Roger Federer

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Roger Federer will skip the clay court season, including the French Open. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty

Roger Federer will not compete in the French Open for the third year running after announcing he will skip the entire clay-court season. The 36-year-(...)

Serena Williams with the USA women’s hockey team in New York. Photograph: Abbie Parr/Getty

Serena Williams returns to the full glare of the tennis tour on Thursday – appropriately, on International Women’s Day – more than a year since beatin(...)

Roger Federer: back as the top-ranked player in the world at age 36. Photograph: Michael Kooren/Reuters

Roger Federer celebrated his return to the top of the world rankings with his second title of the season, swatting aside Grigor Dimitrov 6-2 6-2 in th(...)

Roger Federer celebrates his victory over Robin Haase in their quarter-final singles tennis match in Rotterdam. Photograph: Getty Images

Roger Federer became the oldest number one singles player in tennis history after beating Robin Haase in the World Tennis Tournament quarter-finals in(...)

Roger Federer arrives at Airport Kloten with his trophy after winning the 2018 Australian Open. Photograph: Remy Steiner/Getty Images

Roger Federer seems on a permanent swoop through the tennis firmament, dipping and soaring like an ageless Alpine swift, held aloft on the breeze fore(...)

Switzerland’s Roger Federer taking a selfie of himself with the Australian Open trophy at Government House in Melbourne.  Photograph: Fiona Hamilton/AFP/Getty Images

An intriguing scenario is unfolding in the wake of Roger Federer’s sixth Australian Open triumph in which the ageless Swiss arrives at the 2020 Tokyo (...)

Roger Federer lifts  the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup after winning the 2018 Australian Open Men’s Singles Final against Marin Cilic at Melbourne Park. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

This turbulent Australian Open has been about longevity, endurance and iced towels, three of the defining features of the modern game. The wonder of (...)

Roge Federer beat Marin Cilic in Melbourne to secure his 20th Grand Slam title. Photograph: Greg Wood/AFP

What should have been a Sunday stroll for Roger Federer on a warm summer’s evening in his favourite city away from Switzerland turned into an ordeal u(...)

Roger Federer with Hyeon Chung after the Korean’s retirement in Melbourne. Photograph: William West/Afp

Defending champion Roger Federer was given a simple passage through to his 30th grand slam final when Chung Hyeon unexpectedly retired in the second s(...)

Croatia’s Marin Cilic celebrates after beating Britain’s Kyle Edmund. Photograph: William West/AFP

Kyle Edmund discovered to his cost on Thursday night in Melbourne that Marin Cilic is no longer the mentally fragile player who collapsed against Andy(...)

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