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Federer forced to battle again on way to Shanghai quarters

SHANGHAI: Reigning champion Roger Federer was pushed all the way for the second match in a row before beating Roberto Bautista Agut to squeeze into the Shanghai Masters quarter-finals on Thursday. The top seed and 20-time Grand Slam winner emerged from another nervy battle to eventually defeat the 28th-ranked Spaniard …

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Roger Federer makes shaky start to Shanghai defence

SHANGHAI: Roger Federer was given a huge scare before finally seeing off Russia’s Daniil Medvedev 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 to open his Shanghai Masters defence in unconvincing fashion on Wednesday. The 37-year-old Swiss top seed faces Spain’s unseeded Roberto Bautista Agut on Thursday in the last 16. The 20-time Grand Slam …

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Tip-top Roger Federer in prime for Shanghai Masters defence

SHANGHAI: Roger Federer warned Novak Djokovic and his other Shanghai Masters rivals on Tuesday that he was in prime condition even as another long season approaches its climax. The 37-year-old Swiss has been carefully managing his schedule in recent years, cutting out the clay-court segment of the season since 2017 …

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Federer, del Potro, pleased to see Djokovic on the increase

NEW YORK: Novak Djokovic, back again from the wilderness with an unlikely Wimbledon triumph, has even far better tennis in him, Swiss terrific Roger Federer claims. “I assume he possibly even now has extra remaining in him. I assume he’s playing nicely, but I assume he can even perform far …

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Djokovic relegates Federer in Wimbledon quarter-last line-up

LONDON: Novak Djokovic received his fight to be promoted to Centre Court docket billing for Wednesday’s quarter-finals, forcing 8-time champion Roger Federer off the sport’s most well-known arena for the initially time in three a long time. Three-time champion Djokovic will open the Centre Court docket programme versus Kei Nishikori …

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Swiss marvel Roger Federer still proving himself

INDIAN WELLS: Roger Federer says even though he reclaimed the No. 1 ranking and captured his 20th career Grand Slam title in January he still has plenty to prove on the ATP Tour. ALSO READ: Roger Federer showing no signs of slowing “You always have. As much as I like …

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Federer pummels Bemelmans to move closer to top spot

Roger Federer moved a step closer to reclaiming the top spot in men’s tennis when he beat Belgium’s Ruben Bemelmans 6-1 6-2 in the Rotterdam Open on Wednesday. Reuters | Feb 15, 2018, 08:53 IST Roger Federer moved a step closer to reclaiming the top spot in men’s tennis when …

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