Roger Federer has equaled Rafael Nadal’s record of 21 Masters 1000 titles after comfortably handling Novak Djokovic 6-0, 7-6. This is Federer’s fifth title in Cincinnati.
Djokovic struggled on serve, handing over a break with a double fault to give Federer an early 3-0 lead. When the Serb eventually held serve in the second set the crowd loudly supported what they hoped would be a comeback for a more competitive match. Read more
With David and Victoria Beckham among the famous faces in attendance for the Wimbledon gentlemen’s final, Roger Federer and Andy Murray battled for history. If Murray won he would be ending a 76 year drought at Wimbledon for players from the UK and winning his first Grand Slam. If Federer won he would win his 7th Wimbledon title, 17th Grand Slam overall and re-take the number one ranking equaling Pete Sampras’ time spent at number one.
It was Roger who created history and Andy who, again, went home defeated by both Roger and himself. Federer won his 17th Grand Slam 4-6 ,7-5, 6-3, 6-4 once again leaving the UK without a champion. Read more
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Roger Federer has booked his place in the finals of Wimbledon after beating defending champion and world number one Novak Djokovic 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3. Roger Federer with not only improve his ranking with his finals spot but also has a chance to win his seventh Wimbledon title.
After the match was leveled at one set all Federer charged at Novak so intensely for a beak in the sixth game that not even the flexible Novak could slide into his shots. A shanked backhand was the beginning of three errors that got Nole out of a significant tight spot to level at 3-3. Read more
I really hope someone’s manipulated these shots because if not the fact that Roger Federer is wearing a shirt with his own face on it makes him look a bit up himself. You can only hope he was supremely embarrassed and forced into the shirt against his will.
Update: It’s come to my attention that Nadal has a similar shirt…. Needless to say I can’t understand why either would wear it. It makes both of them look… well… like they love themselves a bit too much
Roger Federer has overcome a rocky start and a sore back to beat Xavier Malisse 7-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 for a place in the Wimbledon quarterfinals. Federer continues to fight for a chance to claim a seventh title at the most prestigious tournament tennis has to offer.
Federer didn’t look happy from the outset. His movement wasn’t up to it’s usual standard and it wasn’t long until the doctor and trainer were out on court assessing a player who rarely calls for help. Federer has had increasing problems with his back over the last two years and underwent a treatment block earlier in the year for his back. Read more
So much is on the line today. Nadal is playing his fifth consecutive Grand Slam final and hunting for his seventh Roland Garros crown in an attempt to over take Bjorn Borg in the history books. Djokovic is looking to defeat the King of Clay on his home turf and in doing so complete a career Grand Slam and a Novak Slam – holding all four Slams at the same time (but not in one calender year).
Nadal has been in top form leading into the final, repeatedly bageling opponents, and consistently winning in straight sets. Physically Nadal should have the advantage after Novak was pushed to five sets twice but as we saw in Australia, Novak has a knack for recovering and rising to the occasion against Rafa. Read more
It was never going to be easy for David Ferrer to beat Rafael Nadal with Rafa giving up just 13 sets over the last 8 years with a 50-1 win-loss record in Paris. Unfortunately for David, Rafa was not in a giving mood. Nadal was impressive as he claimed his spot in the Roland Garros finals for the seventh time with a 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 win in one hour 47 minutes.
It was one of those matches you couldn’t not watch. One of those matches you couldn’t understand why the Parisian crowd weren’t salivating over it. It was also a match where you felt the odds were stacked against Ferrer. Read more
Andy Murray is not following the advice of his medical team and is knowingly risking a serious back injury by playing in Paris.
Since Monte Carlo (and technically on and off for 18 months) Murray has been having problems with his back that have been getting worse and worse over the last few weeks.
Stupidly instead of resting before Roland Garros he played another tournament after Rome. Read more
Rafael Nadal, the King of Clay, has booked himself a place in yet another final in Rome. The five time champion and last years runner up battled in his first set against fellow Spaniard David Ferrer before dominating to win 7-6, 6-0.
Ferrer went hard early on finding seven break points in Nadal’s opening service game. The first two games were longer than Federer’s first set against Seppi a day earlier. Read more