ROGER FEDERER NEWS
July 10, 2019 -- Wimbledon, UK
Roger has hit yet another milestone in his career today. The 37-year old has now won 100 matches at Wimbledon and is the first player to do so! Quite the feat.
To get to 100, he faced the always dangerous Kei Nishikori, who came out firing and captured the first set. Roger found his bearings in the second set and looked more relaxed as he dictated and controlled the tempo for the rest of the match. Roger was victorious 4-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 and into the semifinals to face his long time rival, Rafael Nadal.
"It's special...It's been a lot of years I've been coming here. That's given me the opportunity to win a lot, naturally. I didn't think of it while I was playing today. Actually not at all, not once. Then as I'm signing, the guy says, 'Congratulations for your 100.' It's nice, because if I look back at the hundred that have happened, some were so incredibly cool. Today again was a big match going into the semis [to face] Rafa, now that he won. A hundred wins here at Wimbledon. Who would have thought? I didn't for sure."
July 8, 2019 -- Wimbledon, UK
Roger was practically flawless today as he took the court against big hitting Matteo Berrittini.
The 37-year old made a mere 5 unforced errors in his quick victory.
Serving big and winning 88% of his points on his 1st serve, he won the first set in just 17 minutes. He was just as effective when returning and was not phased by the big serving Italian. The Swiss Star dropped only 5 games in this routine Round of 16 win.
"Today was excellent. I was very happy. I was expecting a tough match and a close one with not too many chances. It was actually quite the opposite, so that was great."
Next up, Roger will face Kei Nishikori in his 17th Quarterfinal appearance at Wimbledon. Roger is currently sitting at 99 Wimbledon wins.
July 6, 2019
The Swiss Star does it again and hit another milestone during his 3rd round match on Saturday at Wimbledon: he has now won 350 Grand Slam Singles matches! He leads this list of ATP players by 78 Grand Slam wins, with Djokovic and Nadal respectfully at 2 and 3 on the list.
Roger took on the talented, French player, Lucas Pouille, to gain his 350th Grand Slam win without dropping a set. Roger reaches the second week of Wimbledon for the 17th time in his career with a 7-5, 6-2, 7-6(4) victory. With his beautiful shot making and classic Fed display of strokes, the Swiss Maestro looked confident and in control of the match.
He will next take on big hitting Matteo Berrettini in the Round of 16.
July 5, 2019 -- Wimbledon, UK
Eight-time Wimbledon Champion took the court against a local favorite Thursday afternoon.
Facing the 20-year old Wildcard entrant from the UK, Jay Clarke, Roger looked to be in routine form on the grass as he took the first set in under 30 minutes. He was tested in the second set by the 169th ranked player, but came away with another win pro-pulsing him into the next round.
The 37-year old won the match 6-1, 7-6(3), 6-2.
"I really enjoyed myself. The tank is full -- I came here with a lot of confidence -- the first few matches haven't been very taxing physically," said Roger.
He advances to play Lucas Pouille in the third round.
July 2, 2019 -- Wimbledon, UK
Taking to the beautiful grass courts at Wimbledon today, Roger faced a tiny challenge in the first set of his first round but did what he needed to do to get through it and get the initial match under his belt!
The 8-time Wimbledon champ faced South African, Lloyd Harris, today. The 20-year old started strong but wasn't able to hold momentum as Roger defeated him 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2.