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Federer targets Wimbledon; Won't play on clay except French Open

Roger Federer has set his sights on claiming an eighth Wimbledon title this summer after the latest chapter of his remarkable 2017 ended with him winning the Miami Open.

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Federer defeats Nadal to win 3rd Miami crown

Roger Federer extended his run of dominance in 2017, clinching his third title of the season 6-3, 6-4 over Rafael Nadal at the Miami Open.

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Federer beats Wawrinka for 5th Indian Wells title

The incredible comeback continues. Roger Federer won a record-tying fifth BNP Paribas Open crown as he defeated Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 7-5 in an all-Swiss final at Indian Wells.

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Federer hopes to play '2 to 3 more years'

Roger Federer says he hopes to play for at least another two to three years and that his "mindset is for the long term" in assessing his tennis future.

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Federer and Nadal to team up in Laver Cup

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, who have faced each other in eight major finals, plan to team up as doubles partners next year during the inaugural Laver Cup.

27.12.2009

ATP - EUROPEAN ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

Roger has been elected European Athlete of the Year 2009, making it his fifth overall title. The election is coordinated by the Polish Press Association (PAP), with a total of 18 news agencies participating.

The result was very clear as Roger (135 points) had plenty of room to Formula-1 world champion Jenson Button who came second (81 points). Roger had already been awarded the title during four consecutive years from 2004 until 2007. Rafael Nadal had received the award last year.

The further 2009 ranking: 3. Ole Einar Björndalen (NOR/biathlon) 73, 4. Sebastien Loeb (FRA/rallye) 56, 5. Blanka Vlasic (CRO/athletics) 51, 6. Alberto Contador (ESP/cycling) 50, 7. Cristiano Ronaldo (POR/soccer) 42, 8. Pau Gasol (ESP/basketball) 41, 9. Valentino Rossi (ITA/motorcycling) 40, 10. Andreas Thorkildsen (NOR/athletics) 36.

Roger Federer's Rolex Commercial for Wimbledon 2009 ( HD )

22.12.2009

OFF COURT - CHRISTMAS GREETINGS

Dear Fans

Happy Holidays from the Federer Family!

22.12.2009

ATP - ROGER NAMED 2009 ITF WORLD CHAMPION

The ITF announced today that Roger and Serena Williams are the 2009 ITF World Champions. This is the fifth time Roger has been honoured, while Williams receives the award for the second time.

Roger Federer regained the world No. 1 ranking from Rafael Nadal after a record-breaking year which saw him complete a career Grand Slam at Roland Garros with victory over Robin Soderling in the final. He went on to surpass Pete Sampras by winning his 15th Grand Slam title at Wimbledon after a memorable final contest against Andy Roddick. Federer was also runner-up at the Australian Open and US Open, and helped his country retain its World Group status in Davis Cup by BNP Paribas.

Roger Federer said: “It is an honour for me to be named ITF World Champion for a fifth time. It was an incredible year for me both on and off the court. To win my first Roland Garros title, break the all-time Grand Slam record and regain the No. 1 ranking is amazing. It means a lot to me to finish the year again at the top.”

The ITF’s selection of its senior World Champions is based on an objective system that considers not only performances in the Grand Slam tournaments and respective tours, but also gives weight to performances in the two ITF international team competitions, Davis Cup by BNP Paribas and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas.

ITF President Francesco Ricci Bitti said: “This has been another memorable year for tennis, with some outstanding performances by our World Champions. Roger Federer has truly earned his place in the history books, while the Williams sisters remain the strongest competitors on the women’s tour.”

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15.12.2009

OFF COURT - WHO'S WHO

Roger figures among the Who's Who of international celebrities in the 2010 edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica. He is one of the youngest personalities to have been added this year.

The Encyclopædia Britannica is the oldest English-language encyclopaedia still in print, widely regarded as the most scholarly of encyclopaedias. Published for the first time in 1849, the Who's Who section now contains over 33'000 names of people that will stay there until their death.

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11.12.2009

OFF COURT - CREDIT SUISSE SPORTS AWARDS

As 2009 is steadily coming to an end, it is time for the most important election in sports in Switzerland: the Credit Suisse Sports Awards ceremony will take place in Basel on the evening of December 12th.

Once again, Roger is among the nominees, facing competition by nine other athletes with a successful year behind them: Diego Benaglio (soccer), Fabian Cancellara (cycling, road), Dario Cologna (Nordic skiing, cross-country), Didier Cuche (Alpine skiing), Didier Défago (Alpine skiing), Daniel Hubmann (orienteering), Carlo Janka (Alpine skiing), Nino Schurter (cycling, mountainbike), Mark Streit (ice hockey).

"I am happy to have been nominated for the Credit Suisse Sports Awards again. I appreciate all the support and I would like to thank all fans for voting for me on Saturday evening", Roger said.

Eventually it is up to the Swiss TV audience to decide which athlete will take home the title (voting is only possible within Switzerland). Roger won the award 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2007 as an individual athlete as well as last year in the team-category together with Stanislas Wawrinka –after their victory at the Olympic Games in Beijing.

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07.12.2009

OFF COURT - BIRTHDAY BOOKS 2009

Roger just received his birthday book for 2009 - for his 28th birthday. It is actually a series of four books with 200 pages each, covering all sorts of aspects of Roger's life over the past 12 months.

The birthday book is an initiative by Silvy from Argentina. She coordinates the collection of content and designs the books which are then printed here in Switzerland. An entire group of fans contributed to the project with texts and images, putting together a broad collection of photos, art, media clippings, fan-reports and texts that cover an incredibly vast variety of topics from all over the world.

Roger received the books straight from the printers last week: "This is a very special present. The collection is a precious album as it contains a whole series of articles, images and creative content that I have never seen before. Such a lot of people from so many countries have worked on this project - thank you very much to Silvy and all of you! It is great fun to see my life from so many different angles; it will be an amazing book to be looking back at one day."


Please note that these books are a personal present for Roger and are not for sale or available in any other way.

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02.12.2009

OFF COURT - USSA ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

It is that time again – the United States Sports Academy is looking for the Athlete of the Year 2009. They honour the accomplishments of men and women in sports around the world. The election runs from now until Christmas Eve (December 24).

But of course, Roger once again faces strong competition:

Craig Alexander (triathlon); Usain Bolt (running); Drew Brees (football); Kobe Bryant, (basketball); Angel Cabrera (golf); Santonio Holmes (football); LeBron James (basketball); Jimmie Johnson (auto racing); Manny Pacquiao (boxing); Albert Pujols, (baseball) and Tiger Woods (golf).

If you want to vote for Roger, please follow this link. After not making it last year, it is now time to capture the title!

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USSA Athlete of the Year