Latest Roger Federer News

New Davis Cup era begins with revamped format, new features

Nov. 15, 2019 7:27 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — The famous face behind the biggest overhaul in Davis Cup history can’t hide his anxiety. The men’s international team tournament that begins Monday in the Spanish capital will look nothing like the first one in 1900, nor any other edition after that. “To tell you the...

Federer beats Djokovic to reach semis at ATP Finals

Nov. 14, 2019 6:15 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Roger Federer showed that memories of this year’s Wimbledon final are well and truly behind him. In the first rematch between Federer and Novak Djokovic since that epic five-set final, the Swiss star dominated from the start to win 6-4, 6-3 Thursday and reach the semifinals of the ATP...

Nadal saves match point v Medvedev for 1st win at ATP Finals

Nov. 13, 2019 6:54 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Facing match point at 5-1 down in the third set, Rafael Nadal gave himself about a one-in-a-thousand chance of turning things around against Daniil Medvedev at the ATP Finals. Those odds turned out to be more than good enough for the top-ranked Spaniard. Nadal saved that match point with a...

Thiem beats Djokovic in 3-set epic to advance at ATP Finals

Nov. 12, 2019 8:09 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Dominic Thiem landed one too many punches even for Novak Djokovic to handle. In a seesawing crowd pleaser that lasted nearly three hours and featured a handful of momentum shifts in the third set, Thiem outlasted Djokovic 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-6 (5) on Tuesday to become the first player to advance...

Defending champ Zverev beats error-prone Nadal at ATP Finals

Nov. 11, 2019 7:11 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — After being thoroughly outplayed by defending champion Alexander Zverev at the ATP Finals, Rafael Nadal refused to make any excuses. The top-ranked Spaniard wouldn't blame the abdominal problem that forced him to pull out of the Paris Masters semifinals just nine days earlier, or a hand...

Thiem beats Federer at ATP Finals; Djokovic cruises

Nov. 10, 2019 6:56 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Dominic Thiem keeps getting the better of Roger Federer. Thiem beat Federer 7-5, 7-5 Sunday in their opening match at the ATP Finals for his fifth win in seven meetings with the Swiss great — and third straight this year. "To beat him, everything has to fit together. Today I think...

Rafael Nadal returns to top of ATP rankings

Nov. 4, 2019 10:38 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Rafael Nadal is back at the top of the ATP rankings, regaining the No. 1 spot for the first time since November 2018. The 33-year-old Spaniard has become the second-oldest No. 1 player. Roger Federer led the rankings at the age of 36 last year. Nadal has been No. 1 for 197 weeks through eight...

Imperious Djokovic wins 5th Paris Masters and 77th title

Nov. 3, 2019 1:52 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Novak Djokovic looked imperious in beating an overawed Denis Shapovalov 6-3, 6-4 Sunday to win his fifth Paris Masters final, clinching a 34th overall Masters title in fine style to move one behind record holder Rafael Nadal. At 32 years old, Djokovic has already won 77 titles in a stellar...

Injury blights Nadal at Paris Masters; Djokovic into final

Nov. 2, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Injury blighted Rafael Nadal again as he pulled out of his Paris Masters semifinal on Saturday, meaning top-ranked Novak Djokovic will go for his fifth title at the indoor tournament against Denis Shapovalov. Fans hopeful of seeing a 55th career matchup between Nadal and Djokovic in Sunday's...

Djokovic and Nadal on course to meet in Paris Masters final

Nov. 1, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Top-ranked Novak Djokovic and No. 2 Rafael Nadal remain on course to face off in the Paris Masters final, a 55th match in their intense rivalry, after winning their quarterfinals in straight sets on Friday. Djokovic demolished seventh-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-1, 6-2 after losing to the...