ROGER FEDERER NEWS
Dropping just one set in his opening round, the 17-time Grand Slam Champion looked solid back on the courts in Melbourne. Roger beat Austrian qualifier, Jurgen Melzer 7-5, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 on Monday. The matchup was bittersweet as Melzer, an ATP veteran as well, played just four tour events in 2016 due to a shoulder injury.
“ Iwas expecting to play a young guy in the first round because there were a lotof young guys qualifying,” Federer said. “To play Jurgen was cool. We know eachother since we were 16. We used to play doubles together at the Orange Bowl back at Flamingo Park in Miami. We go way back.”
Next up for Roger will be Noah Rubin, the 20-year old American.
Despite not competing for 6 months of 2016, Roger was still named the most Marketable Sports Person of 2016 earning nearly £50 million ($60.7m) in sponsorships and endorsements according to the London School of Marketing.
He beat out athletes such as Lebron James, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Kevin Durant. There were two other tennis players who made their way into the top ten with Novak Djokovic at number 7 and Rafael Nadal coming in at number 10.
It's apparent our Swiss mister has what it takes to not only look good on the court, but also off.
Roger was named GQ's Most Stylish Man of 2016 beating out 63 other contenders including Tom Hiddleston, Ryan Gosling and Jared Leto.
Play has begun for the round robin portion of the ATP World Tour Finals. Which group will the champion emerge from?
Roger Federer will miss the end of the world championship due to injury