Rafael Nadal for most Masters 1000 trophies with 33.It was the second title of the season for the top-ranked Djokovic, adding to his triumph in the Australian Open. He hadn't won in Madrid ...

Federer adds Italian Open to his Roland Garros preparation

Tennis 05/11/19, 07:55

Roger Federer has added the Italian Open to his schedule.A day after his three-set loss to Dominic Thiem in the Madrid Open quarterfinals, Federer announced his plans in an Instagram video on Saturday.Federer says, "Hello everybody. Just finished speaking to the team and happy to say I'm coming back to ...

Cilic withdraws, Djokovic reaches Madrid Open semifinals

Sports 05/10/19, 06:06

Novak Djokovic reached the semifinals of the Madrid Open on Friday after Marin Cilic withdrew because of food poisoning.Cilic said he had a "terrible night" and would not be able to play in the quarterfinal match against the top-ranked Djokovic at the Magic Box.Cilic had three-set wins in his first ...

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