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Roger Federer

Roger Federer
Roger Federer (August 8, 1981 - ) is a professional tennis player who was ranked No. 1 for a record 237 consecutive weeks, from February 2, 2004 to August 17, 2008. He has won 13 Grand Slam titles.
Roger Federer (August 8, 1981 - ) is a professional tennis player who was ranked No. 1 for a record 237 consecutive weeks, from February 2, 2004 to August 17, 2008. He has won 13 Grand Slam titles. « Show less

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  • Roger Federer has fans' heart but Novak Djokovic has game to win final

    Roger Federer has fans' heart but Novak Djokovic has game to win final
    For awhile Sunday, almost out of nowhere, he was the old man and the spree. It was exceptional, almost awe-inspiring just to be there. You see lots of ordinary things in sports. You don't see much of this. Could Roger Federer, left for dead in the...
  • No surprises at Paribas Open as top players roll over opponents

    No surprises at Paribas Open as top players roll over opponents
    There is often a Groundhog Day feel to the early rounds of a major tennis tournament, and there is no question that this BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells is major in all ways other than an official designation from the sport. Sunday, there were three...
  • U.S. Open champ Marin Cilic is ready to lower the boom at Indian Wells

    U.S. Open champ Marin Cilic is ready to lower the boom at Indian Wells
    Last year's U.S. Open men's tennis title was won by a tall, lanky Croatian with a heavy beard and friendly, slightly goofy smile. This Croat star could make a tennis ball crack a windshield. When he met the media, he smiled a lot, pretended to hate it...
  • History to absorb

    History to absorb
    Kids aren't into history these days. Too many old guys. Too many dead guys. Wars and issues and causes that chip your nails and get in the way of updating your Facebook page. Stuff that happened long ago, like, waaaay back in the last century. Pity. It's...
  • Andy Murray keeps British hopes, and Henman Hill, alive at Wimbledon

    Andy Murray keeps British hopes, and Henman Hill, alive at Wimbledon
    Much had already happened Friday by the time the main focus at Wimbledon shifted to a hill, a place where personal real estate is like an acre in Malibu. It was late afternoon. The rain that was supposed to come never did. Big fluffy clouds moved...
  • Serena Williams' mystery ailment punctuates bizarre day at Wimbledon

    Serena Williams' mystery ailment punctuates bizarre day at Wimbledon
    Staid old Wimbledon got bounced on its fanny here Tuesday. Somebody sat on the spectacles and broke them. Egad. Somebody else put lowfat milk on the strawberries. Strange things happened. The orderly became disorderly: • An ailing Serena Williams...
  • For Andy Murray, a Wimbledon prize — and reprise — proves elusive

    For Andy Murray, a Wimbledon prize — and reprise — proves elusive
    On the warmest, sunniest day you can imagine, in a place where those are few and far between, gloom prevailed Wednesday. Great Britain was Mudville, and mighty Casey had struck out. When Andy Murray's final ground stroke settled into the bottom of the...
  • The plight of U.S. tennis: too much money and mollycoddling?

    The plight of U.S. tennis: too much money and mollycoddling?
    Sunday was a day of rest and reflection at Wimbledon. So we reflected. Eyes squinting, brow furrowed, chin resting in palm of hand, we pondered the issue: How good are our tennis players from the United States? Lousy. It was a short reflection....
  • Caroline Wozniacki outlasts Maria Sharapova in humid U.S. Open match

    Caroline Wozniacki outlasts Maria Sharapova in humid U.S. Open match
    — It is turning out to be the relationship that gives engagements a bad name. First, golf star Rory McIlroy calls off the wedding with tennis star Caroline Wozniacki and wins the British Open and the PGA. Then, Wozniacki starts a run of success...
  • Spitz says he feels sorry for Phelps

    Mark Spitz says he feels badly for Michael Phelps. Spitz, whose record of seven gold medals at the 1972 Olympics was broken when Phelps won eight last year, talked briefly about Phelps last night while in Little Rock, Ark., for a speaking engagement....
  • Jimmie Johnson's Chase includes crew chief Chad Knaus's powers

    That'll teach Clint Bowyer to crack wise about the past and future champion. We knew that Jimmie Johnson was powerful, but unaware just how important it is, as Eric Cartman would put it, to respect his authoritah. A couple weeks back, Bowyer suggested...