ROGER FEDERER NEWS

February 27, 2019 -- Dubai, UAE

Roger was challenged against another veteran player in his round of 16 match against Fernando Verdasco, but came out strong with a win to take him into the Quarterfinals and push him to 50 all-time wins in Dubai. Never having lost to Verdasco, Roger solidified another win to take him one step closer to his 100th ATP Title coming away with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 victory. 

“These best-of-three set matches, you're not always in control of everything because, like you saw at the end, a good five minutes from your opponent or a good five minutes from you can decide the outcome of the match,” said Roger. “You're definitely living on the edge at some point in the match. This is how it is.”

He faces Marton Fucsovics next. 

 

February 25, 2019 -- Dubai, UAE

In his first tournament back since the Australian Open, Roger took to the court in winning style against Philipp Kohlschreiber.

The German veteran provided a competitive first round pushing the Swiss star to three sets. Having never lost to him before, Roger won the match 6-4, 3-6, 6-1.

In Dubai, Roger will be looking to capture his 100th ATP singles title and his 8th title in Dubai. 

Roger will face another veteran in the next round, Fernando Verdasco.

Learn more about Roger's history in Dubai by checking out this video:

 

 

Check out some Behind the Scenes: 

 

February 20, 2019

Roger Federer will participate in the Mutua Madrid Open, which takes place in the Caja Mágica from May 3rd to 12th. The 20-time Grand Slam Champion returns to the clay swing after a two year hiatus. 

The Swiss Star is the second most successful player of all time at the Madrid Open with three titles. He picked up his first trophy in 2006 when the tournament was played on indoor hardcourt in October, his second in 2009 which was the first year in Caja Mágica and his third three seasons later in 2012.

Roger has 35 wins and just eight losses at the Mutua Madrid Open, where he has played some unforgettable matches. His 2003 semi-final against Juan Carlos Ferrero, his first title match, where he saw off Fernando González, the two finals against Rafael Nadal (2009 and 2010) and the last match he played against Nick Kyrgios in 2015, among others, all now form part of the tournament’s folklore.

“Federer is one of the best players of all time, it’s no secret”, said Feliciano López, the Director of the Mutua Madrid Open. “We are happy because his return to Madrid is a gift to the tournament, but above all the fans will be able to see a unique player in the Caja Mágica. Having the Swiss player back on clay with Djokovic and Nadal is going to be unmissable”.

“Roger’s presence in the Caja Mágica will make this year’s Mutua Madrid Open special”, said Manolo Santana, Honorary President of the tournament. “It doesn’t matter that he’s 37 because he still has that unmistakable class; the innate talent that has made him one of the best of all time. Being able to enjoy his tennis is something that no fan of the sport should miss”.

With 71 days to go until the start of the Mutua Madrid Open, Roger has tennis-lovers excited to see the Swiss back in the Caja Mágica!

With both Roger and Rafael Nadal confirmed for Team Europe, excitement is growing for the 2019 Laver Cup as tickets go on sale Friday, February 8th.

Tickets for the highly anticipated third edition of the Laver Cup will go on sale at 10amCentral European Time (CET) on Friday February 8. The heralded three-day men’s team tennis competition will take place at the Palexpo in Geneva from September 20-22 2019.

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, who made history playing doubles at the inaugural Laver Cup in Prague, have both confirmed to represent Team Europe in Geneva, adding to the sense of occasion for the event.

Multi-session tickets will be available for purchase Friday February 8 online via Ticketcorner.ch and offer fans the same seat to all five sessions over the three days. Purchasers will receive five separate tickets, one for each session, and can choose to attend the entire tournament or share the tickets with others to tailor their experience.

Prices for multi-session tickets start at CHF 250 with a limit of six multi-session tickets per purchaser.

The Laver Cup sold out in both Prague and Chicago and the demand for tickets is expected to be high. Fans can take part in a special pre-sale by registering at LaverCup.com by midnight Monday February 4 CET.

There will be a limited number of single session tickets available for sale at a later date.

Premium Hospitality Ticket packages have been on sale since mid-December, and are also available for purchase at LaverCup.com/hospitality

The three-day tournament pits six of the top male tennis players from Europe, captained by Bjorn Borg, against six of their counterparts from the rest of the world, led by John McEnroe, and has sold out stadiums in Prague and Chicago to date.

Named in honor of Australian tennis legend Rod Laver, the event will be played in a specially constructed 17,000-seat arena at the Palexpo in Geneva on a dramatic black court, with the players supporting each other from the sidelines.

A fan village will feature a range of food and beverage options, sponsor activations and the chance to see the players up close on the full scale practice court.