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 2021-12-02 19:30 

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Nadal: Djokovic likely to win slam race...

Rafael Nadal has conceded that Novak Djokovic will likely end his career with the most grand slam singles titles in men's tennis history, ahead of both him and Roger Federer. The so-called 'big three' have long dominated the ATP Tour, with the...

 2021-11-21 23:15 

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Tennis will flourish after Big 3: Medvedev...

Tennis has survived generational changes before and will do so again when the "Big Three" of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic retire, insists world No.2 Daniil Medvedev. The 25-year-old Russian is part of what has been dubbed the ...

 2021-11-20 19:45 

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Federer 'concerned' about Peng...

Roger Federer has joined the chorus of support for Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai. Former doubles world No.1 Peng has not been seen or heard from publicly since she said on Chinese social media on November 2 that former vice-premier Zhang Gaoli coerced ...

 2021-11-17 20:00 

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Djokovic wants 'icon' Federer back soon...

World No.1 Novak Djokovic says he hopes fellow great Roger Federer will return to competitive action soon and be able to compete with the best again after the Swiss announced he would miss the Australian Open in January. Federer, 40, told Swiss media he&#...

 2021-11-17 07:45 

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Injured Federer to skip Aust Open again...

Roger Federer will miss the Australian Open in January and is unlikely to return to competitiion until mid-2022 as he recovers from multiple knee surgeries. This is the second year running the former world No.1 will miss the opening grand slam of the year...

 2021-11-16 06:45 

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Djokovic the 'GOAT' for Pete Sampras...

The debate over the Greatest of All Time (GOAT) in men's tennis has divided opinions for years but American Pete Sampras has no doubt Serbian Novak Djokovic is the one. Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal are currently tied at 20 major singles titl...

 2021-11-15 22:30 

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Djokovic eases to ATP Finals victory...

Novak Djokovic has survived a wobbly start to launch his campaign at the ATP Finals with a 7-6 (7-4) 6-2 victory over debutant Casper Ruud. Top seed Djokovic is attempting to match Roger Federer's record of six titles at the elite season-ending event ...

 2021-11-14 22:45 

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Federer likely to miss Australian Open...

Roger Federer will almost certainly miss the Australian Open for the second year in a row, with the Swiss maestro said to be recovering slowly from a third round of knee surgery in 18 months. But Federer's long-time coach Ivan Ljubicic has played down...

 2021-10-18 09:45 

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Roger Federer slips out of world top 10...

Former No.1 and 20-time grand slam champion Roger Federer has tumbled out of the top 10 of the latest world rankings released by the ATP. The 40-year-old Swiss, who is currently out of action following knee surgery, fell two places to 11th. A change to th...

 2021-10-12 01:45 

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Better than Hingis: huge praise for Barty...

Ash Barty is being lauded as an upgraded, modernised Martina Hingis as the Australian superstar accesses one of the most exclusive clubs in tennis. Barty on Monday will enter her 100th week as world No.1, joining legends Steffi Graf, Martina Navratilova, ...

 2021-09-26 21:00 

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Europe maintain Laver Cup unbeaten record...

Even without any of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic on their roster, Team Europe have clinched their fourth consecutive Laver Cup victory by powering 14-1 ahead against Team World. It meant the Bjorn Borg-captained Europe have maintained the...

 2021-09-26 08:15 

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Federer 'a few months' off court return...

Roger Federer says he is "in a really good place" with his recovery from last month's knee surgery but it's going to take a few more months to get back on the tennis court - making a return to the Australian Open in January appear unlikely...

 2021-09-21 05:30 

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Federer recovering after latest surgery...

Swiss great Roger Federer said he has faced no setbacks and is recovering well after his latest knee operation. Federer, who pulled out of the US Open, said in August he would be sidelined for many months because he needed more knee surgery in order to re...

 2021-08-29 02:00 

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Djokovic chasing tennis immortality in NYC...

His numbers are already hard to argue with and now Novak Djokovic has the chance to end all debate with a seismic US Open title triumph in New York. Locked on 20 grand slam crowns with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, Djokovic can eclipse his two great riv...

 2021-08-18 20:30 

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Murray kayoed by Hurkacz in Cincinnati...

Two-time Cincinnati Open winner Andy Murray has been knocked out of the event in straight sets by world No.13 Hubert Hurkacz. Murray had gone into Wednesday's match fresh from his first victory since withdrawing from the Olympics singles in the first ...

 2021-08-15 19:15 

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Federer out for 'many months' with knee op...

Roger Federer is going to miss the US Open and will be sidelined for what he said will be "many months" because he needs a third operation on his right knee. Federer announced the news on Sunday via a video message on Instagram, saying he'll b...

 2021-08-13 08:30 

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Federer comeback date a 'little uncertain'...

With the US Open just a fortnight away, Roger Federer is yet to set a date for his return to the court as he continues the search for full fitness. "I have not done anything in a long time because of the knee," the freshly-turned 40-year-old Feder...

 2021-08-08 11:30 

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Federer at 40 with an uncertain future...

Swiss tennis great Roger Federer turned 40 on Sunday amid uncertainty over whether he will grace the stage of a grand slam again. Both he and Serena Williams, who reaches the same birthday landmark in September, have kept their future plans under wraps. H...

 2021-08-05 19:15 

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Federer to miss Toronto and Cincinnati...

Roger Federer has pulled out of the upcoming hardcourt tournaments in Toronto and Cincinnati, citing lingering issues with his surgically repaired knee and shedding doubt on his chances of playing the US Open. The withdrawals by Federer, who turns 40 on S...

 2021-07-13 16:45 

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Injured Federer withdraws from Tokyo...

Roger Federer has withdrawn from the Tokyo Olympics after picking up a knee injury during the grasscourt season. Federer, who turns 40 next month, had two knee surgeries in 2020 which resulted in more than a year of rehabilitation. He withdrew from the Fr...

 2021-07-11 20:00 

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Federer salutes Djokovic's slam win No.20...

Roger Federer has been quick to congratulate Novak Djokovic after the Serb made it a three-way tie at the top of men's tennis with his 20th grand slam title. Djokovic defeated Italy's Matteo Berrettini 6-7 (7-4) 6-4 6-4 6-3 to join Federer and Raf...

 2021-07-11 17:45 

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Djokovic's milestones after 20th slam win...

Factbox on Novak Djokovic, who defeated Italy's Matteo Berrettini 6-7 (7-4) 6-4 6-4 6-3 in the Wimbledon men's final to win a record-equalling 20th grand slam title. MILESTONES * Equalled Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal for most grand slam men's ...

 2021-07-10 19:30 

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Berrettini hurdle in Djokovic's path...

Matteo Berrettini stands in the way of Novak Djokovic and a crack at tennis history in the Wimbledon men's final. A win against the Italian at the All England Club will ensure the 34-year-old Djokovic equals Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal's record m...

 2021-07-09 16:00 

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Berrettini through to Wimbledon final...

Matteo Berrettini has become the first Italian man to reach the Wimbledon final after overpowering Poland's Hubert Hurkacz in four sets. The No.7 seed proved too good for the man who thrashed Roger Federer in the quarter-final, using his booming serve...

 2021-07-07 19:45 

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Beaten Fed not sure if the show will go on...

As Roger Federer was suffering the unthinkable ignominy of losing 6-0 in what could be the last set he ever plays on Wimbledon Centre Court, another old great could only pass depressing judgement. John McEnroe, watching from the commentary box, noted forl...

 2021-07-07 17:45 

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Hurkacz stuns Federer at Wimbledon...

Roger Federer's hopes of winning a ninth Wimbledon title were ended by a quarter-final loss to Poland's Hubert Hurkacz. The 39-year-old had played himself into form through the first week at the All England Club to raise hopes of an improbable tro...

 2021-07-07 17:00 

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Djokovic moves closer to Wimbledon goal...

Novak Djokovic has eased into the semi-finals at Wimbledon with a 6-3 6-4 6-4 victory over Marton Fucsovics and is now just two wins from claiming a 20th grand slam title. That would see Djokovic draw level with Federer and Nadal's haul of majors, yet...

 2021-07-07 00:15 

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Djokovic, Federer loom large at Wimbledon...

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are part of the Centre Court furniture on quarter-finals day at Wimbledon but this year's last-eight line-up has a refreshingly new look. Poland's Hubert Hurkacz was the last to book his place and will face his her...

 2021-07-06 20:45 

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Djokovic and Federer loom large at Wimby...

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are part of the Centre Court furniture on quarter-finals day at Wimbledon but this year's last-eight lineup has a refreshingly new look. Poland's Hubert Hurkacz was the last to book his place and will face his hero...

 2021-07-06 14:15 

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Hurkacz sets up clash with hero Federer...

Hubert Hurkacz was inspired by a switch to Centre Court as he stunned second seed Daniil Medvedev to book a Wimbledon quarter-final against his hero Roger Federer. The 24-year-old from Poland came from two sets to one down to win their rain-interrupted fo...

 2021-07-05 20:15 

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Federer back into 58th grand slam quarters...

Roger Federer has weathered a first-set storm to become the oldest man in the Open Era to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals with a 7-5 6-4 6-2 win over Italian 23rd seed Lorenzo Sonego. The Swiss, who will turn 40 next month, was deadlocked at 5-5 in the...

 2021-07-03 20:15 

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Federer finds his rhythm at Wimbledon...

Naturally Roger Federer knows that this Wimbledon marks his last grand slam before turning 40. He knows, too, that he hadn't played a third round match at a major in nearly one and a half years. And, truthfully, he can't possibly know how many mor...

 2021-07-01 23:15 

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Federer sparkles as sun shines at SW19...

The sun finally came out at Wimbledon and eight-time champion Roger Federer got his old sparkle back on Centre Court to eclipse Richard Gasquet and move serenely into round three. It was not quite vintage Federer, but the 7,500 fans packed around his favo...

 2021-07-01 19:30 

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Federer moves into Wimbledon third round...

The sun finally came out at Wimbledon and eight-time champion Roger Federer got his old sparkle back on Centre Court to eclipse France's Richard Gasquet and move into round three. It was not quite vintage Federer on Thursday but the 7,500 fans packed ...

 2021-07-01 14:00 

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Djokovic and Federer among Olympic entries...

World No.1 Novak Djokovic and 20-time grand slam champion Roger Federer headline the list of players entered for the Tokyo Olympics - a boost for the tennis event hit by high-profile withdrawals. Australia's women's world No1. Ash Barty and Japan&...

 2021-06-30 05:15 

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Wimbledon's Centre Court wet and slippery...

Novak Djokovic landed on his backside twice early in the first match played on Centre Court at Wimbledon this week. He was no worse for the wear. Roger Federer's opponent on Day 2, Adrian Mannarino, lost his footing in the main stadium, too, but he wa...

 2021-06-29 23:00 

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Federer gets lucky to advance at Wimbledon...

Roger Federer admits he got lucky after Adrian Mannarino was forced to retire from their first-round match at Wimbledon with a knee injury. Eight-times champion Federer advanced to the second round on Tuesday when his French opponent retired with a knee i...

 2021-06-29 20:30 

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Federer gets lucky with Mannarino out...

Roger Federer has admitted he got lucky after Adrian Mannarino was forced to retire from their first-round match at Wimbledon with a knee injury. The Frenchman was two sets to one up and a break down in the fourth against a rusty Federer when he slipped a...

 2021-06-29 20:15 

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Injured Serena Williams out of Wimbledon...

Serena Williams stopped playing her first-round match at Wimbledon after she hurt her left leg by slipping during a point, a sudden end to her latest bid for a record-tying 24th grand slam singles title. Roger Federer's reaction when he found out what...

 2021-06-29 18:15 

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Federer survives scare from Mannarino...

Sixth seed Roger Federer survived a massive scare against Adrian Mannarino before advancing to the Wimbledon second round when the Frenchman retired with a knee injury after slipping on court. The match was poised at 6-4 6-7(3) 3-6 6-2 with the eight-time...

 2021-06-26 15:00 

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I have a chance of Wimbledon win: Federer...

Roger Federer has rediscovered the positive attitude that has made him one of sport's greatest champions as he looks set to challenge for a ninth Wimbledon title. The Swiss, who turns 40 in just over a month, is playing only his fifth tournament in 17...

 2021-06-24 20:00 

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Bring on Federer, smiles qualifier Polmans...

Australian Marc Polmans has made it into Wimbledon's main draw after surviving a barrage of aces in his final qualifying match - and as his reward, he's hoping for a dream Centre Court match with the great Roger Federer. Polmans and Chris O'Co...

 2021-06-21 05:45 

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Tsitsipas has Wimbledon plan to stop Novak...

With Rafael Nadal absent and concerns over the form and fitness of Roger Federer, the hunt is on for someone to challenge Novak Djokovic's seemingly inevitable march towards a 20th grand slam title. It says a lot about the paucity of competition for w...

 2021-06-16 20:30 

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Federer frustrated at pre-Wimbledon defeat...

Roger Federer has crashed out of the Halle grass tournament that he's won 10 times, losing 4-6 6-3 6-2 in the second round to 20-year-old Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime. Fifth seed Federer, 39, squandered a one-set lead and suffered his earliest-ever ...

 2021-06-16 16:00 

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Federer beaten in pre-Wimbledon blow...

Roger Federer has crashed out of the Halle grass tournament that he's won 10 times, losing 4-6 6-3 6-2 in the second round to 20-year-old Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime. Fifth seed Federer, 39, squandered a one-set lead and suffered his earliest-ever ...

 2021-06-14 16:45 

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Federer wins in Halle, Tsitsipas withdraws...

Roger Federer has made a winning start into the grass court season in Halle while French Open finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas withdrew on short notice. Federer, 39, was given a fight by 90th-ranked Belarus qualifier Ilya Ivashka on Monday before the 10-time c...

 2021-06-13 22:30 

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Djokovic closes in on grand slam record...

MEN WITH THE MOST GRAND SLAM TITLES 20 - Roger Federer Federer has been the leader since overtaking Pete Sampras by winning the Wimbledon title in 2009. Eight of his titles have come at the All England Club while his most recent major trophy came at the A...

 2021-06-11 13:15 

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Back on grass it's 'go time' for Federer...

Roger Federer says he has seen "improvement and no setbacks" since returning to the tour in March after more than a year out due to two knee operations. With his grass-court season commencing in Halle, Germany, next week, the 39-year-old says it&#...

 2021-06-06 15:00 

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Federer withdraws from French Open to rest...

Roger Federer has pulled out of the French Open a day after winning a tough third-round match, opting to save himself for the grass-court season. The Swiss star, who turns 40 in August, is targeting a record 21st grand slam title at Wimbledon later this m...

 2021-06-06 04:30 

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Federer ponders pulling out of French Open...

Roger Federer said he will assess his further participation in the ongoing French Open after a gruelling 7-6 (7-5) 6-7 (7-3) 7-6 (7-4) 7-5 win over Germany's Dominik Koepfer on an empty Court Philippe Chatrier. The 20-times grand slam champion was com...

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