ROGER FEDERER NEWS
October 10, 2017 -- Shanghai, China
While most athletes are accustomed to being driven from the hotel to the courts and everywhere in between, Roger jumped on the metro yesterday in Shanghai. With the longest metro system in the world, Shanghai is incredibly proud of their public transportation system as it boats over 600kms of tracks. Over 10 million people ride the metro everyday in Shanghai and yesterday, the Swiss star was one of them.
“The Metro experience was a great one,” he said. “I grew up on public transport when I was younger in Switzerland. I used to take either tram, train, or bus to practice on a daily basis, and then also a lot of the train until about 20 years old, going to tournaments even to Italy, even internationally. So for me it's something very normal."
Roger begins play at the Shanghai Rolex Masters today against Diego Schwartzman.
October 9th, 2017 -- Shanghai, China
Roger made an appearance at the Nike Lab in Shanghai this week to launch the new RF AJ3 Atmos.
This shoe is an awesome collaboration between Michael Jordan and Roger which celebrates two of the world's greatest athletes. This Atmos version of the NikeCourt Zoom Vapor RF x AJ3 celebrate's Roger's love for the iconic Air Max 1 ‘atmos’ and features the collaboration’s bold jade hue, classic elephant print elements and premium leather upper.
A limited number of these shoes will be available at Tennis Warehouse Europe in November.
September 24, 2017 -- Prague, Czech Republic
Roger and Team Europe clinched the Laver Cup Sunday afternoon in dramatic fashion.
To take the title, Roger needed to beat Team World player, Nick Kyrgios, in the final singles match. In front of an electric crowd, Roger battled the young Australian pushing the match to a deciding 3rd set 10-point tiebreak and clinching the title 4-6, 7-6(6), 11-9.
“I was ready to go – I had to be,” he said, who ended up contributing three victories and seven points to the hosts’ 15-9 victory. “That’s what a team member does. The boys played fantastic all weekend, but we knew it could change very quickly on Sunday. The Team World boys have been great, in the doubles especially, and we knew it was going to be tough. I was looking at getting ready for a doubles at the very end. I’m very pleased and relived that we did win the singles and got it done.”
Roger also recorded wins against Sam Querrey, 6-2, 6-4; and teamed up with Rafael Nadal to beat Sam Querrey and Jack Sock 6-4, 1-6, 10-5.
September 22, 2017 marks the 20 year anniversary of the 1st rankings points Roger earned as he made his debut on the ATP Tour at no. 803 back in 1997.
“The ATP rankings is where it all starts for every player," Roger said. "It's about getting your foot on the ladder and seeing your name on the computer rankings for the first time. I'll never forget that moment and the excitement I felt after that Satellite. It was the start of a long journey to the top for me. I think that's the great thing about our sport; the rankings provide a really accurate barometer of where you stand compared to your peers. The computer doesn't lie. It's amazing to think that 20 years later I'm still in the game and still with a chance to get to year-end No.1 in 2017. I never imagined having such longevity."
Read more about that day and the 20 years since then here
September 21, 2017 -- Prague, Czech Republic
Roger and the rest of Team Europe, as well as Team World, are getting ready for the Laver Cup to begin!