Latest news. en 18 16 Latest news. TYPO3 - get.content.right Mon, 14 Sep 2015 22:20:00 +0200 Roger defeated in final Unfortunately, Roger was not able to win the final of the US Open, thus missing another chance for...
Roger had plenty of chances to take a lead throughout the match. But unfortunately he was unable to make use of the many break-balls - only converting 4 out of 23 (Djokovic: 6 out of 13) - which proved to make the difference. Our champ did not start well, his serve not working as he had gotten used to, dropping it twice. He switched gears in the second set with the spectators cheering him frenetically until he had wrapped up the set. He dropped his serve again early in the third but managed a re-break. But more missed break-balls and another dropped serve later the set was gone. In the fourth he fell behind 0-2 and 2-5 but made a fantastic comeback to challenge Djokovic one last time at 4-5 with several break-points - which he did not manage to convert.]]>
Tennis Starseite 1 Mon, 14 Sep 2015 04:41:00 +0200
Final in Flushing Meadows! Roger has reached the final of the US Open thanks to a fantastic performance against Stan Wawrinka:... It would be Roger's first title at a Major since Wimbledon 2012. He has won the US Open five times in series (2004-2008) and could become the sole record winner, overtaking Pete Sampras and Jimmy Connors. Roger will play Novak Djokovic for the 42nd time - our champ holding a tiny 21:20 advantage. Their last encounter - in Cincinnati - went to Roger 7-6, 6-3.]]> Tennis Starseite 1 Sat, 12 Sep 2015 07:35:00 +0200 Roger soars into semis Roger showed a master class performance tonight to defeat Richard Gasquet 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 in... Roger showed a master class performance tonight to defeat Richard Gasquet  6-3, 6-3, 6-1 in just 87 minutes. 

He did not face a single break-point during the entire match, while being able to put pressure on the Frenchman's serve again and again. Our champ converted 5 out of 13 break-balls and finished at 50-8 winners. "I am a bit surprised. It is great to play five matches in series this way at my age," Roger said. 

Still not having dropped a set in the tournament so far, Roger will be back on court on Friday when he meets fellow Swiss and Davis Cup teammate Stan Wawrinka. 

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Qualified for London After his victory over John Isner at the US Open Roger has booked his ticket for the ATP World Tour...
It is his 14th consecutive qualification: a new record.]]>
Tennis Starseite 2 Wed, 09 Sep 2015 09:05:00 +0200
Victory against Isner Roger defeated John Isner 7-6(0), 7-6(6), 7-5 in the round of 16 of the US Open tonight. Roger... Roger defeated John Isner 7-6(0), 7-6(6), 7-5 in the round of 16 of the US Open tonight.

Roger only managed to break the tall American in the end of the third set, both players holding serve in the two first sets. But our champ was perfect in the first - he left the strong server (up to 224km/h!) no chance, taking the tie-break 7-0. The tie-break in the second set was a different story as Roger fell behind 3-5. But he immediately found an answer, fighting back to take it 8-6 and avoiding to drop his first set at the tournament.

Should Roger and Stan win their next rounds they could be in for a Swiss semi-final. The two last played each other at this year's French Open.

Our champ will now play Richard Gasquet (ATP 12)  in the quarters.

Tennis Starseite 3 Tue, 08 Sep 2015 06:20:00 +0200
Round of 16 Our champ has reached the round of 16 at the US Open thanks to a solid 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 victory... Our champ has reached the round of 16 at the US Open thanks to a solid 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 victory over Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber.

As expected, Kohlschreiber proved a tough opponent - our champ had dropped his serve once in sets two and three, but managed to recover perfectly. Roger did not play as aggressively as against Darcis and Mayer, but: "I won the important points and served well when I had to."

Roger will now play John Isner (USA/ ATP 13) in the round of sixteen.
Tennis Starseite 2 Sat, 05 Sep 2015 20:34:00 +0200
Roger cruises through Roger defeated Steve Darcis 6-1, 6-2, 6-1 in the second round of the US Open today. Roger... Roger defeated Steve Darcis 6-1, 6-2, 6-1 in the second round of the US Open today.

Roger needed just an hour and 20 minutes to see off the Belgian, displaying a whole variety of shots, including his new serve and half-volley. With his victory in the rather loud night-session, our champ equalled Serena Williams' record for most US Open wins under the lights in Arthur Ashe Stadium. "I've enjoyed myself so many times, so many years. It's wonderful that I can still experience it and play this well. I hope this is not my last one, of course," Roger said.

Our champ will be back on court on saturday when he meets Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber (ATP 29).

Tennis Starseite 3 Fri, 04 Sep 2015 03:49:00 +0200
A start in straight sets Roger celebrated an easy win against Leonardo Mayer today, making his way into the second round of... Roger celebrated an easy win against Leonardo Mayer today, making his way into the second round of the US Open after a 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 victory. 

Unlike their last meeting in Shanghai last year, the Argentinian did not cause Roger too many problems. Mayer produced quite a few double-faults and seemed to let go after trying hard to keep up with Roger at the beginning of each new set. Roger was already able to wrap up his business day after 77 minutes - without really showing his future opponents what shape he is in.  

Next up is the winner of the match between Marcos Baghdatis (CYP/ATP 51) and Belgium’s Steve Darcis (ATP 66).

Tennis Starseite 2 Tue, 01 Sep 2015 22:03:00 +0200
US Open: the draw Roger will face Argentine Leonardo Mayer (ATP 34) in the first round at the US Open - the last... Roger will face Argentine Leonardo Mayer (ATP 34) in the first round at the US Open - the last Grand Slam of the season - which starts next week. 

Our champ could then meet the winner of the match between Marcos Baghdatis (CYP/ ATP 51) and Steve Darcis (BEL/ ATP 66).

After that, a meeting with Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER/ ATP 29) in the third round, John Isner (USA/ ATP 13) in the round of 16 and Tomas Berdych (CZE/ ATP 6) in the quarters is possible.

A possible opponent for the semis is….Stan Wawrinka.
Tennis Starseite 3 Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:14:00 +0200
Cincinnati: webnews Cincinnati Masters: Roger Federer denies Novak Djokovic history bid (CNN)Roger Federer secured... Cincinnati Masters: Roger Federer denies Novak Djokovic history bid (CNN)

Roger Federer secured victory and denied Novak Djokovic a little bit of history with an exquisite performance in the final of the Cincinnati Masters Sunday.
The Serb was hoping to become the first singles player to win all nine ATP Masters 1000 titles.
But a stunning show from the 17-time grand slam-winning FedEx at the Lindner Family Tennis Center ensured it was he who would instead extend his own record of victories at the prestigious Cincinnati event to seven.
The Swiss, who now moves back to number two in the world, took just one hour and 30 minutes to win 7-6 (7/1) 6-3 in the afternoon heat.
Although Federer broke Djokovic only once, he always looked the more comfortable of the pair on serve and was dominant in the first set tie break.
"I tried to really mix it up on his second serve and I was hoping to serve good enough myself to keep me out of trouble," Federer said when speaking with ESPN post match.
"He had that one bad game at the beginning of the second set, which made the difference in the match.
Incredibly, the triumph marks the 87th ATP Tour win of Federer's trophy-laden career.

Roger Federer's masterclass display defeats Novak Djokovic in major U.S. Open warmup (

Perfection sometimes in tennis is seeing Roger Federer in full flight.

That was certainly the case once again Sunday as the Swiss legend dominated Novak Djokovic 7-6 (1), 6-3 to secure his seventh Western & Southern Open title in the final major warmup for the U.S. Open. It was a vintage Federer masterclass, made more impressive by the fact that he was immaculate on serve against arguably the greatest return of all time. The world No. 1 did not earn a single break point chance against Federer, who finished his five-match week in Mason, Ohio, without being broken once in 49 service games.

The tone for Federer's domination was set in the opening set, as he immediately made Djokovic uncomfortable on serve with aggressive returns and tremendous racquet head speed on both his forehand and backhand. But the Serbian ace showed why he's been the premier player in the game in 2015, holding off Federer’s relentless assault and stepping up in his own service games to not be broken as well.

Roger Federer wins seventh Cincinnati Masters title (BBC)

Roger Federer beat world number one Novak Djokovic to win his seventh Cincinnati Masters title on Sunday.
The 34-year-old Swiss, who knocked out Britain's Andy Murray in the semi-final, recorded a 7-6 (7-1) 6-3 win.
Djokovic lost the first set on a tie break, and the 28-year-old Serb then double faulted at break point in his first service game of the second set.
Federer, who will now be the number two seed at the US Open, held serve to win in one hour 30 minutes.
"We really get the best out of each other," said Federer, who made it an 87th tour-level title.
"We have improved a lot playing against each other over the years.
"It's very special for me. I will try my best to come back for many years to come."
With the victory, Federer denied Djokovic from completing the set of all nine ATP Masters titles and took a 21-20 edge in career head-to-head meetings.
"I really hope he (Djokovic) can win here one day," added Federer. "He deserves it."

Roger Federer Defeats Novak Djokovic in Straight Sets to Clinch Seventh Cincinnati Masters Title (International Business Times)

Roger Federer has always been on top of his game during the Cincinnati Masters and it was no different this season as he clinched his seventh Cincinnati title after defeating Novak Djokovic in the finals of the competition on Sunday.

There seems to be some deep chemistry between Federer and Cincinnati Masters as the Swiss player has not lost a single finals match in the competition. His record now stands at 7-0, while it is completely opposite for Djokovic, who has finished runners-up five times and is yet to win the Cincinnati Masters.

Tennis: Federer, Serena repeat in Cincinnati

Roger Federer jutted his right index finger toward the blue sky to celebrate his latest Cincinnati title. He would have needed both hands to count all of them.

Federer remained perfect in Cincinnati finals, winning an unprecedented seventh championship on Sunday while denying Novak Djokovic the one title that always eludes him. Federer never faced a break point during a 7-6 (1), 6-3 victory at the Western & Southern Open in Mason, Ohio.

"I don’t know how many years I can come back, but I’ll try my best to be here many more years to come," Federer said.

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