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Analysis: Think of Federer's Laver Cup as an All-Star affair

Sep. 25, 2022 16:08 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Roger Federer is, by his own admission, a jokester. A couple of his Laver Cup teammates would agree. Stefanos Tsitsipas, the 2021 French Open runner-up, described the 20-time Grand Slam champion as “goofy and giggling” in the locker room during the three-day...

'Prime Time' Tiafoe lifts Team World to 1st Laver Cup win

Sep. 25, 2022 16:06 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The last to arrive, befitting his reputation in the locker room, Frances Tiafoe strutted into the post-match news conference after clinching Team World's Laver Cup victory over Roger Federer's star-studded Team Europe and shouted, “Champs are here!” Then the...

Retired Roger Federer offers advice to Laver Cup teammates

Sep. 24, 2022 17:42 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Roger Federer's tearful farewell to his playing career is over. True to his word, the 20-time Grand Slam champion did not say goodbye for good to tennis. A day after heading into retirement with a Laver Cup doubles match alongside longtime rival Rafaal Nadal — the...

Federer, Nadal, Djokovic set new bar for next generations

Sep. 24, 2022 16:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Here is one way to look at what Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and the now-retired Roger Federer accomplished: The group known as the Big Three of men’s tennis accumulated so many Grand Slam titles — 63 in all — that it seems unlikely anyone will reach the standards they set. ...

Roger Federer retires after teaming with Nadal in last match

Sep. 23, 2022 21:49 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — This day, this match, had to come, of course, for Roger Federer, and for tennis, just as it inevitably must for every athlete in every sport. Federer bid adieu Friday night with one last contest before he heads into retirement at age 41 after a superlative career that...

Roger Federer's last match before retirement is a loss in doubles with Rafael Nadal at the Laver Cup

Sep. 23, 2022 19:26 PM EDT
LONDON (AP) — Roger Federer's last match before retirement is a loss in doubles with Rafael Nadal at the Laver Cup.

Laver Cup protester sets court, arm on fire, delays match

Sep. 23, 2022 13:10 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A protester lit a portion of the court and his arm on fire during a match at the Laver Cup tennis event Friday, hours before Roger Federer was scheduled to play for the final time before retiring. The episode briefly delayed the action at the start of the second set...

Unvaccinated Novak Djokovic awaiting word on Australian Open

Sep. 22, 2022 21:53 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Novak Djokovic is still awaiting word on whether he will be allowed to return to the Australian Open in January after missing the tournament this year because he is not vaccinated against COVID-19. “It’s really not in my hands right now,” Djokovic said Thursday...

Federer to AP: Tennis will withstand big-name retirements

Sep. 22, 2022 15:18 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Roger Federer was paying attention right along with everybody else when Serena Williams played what is expected to be her last match three weeks ago at the U.S. Open. “Not surprised. Just very similar to me, in many ways. We were expecting it to come at some...

Federer's final match comes in doubles alongside rival Nadal

Sep. 22, 2022 10:35 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — It was quite a collection of tennis luminaries sharing the black indoor hard court for a Laver Cup doubles practice session Thursday, 66 Grand Slam titles among them, a group collectively nicknamed the Big Four: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on one side of the net; Novak Djokovic...