ROGER FEDERER NEWS
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!
September 6, 2017 -- Flushing Meadows, NYC
Facing one of the toughest competitors on the ATP Tour, Roger took the court against Juan Martin del Potro Wednesday night for their quarterfinal matchup. Having clawed his was back from being 2 sets down in his previous match, del Potro looked strong as he blasted forehands against the Swiss star who admittedly wasn't feeling as strong as he had in the other Grand Slams he played in this year.
“I didn't have that feeling at Wimbledon or at the Australian Open, and that's why rightfully so I'm out of this tournament, because I wasn't good enough, in my mind, in my body, and in my game to overcome these three pillars."
Roger pushed Del Po to 4 sets in front of the electric crowd, but just didn't have enough to put the Argentinean player away. Juan Martin del Potro won the Quarterfinal matchup 7-5, 3-6, 7-6(8), 6-4. He goes on to face Rafael Nadal.
As for Roger, after an already amazing year, there is still more to get excited about in 2017. The season is far from over as he is looking forward to the Laver Cup, Shanghai, Basel, Paris and London.
“I have big priorities for the rest of the year, and I usually play very well towards the end. Now I just really need to recover and go back to the practice courts and hopefully just finish strong. Whatever that may be, I just want to play good tennis and enjoy myself.”
September 4, 2017 -- Flushing Meadows, NYC
Roger faced yet another player he has never lost to in his Round of 16 match today.
The 3rd seed defeated Philipp Kohlschreiber this evening in routine fashion without facing a break point. The 6-4, 6-2, 7-5 puts Roger with a 12-0 record over Kohlschreiber and sets up a Quarterfinal clash with Juan Martin del Potro who clawed his way back from two sets down in his match.
"To play him here again after our epic final in 2009, it’s great for both of us and I think we’re both looking forward to it. At least I am," Roger said after reflecting on their US Open match in 2009.
Roger remains undefeated in Grand Slam matches this year.
September 2, 2017 -- Flushing Meadows, NYC
Roger was all business in his Round of 32 match against Feliciano Lopez. Looking sharp and healthy, Roger played aggressively and looked strong after battling through his first two rounds in five sets. The 3rd seed won the match 6-3, 6-3, 7-5.
"I'm really excited how I feel after two five-setters," the 19-time Grand Slam champion said. "It was clearly nice to go up two sets to love for a change. Feels different from there. I think now I'm just trusting my movement better. My serve is there. My mind is there. I can finally focus on playing tennis and not so much about the past."
Next up for Roger will be another ATP veteran, Philipp Kohlschriber.