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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.

Roger Federer's new revamped website

Dear Fans

I am excited to present my revamped website!

I am lucky to have such a great fan following in the 'real' world as well as on the web. We are currently counting over 310'000 members on my website and almost 3.5 million people have visited the site this year. It is thus a pleasure for me to be able to give all of you something in return. We have focused on designing the new site in a classic and clear way – something easy and enjoyable. I am sure you will appreciate the new technology, design and functions and I am already looking forward to reading your feedback.

See you soon

Date: 28.10.2010, Source: RF Official

Roger wins Stockholm Open for 64th Title

Roger defeated Germany's Florian Mayer 6-4, 6-3 today to win the Stockholm Open. It is his third title this year and his 64th career title - matching Pete Sampras' record!

Once more in Stockholm, it was not easy for Roger to find his way into the match as he eventually faced a break in game number 7. But he reacted immediately today, breaking right back and even scoring another break shortly afterwards to take the set. The second set was all Roger's as he showed some spectacular tennis to secure the title after 64 minutes.

Only Jimmy Connors (109), Ivan Lendl (94) and John McEnroe (77) have collected more tournament titles than Roger so far. Our champ matched Pete Sampras' mark of 64 today. Next up are the Swiss Indoors in Roger's home-town Basel in a week's time.

“It’s amazing that I’m there where Pete’s ended his career on,” Federer said. “You never know when it’s your last one, that’s why you want to savor every tournament victory.”

“Early on, I think that feeling of wanting to prove yourself to the world and all the doubters is a very strong one, so you’re very aggressive in your ways of winning and not enjoying them,” Federer said. “Today it’s much more of the enjoyment part because I don’t need to prove myself to anyone anymore, except to myself.”

“For me, every tournament victory is special, this is one I’ll definitely remember, maybe more than other ones,” Federer said.

“It feels great winning any tournament, but especially in a country where I’ve never been successful before,” Federer said.”Mayer played a really good match in the final and I had to really come up with some good tennis.”

Date: 24.10.2010, Source: RF Official and AP

Roger in Stockholm final

Roger made it through to the final of the Stockholm Open today by defeating Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia 7-6(5), 6-2.

Our champ once again had to come back from a slow start, fighting back from a break down in the opening set. But it was not long before he found his rhythm and eventually captured the set in the tiebreak. Roger then played a wonderful backhand winner in the second set to take a 3-2 lead. Another break in game number seven gave him a comfortable lead to serve out the match - which Roger ended in style with an ace.

“It’s been a good a year when it comes to making the finals but I don’t have the best win-loss record this year,” Federer said. “In the past I’ve had an amazing run. I think I won 24 straight finals at one stage, so this could be the start of the streak again.”

“I thought he came out and really executed his game perfectly,” Federer said. “I didn’t feel I started bad, it’s just I didn’t start great.”

“I found a way again, I stayed patient, I hung in there and the second set really things recovered well for me, so I’m very happy,” Federer said.

Roger is playing Germany's Florian Mayer (ATP 47) in Sunday's final, aiming for his 64th ATP tournament title. He has clearly won both encounters with Mayer so far.

Date: 23.10.2010, Source: RF Official and AP

Roger battles into semis

Roger recovered from a rough start today to beat Swiss compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 at the Stockholm Open. His 50th victory this year also means he will now play his tenth semi-final of the season.

Wawrinka had a terrific start as Roger had to face breaks in the first and fifth games making some uncharacteristic errors. Trailing 0-2 in the second set, Roger came back in terrific fashion with some great winners to break Wawrinka twice and take the match into the third set. Our champ then raised the level of play even further to bring the match to a clear end after 107 minutes.

“He was playing great,” Federer said. “I was struggling a little bit with my rhythm, it made it hard for me to find any way back into the match, so I had to rely a little bit on mistakes from him and some better play from my side.

“Thank God I just turned a corner at the right time because the deeper it goes in the second set the more likely the score would have been brutal.”

Next up is Croatia's Ivan Ljubicic (ATP 17) on Saturday. Federer has beaten Ljubicic in 12 of 15 matches so far, including their last encounter at Indian Wells in 2008.

“He’s one of my closest friends on tour,” Federer said. “He’s a got a real dangerous game, especially indoors.”

Date: 23.10.2010, Source: RF Official and AP

Roger wins No. 900

Roger defeated America's Taylor Dent (ATP 101) 6-1, 6-2 in his 900th ATP match today to reach the quarter finals of the Stockholm Open. That means the next match will be against Roger's fellow countryman Stanislas Wawrinka.

“When I look back in 98, I played my first one, 900 matches later it’s quite crazy but I’ve done so well. I’ve got a great win-loss record,” Federer said. “I couldn’t ask for a better career.

“I think 1,000 should be rather easy to be honest, we play over 50 a year, so that should be done in a couple of years.”

It took the 16-time Grand Slam winner just 17 minutes to win the first set, breaking Dent twice.

“That was a good night of tennis for me. Hardly any stupid mistakes, stay on the offensive, and tried out a few things,” Federer said. “Also tried to throw in some serve and volley as the lead got bigger and bigger.”

Date: 22.10.2010, Source: RF Official and AP

900 it is!

Roger will play his first match in Stockholm against Taylor Dent (not before 6:30 local time). He defeated the American 6-3, 6-2 in their first and only encounter in Miami in 2009.

It will be Roger's 900th match, making him the first active player on the ATP World Tour to appear in 900 singles matches (Tour level). He has never retired in a match during his career. Here is a look back at his milestone matches:

Match, Tournament, Result, Round
No. 1    1998 Gstaad, lost to Lucas Arnold Ker, first round
No. 100 2000 Stockholm, def. Mikhail Youzhny, first round
No. 200 2002 Miami, lost to Andre Agassi, final
No. 300 2003 Halle, def. Fernando Vicente, second round
No. 400 2004 Gstaad, def. Potito Starace, semi-final
No. 500 2005 US Open, def. Andre Agassi, final
No. 600 2006 Basel, def. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, second round
No. 700 2008 Miami, lost to Andy Roddick, quarter-final
No. 800 2009 Roland Garros, def. Jose Acasuso, second round

Date: 21.10.2010, Source: RF Official

Roger Federer ready to go at Stockholm

It was a very relaxed Roger Federer who appeared at the Kungl. Hallen in front of a room filled with journalists, and TV cameras eager to get the first impressions of the legendary Swiss since he landed in Sweden on Monday afternoon.

After being forced to miss the tournament in which he was initially entered in 2008, Federer is finally in Stockholm where he hasn’t played since 2000, and two days after losing the final of the Masters 1000 tournament in Shanghai against Andy Murray he is looking surprisingly fresh.

“Actually I’m not jetlagged. I went to bed at midnight and woke up at 10 which is perfect,” he said. “It wasn’t very tiring in Shanghai, and the only tough match I played was against Djokovic in the semis. I have a Thursday start here, and I’m very confident that I will be in perfect shape,” he added.

“I like to play tennis and I haven’t been here in 10 years. And the fact that Thomas (Johansson) and Jonas (Björkman) are in charge makes it extra special” said the former pupil of Peter Lundgren, who expects a good end of the year.

“Physically I’m feeling good, and mentally I have a lot left in me. I don’t feel like it’s the end of the year. I intend to make it fun for myself.”

Date: 19.10.2010, Source: Stockholm Open

Roger to play Stockholm open after ten years

Welcome back to Stockholm, Roger! Our champ is playing the Stockholm Open this week - his last participation in the tournament in Sweden's capital dates back to 2000 (where he lost to Andreas Vinciguerra in round two).

Roger, the number one seed, will play either America's Taylor Dent (ATP 101) or Poland's Michal Przysiezny (ATP 91) after a first round bye. He could then meet Stanislas Wawrinka (ATP 21) in the quarter finals and Ivan Ljubicic (ATP 17) in the semis.

The two other top seeds Robin Söderling (ATP 5) and Tomas Berdych (ATP 6) are on the other half of the draw and thus potential opponents for the final.

Link: If Stockholm Open

Date: 18.10.2010, Source: RF Official

Federer reclaims No. 2, Looks for big finish to season

Despite his loss to Andy Murray in the final of the Shanghai Rolex Masters, Roger Federer remains upbeat about the latter part of the season in the build up to the season climax at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, beginning 21 November. Federer reclaimed the World No. 2 South African Airways ATP Ranking by reaching the final.

Speaking about his decision to play this week in Stockholm – an event he has played just once before, in 2000 – Federer said that the tournament fitted nicely into his schedule this season.

Last season, Federer’s only appearance between the US Open and the ATP World Tour 500 tournament in Basel was a Davis Cup appearance for Switzerland. But this year Federer added Shanghai and Stockholm to his schedule, and will again play his native Basel, the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris and the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in the closing weeks of the year.

“Last year I had quite a few things happening through the summer, winning French, winning Wimbledon, playing well in the summer, having twins, getting married, you name it," Federer said. "I could have done it, come here as well. But I just needed a rest. I was tired. This year, obviously the French and Wimbledon were nothing as brutal as last year. That's why also for me it was a big priority at the beginning of the year so I could play Shanghai. I was considering either playing the week before Shanghai or the week after.

“But I felt like I owed Stockholm to come back there. Good friends with Bjorkman and Johansson, who run the tournament there now. Disappointment of pulling out there a couple years ago. That was the decision behind that. I hope also by playing Stockholm, this was half indoor tournament already, which is good for what's to come now. I hope it's going to help me playing well in Basel, Paris and then London. Still a lot of points to pick up and many important events for me.”

Federer will relinquish the mantle of ATP World Tour Champion, with Rafael Nadal already guaranteed to finish the year at No. 1 in the South African Airways 2010 ATP Rankings. But the Swiss is locked in a battle with Serb Novak Djokovic to finishing No. 2. Federer has finished no lower than No. 2 for  seven consecutive seasons, beginning in 2003 when he finished No. 2 behind Andy Roddick.

Federer has won the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals four times, most recently in 2007, when it was held in Shanghai.

Date: 18.10.2010, Source: ATP

Roger defeated in Shanghai final

Roger was defeated by Andy Murray 3-6, 2-6 in the final of the Shanghai Masters today.

Roger had to deal with a break right from the start as he dropped serve in the opening game of the match - from leading 40-15. And unfortunately that was the way the match continued. Roger committed too many unforced errors and even when he placed his shots wunderfully, Murray managed to retrieve the ball from seemingly impossible situations. A second break at the end of the first set made everything clear for Murray.

Roger had two break points in the opening game of the second set, but the Scotsman did not allow him the chance to break him. Roger was troubled by the inconsistency on his groundstrokes, particularly his forehand. Another two break points later Roger still wasn't able to score a break, but lost his own service games to fall behind 1-3 and later 2-6.

"Andy had an outstanding tournament," Roger said. "I thought Andy played great today. He didn't give me many chances." I was missing a few too many shots, which I wish I hadn't because that could have definitely maybe swung momentum around, given me more confidence to play more forward, more attacking. But missing so many important shots really over and over again obviously took a lot of my confidence away. Then the targets seemed to get smaller and smaller. That's definitely his credit, a pity for me."

"I had a good tournament," reflected Federer. "I thought I played well this week. Had some great wins against [Robin] Soderling, [John] Isner, [Andreas] Seppi, also [Novak] Djokovic. I'm very happy with where my game is at. Today could have been better. But, look, Andy was the best player of the tournament so he deserved it."

Roger remains 3-2 ahead of Murray in their final duels including wins over the Scotsman at the 2008 US Open and this year's Australian Open. Thanks to having reached the final, Roger is set to move up to second in the world and has certainly made a solid start into the end of the 2010 season. Next up are Stockholm, Basel, Paris-Bercy and finally the ATP World Tour Finals in London.

Date: 17.10.2010, Source: RF Official and ATP

Federer exacts revenge over Djokovic

As of next week, Roger will occupy the second spot behind Rafael Nadal in the world rankings - thanks to a 7-5, 6-4 victory over Novak Djokovic in the semifinal of the Shanghai Rolex Masters today.

Roger came through an hour-long first set at the Qi Zhong stadium to regain form and defeat Djokovic, who had stopped Roger's quest for another US Open title in the semi-finals a few weeks ago.

Today Roger battled for almost an hour before breaking Djokovic in the 11th game of the first set after saving four break points himself to level at two games apiece. He then swiftly finished off the set and then broke, to power through the second in a show of strength. Roger went up a double break, but Djokovic clawed one back to no avail as our champ secured his 48th win of the season, putting him into his fourth final of 2010.

"I think the first set could have gone either way today," said Federer. "It was really an open battle. I think for 10 minutes he was a bit out of it and I was able to take advantage of that. I think that cost him the match looking back because, of course, he was playing a bit more relaxed at one point which made him somewhat more dangerous.

"But I was able to serve it out because I've been in that position so, so many times in the course of my career, I don't get too rattled through those kind of things or his play. I'm happy the way I was able to finish it off. It was a good match overall for myself."

Roger is aiming for his 64th career title in tomorrow's final where he meets Andy Murray. Murray beat Roger in the Toronto final two months ago and holds a 7-5 lead in their career series.

Date: 17.10.2010, Source: RF Official and ATP

Roger Federer into semis

Roger produced a great display in Shanghai today, overwhelming Robin Söderling 6-1, 6-1 to reach the Shanghai Masters semi-finals.

Söderling managed to score the first game and take a 1-0 lead - but lost a total of eleven games in series from that point on. Roger played well, but it was certainly not Söderling's day. In the end, Roger smashed four aces to call time in just 54 minutes.

“He didn’t have his best day,” Federer said. “(What’s) important then is to take advantage of it and just be able to close him out because you would figure a top-five player like Robin finds a way at some stage during the match to crawl back.”

"Tomorrow is going to be different, more difficult, a bit more tactical," said Federer. "We've always had good matches against each other, especially on the hard courts. They've always been very even."

Roger now faces a semi-final showdown with Novak Djokovic - a match that will decide on who will be placed second in the world ranking. Djokovic last won against Roger at the US Open a few weeks ago. The other semi-finalists are Juan Monaco and Andy Murray.

Date: 15.10.2010, Source: RF Official, ATP and AP

Shanghai 2010 thursday interview

Date: 15.10.2010, Source: YouTube

Quarters in Shanghai

Roger secured a 6-3, 6-4 win over Andreas Seppi at the Masters 1000 tournament in Shanghai today.

It was a tight match during the first set and half of the second. Roger served well but had to face several break points that Seppi fortunately could not make use of. The Italian did manage to do so in the second set, though, taking a 3-1 lead. But that was precisely the moment when Roger came back full blast, capturing the next five games in series and ending the match after 74 minutes.

Roger will now face Robin Söderling in the quarters on Friday in what could be a competitive match. Roger leads the head-to-head 13:1 but the Swede beat Roger in the quarterfinal of the French Open back in June.

Rafael Nadal was ousted by Germany's Jürgen Melzer today.

Date: 15.10.2010, Source: RF Official

Roger Federer's Tweener at Shanghai

Date: 14.10.2010, Source: YouTube

A successful start in Shanghai

Fresh from his four-week break from the ATP Tour, Roger booked his place in the round of the last 16 at the Shanghai Rolex Masters today. He defeated John Isner (USA, ATP 20) 6-3, 6-4 in a dazzling, crowd-pleasing performance.

Roger secured an early break in either set to see off the American - who in turn did not have a break-point during the entire match. He came close at one point, but Roger countered the linesman's decision with a successful "Challenge".

Next up for our champ is Andreas Seppi of Italy (ATP 58) who had to complete two matches on Wednesday(!). Roger has never dropped a set against Seppi in their six encounters so far.

Date: 14.10.2010, Source: RF Official

Federer refreshed and ready for Shanghai title bid

Roger Federer is refreshed and ready to compete at his first ATP World Tour tournament since reaching the US Open semi-finals this week at the Shanghai Rolex Masters.

“I had to recover,” said Federer, who has been training in Dubai, on Monday. “It was a tough stretch in America. I played really well. It was a tough match against Novak [Djokovic] in the end. I felt I needed some rest first of all to get mentally and physically fresh again.

“Once I felt I was ready to go again, I started to work out extremely hard.  I had almost three weeks on my hands which I used to do a lot of fitness and a lot of tennis. I had a good time [and] was able to work hard, spend time with the family. I'm ready to go here now.”

Federer has travelled to China without his wife, Mirka, and twin daughters, Charlene Riva and Myla Rose.

“It's a bit slower, that's for sure,” admitted Federer.  “But I have good friends here. I have a lot of things to do with some of my great sponsors.  Obviously, it also allows me to sleep a bit more and practise hard. I do miss them, of course.”

The Swiss superstar became the second player to qualify for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals this year. He has a 44-11 record on the season, highlighted by lifting his 16th Grand Slam championship title at the Australian Open in January.

When asked if his season has been a disappointment by his high standards, Federer quickly retorted, “The season's not over yet. Let's not come to the conclusion here that this has been a bad year or that I'm not happy with it.

“I still have five tournaments to play. This season is far from over. I feel like I'm playing really well and feeling well. We'll see how the season plays out and then I'll make a statement how the season was.”

Third seed Federer will play either American John Isner or Polish qualifier Lukasz Kubot in his first match this week. He is looking to win his 64th tour-level title, which would draw him level with Pete Sampras.

“I definitely wanted to make the trip here to Shanghai,” said Federer. “The fans are amazing here. I always played great here. I never had a bad tournament. Now that it's an [ATP World Tour] Masters 1000, me having also opened the stadium here, it's extra special coming here and playing outdoors in Shanghai, which I'm very excited about.”

Date: 12.10.2010, Source: ATP

Return to Shanghai

Roger returns onto court this week at the Masters 1000 in Shanghai after a month-long break. He had captured the title in the Asian metropolis in 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2007.

Like all the other seven top players, Roger has been freed of the first round. He will enter the tournament against the winner of the match between America's John Isner (ATP 22) and Czech Republic's Lukas Dlouhy (ATP 600). After that a meeting with Marin Cilic (ATP 14) would be likely. Further progress will lead to a possible match with Robin Söderling (ATP 5) in the quarterfinals, followed by Novak Djokovic (ATP 2) in the semis.

Date: 11.10.2010, Source: RF Official

Roger heads to Shanghai fresh from 4 week break

Roger Federer isn’t worried about rankings as he heads into the Shanghai Masters after a four-week break.
The third-ranked Swiss says he has been working to improve himself physically and mentally during his time away from competition, which he said was more important than a top ranking.

“I’m a strong believer that when I’m at my best I can beat anyone,” Federer told reporters in Hong Kong on Thursday. “But there’s many guys around right now playing really, really well and Rafael (Nadal) being the No. 1 guy is a tough guy to beat.”

Federer said Nadal deserved his top ranking after winning at the French Open, Wimbledon and U.S. Open this year. However, Federer has won a record 16 Grand Slam tournaments, including this year’s Australian Open.

“Obviously he’s a stronger player today than a few years ago but the same counts for me. Even though the ranking has slipped maybe a little bit, I’ve only had time to improve as well and become physically stronger, mentally stronger as a player,” Federer said.

He predicted that the Shanghai Masters, which starts on Sunday, will come down to the top eight players, with Britain’s Andy Murray and Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in particular expected to do well.

For now, Federer said he’s happy to be healthy and looking forward to the future, including the 2012 London Olympics. He won gold in doubles at the Beijing Olympics two years ago, but lost in the singles quarterfinals to American James Blake.

“Obviously, I’d love to win at the Olympics in London in 2012 … but then again you never know what’s going to happen in such a long time,” he said. “So at the moment it’s not the focus, but I would definitely love to take part in it and will try everything I can not to be injured for that huge event.”

Date: 07.10.2010, Source: AP

Limited special edition

JURA is launching a special-edition exclusive automatic coffee machine, limited to just 300 items worldwide, and at the same time actively supporting the Roger Federer Foundation.

In 2009, JURA had the pleasure of presenting Roger and his new wife Mirka with a very special wedding present: a custom-made automatic speciality coffee machine with leather side panels and a chrome-plated coffee spout. The exclusive ROGER FEDERER EDITION is the same as this model and enables 300 fans to own the same JURA machine as that which will treat Roger and his family with delicious speciality coffees.

Every ENA in the Roger Federer Edition is unique and will never lose its value. High-quality, shagreen-free cowhide is used to finish the side panels. A special highlight is the official Roger Federer logo embossed on the machine, the use of which was kindly authorised by equipment partner Nike for 300 limited edition machines. The front is decorated with a plaque embossed with Roger’s autograph and the machine number. A certificate hand-signed by Roger himself provides confirmation of authenticity for each ROGER FEDERER EDITION machine.

Bid now and become the pround owner of the first machine of this special edition.

Date: 05.10.2010, Source: RF Official