Roger Federer

Roger Federer, of Switzerland, returns a ball, during a training session of the Swiss Davis Cup Team prior to the Davis Cup World Group Semifinal match between Switzerland and Italy, at Palexpo, in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. The Davis Cup World Group Semifinal Switzerland vs Italy will take place from 12 to September 14. (AP Photo/Keystone/Salvatore Di Nolfi)

Federer opens against Bolelli in Davis Cup semis

GENEVA (AP) — Lacking a Davis Cup title on his career record, Roger Federer leads Switzerland into its first semifinal in 11 years against Italy on Friday. Federer, now ranked No. 3 after his run […]

09/11/2014

Roger Federer, of Switzerland, celebrates after defeating Gael Monfils, of France, 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Federer saves 2 match points, reaches US Open SF

NEW YORK (AP) — Clearly frustrated by his play and opponent, Roger Federer whacked his racket on the top of the net after a missed volley. Moments later, he barked at the chair umpire: “What’s […]

09/04/2014

Michael Jordan talks with Mirka Federer before a match between Roger Federer, of Switzerland, and Marinko Matosevic, of Australia, in the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

With MJ on his side, Federer wins US Open opener

NEW YORK (AP) — Growing up as a basketball fan, Roger Federer had a poster of Michael Jordan hanging on his bedroom wall. On Tuesday night, Federer won a first-round match at the U.S. Open […]

08/26/2014

Venus Williams returns a shot to Belgium's Kirsten Flipkens during the first round of the 2013 U.S. Open tennis tournament Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, in New York. Williams defeated Flipkens. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Venus Williams upsets Flipkens at US Open

NEW YORK (AP) — Venus Williams had been 14-0 in the first round of the U.S. Open, though she never had to face an opponent ranked in the top 30 at that stage. Williams was […]

08/26/2013

Blake says US Open will be his last tournament

NEW YORK (AP) — Former top-five player James Blake says he will retire from tennis after the U.S. Open. The 33-year-old Blake announced his decision at a news conference at Flushing Meadows on Monday, the […]

08/26/2013

Tennis player Roger Federer of Switzerland  after winning the final against Mikhail Youzhny of Russia at the Gerry Weber Open tennis tournament  in Halle  Westphalia, Germany, June 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Balancing family with tennis makes Federer shine

NEW YORK (AP) — Since Roger Federer and his wife, Mirka, had their twin daughters four years ago, the girls have become fixtures on the tennis circuit, traveling with Federer from tournament to tournament. But […]

08/22/2013

Serena Williams reacts to losing a point during All England Lawn Tennis Championships, Wimbledon, England (AP Photo).

Williams loses to Lisicki in Wimbledon stunner

LONDON (AP) – Serena Williams joined a growing list of marquee names eliminated early at this wild and unpredictable Wimbledon. The defending champion and five-time Wimbledon winner failed to close out a see-saw third set […]

07/01/2013

Serena Williams reacts to losing a point during All England Lawn Tennis Championships, Wimbledon, England (AP Photo).

Williams loses to Lisicki in Wimbledon stunner

LONDON (AP) – Serena Williams joined a growing list of marquee names eliminated early at this wild and unpredictable Wimbledon. The defending champion and five-time Wimbledon winner failed to close out a see-saw third set […]

07/01/2013

Gael Monfils, tennis player of France. (AP Photo)

Player takes video of crowd at French Open

PARIS (AP) — As a French Open keepsake, Gael Monfils took some video of the center court crowd Wednesday. He was playing at the time. During a changeover before the fourth set of his victory […]

05/29/2013

Roger Federer (AP Photo)

How tweet it is: Federer gets around to Twitter

PARIS (AP) — Yes, tennis fans, Roger Federer is finally on Twitter. The owner of a record 17 Grand Slam titles says Friday he waited to join the social media site until after seeing how […]

05/24/2013

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