rogerfederer.com http://www.rogerfederer.com/ Latest news. en rogerfederer.com http://www.rogerfederer.com/typo3conf/ext/tt_news/ext_icon.gif http://www.rogerfederer.com/ 18 16 Latest news. TYPO3 - get.content.right http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Fri, 22 Jul 2016 21:50:00 +0200 Roger to play Hopman Cup http://www.rogerfederer.com/en/esp/news-detail/news/5500-rueckkehr-an-den-hopman-cup.html Our champ will partner Belinda Bencic to represent Switzerland at the ITF’s official mixed team... Our champ will partner Belinda Bencic to represent Switzerland at the ITF’s official mixed team competition at Perth from 1 to 7 January 2017.

„I think it will be a perfect tournament for me to start the saison,“ said Roger.

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Tennis Starseite 1 Thu, 21 Jul 2016 09:32:00 +0200
Toronto 2016 http://www.rogerfederer.com/en/esp/news-detail/news/5485-roger-nicht-dabei-in-toronto.html I have made the tough decision to withdraw from the Rogers Cup. Toronto is one of my favorite... I have made the tough decision to withdraw from the Rogers Cup. Toronto is one of my favorite events on the calendar and I am disappointed that I won’t be able to compete in front of the great tennis fans in Canada. Looking ahead, it is best for me that I take more time after Wimbledon. I look forward to coming back to Canada next year and I wish Karl Hale and everyone at Tennis Canada a very successful tournament.

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Tennis Starseite 3 Tue, 19 Jul 2016 09:35:00 +0200
Wimbledon: Webnews http://www.rogerfederer.com/en/esp/news-detail/news/5479-wimbledon-webnews.html Seven-time champ expects to return to SW19 (ATP) There was a bitter taste in Roger Federer's... Seven-time champ expects to return to SW19 (ATP)

There was a bitter taste in Roger Federer's match after his defeat to Milos Raonic in the Wimbledon semi-finals, with the seven-time former champion left ruing his missed opportunities.

"This one clearly hurts because I felt I could have had it," said Federer, who lost a Wimbledon semi-final for the first time (10-1 record). "It was really so, so close. It clearly hurts."

Trailing two sets to one, Raonic fended off break points in the fifth and ninth games of the fourth set before Federer appeared poised to take the set to a tie-break when he served at 5-6, 40/0. But two double faults from Federer allowed Raonic back into the 12th game. Thus followed a horror half an hour for Federer, who went on to drop the set and lose serve in the fourth game of the fifth set after an untimely slip.

"I can't believe I served a double fault twice," lamented Federer. "Inexplicable for me really. Very sad about that and angry at myself because never should I allow him to get out of that set that easily. I mean, he deserved it. He earned it at the end. But I helped him so much to get back into that game. I would have liked to see a breaker because I was the better player for the set. I know he's great in tie-breaks and all that, it was always going to be tough. But I would have liked to see him scramble more than that.

"Opportunities were all around the fourth set. I think I pushed him on a few service games to get the break. But somehow I couldn't get it done. Either he served well or he hit the line on the serve, or with the forehand, he did a great job there. It was always going to come down to a few shots here and there. Unfortunately they went his way today. It's disappointing for me, clearly.”

While disappointment was the overriding emotion for Federer, the 34-year-old Swiss was able to quickly put his run to the semi-finals into perspective, considering his lack of match play this season due to injuries. In just his seventh tournament of the season, Federer had saved match points to edge Marin Cilic in the quarter-finals to put himself one win away from a 28th Grand Slam final.

Coming into Wimbledon, Federer had been forced to miss Roland Garros before suffering semi-final defeats in Stuttgart and Halle to Dominic Thiem and Alexander Zverev respectively.

Very sad and angry at myself (BBC)

Federer was on course for a tie-break at two sets to one up, but lost a 40-0 lead with two double faults in a row.

"I can't believe I served a double fault twice," he said. "Unexplainable for me really. Very sad about that and angry at myself because never should I allow him to get out of that set that easily.

"I mean, he deserved it. He earned it at the end. But I helped him so much to get back into that game."

The 17-time Grand Slam champion suffered a heavy fall in the fifth set, and does not yet know the extent of any damage done.

"I hope I didn't hurt myself," said Federer. "Is it a three‑day thing, is it a 24‑hour thing or is it more? I don't know at this point. I hope it's not so bad. I walked it off. I was able to finish. But I don't slip a lot. I don't ever fall down. It was a different fall for me than I've ever had.

"With the body that's been, you know, playing up this year, I just hope I'm going to be fine. I believe I am, but I'll know more tomorrow when I wake up."

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Tennis Starseite 3 Fri, 08 Jul 2016 22:45:00 +0200
Bitter defeat http://www.rogerfederer.com/en/esp/news-detail/news/5481-bittere-niederlage.html Roger's dream of another Wimbledon title ended with a 3-6, 7-6(3), 6-4, 5-7, 3-6 defeat against...
"It really hurts. I could have made it because I was so close," Roger said.

Roger dropped his serve at 1-3 in the opening set, even though he had been 30:0 up. The second set went without breaks and Roger clearly won the tie-break, also thanks to a weak phase of his opponent just then. Roger was in charge in the third set, securing a break to take a 4-3 lead. He had more opportunities for breaks in set number four at 2-2 and 4-4, but was not able to convert any of these. It was then at the end of the set, after a 40:0 lead, that Roger dropped his serve and had to go into a decider. Raonic gained more and more momentum and Roger falling onto his operated knee certainly did not help either.]]>
Tennis Starseite 1 Fri, 08 Jul 2016 22:52:00 +0200
Roger wins thriller http://www.rogerfederer.com/en/esp/news-detail/news/5476-roger-gewinnt-thriller.html Roger fought back in impressive manner today, coming back from two sets down against Marin Cilic,... Roger fought back in impressive manner today, coming back from two sets down against Marin Cilic, finally winning the match 6-7(4), 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(9), 6-3.

Our champ on his win: "I knew I was in so much trouble in the third and again in the fourth. It was great fun playing against Marin, he’s one of the nicest guys on tour, so I feel sorry for him(…)The dream continues. I couldn’t be happier. I thought I fought well and played super great at the end. The last three sets were really good. It's encouraging to see I'm improving. My legs were there, my back was there. Mentally this will give me a hell of a boost."

Next up is Milos Raonic (ATP 7).

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Tennis Starseite 1 Wed, 06 Jul 2016 17:43:00 +0200
Roger cruises into quarters http://www.rogerfederer.com/en/esp/news-detail/news/5473-souveraen-ins-viertelfinale.html Roger has moved into the quarters at Wimbledon with a clear 6-2, 6-3, 7-5 victory over Steve...
"It wasn’t as easy as maybe it looked,” said our champ afterwards. “He really picked up confidence in the last few weeks. I would never have thought I would go through the first four rounds in straight sets.”
 
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Tennis Starseite 1 Mon, 04 Jul 2016 16:14:00 +0200
Roger roars into next round http://www.rogerfederer.com/en/esp/news-detail/news/5470-roger-weiter-in-die-zweite-woche.html Roger produced a great display in Wimbledon today, overwhelming Dan Evans 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 to reach... Roger produced a great display in Wimbledon today, overwhelming Dan Evans 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 to reach the round of the last sixteen.

„I got off to a good start in all three sets this evening, which helps,“ Roger said after the victory. „And he was under pressure for quite a lot of this match. I kept myself in an aggressive position which was great for me, and I am very happy with how I played. Fortunately Andy Murray is far away in the draw so I don't have to worry about him for a while! But I've enjoyed playing the Brits in their home tournament and it's always a lot of fun to play local players. I wish them both all the best going forward.“

He will now meet either Steve Johnson (ATP 29) or Grigor Dimitrov (ATP 37).

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Tennis Starseite 2 Fri, 01 Jul 2016 22:21:00 +0200
Roger easily defeats Willis http://www.rogerfederer.com/en/esp/news-detail/news/5467-ohne-probleme-weiter.html Roger did not have to work too hard today, defeating Marcus Willis 6-0, 6-3, 6-4 in 84 minutes to... Roger did not have to work too hard today, defeating Marcus Willis 6-0, 6-3, 6-4 in 84 minutes to move on to round three.

Our champ will now meet the winner of the match between Alexander Dolgopolov (ATP 33) and Daniel Evans (ATP 91).

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Tennis Starseite 3 Wed, 29 Jun 2016 19:32:00 +0200
A solid start in Wimbledon http://www.rogerfederer.com/en/esp/news-detail/news/5464-solider-start-in-wimbledon.html Roger advanced to the second round by beating Argentina’s Guido Pella 7-6(5), 7-6(3),... Roger advanced to the second round by beating Argentina’s Guido Pella 7-6(5), 7-6(3), 6-3.

Next up is Marcus Willis (ATP 772) on Wednesday.

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Tennis Starseite 3 Mon, 27 Jun 2016 21:54:00 +0200
Out in semis http://www.rogerfederer.com/en/esp/news-detail/news/5461-endstation-halbfinale.html Roger was stopped in the semis in Halle 6-7(4), 7-5, 3-6 by Alexander Zverev.It is the first time...
It is the first time since 2002 that Roger missed the final in Halle - the tournament on the ATP-Tour that he has celebrated the most titles (8).

Today's match war a tough fight with Roger finally dropping his serve to let Zverev take a 4-2 lead in the decider. Our champ was unfortunately not able to come back after that.

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Tennis Starseite 3 Sat, 18 Jun 2016 21:48:00 +0200