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Roddick Gains Final vs. Federer
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Roddick Gains Final vs. Federer

(Newser) - Andy Roddick reached his third Wimbledon final today in London, beating local hero Andy Murray 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (7), 7-6 (5). Roddick will face five-time champion Roger Federer on Sunday. The American lost to Federer in the 2004 and '05 finals, as well as the '03 semifinals. Murray had been...

Federer Snags Spot in 7th Straight Final
Federer Snags Spot in 7th Straight Final 
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Federer Snags Spot in 7th Straight Final

Makes quick work of Haas, awaits winner of Murray-Roddick

(Newser) - Roger Federer reached his seventh straight Wimbledon final today, beating Tommy Haas of Germany 7-6 (3), 7-5, 6-3. Federer won five consecutive titles at the All England Club before losing to Rafael Nadal in last year's final. At this year's tournament, the second-seeded Swiss is trying to win his record...

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...

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...

Federer Wins 1st French Open
 Federer Wins 1st French Open 

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...

Federer Earns Final, Will Face No. 23 Seed

(Newser) - Striving to complete a career Grand Slam, sentimental favorite Roger Federer came from behind twice in the semifinals to beat big-serving Juan Martin del Potro 3-6, 7-6 (2), 2-6, 6-1, 6-4 in a French Open semifinal today in Paris. Playing in his fourth consecutive Roland Garros final, Federer will try...

Federer, Galpal Tie Knot
 Federer, Galpal Tie Knot 

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...

Nadal Denies Federer, Wins Open

Tennis was sometimes sloppy, but drama always finely tuned

(Newser) - Roger Federer fell short of a record-tying 14th major title when his final shot went long, giving the game, set, match, and Australian Open title to Rafael Nadal. The Spaniard's third straight finals victory over Federer came in a tough and sometimes sloppy five sets, and marks his first Grand...

Federer Tops Roddick on Way to Finals

Swiss ace dominated in 6-2, 7-5, 7-5 win

(Newser) - Roger Federer moved within one victory of his 14th Grand Slam title, blasting Andy Roddick 6-2, 7-5, 7-5 today to reach the Australian Open final. The second-ranked Federer outplayed Roddick—who’d trained specifically to play him and top seed Rafael Nadal—in every phase of the game, ripping winners...

Serena and Safina Reach Aussie Final

Federer beats Roddick in straight sets

(Newser) - Serena Williams steamrolled into her fourth Australian Open final today with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Elena Dementieva. The No. 2 seed hit 10 aces while Dementieva stumbled with strings of double faults. Williams will face Dinara Safina, who won her semifinal in straight sets over Vera Zvonareva. The matches...

Nadal, Serena Reach Semis in 110° Heat

Extreme temperatures force delays at Australian Open

(Newser) - Rafael Nadal cruised into the semifinals of the Australian Open, winning his fifth straight-set victory at Melbourne Park over France's Gilles Simon, 6-2, 7-5, 7-5. He will face fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco, while Roger Federer will play Andy Roddick. Nadal's victory came as the heat in Melbourne reached 110°, forcing...

Rafa, What's With the Collar? And ... Sleeves?

Nadal dons polo, ditches capris in Nike makeover

(Newser) - When Rafael Nadal emerged a few weeks ago without his signature capris and—gasp!—wearing a polo shirt, many fans of the top-ranked tennis player began grumbling. And now his Australian Open outfits, though a bit less Roger Federer-esque, are still no longer pirate chic, but more “retro...

Nadal Takes Top Seed
 Nadal Takes Top Seed 

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Nadal Takes Top Seed

(Newser) - When the first tennis Grand Slam of the year gets under way in Australia Monday, a familiar name won't be atop the seedings. Roger Federer will be the No. 2 seed after four straight years in the top spot at Melbourne, the AP reports. Spaniard Rafael Nadal will be No....

Federer Sweeps Murray for 5th US Open Title

(Newser) - Back at his best, back at the top, Roger Federer beat Andy Murray 6-2, 7-5, 6-2 today to win his fifth consecutive US Open championship and 13th Grand Slam title overall. Federer is the first man since Bill Tilden in the 1920s to win the tournament that many times in...

Federer Wows With 'Vintage Performance'

(Newser) - Roger Federer gave US Open fans a "vintage performance" today after his recent slip from divine to merely fine tennis, Bonnie Ford writes on ESPN. "I had moments out there where I really felt, 'This is how I normally play on hard court,''' Federer said after beating...

Djokovic Slams Roddick, —On and Off Court

Players lob choice words back and forth as Djokovic moves on to semis

(Newser) - Novak Djokovic and Andy Roddick had two competitions going on last night: the quarterfinal match of the US Open, and a volley of complaints and accusations that should not overly surprise followers of the Serbian No. 3. After taking Roddick down 6-2, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (5), Djokovic lashed out at...

Federer Survives in 5 Sets at US Open

(Newser) - Avoiding as big an upset as tennis has seen in a while, Roger Federer came back to beat 23rd-seeded Igor Andreev of Russia in five sets tonight to reach the quarterfinals of the US Open. The fourth-round victory—6-7 (5), 7-6 (5), 6-3, 3-6, 6-3—moves him into a match...

Put Your Virtual Tiger Up Against the Real Thing

Gamers get chance to face in-the-flesh stars in Xbox confrontation

(Newser) - Shaving giant Gillette has announced a partnership with Electronic Arts to sponsor an online gaming tournament where the prize will be competing against real-life sports stars, the Boston Globe reports. Tiger Woods, Roger Federer, and Derek Jeter are the celebrity champions, who will be challenged by players on the Xbox...

Merely Mortal, Federer Starts US Open

4-time champion faces uphill battle to defend title

(Newser) - The US Open starts today, and Roger Federer will defend his title at Flushing Meadows from an unfamiliar position—the No. 2 seed. Although he's won the tournament 4 years straight, a torrid 2008 has left the Swiss champion extremely vulnerable. "That twinkling star over his head has been...

Nadal Captures Gold, No. 1 Rank
 Nadal Captures Gold, No. 1 Rank
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Nadal Captures Gold, No. 1 Rank

Williams sisters take doubles title; 10-0 Olympic record

(Newser) - Rafael Nadal won the Olympic men's singles gold medal today, overcoming two set points in the second set and holding every service game to beat Fernando Gonzalez of Chile 6-3, 7-6 (2), 6-3. The gold medal was the first for Spain in Olympic tennis, and Nadal became the first top-five...

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