Federer signs on to play Basel tournament through 2019

February 21, 2017 34

Get ready for at least three more years of Roger Federer. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, Federer will be on tour through at least the 2019 season. That much became clear when the 35-year-old Swiss announced on Tuesday that he has signed a new three-year contract to play the Swiss Indoors Basel. […]

Nadal, Wawrinka still need time off after grueling Australian Open

February 9, 2017 16

Scheduled to be the top two seeds at next week’s ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam, Stan Wawrinka and Rafael Nadal have withdrawn in the aftermath of grueling Australian Open campaigns. Wawrinka is out with a knee injury, while Nadal announced on Thursday that he needs more rest. […]

Djokovic headlines first round of Davis Cup action

February 3, 2017 1

World No. 1 Andy Murray is on the sidelines this week, but second-ranked Novak Djokovic will be a part of the first-round Davis Cup festivities when Serbia hosts Russia. Djokovic is looking to bounce back from an early loss at the Australian Open to Denis Istomin. […]

Federer, Nadal avoid early disaster as Australian Open draw revealed

January 13, 2017 33

The Australian Open draw ceremony took place on Friday afternoon in Melbourne, where Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal avoided serious early danger despite being saddled with unusually low seeds. Federer is in Andy Murray’s quarter, while Nadal is on the other side of the bracket in a section with Milos Raonic. […]

Nadal, Federer could meet as early as third round at Australian Open

January 12, 2017 5

One spot in the rankings for either player–that’s how close Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal came to giving themselves no chance of facing each other in round three of the upcoming Australian Open. Federer finds himself on the outside looking in for a top 16 seed at No. 17 in the world, while Nadal is No. 9. […]

Sock leads undefeated United States into Hopman Cup final

January 5, 2017 5

Having already qualified for the Hopman Cup final, the United States completed an undefeated run through round-robin competition by beating host Australia 2-1 on Thursday. The tie started with Jack Sock’s highlight-filled 6-2, 6-2 win over Nick Kyrgios. […]

Federer loses but still plays the bongos at Hopman Cup

January 4, 2017 3

Roger Federer lost to Alexander Zverev 7-6(1), 6-7(4), 7-6(4) after two hours and 30 minutes during the first match of Wednesday’s Hopman Cup tie between Switzerland and Germany. But Federer still had a great time playing virtual bongos. […]

Nadal repeats as champion in Abu Dhabi

December 31, 2016 19

Rafael Nadal won the Mubadala World Tennis Championship for the fourth time in his career and for a second straight year when he defeated David Goffin 6-4, 7-6(5) on Saturday. This marked the first occasion on which Nadal did not earn an opening bye as one of the top two seeds, but he managed to navigate his way through three matches. […]

Arise, sir Andy: Murray knighted by Queen Elizabeth II

December 31, 2016 2

Andy Murray was knighted on Friday as part of Queen Elizabeth II’s New Year’s honors list, earning the recognition for his services to tennis and and to charity charity. The 29-year-old Scot was among several Olympic and Paralympic athletes to be knighted, including Mo Farah and Jessica Ennis-Hill. […]

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