Roger Federer

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Roger Federer Fan Wakes From Coma After 11 Years... 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 Beats Federer at US Open

Serb comes back from fall to win 10th Grand Slam

(Newser) - Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer in four sets in the US Open final for his 10th Grand Slam title. The top-ranked Serb beat Federer 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 to win three major championships in a year for the second time in his career. The second-seeded Federer is still stuck on... More »

Djokovic Downs Federer, Rain to Win His 3rd Wimbledon

Defending champ outlasts Swiss player a second year in a row

(Newser) - Novak Djokovic has won the Wimbledon title for the second straight year, and again against seven-time champion Roger Federer. The top-seeded Serb beat Federer 7-6 (1), 6-7 (10), 6-4, 6-3 today on Centre Court to win his third title overall at the All England Club. Federer had been trying, again,... More »

Federer Fumes as Selfie-Seeker Storms Court

'This should never happen,' snipes tennis great after French Open breach

(Newser) - Roger Federer is fuming that a kid got on center court to snap selfies with him at the French Open and is demanding better security. "This should never happen on the Philippe Chatrier court," the 2009 French Open champion said. "I'm not happy about it. Obviously... 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 »

Nadal, Serena Triumph at Italian Open

Next week: French Open

(Newser) - Rafael Nadal controlled the Italian Open final from start to finish, beating Roger Federer 6-1, 6-3 today in the 30th meeting between the two stars. Nadal improved to 20-10 in his career against Federer, and won the Italian Open for the seventh time. He also showed once again that he'... 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 »

Federer Misses Out on Gold

Andy Murray beats him for Olympic top spot in tennis

(Newser) - Andy Murray had Centre Court rocking today, winning gold for the home team and beating Roger Federer 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 in the Olympics tennis final at Wimbledon. The result was a royal rout. Murray swept nine consecutive games, breaking Federer's serve four times in a row. The victory marked... More »

Phelps Swims Last Individual Race

And wins gold, as does Missy Franklin and 15-year-old Katie Ledecky

(Newser) - Michael Phelps won the 100-meter butterfly at the London Games today for the record 17th gold and 21st medal overall in his Olympic career. In the final individual race of his career, Phelps was next to last at the turn but then produced his usual furious finish to clock 51.... More »

Federer Wins 7th Wimbledon

Britons again denied as Andy Murray goes down

(Newser) - Roger Federer won his record-tying seventh Wimbledon title today, beating Andy Murray 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 under a closed roof on Centre Court. The 17-time Grand Slam champion excelled once the roof was closed early in the third set, giving Murray little chance to end Britain's 76-year wait for... 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 Stunned at Wimbledon

He loses after two-set lead ... with Pippa watching

(Newser) - Six-time champion Roger Federer was upset in the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the second straight year today, squandering a two-set lead for the first time at a Grand Slam tournament and losing to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 3-6, 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-4, 6-4. Federer had been 178-0 in matches in which he had... More »

Nadal Downs Federer, Nabs 6th Open

Takes fourth French Open against Swiss player

(Newser) - Rafael Nadal won his record-equaling sixth French Open title today, beating Roger Federer 7-5, 7-6 (3), 5-7, 6-1 in the final. It was the fourth final at Roland Garros between the two players, and the fourth won by Nadal. More »

Federer Loses in Wimbledon Quarters

Stars are dropping like flies in London

(Newser) - Six-time champion Roger Federer has lost to Tomas Berdych in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon. The 12th-seeded Czech beat Federer 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 today for the biggest victory of his career. It's the first time since 2002 that Federer has failed to reach the final. He had been bidding for... More »

Roger Federer Dodges Round 1 Wimbledon Upset

Alejandro Falla very nearly eliminated the 6-time champ

(Newser) - For Roger Federer, Wimbledon nearly ended at the beginning. The six-time champ overcame a two-set deficit to avert a monumental first-round upset, beating Alejandro Falla 5-7, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (1), 6-0. Federer has reached the tournament final each of the past seven years, but today he barely survived the traditional... More »

Soderling Bounces Defending Champ Federer

Swede snaps 6-year streak of Grand Slam semis at 23

(Newser) - There will be a Grand Slam semifinal without Roger Federer for the first time in 6 years. French Open upset specialist Robin Soderling struck again today, rallying past defending champion Federer in a rainy quarterfinal, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4. That ended Federer's record streak of reaching the semifinals in 23... 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 »

Federer Takes Australian Open

Beats Brit Andy Murray for 4th title Down Under, 16th Grand Slam

(Newser) - Roger Federer has beaten Andy Murray 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (11) for his fourth Australian Open title, extending the British men's drought in Grand Slam singles championships into a 74th year. Murray was riding the hopes of a British public, most of whom have only read about the last British man... 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 »

Woods Voted Athlete of the Decade

Beats out Lance Armstrong, Roger Federer, Michael Phelps

(Newser) - Tiger Woods finally got some good news today, when the AP voted him the athlete of the decade. Woods received 56 of the 142 votes cast by AP member editors since last month. More than half of the ballots were returned after the Nov. 27 car accident outside his Florida... More »

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