ROGER FEDERER NEWS
June 25, 2018 -- Halle, Germany
Roger fell just short of winning his 99th title in Halley at the Gerry Weber Open. Coming up against young Croatian, Borna Coric, the final went to 3 sets as Federer's 20-match win streak came to a halt 7-6(6), 3-6, 6-2.
The 36-year old Swiss Star is two match wins away from tying Jimmy Connors' career record of 174 grass court match wins.
Rafael Nadal will overtake the number one ranking this week.
June 19, 2018 -- Halle, Germany
Roger extended his grass court win streak today in his first match at the Halle Open.
He needed just 71 minutes to extend his grass court win streak to 17 matches. He beat Aljaz Bedene 6-3, 6-4 and only dropped 8 points on his serve.
"I played a solid first set once I figured out how to break him," said Roger. "In the second I was able to hold all of my serves. For a first round and without much play on this court, it was fine. I'm very happy."
June 18, 2018 -- Stuttgart, Germany
Roger solidified his number 1 ranking on the ATP Tour after reaching the Mercedes Cup Final against, Milos Raonic.
Going into the final with that added confidence, Roger took on the big hitting Canadian. With only one break of serve going to Roger throughout the whole match, both players served strong, but Roger maintained the edge. He beat him 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) in the final giving him his 98th Tour title.
"I played very well throughout the tournament, it is a great comeback for me. I am so happy to have won," said Roger. "I was hoping to play a couple matches here but I have played four and won them all. The last few have been very good. I hope I keep it up at Halle and Wimbledon. It will give me a boost as well being back at world number one."
Roger will be in Halle next week, competing for his 10th title there.
June 15, 2018 -- Stuttgart, Germany
Roger battled Guido Pella to make his way into the semifinals in the Mercedes Cup. In front of a packed stadium, the fan favorite showed off his new Wilson racquet and cool blue hues during one of the first grass court tournaments of the season.
He lost just 12 points on serve and saved the break points he faced against the Argentine to claim his 14th consecutive grass-court win.
Roger will face Australian, Nick Kyrgios, in the semifinal match.
June 13, 2018 -- Stuttgart, Germany
Roger took to the courts for his first match of the grass court season against Germany's, Mischa Zverev.
Finding himself against a veteran grass court player and back competing after a bit of a break, the Swiss Maestro needed three sets to get the victory under his belt.
"I'm very happy returning on good terms on to the tour. It's difficult, missed some chances maybe in the first set, he connected well at the right times. Then I found my rhythm," Roger said. "I'm super happy to be back on tour -- it's been a great start."
Roger is currently number 2 on the ATP Tour but will regain the number one spot if he reaches the final.
The 36-year old won 3-6 6-4 6-2 in his 5th tournament of the year.