ROGER FEDERER NEWS
January 24, 2018 -- Melbourne, Australia
Roger faced an always talented and dangerous Tomas Berdych last night in his Quarterfinal match.
With 19 career wins already over Berdych, Roger looked a bit bothered as the match began and quickly went down. The Swiss player settled in however and pushed the 1st set to a breaker, which he won and then proceeded in routine fashion winning the match 7-6(1), 6-3, 6-4.
The semifinals are next for Roger where he will face 21-year-old Hyeon Chung where they will battle for a spot in the Finals.
With the top ATP players out of this year's Australian Open, Roger remains the highest seed left and continues to have a positive outlook on the tournament as he advances to the semifinals.
“I'm very excited to play Chung, I thought he played an incredible match against Novak (Djokovic),” he said. “I think it's an interesting match for me. I'll definitely have to look into how I need to play against him because he has some great qualities, especially defensively, like Novak has. Right now I couldn't tell you how I need to play him. One thing I know is I'm going to be playing aggressive. I don't know how I'm going to do that exactly yet.”
January 22, 2018 -- Melbourne, Australia
The defending champion took a step into the second week at the Australian Open after defeating Marton Fucsovics. The second seed played strong winning his match 6-4, 7-6 (3), 6-2.
While the talk of the tournament has been surrounding multiple upsets, Roger has been playing brilliant tennis.
Roger will face Tomas Berdych in the Quarterfinals.
January 18, 2018 -- Melbourne, Australia
Playing in front of a packed stadium during Wednesday's night session, Roger stepped into the 3rd round after defeating Jan-Lennard Struff.
The German came out aggressive and going for broke, but Roger's steady game and play earned him a 6-4, 6-4, 7-6(4) victory.
The defending champion was able to rely on his solid serving to hold while he was able to take advantage of a few opportunities to break to take control of the match.
"I knew he was going to go for his shots, it's a question of protecting your own serve as well as you can, then try to get a break. I thought it was a good match, I enjoyed it."
Roger will face Frenchman, Richard Gasquet, in his third round match.
January 16, 2018 -- Melbourne, Australia
Roger took to the court today in front of an electric crowd for his first round match at the Australian Open against Briton Aljaz Bedene.
The 5-time Australian Open Champion looked to be on his game as he wrapped up a victory in just 99 minutes defeating the Slovenian. Roger was happy with his play and looking forward to what the tournament will bring.
"I am hoping for another good year," he said. "I am not sure it will go that well because last year went so well and I'm a year older, Rafa's looking in tip-top shape and others guys are coming back."
Next up for Roger will be Jan-Lennard Struff.
"Last year was a fairytale and I can't control everything. Last year could be my favorite year of my career but I am hoping to stay healthy, give myself chances and play my very best in the big matches like last year."
January 8, 2018 -- Perth, Australia
Team Switzerland came away with their 3rd Hopman Cup Title this past weekend.
Roger and Belinda Bencic took home the trophy for Team Switzerland after defeating the German team of Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber.
Roger battled the young German, Alex Zverev, in singles and came away with the first win beating him 6-7 (4), 6-0, 6-2. In the women's match, Angelique Kerber defeated Bencic 6-4, 6-1 forcing them to leave it up to the mixed doubles to determine the win. The Swiss came together to win 4-3(3), 4-2 in the final match.
Roger won all four of his singles matches in Perth. And the last time Roger hoisted the Hopman Cup trophy was back in 2001 with Martina Hingis as his partner.
“After all these years I can’t believe I’m here again,” noted Roger. “It’s absolutely amazing. I’ve lost count of the years, I’m thrilled to win the Hopman Cup again with Belinda, it’s been a pleasure to partner you this week, well done.”
Next up for Roger will be the Australian Open.