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Nadal’s 2007 French Open Racket Sells for $118K

Rafael Nadal's 2007 French Open-Winning Racket Fetches $118,000 at Auction In a remarkable turn of events, Rafael Nadal's iconic racket, used during his 2007 French Open triumph against Roger Federer, has been sold at auction for an impressive sum of over $118,000. The sale, which took place on Monday, positions this piece of tennis memorabilia among the highest-priced items of its kind. Nadal's memorable victory over Federer in the 2007 final in Paris, where he secured his third Grand Slam title, marked a
Novak Djokovic Statement on Federer

‘Never been friends, Never been Close to Roger Federer’:…

In the world of Tennis, the rivalry between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer is one for the ages. The two greats have encountered at many venues and tournaments but the lesser known fact about them is that they were never really friends. In a recent interaction, the 22-time Grand Slam champion revealed his equation with Federer and said they were never friends and most likely never will be. Djoker’s words were shared by The Tennis Letter on their Twitter account. The post read,

Roger Federer will be out ‘for many months’ as…

The 40-year-old Swiss, a 20-time Grand Slam champion, had two knee operations last year. In a video post on Instagram, Federer said he hoped the surgery would give him "a glimmer of hope" to return to action. He was knocked out in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon in July and then missed the Tokyo Olympics. "I'll be on crutches for many weeks, and also out of the game for many months," Federer, who turned 40 a week ago, said on Sunday evening. "It's going
Djokovic, Federer and British teenage hope Emma Raducanu top Wimbledon bill

Djokovic, Federer and British teenage hope Emma Raducanu top…

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer headline Wimbledon on Monday (Jul 5) with the two Grand Slam heavyweights looking to edge closer to a dream title showdown. World number one Djokovic, chasing a sixth Wimbledon title and record-equalling 20th major, is already halfway to becoming just the third man to complete a calendar Grand Slam. The Serb faces Cristian Garin of Chile while eight-time champion Federer takes on Italy's Lorenzo Sonego. Chilean 17th seed Cristian Garin had never previously won a main draw match
Federer playing French Open with eye on Wimbledon - McEnroe

Federer playing French Open with eye on Wimbledon –…

Roger Federer's decision to make his long-awaited Grand Slam return on his least favourite surface at next month's French Open is part of a grand plan to peak in time for his beloved Wimbledon, according to ESPN commentator Patrick McEnroe. Federer, who due to injury or schedule preference has not competed on the clay courts at Roland Garros in four of the last five years, returned to competition last month after sitting out more than a year following two knee operations. "He wouldn't

Miami Open: Hubert Hurkacz beats Jannik Sinner to win…

Poland's Hubert Hurkacz claimed his first ATP Masters 1000 title by beating Italian teenager Jannik Sinner in the Miami Open final. Hurkacz, 24, won 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 in one hour 43 minutes to become the first Polish singles player to win one of the ATP's top-level events. The world number 37 is the lowest-ranked player to win a Masters event since Tomas Berdych in Paris in 2005. Sinner, 19, was the youngest Masters finalist since Rafael Nadal in 2005. Nadal, Novak Djokovic and

Serena Williams withdraws from Miami Open

Serena Williams has pulled out of this week's Miami Open after having oral surgery. The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion was knocked out of the Australian Open semi-finals by Naomi Osaka in January. "I am disappointed to withdraw," said 39-year-old Williams, who has won the Miami Open eight times. "Miami is a special tournament for me because it's my home and I am sad I won't be able to see the incredible fans this year." The men's draw has already been depleted by
Roger Federer withdraws from upcoming tournament after making his tennis return

Roger Federer withdraws from upcoming tournament after making his…

Roger Federer has pulled out of an upcoming tennis tournament in Dubai after returning to action following a 13-month injury layoff. The 20-time grand slam champion hadn't played competitively in over a year after undergoing two knee surgeries in 2020 but won his comeback match against Dan Evans at the Qatar Open on Wednesday. The 39-year-old was then beaten by Georgia's Nikoloz Basilashvili -- 3-6, 6-1, 7-5 -- in the quarterfinals on Thursday. Federer was due to continue his comeback at the Dubai

Roger Federer crashes out of Qatar Open in second…

Roger Federer initially eyed a return at last month’s Australian Open but slow progress in his recovery convinced him to skip the Grand Slam and he said he would play in events which would help him regain his fitness before Wimbledon.  Roger Federer’s hopes of winning a fourth title in Qatar were dashed after Wednesday’s quarterfinal exit but the Swiss said his first event after two knee surgeries was just a ‘stepping stone’ as he targeted full fitness for the grasscourt season.  Federer took the
Roger Federer loses tight encounter to Nikoloz Basilasvhili

Roger Federer loses tight encounter to Nikoloz Basilasvhili

The 20-times Grand Slam champion had match point in the third set but Basilashvili held on for a deserved victory Roger Federer’s hopes of a fairytale title on his return from injury were cut down by the big-hitting Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili as the world No 42 came from behind to beat the 20-times Grand Slam champion 3-6, 6-1, 7-5 in the quarter-finals of the ATP event in Doha on Thursday. The 39-year-old, who played superbly to beat British world No 28 Dan Evans

Tennis: Federer sets eyes on Tokyo Olympics as long…

Roger Federer is targeting a third Olympic medal at the Tokyo Games this year after missing out in 2016 due to injury as he looks to gain momentum when he returns to the court this week after 13 months on the sidelines with a knee problem. Federer, 39, is making his long-awaited comeback at the Qatar Open - where he plays Britain's Dan Evans in the second round on Wednesday (March 10) - after two knee surgeries ended his season last year. The

Al Khelaifi welcomes Roger Federer

Nasser Al Khelaifi, Chairman of the beIN MEDIA GROUP, President of Paris Saint-Germain, and former pro tennis player, has personally invited Roger Federer to Doha for the Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2021. beIN SPORTS will air the competition primarily in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and France, Singapore, and Australia. Roger Federer's return as a 20-time Grand Slam champion is one of the sports' most awaited comeback tales. Since then, the Swiss tennis legend hasn't competed since the Australian Open in January

Novak Djokovic takes Roger Federer’s world number one record,…

Novak Djokovic began his 311th week as the No 1 player in the men's rankings on Monday. Novak Djokovic on Monday set a new landmark of 311 weeks as world number one, surpassing Roger Federer whose hold on a record-equalling 20 Grand Slam titles is now firmly in the Serb's sights. The 33-year-old Djokovic, already the winner of 18 majors, has time on his side with Federer turning 40 in August. He is also a year younger than Rafael Nadal who also has

Roger Federer never considered retirement despite 14-month absence from…

Roger Federer says he never seriously considered retirement in his 14 months away from tennis, and is returning as he feels "the story's not over yet". The 20-time Grand Slam champion is competing at this week's Qatar Open. It will be his first tour appearance since losing to Novak Djokovic in last year's Australian Open semi-finals. "I know it's on the rare side for almost a 40-year-old to come back after a year being out. What's important is I'm injury and pain-free," he

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic Crushes Jeremy Chardy In Straight…

Defending champion Novak Djokovic blasted past Frenchman Jeremy Chardy in emphatic fashion Monday to ominously kick off his bid for an unprecedented ninth Australian Open title. Defending champion Novak Djokovic blasted past Frenchman Jeremy Chardy in emphatic fashion Monday to ominously kick off his bid for an unprecedented ninth Australian Open title. The Serbian world number one, who clinched his 17th Grand Slam in last year's gripping final at Melbourne Park against Dominic Thiem, wasted little energy in the 6-3, 6-1, 6-2 romp in just 91 minutes

Roger Federer set to return to ATP Tour action…

Roger Federer is hoping to make his comeback from double knee surgery in 2020 by competing at a smaller tournament after skipping the Australian Open; The 39-year-old is currently tied with Rafael Nadal on 20 Grand Slam titles Roger Federer is set to return to ATP Tour action in Doha, scheduled for the week of March 8, following an absence of 14 months due to injury. Federer made his last appearance at the end of January 2020, when he was beaten by Novak
Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal on surpassing Roger Federer’s Grand Slam tally:…

Gearing up for Australian Open 2021, Rafael Nadal said he is not obsessed about breaking records but said he will is looking forward to adding to his Grand Slam tally, which stands at 20. World No. 2 Rafael Nadal has said he is not focussed on going behind records but maintained that it would be "amazing" to add to his Grand Slam tally in the new season. Nadal is tied with Federer as the two tennis greats have won 20 major titles each,

French Open 2020 Postponement is “Trouble For Roger Federer”…

In the turmoils of tennis tournaments getting annulled the clay-court major French Open 2020 have been rescheduled towards the end of September. By then playing conditions would relatively change when compared to the drizzly ambiance during the months of May and June. 1993 Roland Garros men’s doubles champion Luke Jensen believes those conditions will put World Number four Roger Federer on the losing edge. Also, the Parisian Major is set to new challenges with its revamped schedule. The crushed bricks of Paris are

Federer tops list of world’s highest-paid athletes

Roger Federer topped the 2020 Forbes magazine list of highest-paid global athletes announced Friday, leading the lineup for the first time with pre-tax earnings of $106.3 million (95.5 million euros). The Swiss tennis legend, a men’s record 20-time Grand Slam singles champion, becomes the first player from his sport atop the annual list since its 1990 debut, rising from fifth in 2019. Federer’s haul over the past 12 months included $100 million from appearance fees and endorsement deals plus $6.3 million in prize

“You Can Join Us Immediately” – Swiss Football Club…

he country of Switzerland is privileged to have Roger Federer as the citizen of their nation. In 2019, Swissmint introduced commemorative coins to honor Federer, and he became the first living person to feature on Swiss coins. Following all the prestige over his entire lifetime, the professionals from other sports also want to join hands with the living legend. World Number four Federer was recently offered a position by Switzerland’s fifth tier club FC Villarepos. “I’ve been talking about this idea for a while but I never