ROGER FEDERER NEWS
October 29, 2017 -- Basel, Switzerland
Roger clinched his hometown title on Sunday after defeating Juan Martin del Potro 6-7, 6-4, 6-3. The roller coaster match was the 4th time this year the two have met. A set down, Roger never panicked and fought back to win his 8th title Swiss Indoors Title.
"The crowd really enjoyed themselves and at the end there is always going to be a winner unfortunately in tennis. But I think we both can be very happy with the week today."
Having grown up in Basel and serving as a ball boy for the Basel tournament in his youth, this victory means so much to Roger. He treated ballkids to a post-match pizza party which has become a tradition in the 11 years he has made the final in Basel.
This marks the Swiss star's 7th title in 2017 and 95th career title, putting him ahead of Ivan Lendl and 2nd on the all-time list behind Jimmy Connors with 109.
Unfortunately, Roger has decided to withdraw from the Paris Masters Tournament.
"My body needs healing. I need to be careful I don't make the same mistake like last year, just over playing it at the end. Nobody wins. I get hurt or I don't play at all anymore next season. I really would like to stay healthy from here going forward."
October 28, 2017 — Basel, Switzerland
Roger executed another flawless match this morning in front of his hometown crowd to earn him a spot into the finals.
After being pushed to three sets against Adrian Mannarino in the Quarterfinals (4-6, 6-1, 6-3), the Swiss star faced the always tricky David Goffin. Roger broke early and remained in control the whole way winning 6-1, 6-2.
He will face Juan Martin del Porto yet again this year in the finals tomorrow.
October 26, 2017 -- Basel, Switzerland
Roger cruised into the Quarterfinals in his hometown tournament today against Benoit Paire. Needing less than an hour, he served and returned in solid fashion and never faced a break point to take the match 6-1, 6-3.
"It feels nice. I've played good tennis from the start of this tournament. There's always extra pressure playing at home and wanting to do well and try to stay in the tournament," he said. "I'm happy to be through to the quarters and we'll see what happens now."
Up next for Roger will be 28th ranked, Adrian Mannarino.
October 24, 2017 -- Basel, Switzerland
Roger took to the court in front of his hometown and needed just 61 minutes today in his first round match against American Frances Tiafoe. He looked comfortable on the court and showed no weaknesses as he captured a 6-1, 6-3 win and won every one of his first serve points and broke four times during the match.
Next up will be Benoit Paire.
Roger has been in 12 Finals at Basel and is looking to win his 7th title of the season.
October 15, 2017 -- Shanghai, China
Roger clinched his 27th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title today and sixth title of the year after facing Rafael Nadal for the fourth time in 2017.
Playing near flawless, the Swiss star was aggressive and capitalized when he needed to as he dominated the match winning 6-4, 6-3.
This win marks Roger's 700th hard court victory as he improved to 10-1 against top 10 players in 2017. It is his 94th title of his career, now putting him level with Ivan Lendl. And the year is not over yet!
"I had no nerves really before the match, which was nice," he said. "I was pretty clear about how I wanted to play the match. And then I came out and started off very well. Felt relaxed from then on. I always know that Rafa can come back at any moment if he connects well, picks the right sides, and does the right things. The serve only got better. I guess I saved the best for last. I played some good matches now against del Potro and also now these two sets. In a way, it's not surprising, because I did feel good all week, and it does pay off to arrive early to an event. You can't do it all the time, but I was here since Thursday late night and that's five, six days to prepare for a Wednesday match. So I was ready."