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TOP SEEDS ADVANCE

By Xola Magwaza · September 3, 2012 · 0 Comments

Serena Williams didn't drop a game in advancing to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open. Roger Federer moved on with even less work when Mardy Fish pulled out of their fourth-round match Monday for precautionary reasons. Fish missed about two months this season because of an accelerated heartbeat and had a medical procedure in May.

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FEDERER AIMS FOR US OPEN HISTORY

By Xola Magwaza · August 23, 2012 · 0 Comments

Roger Federer aims to cap his dramatic renaissance by becoming the first man in 87 years to win six US Open titles when the season’s last Grand Slam event takes place from Monday. World number one Federer currently has five New York wins, a mark he shares with US legends Pete Sampras and Jimmy Connors, an equal-best performance in the Open era.

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MURRAY BAGS THE GOLD

By Xola Magwaza · August 5, 2012 · 0 Comments

Britain's Andy Murray gained revenge for his Wimbledon singles defeat to Roger Federer by demolishing the world No. 1 to claim Olympic gold for Team GB. The Scot brushed aside the 16-time Grand Slam winner from Switzerland in straight sets, winning 6-2 6-1 6-4, in front of a rapturous crowd on Centre Court.

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FEDERER SURPASSES SAMPRAS RECORD

By Xola Magwaza · July 18, 2012 · 0 Comments

Roger Federer has surpassed Pete Sampras to set the record for the most weeks at No. 1 in the ATP rankings. After winning Wimbledon a week ago, Federer returned to the top for the first time since June 2010, and his 287th week at No. 1 – one more than Sampras. The 17-time Grand Slam champion says he is "extremely proud and honored to have beaten Pete's record as he was my childhood hero and I have always looked up to him."

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DJOKOVIC AND FEDERER RALLY BACK

By Xola Magwaza · June 5, 2012 · 0 Comments

Despite two terrifyingly close quarterfinal matches, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer will meet again in the French Open semifinals. After Federer overcame a two-set deficit for the seventh time in his career Tuesday for a 3-6, 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-0, 6-3 victory over Juan Martin del Potro, Djokovic saved four match points and came back to beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-1, 5-7, 5-7, 7-6 (6), 6-1.Read More

FRENCH OPEN DAY 9 RECAP

By Xola Magwaza · June 4, 2012 · 0 Comments

Rafael Nadal said he felt sorry for Juan Monaco after he won 17 games in succession to coast into the French Open quarter-finals on Monday with a 6-2, 6-0, 6-0 demolition of the Argentine. The defending champion, bidding to become the first man to capture seven Roland Garros singles titles, will tackle fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro for a place in the semi-finals.Read More

FEDERER ADDS ANOTHER TITLE

By Xola Magwaza · February 19, 2012 · 0 Comments

Roger Federer defeated Juan Martin del Potro 6-1, 6-4 Sunday to win the ABN Amro World Tennis for his first title of the year. The top-seeded Federer jumped to a 5-0 lead in the first set, with Del Potro making uncharacteristic errors. Del Potro, who beat Federer in the 2009 U.S. Open final, took a 2-1 lead in the second set before Federer won five of the next seven games to close the match.

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ISNER SURPRISES FEDERER

By Xola Magwaza · February 10, 2012 · 0 Comments

Victories by Mardy Fish and John Isner gave the United States Davis Cup team a decisive advantage over host Switzerland Friday in French-speaking Fribourg, putting the Americans up 2-0 in the best-of-five first round tie. Though Fish’s five-set victory over Stanislas Wawrinka began the day in arguably more dramatic fashion, it was Isner’s stunning of 16-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer in four sets that turned the gave the Americans a strangehold lead going into Saturday’s doubles rubber.

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NADAL BRUSHES FEDERER ASIDE

By Xola Magwaza · January 26, 2012 · 0 Comments

Rafael Nadal outlasted Roger Federer 6-7 (5), 6-2, 7-6 (5), 6-4 in an Australian Open semifinal on Thursday night, the longtime rivals playing with the intensity normally displayed when meeting in a Grand Slam final. The stars who met in eight Grand Slam finals were on the same side of the draw for the first time at a major since 2005.

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AUSTRALIAN OPEN ROUND UP

By Xola Magwaza · January 24, 2012 · 0 Comments

A dominating win by Roger Federer in his 1,000th career match and a more testing workout for Rafael Nadal have set up a rare Grand Slam marquee semifinal between the former No. 1-ranked players. Four-time Australian Open champion Federer advanced to his ninth straight semifinal at Melbourne Park with a 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 quarterfinal win Tuesday over Juan Martin del Potro, the man who beat him for the U.S. Open title in 2009.

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