Roger Federer is surprised by the fact that the former German great Boris Becker has taken over as the coach of his rival Novak Djokovic. But, at the same time, he believes that the appointment of former greats as coaches is actually a great thing for the game.
Djokovic is not the only top male tennis player who has appointed a former great as his coach in recent times. There are a few others as well who have done the same. Andy Murray has been playing under the guidance of Ivan Lendl for quite some time now, while, Federer himself has also included Stefan Edberg into his team.
Serbia has made it to the final of the Davis Cup by securing a close win in their semi final tie against Canada. Serbia won the tie by 3-2.
Serbia was looking in a spot of bother at one point of time. At the end of the second day, they were down by 1-2 and their chances of making it to the title round were not looking that good. But, they managed to turn things around in the reverse singles.
Roger Federer has been defeated by Rafael Nadal in the quarter final round of the ongoing Cincinnati Masters. Nadal won the match in three sets by 5-7, 6-4, 6-3.
Nadal wasn’t off to a good start as the scores suggest, but, the Spaniard showed great fighting spirit and turned things around in style to knock Federer out of the tournament.
This was the 31st match between these two players and Nadal defeated Federer for the 21st time.
Roger Federer is going to be back in action in the German Open which will be played at Hamburg. The Swiss superstar is desperate to make his mark after having a dreadful Wimbledon Championships recently.
Federer had been stunned by Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine in the second round of the Wimbledon Championships.
Federer wants to put that defeat out of his system as soon as possible. That’s why; he has decided to be back in action soon.
Rafael Nadal has defeated Roger Federer in the final of Internazionali BNL D’Italia. Nadal won the match in the straight sets by 6-1, 6-3.
It was a great performance by Nadal who was given the fifth seed in the tournament. He dominated right through the match and didn’t give his opponent any chance.
It was the 30th match between these two players and Nadal defeated Federer for the 20th time.
When Roger Federer takes on his opponents on the court, he doesn’t look too nervous. But, he certainly showed signs of nervousness when he was watching the first leg of Europa League semi final match between FC Basel and Chelsea.
Before the match, Federer had predicted that Basel was going to win the match by 2-1, but, that didn’t happen. Actually, Basel lost the match by 1-2.
Federer was sitting in the stands to support his home club Basel and accompanying him was another member of the Switzerland Davis Cup team Marco Chiudinelli.
Andy Roddick’s countryman, Sam Querrey, has been defeated by Novak Djokovic in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open. Djokovic won the match in the straight sets by 6-0, 7-6(2).
It took Djokovic just 1 hour and 27 minutes to win the match.
Actually, the match between Djokovic and Querrey had to start at 8:30 p.m. But, because of the fact that the earlier matches went on for longer durations, this match started about 4 hours late.
Djokovic started aggressively and just flattened the 26 years old American in the opening set by securing a bagel.
Rafael Nadal has defeated Ryan Harrison of USA in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open. Nadal won the match in the straight sets by 7-6(3), 6-2.
It took Nadal 94 minutes to make his way into the third round. His next opponent will be Leonardo Mayer of Argentina.
After the match, Nadal said, “Ryan is a good, young player and he made me work quite hard in the first set.”
“I am still not at my best. I still need a lot of improvement in my movement on the court. I think I was a bit slow in the opening set.”
Roger Federer has defeated Milos Raonic of Canada in the fourth round of the Australian Open 2013. Federer won the match in the straight sets by 6-4, 7-6(4), 6-2. With this victory, Federer has moved into the final 8.
The Swiss Maestro took less than a couple of hours to knock his Canadian opponent out of the competition. Raonic banged a total of 19 aces in the match, but, along with that, he also committed 41 unforced errors which nullified the effect of those aces.
Roger Federer has defeated Benoit Paire of France in the first round match in the Australian Open 2013. Federer won the match in the straight sets by 6-2, 6-4, 6-1.
Federer is much higher in ranking than Paire and he wasn’t expected to have too much of a problem against the 23 years old Frenchman. That’s what exactly happened. It was Federer who remained dominant right through the match and completely outsmarted Paire. The Swiss maestro took just 83 minutes to win the match.