ROGER FEDERER NEWS
March 12, 2018 -- Indian Wells, CA
In a routine match on a sweltering desert afternoon, Roger made quick work of his opponent to reach the Round of 16 at the BNP Paribas Open.
Needing less than an hour, Roger took control of the match against Filip Krajinovic blasting winners off both wings and serving himself out of any tough spots. He won the match 6-2, 6-1. Next up for the World Number 1 will be Jeremy Chardy this Wednesday.
"I was playing aggressive and feeling like he was not loving my slice, and then also mixing in dropshots eventually," Roger said. "I think I was able to mix up my game nicely, make it difficult for him.”
March 11, 2018 -- Indian Wells, CA
Roger completed his first match at the BNP Paribas Open Sunday afternoon. Having started the match Saturday night against Federico Delbonis, the Swiss Star's first win was halted by rain and resumed the next day. Having won the first set and starting the second, the match began on Sunday at 2-2.
Delbonis held on and pushed the second set to a tiebreaker, but it wasn't enough against the World Number One player.
Roger takes the court again on Monday afternoon against Filip Krajinovic.
March 5, 2018 -- San Jose, CA
In front of a sold out SAP Center in San Jose, California, Roger Federer put on his 5th Match for Africa Fundraiser Event.
Roger teamed up once again with Bill Gates to take on American Jack Sock and his partner Savannah Guthrie in an exhibition match Monday night. Laughs were exchanged while the points remained entertaining throughout. After a set of doubles, Roger and Jack faced off to play an exhibition match. Jack broke quickly but Roger settled in and took the first set in a tiebreaker and proceeded to win the entertaining match 7-6(9), 6-4.
MFA5 raised 2.5 million dollars for the Roger Federer Foundation.
February 27, 2018 -- Monaco
Roger continues to collect awards as he received his 5th and 6th Laureus Awards Tuesday evening in Monaco. The ATP World Tour No. 1 was honored with Sportsman of the Year as well as Comeback of the Year.
These two awards make him the most decorated Laureus Award winner in history.
After taking a large portion of 2016 off from the ATP Tour, Roger came back in 2017 to capture 7 titles which included an Australian Open and Wimbledon as well as 3 ATP World Tour Masters 1000s titles.
"I'm humbled to stand in front of you and receive this award," he said during the ceremony. "The Laureus Foundation does amazing work. I have a foundation of my own and get inspired and motivated by what you do. Maybe one day, I'll be remembered for my philanthropic work rather than my tennis work."
February 18, 2018 -- Rotterdam, Netherlands
After already locking in the number one spot on the ATP earlier in the week, Roger captured his 97th title in Rotterdam.
Needing just under an hour to capture his 3rd Rotterdam title, the Swiss star put the pressure on Grigor Dimitrov. He played with confidence and blasted winners off both wings to demonstrating just why he is currently holding the number one rankin on the ATP Tour. Roger won the match 6-2, 6-2 to complete another whirlwind week for the Federer camp.
"It's definitely one of those weeks I will never forget in my life," said Roger. "It's unbelievable to get my 97th title and get back to World No. 1. It's very special."