Tagged with Federer

The Business End of the Australian Open

The Business End of the Australian Open

We’re now well into the final week of the Australian Open, and we’re down to the last four, incidentally with only one from the ATP top four ranked players – Rafael Nadal. It is very unusual for one in particular, Novak Djokovic to be absent from the final, not to mention the semi-finals, as over … Continue reading

The Big Australian Open Preview

The Big Australian Open Preview

Can Nadal overcome Djokovic’s dominance down under?  I think that Novak Djokovic will triumph at this year’s Australian Open. Four times a champion and the winner in each of the last three years, he always produces in Melbourne and I can see that continuing. The draw has been kind to the Serb, another reason for … Continue reading

Stefan Edberg and Federer: what could possibly go wrong?

Stefan Edberg and Federer: what could possibly go wrong?

After the announcement that Djokovic hired six-time Grand Slam champion Boris Becker, probably not for his experience as a top-level coach (hardly any), but for the different sporting-mindset that only the very best possess. It appears Federer (who claims not to be bothered about his ranking anymore) has followed suit, sourcing another six-time Grand Slam champion … Continue reading

Late season glimmers show Fed has still got it

Late season glimmers show Fed has still got it

Roger Federer has experienced a somewhat turbulent year and one he’ll be looking to forget in a hurry. To illustrate that, it was the first time since 2002 that he finished outside the top 3. Tournament exits to lower-ranked players showed he was struggling. The US Open saw the 32-year-old defeated in straight sets by … Continue reading

Classic Match of the Week

Classic Match of the Week

With the season-ending Tour Finals in full swing we look back on an exciting match from the same event in 2009. This one is one of the occasions that Federer did NOT reach the final of the year-ending tournament, being beaten by Nikolay Davydenko in the semi-final, with the Russian going on to be crowned … Continue reading

Del Potro Beats Basel

Del Potro Beats Basel

Argentina isn’t the first country that pops into mind when you think of tennis, but in Basel, it just might be the second. Roger Federer is of course the ‘Greatest Of All Time’ in Basel, having won the tournament five times and reached the final on nine occasions. However, four of the last 12 winners … Continue reading

Classic Match of the Week: Roger Returns

Classic Match of the Week: Roger Returns

Roger Federer seems to be back into some kind of form after his recent slump, reaching the semi-finals at what is probably considered the most important tournament to him – the Basel Open. He holds many records at the tournament, including: Most singles titles: 5 (2006, 07, 08, 10, 11) Most consecutive singles finals: 3 … Continue reading