ROGER FEDERER NEWS

June 23, 2019 -- Halle, Germany

Roger won his 10th title in Halle today. Which normally signifies only positives for the Swiss as he makes his way to Wimbledon next.

It wasn't easy as he faced David Goffin, but Roger relied on some strong serving to pull him out of any tough situations and won the match 7-6(2), 6-1.

This is the first time Roger has won 10 titles at any one tournament. Only Rafael Nadal has accomplished the same feat in the Open era.

Roger also now has 102 ATP Tour Titles under his belt and is creeping up to Jimmy Connors 109.

After the match, the Swiss Star said, "Every time I’ve won in Halle, I went on to play really well at Wimbledon. It’s never a guarantee of course, but I’ve been on the Tour for long enough to know what it means," he said. "Most important is I know I’m injury-free. I’m going to have a couple of days off I guess and then get ready once I’m going to be at Wimbledon practising again. But for now I’m going to enjoy this one, rest up a little bit, and then look forward to the rest."

June 18, 2019 -- Halle, GER Nine-time Halle Open Champion, Roger Federer, took to the courts today in his first match against the always tricky, John Millman. In his first match since Roland Garros, Roger needed just under an hour to get acclimated to the grass courts. He prevailed in his 177th victory on grass with a 7-6, 6-3 victory. He moves on to play Tsonga next.

June 7, 2019 -- Paris, France

Roger faced off against his long-time rival, Rafael Nadal, today in the semifinals of the French Open. Determined to take it to the Spanish player, Roger went into this match never beating Rafa at Roland Garros. In their 39th career meeting, the conditions were not ideal as it was blustery and stormy, making it even harder to get a ball past Rafa. 

While Roger did not play bad and had his chances, he just couldn't get a set from the King of Clay and was defeated 6-3, 6-4, 6-2.

"He makes you feel uncomfortable the way he defends the court and plays on clay. There is nobody who even plays remotely close to him," said Roger. "I don't even know who I need to go search for to go practice with somebody who plays like him. It's just amazing how he plays from deep and then is able to bounce back and forth from the baseline."

June 4, 2019 -- Paris, France Having flashbacks of the last time Roger found himself in the Quarterfinals at Roland Garros, he took the court today against countryman, Stan Wawrinka. Facing his toughest opponent yet, Stan showed no signs of wear despite his 5-set thriller to get him into the Quarterfinals. Roger dictated and hit his backhands with ease as he weathered the storm and after a short delay won the match 7-6(4), 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-4. He faces Rafael Nadal in the semifinals, where they will go head to head for the 39th time. Roger becomes the oldest man at 37 to reach the French Open semifinals since Pancho Gonzales who got there in 1968 when he was 40.
June 2, 2019 -- Paris, France Roger had a routine win on Sunday as he faced Leonardo Mayer in the Round of 16. In one of the shorter matches, he broke 5 times and was never in any danger as he won 6-2, 6-3, 6-2. Next, he faces countryman, Stan Wawrinka, who found himself in an epic 5-set battle to reach the Quarterfinals.