Roger Federer must confront his tennis mortality

You always sort of assumed he'd play forever. Sure, you knew Roger Federer actually couldn't do that -- he'd have to retire from tennis at some point -- but when he'd talk about his career and say, before the London Olympics, that he'd like to play until the Rio Olympics, that milestone felt like a lifetime away. By then Federer would be on the cusp of turning 35 and probably ready...
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Roger Federer undergoes knee surgery, will miss two tourneys

Roger Federer announced on his Facebook page that he’s undergone surgery on his knee after tearing his meniscus the day after the semi-finals at the Australian Open. On Facebook, @rogerfederer announced he underwent arthroscopic knee surgery following the Australian Open. — ESPNTennis (@ESPNTennis) February 3, 2016 “I want to inform you that...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Roger Federer has knee surgery, will skip 2 tournaments

BASEL, Switzerland (AP) Roger Federer has had knee surgery and expects to miss tournaments in Rotterdam and Dubai this month. A statement on Federer's official website says he had ''successful arthroscopic knee surgery today (Wednesday) in Switzerland to repair a torn meniscus.'' The statement did not specify which knee is injured, though said it happened the day after his Australian...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tennis umpire hit in the groin at Australian Open

Do you know how hard men’s professional tennis players can serve? Hard enough that one umpire couldn’t do enough to get out of the way of one at the Australian Open, and it hit him right where the sun don’t shine. During Roger Federer’s quarterfinal win over Tomas Berdych on Tuesday, an errant serve from Berdych hit an umpire in the groin. There’s no way it felt good:...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest: Federer reaches his 39th Grand Slam semifinal

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Latest on Tuesday at the Australian Open (all times local): 5: 15 p.m. Roger Federer has advanced to his 39th Grand Slam semifinal, beating Tomas Berdych 7-6 (4), 6-2, 6-4 in the Australian Open quarterfinals. The No. 3-ranked Federer put on a dazzling display of footwork and shot variety against the No. 6-ranked Czech, improving his record over Berdych...
Via Associated Press
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Roger Federer's wisdom on tennis and life for his kids

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Over the course of his celebrated career, Roger Federer has acquired wisdom on the tennis courts that translates to life lessons which he hopes his children can learn from. A father of four, Federer has two sets of twins. The girls are 6 and the boys are just 18 months and everyone travels together for his job. Young Myla and Charlene have joined their...
Via Associated Press
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Roger Federer goes nuts celebrating Maria Sharapova point

Maria Sharapova won her 600th career match Friday by defeating Lauren Davis in the third round of the Australian Open, 6-1, 6-7, 6-0, and many fans tuned in to watch her become the 17th women’s player to do so. Roger Federer was one of those people, and he watched the match with Grigor Dimitrov before the two squared off on the court. There was one particular point during the second...
Via The Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Federer's 6-year-old girls taking tennis lessons, but he hopes they quit

MELBOURNE, Australia — Roger Federer says his 6-year-old twin daughters, Myla and Charlene, have started taking tennis lessons, but the sport's great ambassador doesn't necessarily hope they follow in his footsteps someday. "I'm happy if they won't end up being on this court, actually," Federer said after his second-round win over Alexandr Dolgopolov."I'd rather support them in...
Via Associated Press
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Federer fan wakes from 11-year coma to watch US Open final

Jesus Aparicio of Spain was in a coma for 11 years. A die-hard Roger Federer fan, he was thrilled to find that, after over a decade of being out of the loop, his favorite player was still at the top of his game. According to, Aparicio had been saving money to watch Federer play at Wimbledon in 2005 before crashing his car in December of 2004 and falling into his...
Via Sportsnaut
September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Roger Federer rips Boris Becker over allegations made in book

Roger Federer grew up idolizing former world No. 1 tennis player Boris Becker, but some recent comments that Becker made may have changed Federer’s opinion of the six-time Grand Slam winner. Becker recently released an autobiography, and in it he claims that it is an “open secret” that Federer and Novak Djokovic “don’t particularly like...Read More
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June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

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