ROGER FEDERER NEWS
July 5, 2019 -- Wimbledon, UK
Eight-time Wimbledon Champion took the court against a local favorite Thursday afternoon.
Facing the 20-year old Wildcard entrant from the UK, Jay Clarke, Roger looked to be in routine form on the grass as he took the first set in under 30 minutes. He was tested in the second set by the 169th ranked player, but came away with another win pro-pulsing him into the next round.
The 37-year old won the match 6-1, 7-6(3), 6-2.
"I really enjoyed myself. The tank is full -- I came here with a lot of confidence -- the first few matches haven't been very taxing physically," said Roger.
He advances to play Lucas Pouille in the third round.
July 2, 2019 -- Wimbledon, UK
Taking to the beautiful grass courts at Wimbledon today, Roger faced a tiny challenge in the first set of his first round but did what he needed to do to get through it and get the initial match under his belt!
The 8-time Wimbledon champ faced South African, Lloyd Harris, today. The 20-year old started strong but wasn't able to hold momentum as Roger defeated him 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2.
June 23, 2019 -- Halle, Germany
Roger won his 10th title in Halle today. Which normally signifies only positives for the Swiss as he makes his way to Wimbledon next.
It wasn't easy as he faced David Goffin, but Roger relied on some strong serving to pull him out of any tough situations and won the match 7-6(2), 6-1.
This is the first time Roger has won 10 titles at any one tournament. Only Rafael Nadal has accomplished the same feat in the Open era.
Roger also now has 102 ATP Tour Titles under his belt and is creeping up to Jimmy Connors 109.
After the match, the Swiss Star said, "Every time I’ve won in Halle, I went on to play really well at Wimbledon. It’s never a guarantee of course, but I’ve been on the Tour for long enough to know what it means," he said. "Most important is I know I’m injury-free. I’m going to have a couple of days off I guess and then get ready once I’m going to be at Wimbledon practising again. But for now I’m going to enjoy this one, rest up a little bit, and then look forward to the rest."