ROGER FEDERER NEWS

October 25, 2019 -- Basel, Switzerland

Unfortunately, Roger did not take the court today as his opponent, Stan Wawrinka, had to retire due to an injury.

After an intense 2 and a half hour match against Frances Tiafoe, Stan said it flared up his back injury and took a toll on his body. Clearly disappointed, Stan said, "Not to be able to play this match in Switzerland is very sad. But I need to listen to my body at this point.”

Roger will now face either Tsitsipas or Krajinovic for a spot in the Finals.
October 23, 2019 -- Basel, Switzerland

Roger took the court in near perfect form today against Radu Albot. He lost just 3 games as he flawlessly hit targets and dominated the match winning 6-0, 6-3.

Roger will most likely face a more challenging opponent in the next round but still seems to be looking like the favorite at his hometown tournament!

“I’m extremely happy because I really struggled against him in Miami and he definitely got my attention there. I was basically a point away from losing,” Roger said. “It was important for me to show a reaction to that match and come out with a proper game plan. I think I learned a lot from that match."
October 21, 2019 -- Basel, Switzerland

Roger needed under an hour today to dominate his 1st round match at his hometown tournament, the Swiss Indoors Basel Tournament. He beat Peter Gojowczyk 6-2, 6-1 with a near flawless match which included 12 aces.

This match marks his 1,500 tour-level match and is looking to add his 102nd title to his record.
Roger was defeated by Alexander Zverev in the round of 16 at the Shanghai Masters in a close 3 set match. 6-3, 6-7 (7), 6-3. Despite holding the young German off for 5-match points, Zverev was able to take out the 38-year old 2-time Shanghai Masters Champion.
October 10, 2019 -- Shanghai, China

Roger's Round of 16 match against David Goffin was not the easiest. The Swiss star had to save 5 set points to battle back in the first set, eventually taking it in a tiebreaker. While the second set was still close, Roger remained in control locking up the win 7-6 (7), 6-4.

"I never really felt like I had the upper hand over David today. I thought he did a really good job. He was so much better than at the US Open," said Roger.

He will face Alexander Zverev in the Quarterfinals.