Federer wins Hopman Cup with Switzerland for record 3rd time

Tennis 01/05/19, 09:03

Roger Federer won the Hopman Cup for a record third time after defending champion Switzerland beat Germany 2-1 on Saturday.Federer and Belinda Bencic beat Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber 4-0, 1-4, 4-3 (4) in the Fast4 format with Germany wasting a championship point in the mixed doubles decider.Switzerland won the ...

Federer wins to put Switzerland in Hopman Cup final

Tennis 01/03/19, 07:40

Roger Federer relied on his trusted serve to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4) Thursday and give defending champion Switzerland a spot in the Hopman Cup final.Unbeaten Switzerland assured its place in Saturday's final ahead of the women's singles match between Belinda Bencic and Greek opponent Maria Sakkari."There was ...

Federer beats Tiafoe ahead of mixed doubles against Serena

Sports 01/01/19, 06:24

Roger Federer celebrated the New Year in style with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Frances Tiafoe to give defending Hopman Cup champion Switzerland an early lead over the United States, ahead of his showpiece mixed doubles game featuring fellow tennis great Serena Williams.The 37-year-old Federer was made to work during ...

Return to sender: Federer looking forward to Serena’s serve

Tennis 12/30/18, 12:35

Roger Federer's wish is about to be granted — he's getting the chance to return Serena Williams' powerful serve. The famously unflappable Swiss acknowledges being excited about the prospect of taking on his fellow tennis great on Tuesday in a Hopman Cup mixed doubles match between Switzerland and the United States. "I ...

Britain beats Greece 2-1 in opening Hopman Cup match

Tennis 12/29/18, 03:07

Cameron Norrie and Katie Boulter beat Stefanos Tsitsipas and Maria Sakkari 4-3, 3-4, 4-3, including 5-4 in a tiebreaker in the deciding mixed doubles set in the Fast4 format, to give Britain a 2-1 win over Greece in the opening match of the eight-team Hopman Cup tennis tournament on Saturday.Norrie ...

All top players set for Australian Open in January

Tennis 12/04/18, 20:31

Australian Open officials say the world's top 102 women and top 101 men have confirmed they will compete at the first Grand Slam tennis tournament of 2019.World No. 1 Simona Halep heads up the women's field and Novak Djokovic, seeking his record seventh Australian Open title, is the No. 1-ranked ...

Big 3 of Djokovic, Nadal, Federer closes 2018 ranked 1-2-3

Tennis 11/26/18, 14:21

The Big Three is the year-end top three, something that last happened in 2014.With Novak Djokovic at No. 1, Rafael Nadal at No. 2 and Roger Federer at No. 3 on Monday, that trio of tennis greats leads the season's final ATP rankings for the seventh time.This is the first ...

Zverev denies Federer shot at 100th title at ATP Finals

Tennis 11/17/18, 10:55

Alexander Zverev denied Roger Federer a shot at a 100th career title with a 7-5, 7-6 (5) victory on Saturday to advance to the championship match at the ATP Finals.Zverev, 21, is the youngest player to reach the final of the season-ending event since 2009 and the first from Germany ...

Zverev to face Federer in semifinals of the ATP Finals

Tennis 11/16/18, 10:58

Alexander Zverev set up a semifinal meeting with Roger Federer at the ATP Finals by defeating John Isner 7-6 (5), 6-3 on Friday.The 21-year-old German is the youngest player to reach the semifinals at the season-ending tournament since 2009 and the first from his country since 2003.Both Isner and Marin ...

Thiem beats Nishikori to keep ATP Finals hopes alive

Sports 11/15/18, 10:58

Dominic Thiem still has a chance to reach the semifinals at the ATP Finals after beating Kei Nishikori 6-1, 6-4 Thursday.Thiem, who lost both of his previous matches at the season-ending tournament, needed to win in straight sets to have any chance of advancing.Six-time champion Roger Federer, however, needs only ...

Anderson thrashes Nishikori to be on verge of ATP semis

Sports 11/13/18, 10:36

Kevin Anderson thrashed Kei Nishikori 6-0, 6-1 on Tuesday to move to the brink of the last four on his ATP Finals debut.The 32-year-old South African was on the verge of completing just the second whitewash in the competition's history until Nishikori won the penultimate game.Anderson, who lost just eight ...

Federer loses ATP Finals opener to Nishikori

Sports 11/11/18, 18:05

Roger Federer lost his opening match at the ATP Finals for the first time since 2013 as he went down 7-6 (4), 6-3 to Kei Nishikori on Sunday.An error-strewn display from the 20-time Grand Slam champion allowed Nishikori to take the first set via a tiebreaker despite the Japanese player ...

Djokovic: Exhibition in Saudi Arabia not happening this year

Sports 11/09/18, 14:44

Novak Djokovic says an exhibition match against Rafael Nadal in Saudi Arabia has been called off because the Spaniard underwent ankle surgery.The top-ranked Djokovic told BBC Sports on Friday that "the match is not happening this year" because of Nadal's injury.Djokovic and Nadal had expressed doubt as to whether they ...

Khachanov stuns Djokovic to win Paris Masters title

Tennis 11/04/18, 12:21

Karen Khachanov upset a tired-looking Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-4 to win the Paris Masters title and deprive Djokovic the chance on Sunday of matching Rafael Nadal's record of 33 Masters titles.Karen Khachanov of Russia celebrates after defeating Novak Djokovic of Serbia during their final match of the Paris Masters tennis ...

Khachanov in Paris Masters final, faces Djokovic or Federer

Sports 11/03/18, 10:57

Karen Khachanov continued his strong recent form by beating Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-1 Saturday to reach the Paris Masters final.The unseeded Khachanov broke Thiem to lead 5-4 and served out the first set.The players swapped breaks at the start of the second set before Khachanov reeled off the next five ...

Khachanov eliminates Sock to reach Paris Masters semifinals

Sports 11/02/18, 13:23

Dominic Thiem beat defending champion Jack Sock 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 to reach the Paris Masters semifinals on Friday.The Austrian served out the match and clinched victory on his first match point when Sock hit a big forehand long.Thiem broke the American in the fifth game of the third set, and ...

Rafael Nadal pulls out of Paris Masters with abdominal pain

Tennis 10/31/18, 12:06

Rafael Nadal has pulled out of his second-round match at the Paris Masters because of an abdominal problem, meaning Novak Djokovic will reclaim the No. 1 ranking.Nadal was returning from a right knee injury which forced him to retire from the U.S. Open semifinals, but took medical advice not to ...

Federer turned down an invitation to play Saudi tennis event

Tennis 10/30/18, 14:36

Roger Federer turned down an invitation to play in a planned exhibition match in Saudi Arabia in December which his rivals Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have committed to play in. Saudi Arabia is under growing pressure from the international community following the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi after he ...

Federer wins 99th title, beats Copil in Swiss Indoors final

Tennis 10/28/18, 12:05

Roger Federer won his 99th career ATP Tour title on Sunday, beating qualifier Marius Copil 7-6 (5), 6-4 in the Swiss Indoors final.A ninth title at Federer's hometown event in Basel, where he was once a ball boy, matched the nine he won at the Halle grass-court event in Germany.Switzerland's ...

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