roger federer - updates

Rappler's latest stories on roger federer


Federer hopes to play in front of crowds on 2021 return

Jul 10, 2020 - 1:27 PM

'I want to come back healthy. We'll see how long that lasts,' says Roger Federer, who targets a 2021 return

SPORTS ROYALTY. Roger Federer tops the list of highest-earning athletes in 2019.  Photo by Laurence Griffiths/AFP

Federer 'missing' Wimbledon but aiming to be back next year

Jul 06, 2020 - 9:58 PM

Eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer, who underwent two knee surgeries this year, had already announced he will not play again until next year

WAITING GAME. Roger Federer says the coronavirus lockdown has given him the chance to recuperate following his surgeries, but says he will have to be 'patient' as he waits to return to the court. Photo from Twitter/@AustralianOpen

Novak Djokovic, Grand Slam superstar but never the people's champion

Jun 25, 2020 - 2:27 PM

Lacking the charm of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic seems to have taken the role of pantomime villain on and off the court

NO MATCH. Despite his stellar achievements, Novak Djokovic (left) can’t quite reach the popularity of Roger Federer (right) and Rafael Nadal. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Federer out until 2021 after knee surgery

Jun 10, 2020 - 3:34 PM

Roger Federer won’t see action for the rest of the year, renewing speculations on retirement

(Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Federer tops list of world's highest-paid athletes

May 30, 2020 - 11:09 AM

Tennis superstar Roger Federer boasts the biggest sponsorship lineup among active athletes

FAN APPEAL. Roger Federer rakes in $100 million from endorsements. File photo from Lukas Coch/EPA-EFE

WTA chief backs Federer's ATP merger suggestion

May 06, 2020 - 2:25 PM

A unified tennis circuit 'may not take as long' following calls led by superstars Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal

epa08150504 Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates after winning his second round match against Filip Krajinovic of Serbia on day three of the Australian Open tennis tournament at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia, 22 January 2020. EPA-EFE/LUKAS COCH AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT

'Live' and slightly dangerous, stars on their sofas compete for fans

Apr 27, 2020 - 9:26 PM

Sports stars Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Ronaldo, and Karim Benzema entertain their fans amid the coronavirus pandemic by going live on social media

CONNECT. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have granted their fans access to their lives through Instagram Live. File photos by Josh Albelda/Rappler (Nadal) and by Tony Ashby/AFP (Federer)

Players back Federer over tennis merger as Kyrgios hits out

Apr 23, 2020 - 12:46 PM

The ever controversial Nick Kyrgios ends up as the dissenting voice as Roger Federer's proposal gets a wave of support

OPPOSITE. Nick Kyrgios (right) says he has yet to be convinced by Roger Federer's suggestion to merge tennis' governing bodies. Photo by Matthew Stockman/AFP

Nadal frustrated by tennis lockdown, Federer happy with surgery recovery

Apr 21, 2020 - 1:27 PM

Rafael Nadal chats with fellow tennis superstar Roger Federer on Instagram Live

MISSING TENNIS. Friends and rivals Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer check on each other amid the global health crisis. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Djokovic says tennis 'big three' plan to help lowest-ranked players

Apr 19, 2020 - 12:30 PM

Novak Djokovic proposes to give aid to players who are struggling financially due to the cancelation of games

BIG THREE. (from left to right) Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer organize a plan to help lower-ranked players. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Age concern: Olympics 2021 may come too late for 6 stars

Mar 26, 2020 - 3:50 PM

Pushing the Tokyo Olympics to 2021 may be an issue for some aging athletes

epa08072485 Playing Captain Tiger Woods of the USA team tees off from sixth tee during the Sunday singles matches on day four of the 2019 Presidents Cup golf tournament at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Australia, 15 December 2019. EPA-EFE/TIM CARRAFA EDITORIAL USE ONLY AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT

Federer donates $1 million to vulnerable Swiss in virus crisis

Mar 26, 2020 - 9:45 AM

'These are challenging times for everyone and nobody should be left behind,' says tennis superstar Roger Federer

Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates his victory against Taylor Fritz of the US during their men's singles match on day five of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 18, 2019. (Photo by WILLIAM WEST / AFP) / -- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE --

Thiem thwarted in bid to pass Federer in world rankings

Feb 23, 2020 - 6:24 PM

World No. 4 Dominic Thiem misses a chance to dislodge one of tennis' Big Three

Photo by Michael Dodge.EPA-EFE

Federer targets Wimbledon after knee surgery blow

Feb 21, 2020 - 11:39 AM

The last time Roger Federer underwent surgery, he came back to rule the 2017 Australian Open and then Wimbledon 6 months later

HOPEFUL. Roger Federer looks to be in top shape for the grass season. Photo by William West/AFP

Roger Federer pulls out of French Open after knee surgery

Feb 20, 2020 - 7:31 PM

After resolving a nagging injury, Roger Federer won't see action in this summer's Grand Slam

ONE STAR MISSING. This year's French Open loses one major superstar in Roger Federer. Photo by Don Emmert/AFP

Federer, Nadal play to record crowd in Cape Town

Feb 08, 2020 - 1:21 PM

More than 50,000 fans watch Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal play in an exhibition match that raised $3.5 million for a foundation

ALL SMILES. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal take a break from competitive tennis for a good cause. Photo by Nic Bothma/EPA-EFE

No retirement plans for Federer: 'I can still win Slams'

Jan 31, 2020 - 12:30 PM

At 38, Roger Federer believes he can still add to his record 20 Grand Slam titles

Photo by William West/AFP

Djokovic powers past Federer into Australian Open final

Jan 30, 2020 - 8:46 PM

Novak Djokovic beats an injured Roger Federer in straight sets to reach a record eighth Australian Open final

Novak Djokovic Roger Federer  Photo by David Gray/AFP

'Roger is Roger': Djokovic not underestimating ageless great

Jan 30, 2020 - 11:34 AM

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer battle for the 50th time as the two tennis stars clash in the 2020 Australian Open semifinal

Photos by Ben Stansall and Glyn Kirk AFP

Djokovic keeps focus to set up Federer semifinal in Australian Open

Jan 28, 2020 - 8:32 PM

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer will play each other for the 50th time as they vie for a berth in the Australian Open final

ON TO THE NEXT. Novak Djokovic stretches his winning streak against Milos Raonic to 10 matches. Photo from Twitter/@AustralianOpen

'Lucky' Federer stages great escape to reach Australian Open semis

Jan 28, 2020 - 6:47 PM

Roger Federer bucks a groin injury to survive Tennys Sandgren, becoming the oldest man in 43 years to make the Australian Open semis after Ken Rosewall

GOING STRONG. Roger Federer, 38, continues to defy the odds. Photo from Twitter/@AustralianOpen

Federer roars into record 15th Australian Open quarterfinal

Jan 26, 2020 - 9:24 PM

Roger Federer surpasses John Newcombe for most Australian Open quarterfinal appearances with a win over Marton Fucsovics

ZEROING IN. Roger Federer inches closer to a seventh Australian Open title. Photo from Twitter/@AustralianOpen

Federer says 'epics' keep him motivated after Australian Open thriller

Jan 25, 2020 - 12:40 PM

Roger Federer barges into the fourth round of the Australian Open in dramatic fashion with a five-set comeback win over John Millman

SWISS MAESTRO. At 38, Roger Federer continues to prove he has plenty of gas left in the tank. Photo from Twitter/@AustralianOpen

Federer survives five-set epic at Australian Open

Jan 24, 2020 - 10:34 PM

Roger Federer stages a brilliant comeback to escape John Millman and tally his 100th Australian Open win

ON TO THE NEXT. Roger Federer barges to the fourth round of the Australian Open. Photo from Twitter/@AustralianOpen

Federer seeks century of wins at Australian Open

Jan 24, 2020 - 9:56 AM

Roger Federer shoots for his 100th win at the Australian Open but home favorite John Millman stands in the way

RECORD ROMP. Roger Federer targets another career milestone. Photo by Lukas Coch/EPA-EFE

Nadal aims to keep heat on Federer Slams record

Jan 23, 2020 - 11:41 AM

Rafael Nadal steps up his Australian Open bid to tie Roger Federer's record of 20 Grand Slams

HIGH STAKES. Rafael Nadal may be favored to advance, but he's not immune to Grand Slam shocks. Photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

'Old-school work ethic' pays off for immaculate Federer

Jan 20, 2020 - 4:02 PM

Roger Federer stretches his streak of having never lost in the first round of the Australian Open

SWISS GREAT. Roger Federer begins his bid for a 21st Grand Slam on a high note. Photo from Twitter/@AustralianOpen

Federer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog

Jan 18, 2020 - 7:40 PM

Roger Federer says lack of information made matters worse for players who were forced to stay on the courts amid the smog

STILL HUNGRY. Roger Federer will gun for his seventh Australian Open title. Photo from Twitter/@AustralianOpen

Federer has 'low expectations' at Australian Open

Jan 18, 2020 - 2:53 PM

Roger Federer knows he has his back against the wall after deciding to rest while Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal played high-intensity games in the ATP Cup

FAMILIAR FACE. Roger Federer will play in the Australian Open for the 21st time. Photo from Twitter/@AustralianOpen

Federer to donate to Australia bushfires appeal

Jan 14, 2020 - 3:56 PM

'If anyone can chip in, that's great because it's nice to show solidarity and help in a situation, which has become quite incredible in this country,' says Federer

DONATION. Roger Federer pledges the funds  at a charity match he will take part in later this week to raise funds for the appeal ahead of the Australian Open. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Nadal insists Federer Grand Slam record not on his mind

Jan 08, 2020 - 8:24 PM

Rafael Nadal won the French and US Open titles last year to move within one of Roger Federer's record Grand Slam haul

LASER-FOCUSED. Rafael Nadal says his only focus is playing good tennis. Photo by Tony Ashby/AFP

'Big Three' hold top spots in ATP rankings

Jan 06, 2020 - 9:33 PM

Tennis royalty Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Roger Federer remain at the top of the world rankings

BIG THREE. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic have shared the last 12 Grand Slams among them. Photos by Glenn Kirk/AFP (Federer and Nadal), Ben Stansall/AFP (Djokovic)

Thiem confident 'Big Three' will be toppled at Slams

Jan 02, 2020 - 4:56 PM

'I think we challenged them already a lot,' says world No. 4 Dominic Thiem as the young guns try to upset the Big Three of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer

CHALLENGER. Rafael Nadal (right) hugs Dominic Thiem after beating the 26-year-old Austrian in the 2019 French Open final. Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP

Federer outclasses Djokovic to reach ATP Finals semis

Nov 15, 2019 - 12:43 PM

Roger Federer shows his best form when it mattered as he avenges his Wimbledon defeat to Novak Djokovic

Roger Federer spoils Novak Djokovic's bid to knock Rafael Nadal off the No. 1 spot in the rankings. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Djokovic braces for onslaught from Federer fans

Nov 12, 2019 - 12:57 AM

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer face in the ATP Finals – a repeat of the epic Wimbledon finale this year

EYES ON THE PRIZE. Novak Djokovic guns for a sixth ATP Finals title. Photo from Twitter/@atptour

Federer withdraws from Paris Masters as Cilic, Tsonga progress

Oct 29, 2019 - 9:54 AM

'I am sorry for my French fans who I will see next year at Roland Garros,' says Federer

RESTING. Roger Federer opts to skip the Paris Masters to pace himself during the ATP tour. File photo by Don Emmert/AFP

Federer unsure if Paris is next stop on 'incredible journey'

Oct 28, 2019 - 5:34 PM

Roger Federer captures his 10th Basel Open trophy and 103rd career title overall

CHASING HISTORY. Roger Federer is now just 6 short of the record 109 ATP titles won by American Jimmy Connors. Photo from Twitter/@ATPTour

In a career of landmarks, Federer set for 1,500th match

Oct 21, 2019 - 4:10 PM

The 38-year-old Roger Federer guns for his 10th Basel Open title and 103rd crown

PILING IT UP. Roger Federer looks to clinch another ATP title this season alongside his championships in Dubai, Miami, and Halle. File photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Federer to play French Open next year

Oct 17, 2019 - 10:05 PM

Roger Federer says he needs 'some time away' from tennis but promises to see action in the French Open

FAMILY FIRST. Roger Federer says family will be his priority in the next few months. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Olympic gold lures Federer to Tokyo Games

Oct 15, 2019 - 4:50 PM

Roger Federer shoots for the Olympic men's singles gold medal – the only major prize he has yet to win

STAR-STUDDED. Roger Federer completed the Big 3 in the Tokyo Olympics as Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal also vow to compete next year. Photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

Gauff salutes Federer for words of wisdom

Oct 14, 2019 - 2:17 PM

Coco Gauff says Roger Federer gave her a pep talk that has helped her on a path which saw her become the youngest champion on the WTA Tour since 2004

YOUNG CHAMP. Coco Gauff claims the Linz Open at 15 years old. Photo from Twitter/@WTALinz

Federer wins Shanghai Masters opener

Oct 08, 2019 - 9:28 PM

Roger Federer cruises past Spain's Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the Shanghai Masters 1st round

CONQUEST. Roger Federer advances to the next round in the 2019 Shanghai Masters. File photo by Don Emmert / AFP

Federer teams up with Zverev to secure Europe Laver Cup lead

Sep 21, 2019 - 10:22 AM

Propped up by Roger Federer and Alexander Zverev, Team Europe takes a 3-1 lead over Team World

HOT START. Roger Federer and Team Europe remain favored to defend their Laver Cup crown. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Djokovic quits as Wawrinka advances; Federer rolls at U.S. Open

Sep 02, 2019 - 12:15 PM

After dropping the first two sets, injured Novak Djokovic retires against Stan Wawrinka in a shock end to his title defense bid

IN PAIN. Novak Djokovic’s injury problem resurfaces just a few days after saying he’s 'almost pain-free.' Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Federer, Serena breeze into U.S. Open last 16 but Nishikori out

Aug 31, 2019 - 8:56 AM

Roger Federer plays 'no-error tennis' as Serena Williams continues her quest for a 24th career Grand Slam title

Federer overcomes poor start to advance at rain-hit U.S. Open

Aug 29, 2019 - 9:00 AM

'When it happens like this, back-to-back matches, it's just a bit frustrating more than anything,' says Roger Federer after rallying yet again to reach the next round

COMEBACK. Roger Federer pulls through after struggling early against world No. 99 Damir Dzumhur. Photo by Don Emmert/AFP

Early U.S. Open struggles no concern for Federer

Aug 27, 2019 - 2:44 PM

Roger Federer rallies back to dominate Sumit Nagal in the 2019 US Open 1st round

SLUGGISH. Roger Federer drops the opening frame, but makes a comeback in the last 3 sets of his first round matchup. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Djokovic motivated by talk of catching Federer in Slams

Aug 26, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Having won 4 of the last 5 Grand Slam singles titles, Novak Djokovic is in good position to break Roger Federer's mark

DEFENDING CHAMP. Novak Djokovic will defend his throne in the US Open. File photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Federer puts Wimbledon near-miss behind him ahead of U.S. Open

Aug 25, 2019 - 4:14 PM

'I'm not putting extra pressure on myself. I know it's going to be tough,' says Roger Federer as he seeks a 21st Grand Slam

Photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

Federer falls into Djokovic's half of U.S. Open draw

Aug 23, 2019 - 10:10 AM

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic may face Roger Federer in the semifinal and Rafael Nadal in the title match of the 2019 US Open

FACE-OFF. After a blockbuster Wimbledon title showdown last month, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer may face in the US Open Final Four. Photos by Ben Standall and Glyn Kirk/AFP