Latest news. en 18 16 Latest news. TYPO3 - get.content.right Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:04:00 +0200 The Match for Africa 2 The tennis highlight to finish the season: Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka will play on December... The tennis highlight to finish the season: Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka will play on December 21, 2014 at Zurich's Hallenstadion to benefit the Roger Federer Foundation.
Zurich, September 18, 2014 – Shortly before Christmas 2010, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal put on an exciting show for their fans in Zurich's fully-booked Hallenstadion with the first Match for Africa. The new edition of the popular Exhibition Night will feature Switzerland's two best tennis players of all time meeting for the ultimate showdown – all in aid of the Roger Federer Foundation. 17-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer will face the 2014 Australian Open Champion and current world number 4 Stan Wawrinka in Zurich on the evening of Sunday, December 21, 2014. Tickets for the Exhibition Night, along with its attractive entertainment program, will be available from Ticketcorner as of October 1, 2014.
The Roger Federer Foundation supports children living in poverty and helps them to realize their potential. The foundation supports education projects in six countries in southern Africa and in Switzerland. This year it is already reaching out to 146,000 children.


For further information, please visit:

Media office for Match for Africa 2
Cornelia Schmid, c/o Lemongrass Communications, mobile +41 79 693 06 23,

Information regarding the event
Adrian Sonderegger, Big Plus Sports and Entertainment AG, mobile: +41 76 420 15 05,
Mike Hoffmann, Big Plus Sports and Entertainment AG, mobile: +41 79 820 13 55,

"The Match for Africa 2" is presented by Rolex and supported by other partners.
Net proceeds from the Exhibition Night will be donated to the Roger Federer Foundation.

Tennis Starseite 1 Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:58:00 +0200
Davis-Cup final! The Swiss Davis-Cup team has made it through to the 2014 final! The last time they achieved this...
After the 2-0 lead by the Swiss on Friday and the 2-1 on Saturday (Stan and Marco Chiudinelli lost the doubles) Roger made everything clear with a 6-2, 6-3, 7-6(4) victory over Italy's Fabio Fognini. The team will now play France for a first Davis-Cup title in the final which takes place November 21-23. ]]>
Tennis Starseite 1 Sun, 14 Sep 2014 17:37:00 +0200
Swiss take 2-0 lead Roger opened the Davis Cup rubber against Italy in Geneva today, defeating Simone Bolelli 7-6, 6-4,... Tennis Starseite 1 Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:43:00 +0200 Ousted in semis Roger was overpowered 3-6, 4-6, 4-6 by Marin Cilic in the semi-final of the US Open. Roger had to...
Roger had to wait to get onto the court the match as rain set in after Kei Nishikori had ousted Novak Djokovic. “It’s exciting to have different faces [in a slam final] from time to time. I’m more surprised with Cilic, to be honest, because he’s older. There are significant differences in his game from the first time I played him when he was 17. Kei I always thought was an unbelievable talent," Roger said.

Roger did not find an answer to Cilic's huge serves and only managed a total of two break points during the match, converting one to take a 2-0 lead in the third set. But Roger dropped his serve again a few games later and was not able to tackle the mighty serves, admitting defeat after 1 hour 45 minutes.]]>
Tennis Starseite 1 Sun, 07 Sep 2014 08:15:00 +0200
Roger wins after 0-2 in sets Roger celebrated a great comeback after recovering from 2 sets down and fighting off two...
“I served well and stayed in the match and somehow turned it around. I felt great in the fifth, though. I started playing better and better as the match went on. It’s a great feeling,” Roger said.

The evening started well for Roger as he won the first six points, but then went on to drop the set and also the second as he battled with forehand errors and his first serve. In the third set, with a roaring crowd behind him, Roger started his comeback with a 6-4 win. Unfortunately he was not able to hold an early break in the fourth set and was eventually confronted with two match-points as Monfils went 4-5, 15-40. But our champ fought them both off in style, took the set and then eased through the decider to celebrate a dramatic win after 200 minutes of play.

"It was one of those moments where you got your back against the wall and hope to get a bit lucky and you hope to play exactly the right shots that you need or that he completely just messes it up. "I'm very, very happy to have found a way tonight."

Roger will now play his semi-final against Marin Cilic (ATP 16) as the oldest player sind Andre Agassi (2005) to have done so. Roger has won all five encounters with Cilic so far.]]>
Tennis Starseite 1 Fri, 05 Sep 2014 08:45:00 +0200
Roger flies into quarters Roger eased into the quarters at the US Open by defeating Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut (ATP 19)...
Thanks to his offensive game and reliable, strong first serves, Roger needed just an hour and 56 minutes to make it into his third Grand Slam quarters appearance of 2014. Roger secured two breaks to go ahead 5-1 in the opener. But Bautista Agut battled his way back, breaking our champ's serve to close the gap to 5-4 before Roger then booked the set 6-4. Sets two and three were less of a battle and Roger eventually clearly made it through to the next round.

Roger's next opponent will be Gaël Monfils (ATP 24) on Thursday. ]]>
Tennis Starseite 1 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 08:13:00 +0200
Roger through after rain delay Roger recovered from dropping the first set to clearly turn the match, defeating Spain’s Marcel...
“I enjoyed it,” Roger said. “I thought it was a good match and I’m happy I was able to come back and turn it around. Marcel started really on fire. The break helped me and I came out and played some great tennis.”

Roger had the help of a passing storm that forced a break towards the end of the opening set as Roger trailed 2-5. After a two-hour break, the players returner onto the court for Granollers to take the set 6-2, but Roger clearly dominated the rest of the evening's match after he saved a break point with an ace to avoid falling 0-2 behind in the second set.

Roger now faces Roberto Bautista Agut (ATP 19), the two have never met on the ATP Tour so far.]]>
Tennis Starseite 1 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 08:35:00 +0200
Roger eases into round three Roger has made it into the third round of the US Open without dropping a set, defeating big-hitting...
“I thought I did pretty well from the start. I could have maybe been a bit better on my serve, but I thought it was an exciting match,” he commented.

Roger did not get into too much trouble with Groth's serves of up to 237 km/h. He earned break-balls right from the start and managed to convert to go 4-3 up and hold serve to take the set. He opened the second set with another break, only for Groth to do the same right afterwards. Roger broke again to go 5-4 up in games and then 2-0 in sets. In the third, Roger suddenly fouund himself trailing 2-4, only to secure 4 games in a row and then seal the victory after 1:48h of play.

He will now play Marcel Granollers (ATP 42) on Sunday for a place in the round of the last 16. He has won both encounters with the Spaniard so far.]]>
Tennis Starseite 1 Sat, 30 Aug 2014 07:05:00 +0200
Roger eases on with Air Jordan Roger raced into the second round of the US Open with a 6-3, 6-4 and 7-6(4) victory over...
Breaks to reach a 5-3 lead in the first and a 4-3 lead in the second set were perfect to make solid progress in Roger's opening match. He did so again in the third set to reach 4-3, but this time Matosevic managed the re-break to stretch the set into a tie-breaker. But Roger made sure to book the important points and wrapped up the match with a fantastic point after just over 2 hours of play.

Roger had a special guest in his box, basketball-legend Michael Jordan. Roger's new shoes, the NIKECOURT ZOOM VAPOR AJ3, are a mix between basketball and tennis and display both the RF as well as the Air Jordan logos.

In the next round, Roger will meet another Australian, Sam Groth (ATP 104) on Friday.]]>
Tennis Starseite 2 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:59:00 +0200
NIKECOURT ZOOM VAPOR AJ3 Proud to be connecting the courts: NIKECOURT ZOOM VAPOR AJ3 by Michael Jordan! Tennis Starseite 2 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 01:21:00 +0200