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Roger Federer rebounds to keep ATP Finals hopes alive

Roger Federer rediscovered his verve in the nick of time to outclass Austrian Dominic Thiem 6-2 6-3 on Tuesday and maintain his hopes of reaching the last four at the ATP Finals. The 37-year-old’s proud record of always reaching the semi-finals at the season-ender since it moved to London in 2009

DJOKOVIC DEFENDS FEDERER

Novak Djokovic has defended Roger Federer over claims the Swiss great enjoys preferential treatment on tour. In an interview with French radio station RMC, Julien Benneteau, the 2014 French Open doubles champion, claimed the 20-time Grand Slam winner carried too much influence within the game. Benneteau also voiced his belief that Federer

DJOKOVIC WINS FIRST MATCH OF ATP FINALS

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic launched his campaign for a record-equalling sixth ATP Finals title with a comfortable victory against American debutant John Isner on Monday. The Serb, guaranteed to end the year in top spot, established an early foothold in Group Guga Kuerten by seeing off the threat of the tall American

Roger Federer facing uphill task after poor start

Roger Federer will have to do it the hard way if he is to win a record-extending seventh crown at the ATP Finals after an error-strewn 7-6(4) 6-3 defeat by Kei Nishikori on Sunday. The 37-year-old Swiss was given a huge ovation as he walked through sliding doors and dry ice

Serena Williams went too far in her US Open rant

In the controversial US Open final, Serena Williams “went too far” in her rant at an umpire, says Roger Federer. In the aftermath of a heated exchange with the chair umpire, Williams received a code violation for coaching, a point penalty for racquet abuse and a game penalty for calling the

Karen Khachanov shocks Novak Djokovic to win Paris Masters

Karen Khachanov caused one of the shocks of the tennis year by overpowering Novak Djokovic 7-5 6-4 in the Paris Masters final on Sunday to end the Serbian’s remarkable spell of dominance in the men’s game. The 22-year-old Russian has for some time been seen as one of the rising young

Novak Djokovic has beaten Roger Federer reach the Paris Masters final

  Novak Djokovic ruined Roger Federer’s ambitions of a 100th career title as he outlasted his great adversary 7-6(6) 5-7 7-6(3) in an epic Paris Masters semi-final that stretched his remarkable unbeaten run to 22 matches on Saturday. In a 47th meeting between the two greats, the stubborn Djokovic simply refused to

Roger Federer rallies to reach Swiss Indoors quarterfinals

Roger Federer made it 17 wins in a row at the Swiss Indoors when he defeated Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany 6-3, 7-5 on Thursday to march into the quarterfinals. The top-seeded Swiss, who was born in Basel, had his serve broken in the third game, but he fought back well by

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