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Who Beat Out LeBron for Most Famous Athlete

That would be Cristiano Ronaldo, per ESPN ranking

(Newser) - Tom Brady who? The all-star NFL quarterback might be a household name in the US, but he doesn't even make the top 20 of ESPN's list of the most famous athletes in the world, reports the Boston Herald . The 10 most well-known athletes, based on social media followers,... More »

Roger Federer Fan Wakes From Coma After 11 Years...

...to find his tennis idol still at top of his game

(Newser) - When Jesus Aparicio was left in a coma by a car crash on Dec. 12, 2004, his favorite tennis player, Roger Federer, had just risen to No. 1 in the world rankings. The Spanish man woke up from his coma last month—and when his speech finally recovered, one of... More »

Djokovic Edges Federer in Nail-Biter

Final goes to 5 sets as Novak denies Roger's bid for 8th victory

(Newser) - Novak Djokovic edged Roger Federer in five sets to win the men's Wimbledon final today, reports the New York Times , denying Federer his eighth title even as the Serb claimed his second. Tearfully quipping, "thank you for letting me win today," Djokovic clasped the trophy he claimed... More »

Andy Roddick: I'm Quitting After US Open

US star announces on his 30th birthday

(Newser) - America's best male tennis player of the last decade is about to throw in the towel, reports USA Today . The US Open now under way will be Andy Roddick's last tournament. "For 13, 14 years, I was invested fully," he said today. But "I don'... More »

Brits Get Native Son to Cheer After 74 Years

Andy Murray reaches Wimbledon finals against Roger Federer

(Newser) - For the first time in 74 years, a native Brit has climbed his way to the Wimbledon finals. Andy Murray will take on six-time champ Roger Federer on Sunday, reports Bleacher Report . Murray defeated French player Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in four sets in today's semifinal. If Federer wins the finals,... More »

Federer Hopes Tiger Gets Back to Golf Soon

'It's what he's best at,' pal and tennis No. 1 says

(Newser) - Roger Federer hopes his "good friend" Tiger Woods returns to the golf course soon. "It's been hard to watch from far away but I would love to see him back on the golf course. It is what he does best," the world's top tennis player tells Gulf ... More »

Earthquake Relief a Hit With Tennis Stars

Federer throws together 'Hit for Haiti,' raises big bucks

(Newser) - Stars of the tennis universe got together today to hit a few—and raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for Haiti earthquake relief. Less than a day before the start of the Australian Open, Roger Federer threw together "Hit for Haiti," a slate of doubles matches enlivened by... More »

Tiger, Thierry, Roger Screw Up Gillette Campaign

Endorsement dream team turns into a nightmare

(Newser) - The dream team Gillette assembled for its sports marketing campaign is starting to look like a nightmare. The roster: Roger Federer, Thierry Henry and Tiger Woods. Ouch. Every one of those international superstars has been embroiled in recent controversy; Federer for his outburst at the US Open, Henry for the... More »

Most Influential Man of 2009 Is... Don Draper?

The winner isn't even real, and Usain Bolt leaves Obama in his dust

(Newser) - The most influential man of 2009—at least in the eyes of AskMen.com readers—isn't actually a man. He's a fictional creation, none other than Don Draper of Mad Men. "In a turbulent 2009, men are seeking the stability of tradition in the masculine qualities that they imagine... More »

So Who Is This Juan Martin del Potro?

(Newser) - You may not have known Juan Martin del Potro's name before last night, but after besting Roger Federer to take the US Open, you're likely to hear it again. People dishes five facts about the 20-year-old Argentine.
  1. He's a giant: At 6'6", compared to Federer's 6'1", he's the tallest Grand
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Del Potro Dethrones Federer

Argentine, 20, ends Swiss star's run at five

(Newser) - Juan Martin del Potro dethroned five-time defending US Open champ Roger Federer today, the New York Times reports, earning his first Grand Slam title with a 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4, 7-6 (4), 6-2 victory. Del Potro, a 20-year-old from Argentina, had never beaten Federer, the 28-year-old Swiss who has won... More »

Screenwriter Serena Williams Should Tell Her Own Tale

Tennis superstar nabs more viewers than Federer

(Newser) - Serena Williams toiled this summer on a screenplay, which she compares to Desperate Housewives meets Sex and the City and Family Guy. But perhaps the best subject she could take on would be her and her sister’s own lives, writes Karen Crouse in the New York Times. It would... More »

Winehouse Cleared of Assault

Plus, Erin Andrews gets her own doll, and more

(Newser) - Amy Winehouse was cleared of assault today, with a judge determining evidence did not show dancer Sherene Flash suffered “the sort of injury that often occurs when there is a forceful punch to the eye,” the BBC reports. Winehouse told reporters, “I’m relieved. I’m going... More »

No, Seriously, Federer May Be a Robot

(Newser) - The late David Foster Wallace once marveled at a Roger Federer forehand, saying, “It was impossible. It was like something out of The Matrix.” And now that Federer has passed Pete Sampras and holds the Grand Slam record, it’s time to wonder if Wallace was on to... More »

Federer Edges Out Woods as Greatest Player

(Newser) - It may be apples and oranges, but if judged by the cold reality of “winning big tournaments,” Roger Federer is “the most dominant athlete of any major sport,” Shaun Powell writes for NBC Sports. His 15 Grand Slam titles edge out friend Tiger Woods' 14, and... More »

Federer Nets Historic 15th Slam

Epic match ends in a record 16-14 final set

(Newser) - Roger Federer claimed his 15th Grand Slam by outlasting Andy Roddick in a grueling five sets at Wimbledon. The 5-7, 7-6, 7-6, 3-6, 16-14 match easily smashed the record for longest set, as neither man could break the other, USA Today reports. Federer set the new mark for titles as... More »

No. 24 Seed Haas Cracks Wimbledon Semifinals

(Newser) - Tommy Haas continued his surprising Wimbledon run today, with the 24th-seeded German upsetting fourth seed Novak Djokovic, ESPN reports. Haas beat Djokovic 7-5, 7-6 (6), 4-6, 6-3 to advance to a meeting with five-time champ Roger Federer, a winner over Ivo Karlovic. British favorite Andy Murray is in the other... More »

Is Federer Now the Greatest Player Ever?

With 14 Slams, Swiss tennis star enters the pantheon

(Newser) - Roger Federer has tied Pete Sampras's record of 14 Grand Slams after his decisive victory yesterday at the French Open—a title that Sampras himself never won. And as soon as the Swiss player lifted the cup on the red clay of Roland Garros, the arguments began: Is Federer now... More »

Federer Wins 1st French Open

Swiss star's victory gives him elusive career Grand Slam

(Newser) - The fans at Roland Garros got what they were cheering for today: not a nail-bitingly close French Open finals match, but a definitive win by Roger Federer. After years of falling just short on clay, Federer finally can claim a career Grand Slam with his 6-1, 7-6 (1), 6-4... More »

Federer, Galpal Tie Knot

Tennis star and longtime girlfriend tie the knot on 'joyous' spring day

(Newser) - Roger Federer is now playing only doubles in his off-court life: The tennis ace and former WTA player Miroslava Vavrinec were married yesterday, People reports. The couple, who met at the 2000 Olympics, are expecting a baby this summer. After what he called "an incredibly joyous occasion," the... More »

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