ROGER FEDERER NEWS
June 4, 2019 -- Paris, France
Having flashbacks of the last time Roger found himself in the Quarterfinals at Roland Garros, he took the court today against countryman, Stan Wawrinka. Facing his toughest opponent yet, Stan showed no signs of wear despite his 5-set thriller to get him into the Quarterfinals.
Roger dictated and hit his backhands with ease as he weathered the storm and after a short delay won the match 7-6(4), 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-4.
He faces Rafael Nadal in the semifinals, where they will go head to head for the 39th time.
Roger becomes the oldest man at 37 to reach the French Open semifinals since Pancho Gonzales who got there in 1968 when he was 40.
June 2, 2019 -- Paris, France
Roger had a routine win on Sunday as he faced Leonardo Mayer in the Round of 16.
In one of the shorter matches, he broke 5 times and was never in any danger as he won 6-2, 6-3, 6-2.
Next, he faces countryman, Stan Wawrinka, who found himself in an epic 5-set battle to reach the Quarterfinals.
May 31, 2019 -- Paris, France
The Swiss veteran faced off against 20-year old, NextGen player, Casper Ruud, today in the third round. Going into the match, Roger mentioned he was more familiar with Ruud's father, Christian, rather than his son as they played together on tour from 1999-2001.
While Ruud stayed fairly close with Roger, he just didn't have enough experience to hurt the 20-time Grand Slam Champion.
Roger won the match 6-3, 6-1, 7-6(8) and marches on to the 4th round.
This win means Roger (at 37 years and 305 days old) has set yet another record, becoming the oldest man to make the fourth round at the French Open since Nicola Pietrangeli in 1972.
May 29, 2019 -- Paris, France
Facing the German qualifier, Oscar Otte, Roger earned his 67th win in Paris and finds himself in the 3rd round at Roland Garros.
Winning the match 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 the win was just what the Swiss Star needed to continue to gain confidence as he advanced into the draw as he finds himself competing 20 years after his first French Open.
Roger faces Casper Ruud in the next round.
May 26, 2019 -- Paris, FR
For the first time in four years, 20-time Grand Slam winner, Roger Federer, took to the courts at Roland Garros. An excited crowd greeted the Swiss Maestro and enjoyed watching him masterfully dictate in his first round. Looking comfortable and completely in control, Roger won 6-2, 6-4, 6-4.
Next, he will face a lucky loser ranked just inside the top 150 in his next round.
"I knew I can play very well on clay and I am very happy I did it in straight sets today," Roger said. "I missed the French crowd so thanks for the warm welcome today."