Posts tagged: Federer


GrigorDimitrov and Nick Kyrgiosare set to battle for their first Masters 1000 title when they clash at the final of the Western & Southern Open.

Both first time finalist at the Masters 1000 event are the first players since Toronto 2002 when Andy Roddick and Guillermo Canas clashed.

The seventh seed Dimitrov has reached and lost at three Masters 1000 last four before seeing off John Isner 7-6(4), 7-6(10) to book a place in Saturday’s final. He has won ATP World Tour 500 aside lifting five ATP World Tour 250 titles. He has an impressive hard court result this season but his opponent has also posted good returns on the same surface.

Kyrgios has won one ATP World Tour 500 and two ATP World Tour 250 titles. He won his semi-final game in two tie breaks to become the youngest Cincinnati finalist since Novak Djokovic back in 2009. Read more »


Stan Wawrinka, a three time Grand Slam Championship title holder, has been announced as going to participate in Queens during this year’s Aegon Championship.

So far in his career, the tennis player has featured four times in his career, with his best result at the Queens Club coming in 2014 where he got to the semi-finals of the event.

On one occasion, he got to the last-16 stage of the event and on two other occasions, he lost out at the round of 32 of the event.

Or the Swiss, it is undoubtedly important that he leaves his mark this year on the grass. So far throughout his career, he has won three major championships; the Australian Open, US Open and Roland Garros. If he pushes on to come off victorious in the Wimbledon this year, he would have completed a Career Grand Slam.

As such, the Aegon Championship in the Queens Club would impact positively on his bid to take home one of the greatest achievements ever in the tennis game. Read more »


Roger Federer has said that Juan Martin Del Potro is capable of becoming the no.1 player in the world. Federer gave this statement after being defeated by Del Potro in his first exhibition match on the tour of South America. Federer lost the match by 6-3, 3-6, 4-6. This was the 18th match between these two players and Del Potro has won 5 of them.

This was Del Potro’s third consecutive victory over Federer. Before this, Del Potro had defeated Federer in Swiss Indoors Basel final and ATP World Tour Finals this year.

Federer looked quite impressed with the recent form of Del Potro. In the post match interview, he said, “Del Potro is a fantastic player. He is one of the best in the business and he has the ability to reach the top of the rankings. He is no. 7 at the moment, but, if he works hard and maintains consistency, he will win many more titles.”

Del Potro has defeated Federer in some big matches. The Argentinean had won his first Grand Slam title by defeating Federer in the final of the US Open in 2009. That was a marathon final in which Federer was defeated by 6-3, 6-7(5), 6-4, 6-7(4), 2-6. But, in the following year, Del Potro injured his wrist because of which he had to miss a lot of matches in the 2010 season and thus, he got down in the world rankings.

While talking to the reporters, Federer also said that he would like to be involved in tennis even after his retirement, most probably as a coach. Federer said, “I have a lot of interest in coaching and most probably I would like to be a coach after retirement.”

Federer will play another exhibition match against Del Potro and then, he will go to Colombia to play against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Saturday.

Roger Federer vs David Nalbandian US Open 2005

Nalbandian Video clip Rating: five / five

Roger Federer vs David Nalbandian — Paris 2007 Highlights

Nalbandian Video clip Rating: 5 / five

David Nalbandian stops Roger Federer

Nalbandian Video Rating: 4 / 5