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Federer beats Nadal to win 18th Grand Slam

Roger Federer defeated his great rival, Rafael Nadal, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 in the Australian Open final to win his 18th Grand Slam championship.

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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.

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Swiss street named in Roger Federer's honour

Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer has inaugurated a street bearing his name before 1,500 admirers in Biel, canton Bern.

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Roger Federer attends Oscars in Hollywood

Roger Federer stepped out onto the red carpet at the 88th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

Roger Federer opens 2011 season

Roger will open his 2011 season tomorrow at the high-profile exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi. Only 6 players will be in the event which takes place this week between Thursday and Saturday: Roger, Rafael Nadal, Robin Söderling, Tomas Berdych, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Marcos Baghdatis. On Friday, Roger will play the winner of the match Söderling against Tsonga.

Date: 30.12.2010, Source: RF Official

The Match for Africa - video



Watch the highlights of Roger's busy day around the Match for Africa in Zurich.

Date: 24.12.2010, Source: YouTube

Unidos Por La Infancia

The Caja Magica is familiar to both Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. Two of their past three tour-level meetings came at this venue, home of the Mutua Madrilena Madrid Open, with Federer winning the final in 2009 and Nadal this past May.

On Wednesday night, it once against provided the stage for a meeting between the world’s top two players, but this time as a charity exhibition match – “Joining Forces For the Benefit Of Children” – to raise money for the Rafa Nadal Foundation.

“To me, today is a very special day,” said Nadal, who along with Federer was escorted onto the court by children. “I am lucky enough to be able to do what I love to do, which is to play tennis, but at the same time, through my Foundation, I get the opportunity to help hundreds of kids who are not as lucky.”

Spectators at the Caja Magica – including recently retired former World No. 1 Carlos Moya, Spanish director Pedro Almodovar and the royal family – were treated to another high-quality match Wednesday night, won by Nadal 7-6(3), 4-6, 6-1.

After trading breaks to start the match, the set headed to a tie-break after Federer faced down three break points at 4-all and Nadal saved a set point in the next game. The 24-year-old Mallorcan took the mini-break to go up 3-1 in the tie-break and sealed the set with an ace.

Federer secured the only service break in the fifth game of the second set, but Nadal quickly took control in the third, racing out to a 3-0 lead. He converted on double break point opportunity to go up 5-1, and closed out the match on serve with a forehand winner.

The pair faced off in Federer’s home country for the first of two charity exhibitions Tuesday night – the ‘Match For Africa,’ won by the Swiss in three sets – raising $2.6 million for the Roger Federer Foundation.

“I just can say thank you very much to Roger to come here to Madrid and support my Foundation today,” said Nadal. “I did yesterday, and both of us are very happy that we can finally have this event and raise a lot of money for these kids. I know with what we’re going to raise yesterday and today, it’s not going to be decisive for that, but it will be a help and if everybody is convinced that everybody can help, it’s going to be important to improve a little bit this world.”

Date: 23.12.2010, Source: ATP

Match for Africa - A great success !

Roger and Rafael Nadal came together in Zurich today for the 'Match for Africa'. The world numbers one and two competed in front of a great crowd in the Hallenstadion in order to raise money for the Roger Federer Foundation.

The two friends showed most entertaining tennis, earning applause and Mexican waves. Roger lost the opening set, but eventually defeated Rafa in his home-match 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.

A lot more important than the result on court is the fact that with the event a total of 2.5 million Swiss Francs were generated! The money will be used for education projects in Africa supported by the Roger Federer Foundation.

“This is a special match for me, which I will remember forever,” Federer said. “I’m just so proud and so happy that we all made it work.”

“It was an unforgettable experience. I’m very happy to be part of this event,” Nadal said.

Roger experienced a day full of different activities. He picked up Rafa at the airport in the morning and personally drove him into town. After having lunch together, they made their way to a kids-clinic, various activities with sponsors and eventually the big finale. Tomorrow Rafa will be the host as they will be meeting again the same way in Madrid, this time to support Rafa Nadal's Foundation.
Date: 22.12.2010, Source: RF Official

The Match for Africa exhibition preview



The Match for Africa - Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal exhibition match by Roger Federer Foundation. Date & time: 21/12/2010 | 08:20 pm, Place: Zurich, Switzerland.

Date: 18.12.2010, Source: YouTube

Charity Exhibition 2010 - Federer Promo



Watch live on TennisTV.com as Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal play for their foundations on 21st and 22nd December.

Date: 12.12.2010, Source: YouTube

2010 Players of the year - Roger Federer

Roger Federer felt he was playing ‘some of my best tennis of my life’ after claiming the Australian Open title in January, a doubly special occasion for the Swiss, who was celebrating his first Grand Slam title as father to twin daughters.

But where opponents failed on the court, a lung infection set the World No. 1 back just weeks later. Upon his return in mid-March, Federer struggled to regain his form, uncharacteristically failing to convert on match points in losses at Indian Wells and Miami. He bowed out in the Roland Garros quarter-finals, ending his six-year semi-final streak at majors and leaving him one week shy of Pete Sampras on the list of all-time weeks at No. 1. He then made a quarter-final exit at Wimbledon, the first time since 2002 that he had failed to reach the final at the All England Club.

He stepped back out on court a month later, rejuvenated from a family vacation through the Mediterranean and the addition of Paul Annacone to his support team. He stated after a runner-up finish in Toronto, “That's definitely a good sign for what's to come.” True to his word, Federer snapped a seven-month title drought in his next tournament at Cincinnati.

Federer hit his stride in the final months of the season, compiling a circuit-best 21-2 match record following the US Open. He established himself as the player to beat at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals after reaching the Shanghai final, and winning Stockholm and Basel back-to-back. At The O2, Federer won his round robin and semi-final matches without the loss of a set, and prevailed against rival Rafael Nadal in the championship match to hoist a record-tying fifth circuit finale title.

“I'm just really happy the way I was able to finish the season in style, playing some of my best tennis, really saving the best for last,” he said. “I believe I can have another great season in 2011.”

Date: 11.12.2010, Source: ATP

2010 ATP World Tour Awards



Winners of the 2010 ATP World Tour Awards.

Date: 07.12.2010, Source: YouTube

Nadal family congrats Federer on winning the World Tour Finals 2010



Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal ATP World Tour Finals 2010, November 2010.

Date: 01.12.2010, Source: YouTube