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Zverev didn't deserve to be booed, says beaten Federer

LONDON (Reuters) – Roger Federer sprang to Alexander Zverev’s defense after some of the Swiss great’s diehard fans booed the young German after his superb victory in the last four of the ATP Finals on Saturday. Tennis – ATP Finals – The O2, London, Britain – November 17, 2018 Germany’s …

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Zverev sets up tasty Federer clash at ATP Finals

LONDON (Reuters) – Alexander Zverev’s long-predicted arrival at the summit of men’s tennis is taking too long for some impatient observers but he took another step forward by beating John Isner to reach the last four at the ATP Finals on Friday. Tennis – ATP Finals – The O2, London, …

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Normal service resumed as Federer breezes into semis

LONDON (Reuters) – A few days after it appeared as though a Roger Federer impersonator had gatecrashed the 02 Arena, the Swiss great resumed normal service to outplay Kevin Anderson and reach the last four of the ATP Finals on Thursday. Tennis – ATP Finals – The O2, London, Britain …

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Djokovic ousts Federer in epic Paris semi-final

PARIS (Reuters) – 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. Tennis – ATP 1000 – Paris Masters – AccorHotels Arena, …

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Tennis: Federer begins road to 100 with a win in Paris

PARIS (Reuters) – Roger Federer made a comfortable start to his quest for a 100th title, dispatching Fabio Fognini in straight sets to ease into the quarter-finals at the Paris Masters on Thursday. Tennis – ATP 1000 – Paris Masters – AccorHotels Arena, Paris, France – November 1, 2018 Switzerland’s …

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Federer overcomes sluggish start to brush aside Struff

BASEL (Reuters) – Holder Roger Federer recovered from a slow start to beat Jan-Lennard Struff 6-3 7-5 and reach the quarter-finals of the Swiss Indoors, his hometown tournament, on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Tennis – Shanghai Masters – Men’s Singles – Semi-finals – Qi Zhong Tennis Center, Shanghai, China – October …

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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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