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Sweet 16 for Rafael Nadal in swatting aside Garcia-Lopez - Sporting News

The King of Clay, searching for his 11th crown at this ATP 500 event, must defend the trophy if he is to stay above Roger Federer at the rankings summit. And, on this form, few would bet against Nadal doing exactly that as he thumped his compatriot 6-1 ...

'Nadal and Federer are at another level': Kei Nishikori - Essentially Sports (blog)

'Rafa (Nadal) and (Roger) Federer are at another level. The Tour, and so the Grand Slam titles, are becoming tougher every year. Very strong people crack top-50, you have younger players with much motivation and everyone wants to win, but there is ...

Sweet 16 For Nadal In Swatting Aside Garcia-Lopez - beIN SPORTS USA

The Rafael Nadal clay-court juggernaut rumbled on as Guillermo Garcia-Lopez proved no match for his compatriot at the Barcelona Open. RafaelNadal - Cropped. Getty Images. Rafael Nadal's serene progress towards yet another clay-court title continued on ...

Zambia is an amazing country with amazing people-Roger Federer - Lusaka Times

Tennis star Roger Federer has described his four day stay in Zambia as exciting. The 20-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer arrived in Zambia on Sunday to check on how is his Foundation is doing. The Roger Federer Foundation (RFF) began its work in ...

Unassailable Rafael Nadal breaks Novak Djokovic's record - Tennis World

Rafael Nadal's straight-sets win over Kei Nishikori in the Monte Carlo Masters final was very important, in quite a few ways. This is the Spaniard's 31st Masters title, which is an Open Era record. In doing so, Nadal surpassed Novak Djokovic and his ...

Nick Kyrgios reveals EXACTLY what it's like to play Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal -

The Aussie bad-boy, who turned 22 on Thursday, unsurprisingly picked out Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer as the toughest guys to face. But while he says Nadal is only toughest on clay, Federer is a problem “everywhere”. Federer has sat out the clay ...

Nadal hits with cancer survivor Marc Krajekian - Baseline

World No. 1 Rafael Nadal gave 11-year-old Marc Krajekian the experience of a lifetime by hitting with him in Barcelona. Krajekian is a bone cancer survivor and kept up with the Spaniard even though he plays with a prosthetic leg. The boy, who has ...

Roger Federer is a VIP but behaves like a NIP - Videographer - Tennis World

Roger Federer is not alone in his visit to Zambia. The Swiss player was "followed" by a photographer and videographer who are contributing to share photos and videos of the Swiss' experience of his new charity experience through his social network ...

Kei Nishikori: 'Nadal and Federer are at another level' - Tennis World

Kei Nishikori's outing at the 2018 Barcelona Open didn't last long as he retired in his second-round match against Guillermo Garcia-Lopez on Thursday, after losing the first set 6-3. However, in the pre-tournament press conference, Nishikori spoke ...

Tennis is not bodybuilding, look at Roger Federer - Anna Chakvetadze - Tennis World

Anna Chakvetadze has been running a tennis school in Russia since 2015 and in a recent interview to, she spoke about her ideal training regime for younger players. She thinks that the sooner kids start to play, the better. 'You can start at ...

The players with most titles ever: Federer, Nadal and the others - Tennis World

The list featuring the players who have won the most number of titles in the Open Era is very interesting. Jimmy Connors with his 109 titles is still at the top of the list. Roger Federer is in the second place with 97 titles, 12 less than Connors ...

2018 ATP season looks like 2010 - Here is why - Tennis World

ATP is having an unusual season. For the first time since 2010, at the beginning of the clay-court tournaments, there is no player with at least three titles. Roger Federer and Juan Martin del Potro are the best winners of the year with two successes ...

Roger Federer and Nick Kyrgios to become DOUBLES partners? Kyrgios reveals all in Q&A -

That was at the Beijing Olympics where Federer partnered Stan Warwinka to win gold for Switzerland. The Swiss now carefully manages his schedule and even misses large portions of the singles season to preserve his body. But that hasn't stopped Aussie ...

Roger Federer has updated his 2018 schedule - Full details - Tennis World

Roger Federer updated his 2018 schedule through his official website. The Swiss player competed in four tournaments this year so far: Australian Open and Rotterdam (where he won the title) then Indian Wells (lost to Juan Martin del Potro in the final ...

Federer wants tennis popularised in rural areas - Zambia Daily Mail

JACK ZIMBA, Chipata WORLD tennis star Roger Federer says there is need to popularise the game in rural areas by building more tennis courts. Federer said people must also decide whether they just want to play recreational tennis. In that case “you can ...

Federer journeys to Zambia for charity foundation work - Baseline

Roger Federer may be skipping the clay season (again), but that doesn't mean he isn't keeping busy. The world No. 2 took his first-ever trip to Zambia to visit a few Roger Federer Foundation community school programs. His charity helps children who ...

Andy Roddick tweets perfect response to Kanye West's sneaker boast - Larry Brown Sports

I was better than Federer …. seriously. Just ask anyone who never watched or heard or …….. something — andyroddick (@andyroddick) April 25, 2018. It's a quality self-roast — though Roddick was one of the best of his ...

Steve Kerr compared Manu Ginobili to Roger Federer and gave him a simple reason to continue his legendary career -

The Golden State Warriors defeated the San Antonio Spurs, 99-91, on Tuesday night, and eliminated them from the playoffs. After the game, Warriors coach Steve Kerr embraced Spurs legend Manu Ginobili, comparing him to Roger Federer and telling him he ...

Roger Federer: Andy Roddick makes extraordinary claim about star while taunting Kanye West -

FORMER tennis star Andy Roddick has sarcastically claimed he was better than Roger Federer while taunting Kanye West. By Mikael McKenzie. PUBLISHED: 17:37, Wed, Apr 25, 2018 | UPDATED: 17:45, Wed, Apr 25, 2018. 0. Andy Roddick Roger Federer GETTY. Andy ...

Feliciano Lopez: 'I will try to beat Novak Djokovic' - Tennis World

Feliciano López won his opening-round match at the Barcelona Open on Tuesday, beating the Serbian Dusan Lajovic in three sets. The Spaniard will now face Martin Klizan or Novak Djokovic in the next round. The 36-year-old feels grateful for being able ...

Roger Federer is a Swiss professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 16 by the Association of Tennis Professionals . His accomplishments in professional tennis have led to him being regarded by many as the greatest tennis player of all time. Federer turned professional in 1998 and was continuously ranked in the top 10 from October 2002 to November 2016.

Roger Federer
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Federer at 2009 Wimbledon where he broke the Grand Slam record
Country (sports)   Switzerland
Residence Bottmingen, Switzerland
Born (1981-08-08) 8 August 1981 (age 35)
Basel, Switzerland
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro 1998
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money

US$ 98,830,825

Official website
Career record 1080–245
Career titles 88
Highest ranking No. 1 (2 February 2004)
Current ranking No. 16 (7 November 2016)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open W (2004, 2006, 2007, 2010)
French Open W (2009)
Wimbledon W (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012)
US Open W (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
Other tournaments
Tour Finals W (2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011)
Olympic Games F (2012)
Career record 129–89
Career titles 8
Highest ranking No. 24 (9 June 2003)
Current ranking  — (12 September 2016)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 3R (2003)
French Open 1R (2000)
Wimbledon QF (2000)
US Open 3R (2002)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic Games W (2008)
Team competitions
Davis Cup W (2014)
Hopman Cup W (2001)
Last updated on: 7 November 2016.

Roger Federer (born 8 August 1981) is a Swiss professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 16 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). His accomplishments in professional tennis have led to him being regarded by many as the greatest tennis player of all time. Federer turned professional in 1998 and was continuously ranked in the top 10 from October 2002 to November 2016.

Federer holds several records of the Open Era: holding the world No. 1 position for 302 weeks (including 237 consecutive weeks); winning 17 Grand Slam singles titles; reaching each Grand Slam final at least five times (an all-time record); and reaching the Wimbledon final ten times. He is among the eight men (and among the five in Open Era) to capture a career Grand Slam. Federer shares an Open Era record for most titles at Wimbledon with Pete Sampras (seven) and at the US Open with Jimmy Connors and Sampras (five). He is the only male player to win five consecutive US Open titles.

Federer has reached 27 men's singles Grand Slam finals, including 10 in a row from the 2005 Wimbledon Championships to the 2007 US Open, both statistics being records. He also appeared in 18 of 19 finals from the 2005 Wimbledon through to the 2010 Australian Open. He reached the semifinals at 23 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments, from the 2004 Wimbledon Championships through the 2010 Australian Open. At the 2016 Wimbledon Championships, he reached a record 48th Grand Slam quarterfinal and a record 40th Grand Slam semifinal. Earlier at the 2016 Australian Open, he played in a record 65th consecutive Grand Slam tournament. Earlier at the 2015 US Open, he reached a record 27th Grand Slam final. Also earlier at the 2013 French Open, Federer reached a record 36th consecutive Grand Slam quarterfinal. Federer has won the most matches in Grand Slam events (307) and is the first to record 65+ wins at each Grand Slam tournament.

Federer's ATP tournament records include winning a record six ATP World Tour Finals, playing in the finals at all nine ATP Masters 1000 tournaments (a record shared with Djokovic and Nadal). He also won the Olympic gold medal in doubles with his compatriot Stan Wawrinka at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games and the Olympic silver medal in singles at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. Representing Switzerland, he was a part of the 2014 winning Davis Cup team. He finished eight consecutive years (2003–2010) in one of the top two positions in the year-end men's rankings and ten (2003–2012) in the top three. He was named the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year for a record four consecutive years (2005–2008).