ROGER FEDERER NEWS
September 6, 2017 -- Flushing Meadows, NYC
Facing one of the toughest competitors on the ATP Tour, Roger took the court against Juan Martin del Potro Wednesday night for their quarterfinal matchup. Having clawed his was back from being 2 sets down in his previous match, del Potro looked strong as he blasted forehands against the Swiss star who admittedly wasn't feeling as strong as he had in the other Grand Slams he played in this year.
“I didn't have that feeling at Wimbledon or at the Australian Open, and that's why rightfully so I'm out of this tournament, because I wasn't good enough, in my mind, in my body, and in my game to overcome these three pillars."
Roger pushed Del Po to 4 sets in front of the electric crowd, but just didn't have enough to put the Argentinean player away. Juan Martin del Potro won the Quarterfinal matchup 7-5, 3-6, 7-6(8), 6-4. He goes on to face Rafael Nadal.
As for Roger, after an already amazing year, there is still more to get excited about in 2017. The season is far from over as he is looking forward to the Laver Cup, Shanghai, Basel, Paris and London.
“I have big priorities for the rest of the year, and I usually play very well towards the end. Now I just really need to recover and go back to the practice courts and hopefully just finish strong. Whatever that may be, I just want to play good tennis and enjoy myself.”
September 4, 2017 -- Flushing Meadows, NYC
Roger faced yet another player he has never lost to in his Round of 16 match today.
The 3rd seed defeated Philipp Kohlschreiber this evening in routine fashion without facing a break point. The 6-4, 6-2, 7-5 puts Roger with a 12-0 record over Kohlschreiber and sets up a Quarterfinal clash with Juan Martin del Potro who clawed his way back from two sets down in his match.
"To play him here again after our epic final in 2009, it’s great for both of us and I think we’re both looking forward to it. At least I am," Roger said after reflecting on their US Open match in 2009.
Roger remains undefeated in Grand Slam matches this year.
September 2, 2017 -- Flushing Meadows, NYC
Roger was all business in his Round of 32 match against Feliciano Lopez. Looking sharp and healthy, Roger played aggressively and looked strong after battling through his first two rounds in five sets. The 3rd seed won the match 6-3, 6-3, 7-5.
"I'm really excited how I feel after two five-setters," the 19-time Grand Slam champion said. "It was clearly nice to go up two sets to love for a change. Feels different from there. I think now I'm just trusting my movement better. My serve is there. My mind is there. I can finally focus on playing tennis and not so much about the past."
Next up for Roger will be another ATP veteran, Philipp Kohlschriber.
August 31, 2017 -- Flushing Meadows, NYC
Roger stepped on Arthur Ashe this afternoon to face veteran player, Mikhail Youhzny. Having never lost to the Russian before, Roger began the match confidently and took the 1st set quickly.
Ranked 101 on the ATP, Youhzny dug in and fought his way back taking the 2nd and 3rd sets. With the crowd behind the Swiss favorite, Roger took the 4th set as Youhzny began cramping as they began the 5th.
Noticeably worn down from the marathon of the match, Youhzny just couldn't keep up with Roger as the Swiss Maestro claimed the 5th set to move onto the 3rd round.
He will face Feliciano Lopez in the next round who he was beaten the 12 times they have faced each other.
Two GOATs come together in one shoe as Nike releases the 3rd iteration of the Nike Zoom Vapor Tour AJ3. An awesome collaboration between Michael Jordan and Roger Federer, the shoes feature the famed colorway of “Fire Red” which comes from one of the original Air Jordan 3 concoctions from the 1980s. First released back in 2013, these shoes have a leather upper with RF logos on the lateral side and Jordan logos on the tongue. Only ten pairs are available, one pair per customer. Proceeds go to benefit the Roger Federer Foundation.
- Only ten pairs available (limited sizes)
- One per customer
- Proceeds go to benefit the Roger Federer Foundation