Basle, Switzerland - Roger Federer punished Italy's Andreas Seppi 6-3, 6-3 in 61 minutes Wednesday to flex his muscles on the way to the quarter-finals of the Swiss Indoors. Read more »
Zurich - Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are the top picks for the 2009 World Footballer of the Year award as part of a 23-player shortlist published on Friday by the ruling body FIFA. Read more »
Zurich - Usain Bolt continued his winning run by beating fellow Jamaican Asafa Powell to claim the 100 metres at the Golden League meeting in Zurich Friday in 9.81 seconds. Read more »
Zurich - Russian Yelena Isinbayeva set a world record 5 metres 6
centimetres in the women's pole vault at the Golden League meeting in
Zurich on Friday. Read more »
Basle, Switzerland - Roger Federer and David Nalbandian take their rivalry into an 18th career meeting after the pair rolled to straight-set semi-final victories on Saturday at the Swiss Indoors.
Top seed Federer, aiming to lift his third consecutive home trophy at the St Jakobshalle, overcame an early wobble to put out unseeded Spaniard Felicano Lopez 6-3, 6-2 in 61 minutes.
Nalbandian continued his charmed life at the event, blasting to his fourth final in seven appearances with a defeat of Argentine countryman Juan Del Potro 6-4, 6-4. Read more »
Basel, Switzerland - Roger Federer overcame late resistance from Italy's Simone Bolelli to score a 6-2, 6-3 victory into his third consecutive semi-final at the Swiss Indoors on Friday.
Federer, denied quick victory as he led a set and 5-2 against the number 42 was put temporarily on hold as the outsider saved three match points in the eight game.
The Swiss, who has won the last two editions, closed out the evening in 68 minutes with a finishing display which produced two aces and a service winner. Read more »
Basel, Switzerland- David Nalbandian earned the chance to take revenge for a loss a week ago to Davis Cup teammate Juan Del Potro after powering into the semi-finals of the Swiss Indoors 7-6 (7/4), 6-4 over Benjamin Becker on Friday.
Second seed Nalbandian has a proud history at the event which he won in 2002, losing the next two finals. He has reached the final for the fourth time in seven appearances.
"I'm happy the way it went today for me," said Nalbandian. "I played well, especially in the tiebreaker and took my winning chances." Read more »
Basle, Switzerland - Roger Federer stretched his dominance over Finland's Jarkko Nieminen Thursday, winning a hard-fought second-round match-up 7-6 (8-6), 7-6
(7-1) at at his home Swiss Indoors.
Federer raised his record to 10-0 against his friend from junior days and one-time doubles partner a decade ago.
"This was a good match but not my best, I was playing passive sometimes and waiting for him to make the errors," said the top seed looking for a trophy hat-trick at the St Jakobshalle. Read more »
Basle, Switzerland - Second seed David Nalbandian needed nearly two and a half hours to subdue qualifier Kristof Vliegen on Thursday, posting a 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (7-4) win into the quarter-finals of the Swiss Indoors.
The Belgian refused to fold against the world number eight, who says he will skip the season-ending championships in China despite being on course to qualify for the eight-man field. Read more »
Basel, Switzerland - Second seed David Nalbandian needed nearly two and a half hours to subdue qualifier Kristof Vliegen on Thursday, posting a 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (7-4) win into the quarter-finals of the Swiss Indoors.
The Belgian refused to fold against the world number eight who says he will skip the season-ending championships in China despite being on course to qualify for the eight-man field. Read more »