Latest news. en 18 16 Latest news. TYPO3 - get.content.right Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:36:00 +0200 Roger cruises into round two Roger easily reached the second round of the Swiss Indoors today by racing past Gilles Muller of...
Both players held serve until 2-2, as Roger went on to win the next 9 games. He booked 12 winners, including 5 aces, in the opening set. Roger then wrapped up the win after reaching match point thanks to a ninth ace.

Roger will now play Denis Istomin (ATP 55) at 6 p.m. local time on Thursday. Our champion has won all five matches against the Usbek so far.]]>
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Basel: the draw Roger will be playing in his hometown Basel this week. He has captured the title at 'his'... Tennis Starseite 1 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:25:00 +0200 Shanghai: webnews Why Roger Federer's rousing victory at the Shanghai Masters means more than you think... Why Roger Federer's rousing victory at the Shanghai Masters means more than you think (Oregonlive)

Roger Federer has accomplished more than he ever dreamed possible when he began his professional tennis career back in 1998. And he has enough money to spend the rest of his life on vacation -- and his next five lives as well. But the thing is, contentment is overrated. We find fulfillment is doing, in striving, rather than in looking back at past accomplishments.

"I look forward to the big occasions," Federer said Saturday after defeating World No. 1 Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-4 in the semifinals of the Shanghai Masters. "Doesn't matter where it is in the world because there's always a lot on the line." There is always a lot on the line, whether you're on Wimbledon's Centre Court or at the Qizong Forest Sports Arena in Shanghai. If you judge Federer's success only on whether he adds to his record Grand Slam total, you're missing the point. You wouldn't be the only one.

Federer is a different player now, and he showed it in the final. As he did all week in Shanghai, he set the tenor of the match, forcing his opponent to come up with perfection just to stay in points. Simon, in top form himself, tried but couldn't quite do it. Federer grabbed his second Masters 1000 victory of the year (and twenty-third of his career), 7-6, 7-6.

This result -- Federer winning the Shanghai title, after defeating defending champion Djokovic in the semis -- cannot be understated. The old man of the Top 10 didn't win a major but he has been incredibly consistent throughout the long, grinding season. Thus, if Federer maintains his superior form over the next three weeks, he actually has a good shot at surpassing Djokovic and ending the year as the World No. 1. That would make him the first man in more than 30 years (John McEnroe, 1982) to become the rankings champion without winning a Grand Slam tournament during the season. Such an achievement would go a long way toward convincing today's casual fan that professional tennis isn't only about the four Slam events, and that would be a good thing for the overall health of the sport.

If Federer does indeed become the year-end World No. 1, it would be the sixth time at the top for him, tying him with the great Pete Sampras (1993-98). The dream of winning another major title would continue in 2015, of course, but this time around maybe we'd all recognize the value of the journey itself rather than just the small-picture goal of major #18. There can be more than one dream for a professional tennis player, which is why Federer keeps going and going, redefining greatness every season

Shanghai win puts Roger Federer on a roll with world No.1 spot in sight (CNN)

The Fed Express rolls out of Shanghai with no signs of slowing down yet. Roger Federer beat Frenchman Gilles Simon to win his first Shanghai Masters crown Sunday and his fourth title of the season. The victory will move him above Rafael Nadal, who has been laid low with appendicitis, and up to second in the world rankings.

"Usually everything slows down at the end of the season," Federer told reporters in China. "Not for me this time. "This year everything is going really well. I have so many highlights to look forward to for the end of the season, which is nice."

With just a handful of events to go until next month's season finale in London, Federer could still mathematically challenge Novak Djokovic to end the year as the world No.1. The 33-year-old Swiss ace beat Djokovic - who arguably inflicted more pain by defeating Federer in the summer's Wimbledon final -- in the semifinals in Shanghai. "I'm not even going to change my schedule because of it," Federer reflected on the possibility of regaining the number one spot. "I haven't thought about it, to be quite honest. I mean, it's in Novak's racquet. He dictates. "But nevertheless, I'm still going to be playing and hopefully playing well again."    

Roger Federer wins Shanghai Masters (CBC Sports)

Shanghai Masters winner Roger Federer was so rusty in his first match back this week after a month-long break that he was close to packing his bags and heading home. The Swiss star had racked up 57 unforced errors against Leonardo Mayer in the second round and fought off five match points before finally pulling through well after midnight.

Four days after his narrow escape, however, he captured his fourth title of the year with a 7-6 (6), 7-6 (2) win over France's Gilles Simon in Sunday's final. "I got very, very lucky," Federer said. "I know what a privilege it is to be here today."

It's been a banner year for Federer despite the fact he's fallen just short at the majors, including a heart-breaking loss to Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final. Federer leads the tour this season in match wins (61), top-10 wins (13) and final appearances (nine). And on Monday, he will leap past Rafael Nadal to No. 2 in the rankings for the first time in more than a year.

Federer at the top of his game
Though Djokovic is still far ahead in No. 1, Federer also got his third win of the year against the Serb in the semifinals. He put on such a dominant display that Djokovic said in an unusually brief post-match news conference that it was the best Federer has ever played against him.

Roger Federer vs. Gilles Simon: Score and Results for 2014 Shanghai Final (Bleacher Report)

There aren't many certainties in life. Roger Federer's ability to dominate on the tennis court, even in the twilight of his career, remains one of them. The Swiss superstar survived a stacked field and culminated his 2014 Shanghai Masters with a 7-6, 7-6 victory over Gilles Simon.

It was a wild tournament for Federer, who nearly bowed out in his first match with Leonardo Mayer, but battled through that adversity and went on to defeat Novak Djokovic in the semifinals before defeating Simon in the final.

Speaking of Djokovic, Federer now has the opportunity to surpass him as the world No. 1 by the end of the season, per Stuart Fraser of the Daily Mail: Federer with a great shot at year-end No 1. He's 2430 points behind but Djokovic can't gain any more points this season. If Roger Federer wins Basel, Paris & London (as he did in 2011), then he's guaranteed year-end world No 1 no matter what Novak Djokovic does.

That would be quite the accomplishment for the 33-year-old. On the other hand, Federer has now won four titles on the year—and reached nine finals in total—so surpassing Djokovic for the top ranking would hardly be a shock. Federer certainly proved at the Shanghai Masters he was not a man to be trifled with. He also drew closer to another accomplishment in his career, per Sky Sports News HQ: This win for Roger Federer edges him closer to Rafael Nadal's record for most wins in the Masters 1000 series.

Tennis has never seen a player quite like Federer. Even as his career winds down, he continues to remind us of that fact.

Tennis Starseite 1 Mon, 13 Oct 2014 10:29:00 +0200
First title in Shanghai Roger secured his first title at the Shanghai Rolex Masters today by defeating France's Gilles...
Roger had to work for the victory, though. He fell behind in his first service game and had his opponent serving for the set at 4-5. But Roger just made it as he converted his second break-point when Simon netted a backhand. Roger faced two more set points at 5-6 but stretched the set into a tie-breaker. Our champ fought off another set point in the tie-break but eventually went to take the set thanks to an 8-6 lead. The second set went without breaks and Roger clearly dominated the tie-break this time, converting his first matchball to 7-2.

It is Roger's 81st title on the ATP Tour, his 23rd on Masters-1000 level. Roger has captured four titles this season so far (Shanghai, Dubai, Halle and Cincinnati). On Monday, Roger will move above Rafael Nadal into the second spot of the world rankings. ]]>
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Roger flies into final Roger eliminated Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-4 in the Shanghai Rolex Masters today, booking a spot in the... Tennis Starseite 1 Sat, 11 Oct 2014 16:10:00 +0200 Semi-final against Djokovic Roger raced into the semis of the Shanghai Rolex Masters with a 7-6(4), 6-0 victory over Julien... Tennis Starseite 1 Fri, 10 Oct 2014 20:49:00 +0200 Quarters in Shanghai Roger has booked his spot in the quarters in Shanghai thanks to a clear 6-4, 6-2 win over Roberto...
Roger, Novak Djokovic, David Ferrer and Tomas Berdych are the only seeded players left among the last eight. In today's match against Roberto Bautista Agut showed solid tennis and he certainly looked a lot more at ease, only having to fight off one single break-ball.

Roger's next opponent is Julien Benneteau (ATP 30) - our champ has a 5:2 lead in the head-to-head. ]]>
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Roger back to no. 2 with luck Roger had to save five match-balls today to defeat Leonardo Mayer 7-5, 3-6, 7-6(7) in the second... Our champion had not been on court since the Davis Cup semi-final. Over three weeks after that, he found himself trailing 3-5 rather quickly in the first set against the Argentinian. But especially thanks to his serves (72% of first serves) he managed to fight back and take the opening set after all. Mayer did not let loose at all and Roger had to let the second set go 3-6. In the decider, Mayer boasted a total of five match-balls, but Roger kept his calm in the tie-break and eventually secured the win with a perfect lob upon his own first match-ball. Thanks to the victory and the fact that Rafael Nadal was eliminated by Feliciano Lopez a few hours earlier, Roger is now back on the 2nd position of the world rankings!]]> Tennis Starseite 1 Wed, 08 Oct 2014 23:23:00 +0200 Shanghai Masters: Draw After a three week break, Roger will join the Tour in Shanghai this week. He will play his first...
He could then come across Kei Nishikori (ATP 7) or Grigor Dimitrov (ATP 10) in the quarters before a possible semi-final against Novak Djokovic (ATP 1).

Winner of the Shanghai Masters in 2006 and 2007, the furthest Roger has come is the final (2010 against Andy Murray) since the tournament is classed as a Masters 1000. After his victory in Cincinnati this year, he is aiming for a 23rd victory at a Masters 1000 event.

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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 136,000 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,
Mike Hoffmann, Big Plus Sports and Entertainment AG,

"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.

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