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 Wed, 03 Feb 2016 11:16:00 +0100 Novak too strong http://www.rogerfederer.com/en/esp/news-detail/news/5374-novak-zu-stark.html Roger was overpowered 1-6, 2-6, 6-3, 3-6 in the 45th duel against Novak Djokovic, unfortunately... "My rhythm, my timing, all that, was a bit off in the beginning. He took advantage of that and did an unbelievable job for a long, long time tonight," Roger said.

Our champ battled, facing an incredibly strong opponent. He dropped his serve twice in his opening three service games - the set lasting only 23 minutes. It did not look any better in the second, as Roger dropped serve in the third game and did not win any more games after that, clearly losing the set. The last time Roger won just three games in the first two sets goes all the way back to 2001, when he lost to Andre Agassi in the US Open.

But Roger finally seized the moment in the third set as he converted a fourth break point to take a 4-3 lead and then wrap up the set. Unfortunately Roger displayed a poor game in the fourth set at 3-4 which Djokovic immediately took advantage of, breaking our champ and then serving out the match.]]>
Tennis Starseite 1 Thu, 28 Jan 2016 15:31:00 +0100
Roger stronger than Berdych http://www.rogerfederer.com/en/esp/news-detail/news/5371-roger-besiegt-berdych.html Roger has made it through to the semis in Melbourne thanks to a 7-6(4), 6-2, 6-4 win over Tomas... In his 12th Australian Open semi-final, Roger will meet the winner of the match between Novak Djokovic and Kei Nishikori.

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Tennis Starseite 1 Tue, 26 Jan 2016 08:37:00 +0100
A brilliant performance http://www.rogerfederer.com/en/esp/news-detail/news/5368-eine-brilliante-vorstellung.html Roger showed a brilliant performance against David Goffin in Melbourne at midnight to defeat the... Roger showed a brilliant performance against David Goffin in Melbourne at midnight to defeat the Belgian 6-2, 6-1, 6-4.

Due to an extended match between Navarro and Gavriola, our champ had to be patient before stepping onto the court late in Melbourne today. But he displayed no signs of tiredness whatsoever. He rocketed away to take the first set after 21 minutes. Keeping the pace high, he clearly dominated the Belgian and thrilled the crowd with fantastic points - it was clearly his best performance at the Australian Open so far this year.
David Goffin held up better in the third set, breaking Roger's serve - but was eventually left without much of a chance against our brilliantly playing Maestro. The latter commented: "the rhythm is back. That is extremely important for the next match."

Roger will next meet Tomas Berdych (ATP 6) in the quarters.

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Tennis Starseite 2 Sun, 24 Jan 2016 14:06:00 +0100
300th Grand Slam Victory http://www.rogerfederer.com/en/esp/news-detail/news/5365-300-grand-slam-sieg.html Roger defeated Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 and is now the first player in the... Roger defeated Grigor Dimitrov  6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 and is now the first player in the Open Era to reach 300 Grand Slams wins! ]]> Tennis Starseite 1 Thu, 21 Jan 2016 23:18:00 +0100 Roger cruises through http://www.rogerfederer.com/en/esp/news-detail/news/5362-roger-nicht-zu-bremsen.html Our champ has reached the third round at the Australian Open thanks to a 6-3, 7-5, 6-1 victory... Our champ has reached the third round at the Australian Open thanks to a 6-3, 7-5, 6-1 victory over Alexandr Dolgopolov.


Roger's best weapon against the Ukrainian was his brilliant serve. He scored a total of 25 aces in 14 service games, adding 17 service winners to that. 

Dolgopolov managed to keep up in the second set, holding his serve until 5-5. But a missed drop shot then gave Roger the chance to secure that set, too.

Roger said: "Winning the second set was extremely important. A lot can happen in a tie-break. And when you're suddenly 1-1 in sets...".

He will now either meet Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov (ATP 28) or Argantinian qualifier Marc Trungelliti (ATP 210).

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Tennis Starseite 1 Wed, 20 Jan 2016 07:32:00 +0100
Roger moves on easily http://www.rogerfederer.com/en/esp/news-detail/news/5359-ohne-probleme-in-die-zweite-runde.html Our champ mastered the first step of the Australian Open in Melbourne with ease, he clearly... Our champ mastered the first step of the Australian Open in Melbourne with ease, he clearly defeated Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-2, 6-1, 6-2.

Roger raced through sets one and two and moved into the next round after 72 minutes upon his second match-ball. Basilashvili tried to keep up with the high pace but our champ clearly dominated with three breaks in the two first sets.

"I am generally very happy with my performance. I feel better than two weeks ago in Brisbane. Being able to play this well on the first evening (after health issues in the two past weeks) makes me confident for the further course of the tournament," Roger said.

He will now meet Alexandr Dolgopolov (ATP 35) in round two of the Australian Open.

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Tennis Starseite 2 Mon, 18 Jan 2016 10:28:00 +0100
Australian Open: The draw http://www.rogerfederer.com/en/esp/news-detail/news/5356-australian-open-die-auslosung.html The coming Australian Open is Roger’s 65th consecutive Grand Slam tournament. He will play in... The coming Australian Open is Roger’s 65th consecutive Grand Slam tournament.

He will play in the first round on Monday against Georgia’s Nikoloz Basilashvili (ATP 117) and is in line to meet Alexandr Dolgopolow (UKR/ ATP 36) in the second round.

Likely opponents after that are: Grigor Dimitrov (round three), David Goffin (round of the last sixteen), Tomas Berdych or Marin Cilic (quarters). 

Novak Djokovic is in the same half of the draw as Roger - the two legends could meet in the semi-finals.

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Tennis Starseite 3 Sun, 17 Jan 2016 14:19:00 +0100
Roger defeated in final http://www.rogerfederer.com/en/esp/news-detail/news/5353-roger-unterliegt-raonic.html Roger was defeated 4-6, 4-6 by Milos Raonic in the final in Brisbane today.Roger never really got...
Roger never really got into the game and unfortunately could not fully rely on his serves. Raonic did not admit any breaks but managed to secure breaks against our champ to go up 4-5 in the first and 3-4 in the second set.

So it was not the perfect start into the new season for Roger, but a very good one nevertheless. He now has a week of rest and preparation before heading into the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the year. ]]>
Tennis Starseite 1 Sun, 10 Jan 2016 12:25:00 +0100
FIrst final of 2016 http://www.rogerfederer.com/en/esp/news-detail/news/5350-erstes-finale-2016.html Roger secured his ticket to the first final of the season after a clear 6-1, 6-4 victory over...
"I really thought I hit the ball very well. I'm very excited to be back in the final again. It's a great start to the season and I'm very happy," Roger said.

It was Roger's best match this week in Brisbane so far. It took him a mere 16 minutes to take a 5-0 lead in the opening set, which he won shortly afterwards. He did have to drop his serve in the second set, but made it up and dominated again from there to eventually celebrate his 136th final on the ATP Tour.

He will meet Milos Raonic there in a rematch of last year's final. Last year, our champ captured the title in three sets.]]>
Tennis Starseite 1 Sat, 09 Jan 2016 15:25:00 +0100
Through to semis http://www.rogerfederer.com/en/esp/news-detail/news/5347-im-halbfinale.html Roger has reached the semis in Brisbane after a 6-4, 6-7(4), 6-4 victory over Grigor Dimitrow (ATP...
Roger dominated the opening set and only dropped two points on his serve. He then had to drop his serve once in the following set, but managed to make up for it, coming back to 5-5. Unfortunately Roger was not at his best in the tie-break and lost the set (4-7 in the tie-break). Roger took a 4-2 lead in the decider and went all the way from there.

Our champ will be playing Austria's Dominic Thiem (ATP 20). Last spring, Roger invited Thiem to Zurich for three days of training - but the two have never met in a match before.]]>
Tennis Starseite 1 Fri, 08 Jan 2016 13:52:00 +0100