ROGER FEDERER NEWS

March 29, 2019 -- Miami, FL Experience prevailed over youth in both semifinals at the Miami Open on Friday. After John Isner took out the Canadian teen, Felix Auger-Aliassime to seal his final spot in Miami, Roger later faced another young Canadian, Denis Shapovalov, in the second semifinal. Looking nervous against the veteran, Roger proved too strong and confident and took the match routinely 6-2, 6-4. He reaches his 50th Masters 1000 final, which is the most of any ATP player. He will face John Isner for the chance to win his 28th Masters 1000 title and his 101st career title. “I enjoyed it. I think I played very well. I had to. Because I think when you let Denis play, he's got some serious power, and he gets rhythm going. He can really put you in uncomfortable situations,” Roger said. “So I think I did well, and I'm very happy how I played.”

In a creative way for fans to express themselves, Roger Federer's fan stickers have launched today on Facebook.

Fans need to engage on Roger's page to unlock the stickers, and then they are able to be used. 

Roger and Paul Pogba are the only athletes with this fun, new feature!

March 27, 2019 -- Miami, FL

After waiting through more rain delays, Roger was finally able to play his Round of 16 match agains Daniil Medvedev today in front of a packed house in Miami. 

Facing one of the winningest players on the ATP so far this year with 17 wins under his belt, Roger wasn't phased and needed just 61 minutes to solidify the win. He advances to the Quarterfinals with his 6-4, 6-2 win. 

"There were really long rallies, tactical points. The big points went my way and that was the difference," said Roger. "I'm serving great this week and hope I can keep it up in the next round."

Kevin Anderson will be his next opponent as he is on his way to his 101st title. 

March 25, 2019 -- Miami, Florida

After a challenging first match and a rain delay, Roger took the court at Hard Rock Stadium today to face Filip Krajinovic in the Round of 32. 

Roger served well with 13 aces and challenged Krajinovic's serve, breaking 3 times. 

The 3-time Miami Champion will next play the winner between Medvedev and Opelka. 

 

March 17, 2019 -- Indian Wells, CA

On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, Roger took the court to face Austrian, Dominic Thiem in the finals of the BNP Paribas Open, looking to win his 6th title in Indian Wells. After an electric Women's Final, the Men's Final did not disappoint and was just as thrilling. 

With both players battling hard and playing strong, the match went to a deciding third set where Roger looked to have the upper hand looking to break for the match. But the Austrian was not done and came out firing holding his serve and going on to break Roger to serve for the match. With his blistering groundstrokes, Thiem held on to take the match and win his first Masters 1000 Tournament, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5

“I'm happy for Dominic, winning his first Masters 1000, as well. It's a massive event to win,” Roger said. “I just got my 100th in Dubai, and I had a good week here. Really, there is no reason to get down. Plus there is more to look forward to in Miami.”

Next up for Roger will be the Miami Open where he will be the fourth seed and looking for his fourth title there.

"The body is perfectly fine. That also always keeps me upbeat, and I feel it's a privilege when I feel this way leaving a tournament,” Roger said. “I have been playing every single day for the past three weeks. I can be very happy and proud of that fact. I feel really good, so why shouldn't I go into the tournament and to the event confident?”