Latest Roger Federer News

Roger Federer’s face to be minted on Swiss coin

Dec. 2, 2019 5:47 AM EST

BERN, Switzerland (AP) — The Swiss government says it will produce a 20 franc silver coin with Roger Federer’s image on it. The government says it’s the first time it has dedicated a commemorative coin to a living person. A 50 franc gold coin with Federer’s image on it will be minted...

New Davis Cup proves exciting but calendar still a challenge

Nov. 25, 2019 8:20 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Despite its flaws, the new Davis Cup got a passing grade on its first edition, with its modern look being accompanied by plenty of excitement on the court. But despite the mostly positive reviews, the future success of the revamped tournament still depends on making it fit on a crowed tennis...

Mexico City bullring to host Federer- Zverev tennis match

Nov. 22, 2019 5:06 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — For 73 years, Mexico City’s Plaza de Toros bullring has hosted hundreds of bullfights, but on Saturday it will become a tennis court, as Roger Federer faces Germany’s Alexander Zverev. Saturday’s match is the fourth stop in a tour of Latin America by the tennis...

Murray, Djokovic looking forward to playing in 2020 Olympics

Nov. 20, 2019 11:50 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic have their sights set on playing at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Murray said Wednesday “he would love to compete in Tokyo,” and Djokovic acknowledged the Olympics are “very high on the list of wishes for next year.” Murray, the two-time...

Tsitsipas beats Thiem in 3 sets to win ATP Finals title

Nov. 17, 2019 6:16 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Three years after coming to the ATP Finals as a hitting partner to the top pros, Stefanos Tsitsipas is leaving the tournament as champion. Tsitsipas rallied to beat Dominic Thiem 6-7 (6), 6-2, 7-6 (4) on Sunday for the biggest title of his career, becoming the youngest champion at the...

Federer braced for another next-gen challenge in 2020

Nov. 16, 2019 7:39 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — After dominating the tennis world for so long, Roger Federer thinks the sport’s Big Three could face their toughest challenge yet from a new generation in 2020. Federer’s 2019 season ended with a semifinal loss to Stefanos Tsitsipas on Saturday at the ATP Finals, having seen...

Tsitsipas, Thiem set up title match at ATP Finals

Nov. 16, 2019 7:35 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The first time Dominic Thiem played at the ATP Finals, he was handed an unknown Greek teenager as a hitting partner in training. Three years later, Thiem is facing that same player in the final of the season-ending tournament. Thiem beat defending champion Alexander Zverev in the semifinals...

Former No. 4 Tomas Berdych announces retirement from tennis

Nov. 16, 2019 3:16 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Former Wimbledon runner-up Tomas Berdych announced his retirement from tennis on Saturday after a 17-year professional career. The 34-year-old Berdych confirmed the decision at the ATP Finals, saying his body no longer allows him to compete at the highest level after struggling with a back...

Zverev advances to semis at ATP Finals; Nadal eliminated

Nov. 15, 2019 6:43 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Defending champion Alexander Zverev secured the last semifinal spot at the ATP Finals on Friday, eliminating Rafael Nadal in the process. Zverev beat already eliminated Daniil Medvedev 6-4, 7-6 (4) at the O2 Arena to finish second behind Stefanos Tsitsipas in the group and set up a semifinal...

Despite exit, Nadal enjoys relative success at ATP Finals

Nov. 15, 2019 5:07 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Rafael Nadal is leaving the ATP Finals with a big trophy, even though he failed again to secure the title at the elite tournament. Nadal was eliminated in the group stage of the season-ending event on Friday, but could still look back on a successful week after edging out Novak Djokovic for...