ROGER FEDERER NEWS

March 2, 2109 -- Dubai, UAE

Roger clinched not only another title in Dubai today, but earned his 100th Career Title!

He is just the second player after Jimmy Connors to reach such a milestone.

Finding himself up against Stefanos Tsitsipas for the third time this year, Roger was determined to get the win. Playing aggressive, he dictated and came away victorious 6-4, 6-4. This is also his 8th title in Dubai.

“It’s been a long, wonderful journey… I have loved every minute,” Roger said on court after his victory. “It’s been tough but the sacrifice has been very, very worthwhile and we’ll see how much more I’ve got left in the tank. Reaching 100 is an absolute dream come true for me.”

March 1, 2019 -- Dubai, UAE

In his easiest match this week, Roger defeated Borna Coric 6-2, 6-2 to get one step closer to clinching his 100th career title.

The Swiss Maestro will face Stefanos Tsitsipas in the finals. The two have already met twice this year, splitting the wins between them. 

February 28, 2019 -- Dubai, UAE

 

Roger needed just two sets to reserve his spot in the semifinals of the Dubai Tennis Championships today.

Facing the young Hungarian, Martin Fucsovics, Roger rallied through rain delays to win 7-6(4), 6-4.

He takes on Borna Coric in the semifinals.

 

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: