ROGER FEDERER NEWS
August 28, 2019 -- NYC, NY
On a rainy day in New York, Roger found himself to be one of the lucky players to get his match scheduled in a timely manner on Wednesday. He took the court this afternoon under the roof against ATP's 99th ranked player, Damir Dzumher.
Starting slow for the second time this week, Roger found himself down a set and not executing his shots as well as he can to start the match.
But after using the first set to warm up, he began dialing it in and there was no doubt who was in control of the match.
“It just takes me some time, I guess, so far. I was very pleased, at the end, to find a way,” Roger said after the match.
He will play Lucas Puille or Dan Evans in his next round, although due to incliment weather, the match still has not yet been completed as scheduled.
August 26, 2019 -- New York, NY
Roger opened up the ATP night matches at the 2019 US Open on Monday in NYC in front of an electrifying crowd.
Facing 22-year old Qualifyinger from India, Sumit Nadal, fans were shocked to see Roger drop the first set. However, all he needed was a little time to shake off the dust and reach top form as the number 3 seed played beautifully and took the next 3 sets with ease. Roger won the match 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4.
"It as a tough first set for me, because I had the lead and then he came back really strong," Roger said. "It all came back just in time, and in the end I played good tennis."
Roger is looking to win his 6th US Open at 38-years old.
He faces Damir Dzumhur in the 2nd round.
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.