Roger Federer http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24235/all en Tennis-Longevity the buzz word for rested Federer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/tennis-longevity-the-buzz-word-rested-federer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>By Patrick Johnston</p> <p>Jan 8 (Reuters) - A disappointing end to 2012 left Roger Federer's critics writing his tennis obituary, but the Swiss is confident he can win more grand slam titles after arriving in Melbourne refreshed and refocused following an extended break.</p> <p>While Federer's main rivals for a fifth Australian Open title, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, have been getting matches under their belt in Australia, the 31-year-old opted for the practice courts and family time to keep his mind and body fresh.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/tennis-longevity-the-buzz-word-rested-federer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Andy Murray Federer–Nadal rivalry Juan Martín del Potro Münchenstein Novak Djokovic Person Location Person Travel Quotation Rafael Nadal Roger Federer Roger Federer Roger Federer tennis season Tennis Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:05:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731569 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis-Monaco players set 70-point tie-break record http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/tennis-monaco-players-set-70-point-tie-break-record <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 8 (Reuters) - A record of 70 points for the longest tie-break in professional tennis has been set at a Futures event in Florida when Monaco's world number 636 Benjamin Balleret beat unranked compatriot Guillaume Couillard 36-34.</p> <p>"We haven't been able to find a tie-break that went longer than this," the International Tennis Federation said on their Twitter account on Tuesday of the marathon tie-break which took place on Sunday.</p> <p>The record may not be official because of the lack of a chair umpire.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/tennis-monaco-players-set-70-point-tie-break-record" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Andy Roddick Human Interest Roger Federer Tennis Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 19:15:47 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731784 at http://www.globalpost.com PREVIEW-Tennis-Djokovic and Serena red hot Melbourne favourites http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/preview-tennis-djokovic-and-serena-red-hot-melbourne-favourites <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Nick Mulvenney</p> <p>SYDNEY, Jan 12 (Reuters) - With even their main rivals trumpeting Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams as the runaway favourites to win the Australian Open, it is tempting to view the honour roll at the year's first tennis grand slam as pre-ordained.</p> <p>However well the pair are playing, they should perhaps bear in mind that the brutal heat, inspired opponents and the heartbreak of injury have unseated more than a few 'sure things' over the years at Melbourne Park.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/preview-tennis-djokovic-and-serena-red-hot-melbourne-favourites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Novak Djokovic Roger Federer Tennis Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 15:30:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733189 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-Tennis-Rested Federer aims to go deep in Melbourne http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/rpt-tennis-rested-federer-aims-go-deep-melbourne <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds dropped word in 15th para)</p> <p>By Ian Ransom</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 12 (Reuters) - With a trophy cabinet straining at the hinges and a 53rd consecutive grand slam appearance looming, Roger Federer might be excused for feeling a little jaded ahead of his bid for a fifth Australian Open crown.</p> <p>Not a bit of it, the 31-year-old Swiss maestro said on Saturday, having passed his motivation test during punishing practice sessions in the off-season.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/rpt-tennis-rested-federer-aims-go-deep-melbourne" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Rafael Nadal Roger Federer Roger Federer Tennis Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 06:45:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733510 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis-Murray returns to Melbourne monkey-free http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/tennis-murray-returns-melbourne-monkey-free <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Greg Stutchbury</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Fighting Novak Djokovic to a standstill in a cliff-hanging Australian Open semi-final last year convinced Andy Murray he had what it took to win a grand slam title.</p> <p>Struggling to swat away moths fluttering in front of his face, an exhausted Djokovic finally broke Murray's resistance in a pulsating 6-3 3-6 6-7 6-1 7-5 win taking almost five hours.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/tennis-murray-returns-melbourne-monkey-free" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Andy Murray Novak Djokovic Roger Federer Tennis Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 09:30:36 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733527 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Sports News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/reuters-sports-news-summary-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.</p> <p>Djokovic delivers, Sharapova ruthless on opening day</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/reuters-sports-news-summary-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Münchenstein Roger Federer Tennis Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 19:15:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734322 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Tennis-Bring on the heat, says man-for-all seasons Federer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-2-tennis-bring-the-heat-says-man-all-seasons-federer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds Federer's second-round opponent, quotes)</p> <p>* Federer sails into second round</p> <p>* Blasts unseeded Frenchman in straight sets</p> <p>* To play former world number three Davydenko</p> <p>By Ian Ransom</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Searing heat forecast to hit Melbourne Park's second round matches on Thursday holds no fear for Roger Federer, who welcomed the chance to test his 31-year-old body in extreme conditions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-2-tennis-bring-the-heat-says-man-all-seasons-federer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Münchenstein Roger Federer Tennis Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 06:00:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734539 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Sports News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/reuters-sports-news-summary-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.</p> <p>Armstrong confronts doping charges in interview: Oprah Winfrey</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/reuters-sports-news-summary-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Novak Djokovic Roger Federer Tennis Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 19:15:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734967 at http://www.globalpost.com WRAPUP 3-Tennis-Federer and Serena make light of Melbourne scorcher http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/wrapup-1-tennis-serena-murray-the-and-melbourne-swelters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Federer, Murray, Williams, Azarenka through</p> <p>* Temperature reaches 40 degrees C</p> <p>* Date-Krumm wins again</p> <p>By Nick Mulvenney</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Roger Federer and Serena Williams showed there was plenty of life left in their relatively old legs by easing into the third round of the Australian Open on a day when sweltering heat tested the stamina of thirtysomething and teenager alike.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/wrapup-1-tennis-serena-murray-the-and-melbourne-swelters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bernard Tomic Health Münchenstein Roger Federer Tennis Victoria Azarenka Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 09:30:44 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735486 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis-Federer in the pink after reaching third round http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/tennis-federer-the-pink-after-reaching-third-round <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MELBOURNE, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Roger Federer triumphed in a battle of old sparring partners, swatting aside Russian veteran Nikolay Davydenko 6-3 6-4 6-4 to cruise into the third round of the Australian Open on Thursday.</p> <p>Resplendent in a pair of pink and black two-toned sneakers, Federer captured a break early in each set, while his 40th-ranked opponent never had a look at his serve and surrendered their 20th tour clash in just under two hours.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/tennis-federer-the-pink-after-reaching-third-round" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Münchenstein Roger Federer Roger Federer Tennis Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 11:00:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735507 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Sports News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/reuters-sports-news-summary-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.</p> <p>Armstrong stripped of 2000 bronze medal</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/reuters-sports-news-summary-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Rafael Nadal Roger Federer Tennis Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 19:15:11 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735769 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis-Moment of truth for Tomic as Federer showdown arrives http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/tennis-moment-truth-tomic-federer-showdown-arrives <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Greg Stutchbury</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 19 (Reuters) - It will be time for Australia's Bernard Tomic to put up or shut up when he faces 17-times grand-slam champion Roger Federer in the third round of the Australian Open tennis on Saturday.</p> <p>Local favourite Tomic and Federer have traded barbs since the draw for the season's opening grand slam was made last week and the Swiss has been repeatedly questioned about the prospect of facing the brash 20-year-old in the third round.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/tennis-moment-truth-tomic-federer-showdown-arrives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bernard Tomic Roger Federer Tennis Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 15:15:41 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736170 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis-Federer crushes Tomic and Australia to reach fourth round http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/tennis-federer-crushes-tomic-and-australia-reach-fourth-round <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MELBOURNE, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Roger Federer crushed the hopes of a nation by dismantling local favourite Bernard Tomic 6-4 7-6 6-1 to sail into the last 16 of the Australian Open on Saturday.</p> <p>The much-hyped clash between the Swiss maestro and his 20-year-old opponent briefly caught fire in the middle stages but ultimately fizzled out under the lights of Rod Laver Arena, as Federer marched to a clinical 118-minute victory.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/tennis-federer-crushes-tomic-and-australia-reach-fourth-round" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Münchenstein Roger Federer Roger Federer Tennis Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 11:00:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736537 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Tennis-Federer crushes Tomic and Australian hopes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/update-1-tennis-federer-crushes-tomic-and-australia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Swiss marches on in bid for fifth title</p> <p>* Tomic briefly threatens in second set</p> <p>* Federer to meet Raonic in fourth round (Adds quotes, details)</p> <p>By Ian Ransom</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Roger Federer humbled local favourite Bernard Tomic 6-4 7-6 6-1 to sail into the last 16 of the Australian Open and then apologised to a packed centre court crowd for "beating up" on the home players.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/update-1-tennis-federer-crushes-tomic-and-australia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Münchenstein Roger Federer Roger Federer Tennis Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 12:15:13 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736542 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis-Saddened Federer says Armstrong's cheating hurt all sport http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/tennis-saddened-federer-says-armstrongs-cheating-hurt-all-sport <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Nick Mulvenney</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Tennis great Roger Federer said he was saddened by American cyclist Lance Armstrong's admission that he cheated his way to seven Tour de France wins and believed it would have a negative impact on all sport.</p> <p>Armstrong confessed in a televised interview with chat show host Oprah Winfrey this week to using banned performance-enhancing substances to establish himself as one of the biggest names in sport.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/tennis-saddened-federer-says-armstrongs-cheating-hurt-all-sport" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Münchenstein Roger Federer Tennis Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 14:00:37 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736561 at http://www.globalpost.com