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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...

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...

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 farewell to be in doubles; comeback? 'No, no, no'

Sep. 21, 2022 16:08 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Roger Federer leaned back on a couch, the picture of relaxation in a navy blue pullover, black jogger pants and white sneakers. He had just showered and changed after a practice session Wednesday at the arena that will be used for the final match of his career, grinning as he talked...

Roger Federer to discuss his retirement on Wednesday

Sep. 21, 2022 01:25 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — In Roger Federer's case, the farewell news conference will come before the beginning of what he's said will be the last competitive tennis event of his career. Federer is in London and has been practicing ahead of the Laver Cup, an event founded by his management team...

Federer, Serena retire; tennis moves on to Alcaraz, Swiatek

Sep. 16, 2022 07:34 AM EDT

The timing of it all hardly could be more symbolic: Within a span of two weeks, Serena Williams plays what is believed to be her last match at age 40, Roger Federer announces he’ll be retiring at 41, Iga Swiatek wins her third Grand Slam title at 21, and Carlos Alcaraz gets his first at 19. ...

As Roger Federer retires, an appreciation of his career

Sep. 15, 2022 17:06 PM EDT

Roger Federer never let ’em see him sweat. He played tennis with a style that only rarely betrayed the effort behind the masterful serving, the rare-in-its-day attacking and the flawless footwork. He was not one to grunt loudly on shots or celebrate wildly after them. ...

Roger Federer says he is retiring from pro tennis at age 41

Sep. 15, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

Roger Federer is retiring from professional tennis at age 41 after a series of knee operations, closing a career in which he won 20 Grand Slam titles, finished five seasons ranked No. 1 and helped create a golden era of men's tennis with rivals Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. ...

Alcaraz, Ruud at 1-2 in ATP rankings; Swiatek, Jabeur in WTA

Sep. 12, 2022 13:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Carlos Alcaraz's U.S. Open championship moved him to No. 1 on Monday at age 19, making him the youngest man to lead the ATP computerized rankings since they began in 1973. “It’s a dream. At the moment, I can't believe I reached No. 1. It’s going to take time...