Roger Federer began his defense of the U.S. Open title with a routine straight sets victory over American wildcard Devin Britton at Flushing Meadows on Monday.
Second seed Roger Federer is through to the last 16 of the men’s singles at Wimbledon, despite dropping a set on his way to a Centre Court victory over Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber. The Swiss, bidding for his sixth success at the grass-court grand slam, set-up a fourth round clash with Sweden’s Robin Soderling — his victim in last month’s French Open final — with a 6-3 6-2 6-7 6-1 win over the 27th seed.
Rafael Nadal has not given up on defending his Wimbledon crown and will travel to London next week as he battles persistent knee problems. The world number one has undergone two days of medical tests in Barcelona amid fears he would be forced to miss the grass court grand slam.
Former world number one, Pete Sampras, has described recently crowned French Open champion Roger Federer as the best player in history. The 37-year-old American, nicknamed ‘Pistol Pete’ for his bullet-like serves, won a record 14 grand slam men’s singles titles over a 15-year career, though never captured the trophy at Roland Garros.
Swiss tennis player Roger Federer has finally managed to win a French Open title, after beating Sweden’s Robin Soderling in the final at Roland Garros Sunday.
Roger Federer has finally won the only grand slam tournament to elude him after beating Sweden’s Robin Soderling in straight sets to claim the French Open title at Roland Garros. The Swiss world number two had 13 grand slam successes to his name prior to the event, but none of them had been on the Parisian red clay.
Roger Federer takes on Robin Soderling, who knocked out tournament favorite Rafael Nadal in a fourth-round stunner, in the men’s final of the French Open on Sunday. A victory in Roland Garros would give Federer 14 Grand Slams, tying his career wins to American Pete Sampras.
Women’s top seed Dinara Safina reached her second successive French Open final with a straight-sets semifinal victory over Slovakia’s Dominika Cibulkova on Thursday. The world number one posted a 6-3 6-3 success in an hour and 41 minutes and is now just one more victory away from a first-ever grand slam title.
Roger Federer charged into his 20th straight Grand Slam semifinal with a straight-sets victory over France’s Gael Monfils at the French Open on Wednesday. The Swiss former world No
Rafael Nadal’s shock French Open exit at the hands of a player ranked outside the top 20 is already attracting suggestions that it may be the biggest upset in tennis history.