ROGER FEDERER NEWS

May 11, 2019 -- Madrid, Spain Despite the loss to one of the most talented players on tour, Roger is feeling confident on clay at the moment. The 20-time Grand Slam Champion started strong and kept his level high against Dominic Thiem in the Quarterfinals at Madrid. The Austrian fought off match points to take the match 3-6, 7-6(11), 6-4. A day later, Roger took to social media to announce he will be making his way to Italy next week to compete. Roger hasn't played in Rome since 2016 and will be excited to take the court here on clay and use it for more experience before this year's French Open.

May 9, 2019 -- Madrid, Spain

 

Roger took the court firing on all cylinders today in Madrid. 

 

Facing the always electrifying, Gael Monfils, the Swiss Star quickly won the first set without dropping a game. However, Monfils wasn't going to let the match go that easily. He battled back to take the second set and push it to three.  

 

The third set proved to be a fight til the end as well. Fighting off match points to push it to a thrilling decisive tie-breaker, we saw some classic Roger shot making as he decisively took the breaker to win 6-0, 4-6, 7-6(3). This goes down as his 1,200th match win!

 

His next round will not be easy as he faces Dominic Thiem who has proven to always be dangerous and most recently beat Roger in the finals at the BNP Paribas Open. 

 

 

May 7, 2019 -- Madrid, Spain Walking onto a clay court to compete for the first time in two years, Roger started his Madrid campaign today against French veteran, Richard Gasquet. Looking comfortable on the clay, Roger raced to a quick victory and needed less than an hour to win 6-2, 6-3. He finished with 28 winners and 7 aces and looked strong as he dominated the shorter points. "I grew up on this surface, so I feel comfortable about that, but I think richard was also maybe a little bit hurt from his match yesterday." As the fourth seed and a 3-time Champion in Madrid, he will have a day off and either play Gael Monfils or Marton Fucsovics next.

Roger continues to break records as the 37-year old remains strong in his career. 

 

This past week, he solidified 101 Career Titles after winning the Miami Open. Jimmy Connors is the only player who has the Swiss Star beat with 109 titles to his name. 

 

Let's take a closer look at some of the numbers and accomplishments to get to 101. 

 

While we don't always see Roger on the doubles court, 8 of these titles have been due to Doubles Victories. 

 

He has won titles in 19 different countries at 31 different tournaments.

 

Roger has 20 Grand Slams titles and 27 ATP Masters 1000 titles. 

 

He has won both Basel and Halle 9 times; has won Wimbledon and Dubai 8 times; has won Cincinnati 7 times and has 7 Australian Open titles. 

 

57 of his wins in the finals have been against top 10 players. 

 

67 of these titles resulted in straight set wins. 

 

His first title came in 2001 when he was ranked 27 and just 19 years old. 

 

69 of these titles came from hard court tournaments; 18 were won on grass; 11 won on clay and just 2 won on carpet. 

 

Since turning 30, Roger has won 33 of those titles, proving age and experience sometimes do prevail. 

 

This year, Roger has already captured 2 titles (Dubai and Miami).  

 

Roger will take a couple weeks to recharge his batteries and will be making an appearance during clay court season, with his next tournament to be Madrid!

 

Stay tuned as it will be exciting to watch as his year unfolds and see how many more records the Swiss Maestro can break in 2019. 

 

 

March 31, 2019 -- Miami, FL Roger does it again and adds yet another title to his resume today after winning a decisive final at the Miami Open. Facing big serving John Isner, Roger raced to a quick lead and took the first set with little issues. In what seemed to be one of his easier matches of the week, Isner later called the trainer to help address a foot injury that was clearly hindering him. Staying focused with his eye on the prize, Roger maintained focus and did what he needed to do to get the 6-1, 6-4 win in just over an hour. This is his 4th Miami Title, 28th Masters 1000 Title and 101st Career Title. "It was a dream start, relaxing my nerves [to break in the opening game]," said Roger. "What a week it's been for me. I'm just so happy right now. It's unbelievable. I played here in 1999 for the first time and here I am in 2019. It means a lot to me."