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An ode to Roger Federer: Why the clay of Roland Garros will miss the Swiss maestro
An ode to Roger Federer: Why the clay of Roland Garros will miss the Swiss maestro

Roger Federer exults after winning at Roland GarrosThe scent of the soil hasn’t changed one bit. Roland Garros though, will not remain the same with the proposed redevelopment and expansion of the site to cater to changing realities of the sport. The famed Bull Ring, site to several galactic battles is facing the prospect of turning to rubble, dissolving into the vortex of time.But then, time does not stop, neither for the iconic court No.1

May 25 2016
Comic: French Open - Roger Federer will be 'Back'
Comic: French Open - Roger Federer will be 'Back'

 

May 21 2016
5 dark horses who could score big at the French Open 2016
5 dark horses who could score big at the French Open 2016

Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka is reigning champion at the French Open, preventing World No. 1 Novak Djokovic from adding the Coupe de Mousquetaires to his trophy cabinet. Djokovic, although immensely successful on clay, has notoriously faltered at Roland Garros, repeatedly.The Serb has made the finals on three occasions, losing on two of those occasions to King of Clay Rafael Nadal.Nadal, considered perhaps the greatest clay court player in t

May 20 2016
10 things that happened the last time Roger Federer missed a Grand Slam
10 things that happened the last time Roger Federer missed a Grand Slam

World No. 3 Roger Federer earlier today announced his withdrawal from the French Open, apologizing to fans as he revealed his back injury had not yet healed.The same injury had earlier necessitated his withdrawal from the bulk of the clay court season – most recently the Mutua Madrid Open, a title that eventually went to World No. 1 Novak Djokovic.Federer has struggled with the back injury for a while, having undergone surgery earlier this

May 20 2016
Roger Federer pulls out of French Open, Rafael Nadal to get top 4 seeding
Roger Federer pulls out of French Open, Rafael Nadal to get top 4 seeding

Roger Federer17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer has ended days of speculation and conflicting reports by announcing that he has pulled out of the 2016 French Open. Posting on his Facebook page, Federer said that he hasn’t recovered fully from his back injury and that playing in Paris would have been an ‘unnecessary risk’. This announcement also means that Federer’s record streak of 65 consecutive Grand Slam appearan

Is this Novak Djokovic’s last shot at a Career Grand Slam?
Is this Novak Djokovic’s last shot at a Career Grand Slam?

French Open 2015: An emotional Novak Djokovic congratulates his conqueror Stan WawrinkaAfter a glitch at Monte Carlo, where fatigue was a bigger villain than his opponent, Novak Djokovic steadied his clay run by winning Madrid. By beating Nadal in straight sets in a rollicking quarter-final at Rome, he further fortified his supremacy on clay. Djokovic was a step away from the Career Slam on three occasions – 2012, 2014 and 2015 – 

May 18 2016
Rome Masters: Rafael Nadal to meet Novak Djokovic; Roger Federer out
Rome Masters: Rafael Nadal to meet Novak Djokovic; Roger Federer out

Rafael Nadal in action at Rome on ThursdayThere were contrasting fortunes for tennis superstars Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in two of the most-anticipated generational battles at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome on Thursday. The Swiss maestro, whose movement was restricted because of his ailing back, was shown the door by the in-form 22-year-old Austrian Dominic Thiem, 6(2)-7, 4-6.Nadal, on the other hand, managed to survive the o

May 13 2016
Rome Masters: Dominic Thiem shows Roger Federer the door in third round
Rome Masters: Dominic Thiem shows Roger Federer the door in third round

Roger Federer was sent packing from the Rome MasterRoger Federer's struggles continued when he was beaten 7-6 (2) 6-4 by fast-rising Austrian Dominic Thiem in the third round of the Italian Open on Thursday.The former world number one has been battling a knee and back injuries this year and was not at his best as he succumbed to the 22-year-old Thiem at the Foro Italico.Thiem, ranked 15th after reaching a career-high 13th earlier this year, r

May 12 2016
Rome Masters: Victoria Azarenka, Angelique Kerber fall on a day of upsets
Rome Masters: Victoria Azarenka, Angelique Kerber fall on a day of upsets

A dejected Victoria Azarenka attends her post-match press conference in Rome on WednesdayThe Foro Italico in Rome witnessed a slew of seeds making the exit on Wednesday as five WTA top-10 players fell by the wayside during second round action at the at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia. World No. 2 Angelique Kerber, No. 5 Simona Halep, No. 6 Victoria Azarenka, No. 7 Roberta Vinci and No. 9 Petra Kvitova all were major casualties.It all starte

May 12 2016
Rome Masters: Roger Federer storms into second round brushing aside Alexander Zverev
Rome Masters: Roger Federer storms into second round brushing aside Alexander Zverev

Roger Federer in action at the Rome MastersWorld No.2 Roger Federer got the better of Alexander Zverev 6-3, 7-5 at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia tennis tournament here on Wednesday.The third seed broke the 19-year-old Zverev for a 4-2 lead in the first set, then closed out the 29-minute opener on his third set point opportunity.Federer broke once more for a 2-1 lead, but Zverev responded immediately in a nine-point game. Federer converted h

May 11 2016
Rome Masters 2016 - Resurrection and Realignment: How Ready Are The biggies?
Rome Masters 2016 - Resurrection and Realignment: How Ready Are The biggies?

Serena Williams and Roger Federer have one last chance at Rome to resurrect their clay campaigns. Beset by injuries, th two 34-year-old legends have tricky draws to deal with. What are their chances?Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray now have one nemesis in common – Novak Djokovic. They will have to realign in order to deal with him. How ready are they?Players in Resurrection modeSerena Williams back in the grindSerena Williams will be playing he

May 11 2016
Roger Federer rises to No. 2 ranking on a historic day for Swiss tennis
Roger Federer rises to No. 2 ranking on a historic day for Swiss tennis

Swiss maestro Roger FedererFollowing Andy Murray’s failure to defend his 2015 Madrid Masters title, 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer has climbed one spot to be World No. 2 in the latest rankings released on Monday. But the biggest news for Swiss tennis is that an unprecedented five players from the Alpine nation are now placed within the top 10 simultaneously.Besides the former World No. 1, Wawrinka is the other Swiss inside t

May 9 2016
Seeing the positives : Roger Federer's withdrawal from the Madrid Masters
Seeing the positives : Roger Federer's withdrawal from the Madrid Masters

Roger Federer announcing his withdrawal from the Mutua Madrid Open 20162016 for Roger Federer has been mostly about injuries and withdrawals.Having played only three tournaments this year, the Swiss Maestro rests his body more and takes a call on playing in a tournament after weighing all his options.  Finals at the Brisbane Open, semi-finals at the Australian Open and quarter-finals at the Monte Carlo Masters are great results for this lege

May 4 2016
Madrid Open Round-up: Roger Federer withdraws; Garbine Muguruza bites the dust
Madrid Open Round-up: Roger Federer withdraws; Garbine Muguruza bites the dust

Garbine Muguruza in action at the Madrid Open on MondayAll tennis fans who were waiting eagerly for the 35th chapter of the famed ‘Fedal’ rivalry to unfold in the Madrid Open quarter-finals, were in for a major disappointment on Monday as the former World No. 1 Roger Federer was forced to pull out due to a back injury. The Swiss maestro had to curtail his practice session after hurting his back in an earlier training session at the Sp

May 3 2016
Madrid Open: Roger Federer pulls out
Madrid Open: Roger Federer pulls out

Roger Federer speaks of his withdrawal from the Madrid open in a press conferenceSwiss tennis legend Roger Federer announced on Monday that he has pulled out of the Madrid Open Masters 1000 tournament.The Swiss maestro, ranked third in the world and champion of the Madrid Open in 2006, 2009 and 2012, told the press that he preferred not to take the risk and revealed his withdrawal was due to a "back problem," reports Efe.Also read: 

May 2 2016
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