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Roger Federer to make injury return in IPTL

Roger Federer to make injury return in IPTL

Johannesburg [South Africa], Nov. 29 : Seventeen-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer, who suffered from a knee injury in July, will make his return in Asia next month after his participation was confirmed in the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL).

In July, Federer ruled himself out of the rest of the season to recover fully from his injury, which got aggravated during his semifinal defeat to Milos Raonic in Wimbledon.

However, since the Spanish maestro has turned 35, there are question marks over how longer will he continue to compete.

Federer will prepare for January's Hopman Cup by representing the Indian Aces in the IPTL, reported Sport24.

`Recovering` Federer brushes aside retirement talk

Johannesburg [South Africa], Oct.22 : Seventeen-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer has dismissed speculation that he is planning to bring the curtain down on his illustrious career at the end of next season.

In July, Federer ruled himself out of the rest of the season to recover fully from his injury, which got aggravated during his semifinal defeat to Milos Raonic in Wimbledon.

However, since the Spanish maestro has turned 35, there are question marks over how longer will he continue to compete.

When asked whether 2017 would be his last season, Federer insisted that retirement is still far away before adding that he is still looking forward to compete in 2018.

Federer likely to skip Davis Cup fixture against Belgium

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Johannesburg, Feb 14 - World number two Roger Federer is reportedly planning to skip Swizerland's Davis Cup tie to be played in March as the 17-time Grand Slam champion made no mention of it in his spring-to-summer playing schedule.

As per the schedule, Federer would play in Dubai (from February 23), the Indian Wells Masters in March (no Miami event), plus clay-court Masters 1000 events in Monte Carlo, Madrid and Rome before playing Roland Garros , Sport24 reported.

Federer handed Switzerland a historic first Davis Cup title after a 6-4 6-2 6-2 demolition of Richard Gasquet in the first reverse singles sealed a 3-1 victory for the visitors against France in the 2014 Davis Cup. (ANI)

Federer beats Raonic in Brisbane International final to secure 1,000th career win

Federer beats RaonicLondon, Jan 12 : 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer beat big-hitting Canadian Milos Raonic to secure his 1,000th career win as he bagged the Brisbane International title.

Federer beat Raonic 6-4, 6-7 (2-7), 6-4 on Pat Rafter Arena to clinch his 83rd career title and the Swiss becomes the third man, after Jimmy Connors and Ivan Lendl, to secure 1,000 ATP wins.

The world number two said that he has played a lot of tennis over the years so to get to 1,000 wins means a lot to him, adding that it is a special moment undoubtedly, and insisting that he would never forget this match, the BBC reported.

Federer, Wawrinka raise 1.3 million dollars for helping disadvantaged children

Roger FedererJohannesburg, Dec 23 : In an attempt to aid disadvantaged children in Africa and Switzerland, 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer and compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka has raised over a million dollars in a blockbuster fund-raising tennis exhibition held in Zurich.

The Davis Cup champions raised 1.3 million dollars for the Roger Federer Foundation, which aids disadvantaged children in Africa and Switzerland.

Federer says IPTL doesn't sit easy with his 'traditional' views on tennis

Roger FedererLondon, Dec 08 - 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer has said that he is unconvinced by the new and innovative International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), admitting that the tournament doesn't sit easily with his traditional views on the sport.

The IPTL was launched last month and top male and female players are featuring in teams representing four cities: New Delhi, Manila, Singapore and Dubai.

Federer, who went undefeated on his debut for the Indian Aces in New Delhi as a late replacement for Rafael Nadal, said that his mind was scrambling trying to remember all the rules, adding that it's crazy, but it's good fun, The BBC reported.

Murray laments heavy defeat against Federer at World Tour Finals

Andy MurrayLondon, November 15 : Britain number one Andy Murray revealed that he has never endured a heavy defeat like his 6-0, 6-1 thrashing by Roger Federer at the ATP World Tour Finals.

Murray believes that he has never been in that position in his entire career as he struggled to earn some points in order to counter strikes made by Federer. He further laments that it would be a tough task to look back at this defeat in the future. It may never happen again, said Murray in his column, the BBC reported.

Federer says 'does not matter' if he's No. 1 this year or next post Paris Masters fallout

Roger FedererJohannesburg, Nov 01 - 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer has said that it does not matter if he is number one at the end of this year or next after his hopes of knocking Novak Djokovic off the top of the ATP World rankings before the year end took a hit when he lost to Canadian Milos Raonic in the Paris Masters quarterfinals.

The big-serving Canadian beat Federer 7-6 (7/5), 7-5 and Djokovic later saw off Britain's Andy Murray 7-5, 6-2 to advance to the semifinals of a tournament he won last year. The Swiss had narrowed the points gap on Djokovic in recent weeks but defeat in Bercy halted his charge.

Federer moves to second spot in ATP world rankings post Shanghai Masters win

Roger FedererJohannesburg, Oct 14 : 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer triumphed in the Shanghai Masters on Sunday and grabbed the second place in the ATP world rankings for the first time since May, 2013.

The Swiss tennis ace is more than 3,000 points behind top-ranked Novak Djokovic, but he did have the satisfaction of recording a straight sets win over the world number one Serb in the Shanghai semifinals, Sport24 reported.

Spanish tennis ace Rafael Nadal moved down to third in the rankings with Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka staying at fourth despite an early exit in China to Gilles Simon.

The top 10 ATP world rankings are:

1. Novak Djokovic

Murray disappointed with inconsistency post losing to Federer in Cincinnati quarterfinals

Andy-MurrayLondon, Aug 17 : Former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has been left frustrated by his inconsistency after losing to 17 Grand Slam titles holder Roger Federer in the Western and Southern Open quarterfinals in Cincinnati.

Murray, who will head to the US Open, which starts on 25 August, without a title since winning Wimbledon in 2013, recently squandered a double-break in the second set to lose 6-3, 7-5 to Federer.

Murray said that there is no excuse for that, and added that he has played enough matches now for that not to be the case, The BBC reported.

Nadal, Federer advance to last 16 at Wimbledon

Rafael NadalLondon, June 29 - World No. 1 Rafael Nadal and Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer advanced to the last 16 at Wimbledon after defeating Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin and Colombia's Santiago Giraldo respectively.

Nadal came through 6-7 (4-7), 6-1, 6-1, 6-1 under the Centre Court roof as rain stopped play elsewhere at the All England Club, while Federer advanced to the fourth round with a 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 win over Giraldo.

Djokovic, Federer reach last 16 of French Open

Novak Djokovic and Roger FedererParis, May 31 - Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer advanced to the fourth round of the French Open after beating Marin Cilic and Dmitry Tursunov respectively Friday.

Second seed Djokovic needed four sets to eliminate a determined Cilic 6-3, 6-2, 6-7(2), 6-4, while Swiss legend Federer, the fourth seed, held off Russia's Dmitry Tursunov 7-5, 6-7(7/9), 6-2, 6-4, reports Xinhua.

The 17-time grand slam champion, who won the French Open in 2009, found it tough against Russian 31st seed Tursunov and needed more than three hours to grind out a victory.

French Open: Roger Federer and Serena Williams enter second round

Roger Federer5Paris (France) May 26 : Roger Federer outclassed Lukas Lacko to claim an easy straight-sets win in the first round of the 2014 French Open Championships being played at the Roland Garros on Sunday.

The 17-time Grand Slam winner, seeded four, was barely tested in his 6-2 6-4 6-2 victory over the Slovakian. The Swiss, knocked out in the quarter-final by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in 2013, will face Diego Sebastian Schwartzman for a place in the last 32 following the Argentine's 6-4 6-2 7-5 win over Gastao Elias of Portugal.

Federer to meet Djokovic in Indian Wells final

Roger-FedererWellington, Mar 16 : Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer has reached the finals of the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells in California on Saturday, closing on the title which he had won four times in the past.

The 17-time Major winner, who won at Indian Wells from 2004-06 and again in 2012, has defeated Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine 6-3, 6-1 and will meet world number two Novak Djokovic in the final after the Serbian player dispatched American John Isner 5-7 7-6 6-1 in the other semifinal.

Federer feeling `Zen on court` again following BNP Paribas Open win

Roger FedererJohannesburg, Mar 12 - Four-time Indian Wells champion Roger Federer has said that he feels like he has regained his 'Zen' on the court after beating Russian player Dmitry Tursunov in straight sets at the BNP Paribas Open, which is the first ATP Masters of the year.

Although the 17-time Major winner did not show a dominant performance, however it was evident that he has regained his confidence with a strong start to 2014 after a disappointing - by his standards - 2013 campaign.

Federer rallies to beat Berdych for sixth Dubai title

Dubai, March 2 - Roger FedererRoger Federer has won the Dubai Duty Free Tennis championship for the sixth time, rallying from a set and a break down to defeat Tomas Berdych 3-6, 6-4, 6-3.

The 32-year-old Federer won his 78th Tour title Saturday night to leave John McEnroe behind and move into third in the all-time title leaders list, reports ATP Tour website. This is his first hard-court title since the 2012 Western & Southern Open and now trails only Jimmy Connors (109) and Ivan Lendl (94).

Federer highest-paid athlete in tennis with 71.5 mln dollars earnings in 2013

Roger-FedererSydney, Jan 22 : Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer is reportedly the highest paid athlete in the game, with estimated earnings of 71.5 million dollars in 2013.

According to News. com. au, the list of the world's richest players in descending order includes Federer, Maria Sharapova, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, Li Na, Victoria Azarenka, Andy Murray, Caroline Wozniacki and Kei Nishikori.

Federer enters Australian Open quarter finals

Federer enters Australian Open quarter finalsMelbourne, Jan 20 : Sixth seed Roger Federer on Monday equaled Jimmy Connors record by reaching his 41st Grand Slam quarter-final with a 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 win over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the fourth round of the Australian Open.

It was also the 11th straight year that Federer has reached the quarter-final stage at the Melbourne Park.

Federer and Tsonga met twice in the quarter-finals of Grand Slams last year, with the former winning their match at last year's Australian Open and Tsonga prevailing at the French Open in May.

Federer off to flying start in 2014 with facile win in Brisbane International

Roger-FedererJohannesburg, Jan 02 : Roger Federer has made a confident start to his first Brisbane International with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Finland's Jarkko Nieminen in his first match of 2014.

Federer now seems to be ready to put on a competitive showing at Melbourne Park, relieved of the back problems that dogged his 2013 campaign and contributed to his second and fourth-round exits at Wimbledon and the US Open, News24 reports.

Roger Federer believes the super-fast court at Pat Rafter Arena will sharpen his game ahead of this month's Australian Open . (ANI)

Federer backs 'new' racket to boost World No.1 chances in 2014

Roger-FedererWashington, Jan 1 : Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer is reportedly banking on his new racket to boost his chances to top the tennis rankings again after he made a winning start with his new equipment on Tuesday in the Brisbane International.

The 17-time Major champion paired with Nicolas Mahut of France to beat top seeds Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau 7-5 7-5 in a men's doubles match at the ATP tournament in Brisbane.

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