ROGER FEDERER NEWS
August 15, 2019 -- Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Up and coming ATP Next Gen player, Andrey Rublev, caught Roger on an off day. The 20-time Grand Slam Champion was taken out swiftly as the Russian was in the zone and on fire. Roger lost 6-3, 6-4.
"He was super clean. Defense, offense, serving well," said Roger. "Didn't give me anything. He was everywhere. It was tough for me, but an excellent match by him."
Roger will have a week to re-set before heading to NYC for the 2019 US Open
August 14, 2019 -- Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Roger is back in action this week as he took to the courts last night at the Cincinnati Masters.
Despite a rain delay, Roger looked confident as he begins his US hard court season. The 38-year old needed just an hour to win the match 6-3, 6-4 and displayed a serving master course against Juan Ignacio Londero.
Currently ranked number 3 on the ATP, the Swiss Star is aiming for his 8th title in Cincinnati.
August 8, 2019
Roger has been elected to join the ATP player council. Joining him will also be Rafael Nadal and Jurgen Melzer. The openings on the council came about when Jamie Murray, Robin Haase and Sergiy Stakhovsky resigned this past June.
It is no secret it has been a bit of a turbulent year for the ATP Player Council with the ATP President being ousted in March and board member, Justin Gimelstob, resigning in May after some personal issues off the court and being sentenced for assault.
The concil is currently led by Novak Djokovic and is made up of 12 men which include, singles and doubles players, as well as coaches. They meet next in New York before the US Open.
July 14, 2019 -- Wimbledon, UK
Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer made history on the court today as the battled for over 5 hours, pushing the final match to be decided by a tiebreaker at 12-12 in the 5th. Unfortunately, despite two match points, Roger came up short today and lost a hard fought instant classic 7-6(5), 1-6, 7-6(4), 4-6, 13-12(3).
Novak beat Roger today for the 3rd time in a Wimbledon Final (also in 2014 and 2015) and the 5th consecutive time overall. The Serbian edges closer to Roger's milestone of 20 Grand Slams as he now has 16 under his belt.
The crowd was behind our Swiss star as the match took several turns but Roger just couldn't come up with the goods in the tiebreakers today. He played with passion and dictated well, but the Serbian held on and kept the pressure on to capture the win.
July 12, 2019 -- Wimbledon, UK
In what have could have passed for the Wimbledon Finals, Roger and Rafa faced off for the 40th time today in the Wimbledon Semifinals!
In a close, tight first set, Roger squeaked out the first set breaker to jump ahead. But Rafa came roaring back and decidedly took the second set.
The points remained epic as the two battled with Roger edging Rafa on the 2-week old grass courts which were playing a bit slow today.
Roger finally converted match point for an emotional victory over his long time rival, 7-6(3), 1-6, 6-3, 6-4.
He will be looking for his 9th Wimbledon title on Sunday against Novak Djokovic.