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Federer wins 10th Basel title

Roger Federer won his 10th Swiss Indoors Basel title, defeating Alex De Minaur 6-2, 6-2 to secure what the Swiss legend described as "an unbelievable" success at the home-town tournament.

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Federer to play 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Roger Federer will go for gold in 2020. The Swiss star confirmed that he will compete for Switzerland at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

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Federer wins 10th Halle title

Roger Federer made history in Halle, defeating David Goffin 7-6 (2), 6-1 to win a record 10th Noventi Open title. It is the first time that Federer has earned 10 crowns at one tournament.

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Federer wins fourth Miami Open title

Roger Federer produced a championship masterclass under the Florida sun, dominating reigning champ John Isner 6-1, 6-4 to win his fourth Miami title.

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Federer makes history in Dubai, wins 100th title

Roger Federer made history at the Dubai Duty Free Championships, defeating reigning Next Gen ATP Finals champion Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 6-4 to win his 100th tour-level title.

ATP Uncovered: Roger Federer Art of Tennis

ATP World Tour Uncovered goes behind the scenes to show how Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal produced art masterpieces to mark their qualification for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.

Date: 29.09.2010, Source: YouTube

Art of tennis

Roger once again proved his passion for art and tennis - but not on a tennis court this time. All players qualified for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals to be held in London (November 21 to 28) have been asked to create a work of art by hitting tennis balls covered in paint onto a canvas.

"It was great fun being invited to create my self portrait and I'm excited to see how the finished piece looks," Roger said. "Raising money for charity is always a great thing so already I would like to thank people who will buy these pictures and it's going to be for a good cause. I'm happy I can help a bit. I am very happy as it is the ninth consecutive year I have qualified for the year-end event. I have played in a lot of different venues during my career and I can say they staged a fantastic event at The O2 last year. I look forward to returning there in November and finishing the season strong."

The artworks will be on display for the public before being auctioned for charity. Discover all the information on the "Art of Tennis" on the ATP website.

Date: 27.09.2010, Source: RF Official and ATP

Roger will skip Davis Cup playoffs to stay fresh

Roger Federer will skip Switzerland’s Davis Cup match in Kazakhstan this weekend to stay fresh for the rest of the season.

“I need some extra time to relax after the intense weeks in North America so I can finish the year strong,” Federer said Wednesday on his official website.

Federer is next scheduled to play at the Shanghai Masters starting Oct. 10, then return to Europe for the indoor hardcourt season in Stockholm, his hometown event in Basel, and the Paris Masters.

His competitive season ends at the ATP World Tour Finals in London beginning Nov. 21.

Date: 15.09.2010, Source: AP

Roger Federer's Babies new photos

Date: 14.09.2010

Roger misses final in New York

Roger was defeated by Novak Djokovic 7-5, 1-6, 7-5, 2-6 and 5-7 in today's semi-final at the US Open.

This means that unfortunately Roger will not play Rafa in what would have been the eighth Grand Slam championship match between tennis' top two men — and first such showdown at Flushing Meadows. It is the first time in the last seven years that Roger misses the final of the US Open. He has won five trophies from 2004-08.

Roger saw two match points today but let them slip away. He also committed too many errors during the critical phases of the match and was often not able to count on his first serve. The two players showed a most entertaining display of tennis on an amazingly high level - the match was only over after 3 hours and 44 minutes.

“They all pretty much feel the same. They feel somewhat empty at the end, because you have tried everything—and maybe it was luck. Maybe it was he played well. Maybe you didn’t pick the right shot. Maybe he did,” said Federer, who had won 45 of his previous 46 matches at the U.S. Open, reaching six consecutive finals.

“You feel like you left something out there if you lose a match having had match point,” Federer added. “It wasn’t a final, so I’m not as disappointed if it would have been a final.”

“It’s only going to fuel me with more motivation to practice hard and get back to Grand Slam finals, which I haven’t been in for the last three Slams,” Federer said. “I feel like I’m playing well, and I would have deserved to be in the finals tomorrow.”

Date: 12.09.2010, Source: RF Official and AP

Federer proves himself a man for all seasons

Let it sizzle, let it blow, let it chill…. whatever the weather, Roger Federer proved himself to be a master of the elements at the U.S. Open.

Federer coolly dismissed opponents in the early rounds when on-court temperatures topped 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 Celcius) and on Wednesday, he warmed up his serve in the cold and wind to blow away Robin Soderling and reach the semi-finals.

“I see it as a challenge and I see it as an opportunity to play differently,” the Swiss owner of a record 16 grand slam crowns said about playing through the wind.

“It’s not easy, you know. It’s cold. Everywhere it’s blowing. You feel like it’s blowing through your ears and into your eyes.

“But I think I used to dislike it so much that I’m on the other side now. I was able to turn it around and kind of take enjoyment out of playing in the wind, actually.”

Federer also enjoyed the sweet taste of revenge in his 6-4 6-4 7-5 rout of Soderling, who had beaten him in the French Open quarter-finals earlier this year.

The 29-year-old Swiss sent down 18 aces against the Swede, who only registered two for himself.
“I guess I got a good service motion,” Federer said by way of explanation. “To me, it doesn’t affect my concentration.

“I think what I’m also very good at is also hit a good serve even though the ball toss is not in the right location anymore. I think that’s something I was always able to do.

“I can serve to all different corners with either kick or flat or slice. I think that allows me to have a great variety of serves, first of all.”

Federer thought of another advantage he holds. “My second serve is reliable, I don’t panic or double fault so much. It’s a huge weapon in conditions like this.”

The Swiss went on to admit he was ready for almost anything.

“You know, I’ve played in such strong winds. I’ve practiced in such hot conditions. Whatever you throw at me, I can do it.

“I mean, obviously if it’s snowing and tough, then it gets a bit different,” he said. “I haven’t had that yet, so I guess I would freak out when that starts happening.”

Date: 09.09.2010, Source: Reuters

Semis at the US Open

Roger raced into the semi-finals at the US Open today by defeating Sweden's Robin Söderling  6-4, 6-4, 7-5 at a windswept Flushing Meadows.

Our champion took advantage of the tricky conditions in New York and served 18 aces and just two double faults, while it took Söderling until the fifth game of the third set to serve the first of his two aces. Roger, whose string of five consecutive US Open titles was snapped in last year's final, commanded his serve with power and precision through the adverse conditions to quash Soderling in just 116 minutes.

"I've practised my serve my whole career, if I can't serve in the wind I've got a problem!" Roger joked after the match. "You can wake me up at two in the morning or four in the morning and I can hit serves."

Roger will now face Novak Djokovic on Saturday for the fourth year in series in the tournament. Roger won all three previous contests.

Date: 09.09.2010, Source: RF Official

Roger makes 26th Grand Slam quarter final in a row

Last night Roger powered his way into a 26th consecutive Grand Slam quarter-final in a row by defeating Austria's Jürgen Melzer (ATP 13) 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-3 in a night match at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Roger played with his accustomed style on the court, registering 41 winners to 23 for the Austrian as he continued his run at Flushing Meadows without the loss of a set.

Nevertheless, our champion had some luck in the second set tie-break with two net-cords and had to recover from a break down in the third set, but was always in control of the match. "Obviously, the tiebreakers are always crucial," Roger said. "It was a tough match today, breezy. He's a tough opponent and a close friend of mine so it was never going to be easy. I'm really relieved and happy to get through."

Roger's next match is scheduled for Wednesday against Robin Soderling.

Date: 07.09.2010, Source: RF Official

First week without dropping a set

Roger has come through the first week of the US Open without dropping a set. He defeated France's Paul-Henri Mathieu (ATP 109) 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 today to book his spot in round four.

Roger had 13 aces and no double-faults. He had to fight off four break points on his serve, while he scored four breaks on his opponent's. Mathieu did his part in helping our champ as he dropped his serve with a final double-fault on two occasions. Roger is now at 5-0 against the Frenchman who had upset Lleyton Hewitt in the first round.

Conditions in the Arthur-Ashe stadium were extremely difficult today with gusting winds troubling both players when tossing the ball on service as well as controlling the ball during play. Roger and Mathieu had to capitulate several times as they misjudged trajectories. Mathieu's only chance came when he forced a break point in the eighth game but Roger saved it and won three games in a row to win the first set. Roger broke twice to win the second set and in the sixth game of the third, wrapping up the match in under 100 minutes.

Roger's next match is scheduled for Monday against Jürgen Melzer (ATP 15) or Juan Carlos Ferrero (ATP 24).

Date: 05.06.2010, Source: RF Official

Roger Federer: Shot between the legs US Open 2010

Roger Federer's unbelievable Shot between the legs at US Open 2010, New York.

Date: 04.09.2010

Roger moves on with ease

Roger moved on smoothly at the US Open today, defeating Germany's Andreas Beck 6-3, 6-4 and 6-3.

Roger's opponent piled up substantial errors in each set to make it an easier task in the end for our champ, who profited from two double-faults by Beck on the latter's serve. Beck started off well in the second set, but faltered in the fifth game that allowed Roger to get the break. Roger maintained the lead till the end and went two sets up in the match without facing any sort of commendable challenge from the German. He made quick in-roads into the third set with a break in the first game and again got the break in the ninth game to finish off the match on a high note after precisely 100 minutes.

Next up will be a French player as Roger will meet the Paul-Henri Mathieu.

Date: 03.09.2010, Source: RF Official