Roger Federer

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“I often wonder if I am living in two countries: that of young energy and ambition and that of indifference and defeated hope.”  A reveller throws coloured flour   amid Ash Monday celebrations, a traditional festivity,  in the  town of Galaxidi, Greece, on March 11th, 2019. Photograph: Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty

With seven Bafta awards and one Oscar to its credit, the Irish-Greek film The Favourite has kept director Yorgos Lanthimos in the spotlight as one of (...)

Roger Federer poses with his trophy after defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece in their final match in Dubai to claim his 100th title win. Photograph:   Ali Haider/EPA

Roger Federer did more than win his 100th Tour-level tournament when he handed the Greek prodigy Stefanos Tsitsipas (his conqueror in the fourth round(...)

Switzerland’s Roger Federer celebrates winning the Dubai Tennis Championships Final against Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas, his 100th ATP Tour title win. Photograph: Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters

Roger Federer claimed the 100th ATP title of his career by beating 20-year-old Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4 6-4 in the final of the Dubai Duty Free T(...)

“I’m loving life here. I’m hungry with Munster, and that’s my club, and in terms of Ireland I don’t see why you’d leave.”

Conor Murray’s career has been, more or less, on a steady incline since breaking into the Munster team on their Magners League title-winning run-in in(...)

  Roger Federer serves a ball towards the Jet D’Eau on a boat   in Geneva during a presentation ahead of the Laver Cup tournament that will take place   next September. Photograph: Getty Images

Roger Federer is no longer chasing the top ranking and would rather be a contender at Grand Slams than battling Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal to be wo(...)

 Scotland’s Finn Russell in action during the Guinness Six Nations Championship match between Scotland and Italy at Murrayfield on Saturday. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Finn Russell. His very name immediately polarises opinion. Many see him as too unpredictable, too unreliable. Others adore his dashing style of outhal(...)

Novak Djokovic celebrates his straight sets win over Rafael Nadal. Photograph: Sam Moody/EPA

Novak Djokovic beat Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 6-3. What should have been the match of the tournament – of the young year, in fact – between the two best(...)

Rafael Nadal celebrates his semi-final victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

John McEnroe does not get a lot wrong. However, when he suggested a few days ago that Stefanos Tsitispas’s victory over Roger Federer might represent (...)

 Novak Djokovic of Serbia plays a shot during  his fourth round match against Daniil Medvedev. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

If the guard is changing at the summit of tennis, it is doing so slowly and without conviction, as Novak Djokovic steps into the void left by the depa(...)

Roger Federer’s chances of winning a third consecutive Australian Open title were ended as 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas came of age on Rod Laver Arena. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters

Roger Federer, who was the oldest player left in the men’s draw at 37, gave his blessing to the youngest, 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas, after the Gr(...)

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