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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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  • 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....
  • Serena Williams wins, Novak Djokovic upset

    Serena Williams advanced to the Rogers Cup quarterfinals Thursday at Montreal, waiting out a brief rain delay to beat Lucie Safarova, 7-5, 6-4. On Friday, Williams will play Caroline Wozniacki, a 6-1, 6-0 winner over American qualifier Shelby Rogers....
  • 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...
  • Youngsters look to spoil a marquee men's Wimbledon final

    — The new kids on the block are not a boy band here, but a threat to the usual order of things at Wimbledon. The men's semifinals are Friday, and two of the four players left are marquee upon which tennis thrives. They are Novak Djokovic of...
  • At 32, Roger Federer still has quite the rivalry with Novak Djokovic

    At 32, Roger Federer still has quite the rivalry with Novak Djokovic
    If familiarity breeds contempt, then Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic should despise each other. That certainly is not the case, even though, when they take Centre Court at Wimbledon on Sunday for the men's singles final, it will mark the 35th time they...
  • No backhanded compliments for Federer from Edberg

    TORONTO (Reuters) - Roger Federer's backhand has been described as a thing of beauty and perhaps the most exquisite stroke the tennis world has seen, but his coach Stefan Edberg feels his was a little better. When asked on Tuesday who possessed the...
  • Nadal withdraws from Toronto, Cincinnati with injury

    TORONTO (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal will miss two U.S. Open tune-up events due to a wrist injury that has put his status in doubt for a title defence at the year's final grand slam. Nadal, who suffered the injury during practice, will have to wear a cast on...
  • Novak Djokovic outlasts Roger Federer to win second Wimbledon title

    Novak Djokovic outlasts Roger Federer to win second Wimbledon title
    Novak Djokovic won his second Wimbledon title and denied Roger Federer his record eighth by outlasting the Swiss player in five sets Sunday. Djokovic wasted a 5-2 lead, and a match point, in the fourth set but held on for a 6-7 (7), 6-4, 7-6 (4), 5-7,...
  • Prince William shares George's water woes during scuba-club visit

    Prince William shares George's water woes during scuba-club visit
    Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, sometimes struggle as first-time parents, and they're not afraid to talk about it.  William on Wednesday highlighted the latest woe for the self-deprecating British royals, who have frequently shared...
  • Rafael Nadal has shaky Wimbledon start, then wins convincingly

    WIMBLEDON, England — Three of tennis' marquee players cruised down the road in first-round matches at Wimbledon on Tuesday, and Rafael Nadal, perhaps the brightest star of all, traveled a bumpy path. That's relatively speaking. Nadal lost a set....