ROGER FEDERER NEWS
July 16, 2017 -- Wimbledon, England
Roger continued to make 2017 a dream come true as he captured his 8th Wimbledon at the All England Club. In his 11th Wimbledon Final, he dazzled spectators with his impressive play against Marin Clilic.
Having taken the clay season off, the Swiss Maestro didn't lose a single set en route to his victory. Responding to any adversity today and through out the tournament, Roger played steady to defeat the emotional Croatian, who was visibly not 100% and took two injury time outs. Roger clinched the win 6-3, 6-1, 6-4.
He becomes the oldest man in the Open era to win Wimbledon at 35 years old. He also now has the most Wimbledon titles at 8 and now has 19 Grand Slam titles. Roger's ranking will also improve to number 3 next week.
"It’s magical, I can’t believe it yet. It’s too much, really. It’s disbelief that I can achieve such heights. I wasn’t sure if I’d be in a final again after last year...But I kept believing and if you believe you can go a long way in your life. Here I am with an eighth title, it’s fantastic."
July 14, 2017 -- Wimbledon, England
The seven time Wimbledon Champion will play in his 11th final at Wimbledon on Sunday after a solid showing in today's semifinal match against Tomas Berdych.
Roger was challenged through out the 3-set match as Berdych stayed close forcing two of the sets to go to tiebreakers. The Swiss Maestro used his serve to help get him out of tight spots and closed out the win 7-6(6), 7-6(3), 6-4.
“I was able to come up with the goods when it mattered...I played good in the 'breakers...I never played with any sense of panic, which is so important when it gets to crunch time,” he said, who saved five of six break points.
Roger will face Marin Cilic in Sunday's Final at the All England Club. The two have played 7 times and Roger leads the head-to-head 6-1, most recently beating him in last year's Quarterfinal match at Wimbledon. If Roger comes away with the title, he will move up to number 3 in the ATP rankings.
July 12, 2017 -- Wimbledon, England
Facing the player who took him out of the 2016 Wimbledon, Roger played impressive tennis against Milos Raonic to make his way into the semifinals at the All England Club.
In his 100th match here, the number 6 seed allowed the big serving Canadian few chances to break. Roger hit 46 winners and just 9 unforced errors as he closed out the 6-4, 6-2, 7-6 (4) victory.
Next up will be Tomas Berdych as Roger's biggest rivals, Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, have all been taken out in this year's tournament.
"I'm so, so happy to be in another semi here. My dream run continues...we'll see what happens."
July 10, 2017 -- Wimbledon, England
After today's win, Roger reaches the Quarterfinals at Wimbledon for the 15th time in his career.
Monday at the All England Club wasn't at all manic for the Swiss Maestro as he made quick work over Grigor Dimitrov with his all-court display. With speed and ease, he had little problems holding serve and took advantage of the Bulgarian's mistakes. Serving strong and his outstanding net play earned him the 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 win.
This will be Roger's 50th Grand Slam Quarterfinal, which is the highest number of quarterfinal appearances in the Open Era. The 7-time Wimbledon Champion will face Milos Raonic next (which is who took him out last year). Raonic has dealt with injuries this season and was pushed to 5 sets in his Round of 16 match against Alexandr Zverev.
“I can look at this quarterfinal in a totally relaxed fashion. Physically I'm not fighting anything like last year with my knee. I'm ready to go this afternoon if I have to, which is great, but I don't have to. I think that's a great bonus,” Roger said. “Then again, the best players are left in the draw. It's going to be a tough one. I'm aware of that. That's why I can't think too far ahead. I think it's going to be a tough finish to this tournament.”
July 9, 2017 -- Wimbledon, England
Roger surged into week two at Wimbledon after beating Mischa Zverev in the third round. Having just played the German veteran a couple weeks ago en route to his Halle Championship, the Swiss player swung freely to win the match 7-6 (3), 6-4, 6-4.
With this win, Roger passes WTA star, Serena Williams' record of wins at Wimbledon with 87 match wins at the All England Club.
His next opponent will be Grigor Dimitrov.
"It's important to get through the first week with a good feeling. I didn't get that with the first round walkover, but that saved me energy -- maybe crucial energy, further down the line. I just go one round at a time," said Roger.