TAG: Federer

Mar/19

28

Federer’s Pitch Perfect Match

Under the sign in the Hard Rock Stadium here in Miami referring to the Miami Dolphins: "Super Bowl 1972 Perfect Season Team 17-0" at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Roger Federer played the near perfect match yesterday in advancing to the Miami Open quarterfinals with a 6-4, 6-2, 61-minute trouncing of Danil Medvedev, the Russian 13th seed. Continue to read full article...

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Jan/19

26

Will the ATP Balance of Power Ever Shift?

  By Scoop Malinowski Double Australian Open champion Johan Kriek is puzzled. He can't understand why the Big Three of men's tennis are still dominating the sport. "The changing of the guard has happened on the WTA. Naomi Osaka is the new superstar and a couple of “supporting actors” are pushing past the former champions now. That is great for WTA tennis. Continue to read full article...

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Jan/19

20

Tsitsipas Dethrones King Federer

By Jayita A. Belcourt In a day of upsets that saw Sharapova, Kerber, Cilic and Dimitrov ousted from competition, the trend continued with 14th seed Stefanos Tsitsipas leading the charge in the most monumental wins of the tournament. Taking down tennis great, Roger Federer 6-7 (11-13), 7-6 (7-3), 7-5, 7-5 (7-5) in 3 hours 45 minutes, the 20- year old sensationally booked his spot in the quarter-finals. Continue to read full article...

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Jan/19

19

Federer Frustrates Fritz

By Louise Belcourt Roger Federer’s scintillating Australian Open defence continued in glorious fashion with a straight sets 3rd round victory over young American Taylor Fritz 6-2 7-5 6-2. In just under 1 hour 30 minutes the world number 3 frustrated and outfoxed the 21 year old. Fritz fresh off a great 4 set win over the 30th seed Gael Monfils was given a tennis lesson by the 37 year old defending champion. Continue to read full article...

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Dec/18

16

In the Federer Zone

 
By Scoop Malinowski
It rarely happens but occasionally it does happen that a tennis player can have a near perfect day on the court where they far exceed their own and their opponents expectations. Today I had that day. It happened at the Longboat Key Club Resort against one of the toughest competitors in the area, a six-foot seven Czech who has big weapons and can grind out long points. Continue to read full article...

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Aug/18

30

Feud Developing: Federer vs Pique

It's extremely rare that Roger Federer gets involved in a public feud. But the Swiss maestro had some choice words for Gerard Pique regarding the proposed Tennis World Cup event. "For us tennis players it's a bit strange to see a soccer player come into our world. He should be careful. The Davis Cup should not become the Piqué Cup" -- Federer on Gerard Piqué, according to Swiss news reports. Continue to read full article...

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Aug/18

27

Federer Mindset Strong Entering 19th US Open

By Scoop Malinowski Roger Federer has not felt the joy of winning the US Open since 2008 when he defeated Andy Murray 62 75 62. That was ten years ago. Since then there have been several close calls but they all fell short. 2009 loss to Del Potro in the final. 2014 loss to eventual champion Cilic. Two semi losses with match points to Djokovic. Continue to read full article...

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Jul/18

12

Did Federer lose the crowd too?

By Scoop Malinowski There comes a time when the most beloved, vibrant, inspiring champions lose their magic and the public loses their passion and devotion for the certain player. I remember when I first realized this aspect of tennis, talking about the US Open with my friend LeRoy Neiman, the renowned artist. I remember his exact quote which is still in my head, "I'm tired of watching Agassi." This was in the last two or three years of Agassi's career. Continue to read full article...

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By Scoop Malinowski My friend Harry Cicma, a former Rutgers tennis player and ATP ranked professional texted me that today was the greatest day of tennis he had ever seen. It's quite possible tennis reached another echelon today as the ATP heavyweights staged another epic display of jaw-dropping tennis. Continue to read full article...

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Jul/18

5

Focusing On Wimbledon Third Round Matchups

By Scoop Malinowski We're now into the stage of Wimbledon where each player has won two rounds and their game levels and confidences are rising. We're into the meat and potatoes of the tournament. The match-ups in the third round can make or break a tournament and in some cases, a career. Let's take a look at the third round matchups... Federer vs Struff: Fed leads the series 2-0 but both matches were of the 64 76 variety, which suggests a shocker is possible. Struff has the firepower and the volleys to trouble Roger. Continue to read full article...

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