ROGER FEDERER NEWS
Benefiting the Roger Federer Foundation, Andy Murray will join our Swiss Star in Zurich on April 10th for Match for Africa 3.
"I am extremely happy that Andy – one of the best tennis players in the world – immediately agreed to come to Zurich to help raise money for my foundation. However, I'm even happier that I'll finally get to play in front of my fans again next spring," said Roger.
All of the proceeds from this event will go to the Roger Federer Foundation. If you don't have tickets to the event, you can still support his charity by purchasing the Match for Africa 3 official apparel here (if you are in the US) and here (if you are in Europe). The RF Foundation provides funding to children living in poverty to help them realize their potential. It also supports education projects in seven countries in southern Africa as well as Switzerland. The foundation's programs currently support 275,000 children.
March 30, 2017 -- Miami, Florida
For the first time all tournament, Roger was pushed to 3-sets today in his Quarterfinal match up against Tomas Berdych. Fighting off two match points in a 3rd set tiebreaker, the Czech was playing fearless. Roger held on strong and weathered the storm winning the match 6-2, 3-6. 7-6 (6).
The Swiss star hadn't won a 3rd set in Miami since 2009. He also has won 7 straight tie-breakers since Indian Wells.
Next up for Roger will be one of the Next Gen players either Alexander Zverev or Nick Kyrgios.
March 28, 2017 -- Miami, Florida
Roger closed out his round of 16 match by winning two tiebreakers today against Roberto Bautista Agut at the Miami Open 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4).
The Spanish player gave Roger the biggest challenge he's seen in his past few matches, but stayed calm and collected to finish the set in style.
Roger will play Tomas Berdych in the Quarterfinals. They last met in the Round of 32 at the Australian Open where Roger took the match in straight sets.
March 27th, 2017 -- Miami, Florida
Roger continues to be the talk of the ATP Tour as he won another match in impressive form today. In a clash between two tennis greats, Roger took out Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 6-4. The Swiss earned his 46th win in Miami and improved to 15-1 for the 2017 season.
Keeping the momentum going in his favor throughout the entire match, Roger had just 11 unforced errors and 17 winners.
Roger will play Roberto Bautista Agut next in the Round of 16.
March 25, 2017 -- Miami, Florida
In their first ever meeting, Roger breezed passed up and coming American, Francis Tiafoe, in the second round of the Miami Open.
The American hung tight with the Swiss Maestro in the first set and played impressive tennis, staying on serve with Roger to take the first set to a tiebreaker. Roger used experience in his favor, clinched the tiebreak 7-2 and cruised into the second set.
After an early break from Tiafoe, Roger broke back and flipped the switch in the second set. He looked near perfect toward the end of the match and finished Tiafoe off in an aggressive fashion often finishing points out at the net.
The final score was 7-6 (2), 6-3 and it took just 72 minutes to clinch the win.
Next up for Roger will be Juan Martin Del Potro.