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Nadal beats Federer, reaches Australian Open final

Rafael Nadal of Spain, left, is congratulated by Roger Federer of Switzerland at the net after Nadal won their semifinal final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday. AP

Rafael Nadal continued his dominant streak over Roger Federer to reach the Australian Open final for the third time, beating the 17-time major winner 7-6 (4), 6-3, 6-3 Friday night to set up a championship decider against No. 8-seeded Stan Wawrinka.

Posted: January 24th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Renewed Federer eyes chance against stricken Nadal

Roger Federer of Switzerland leaps for a shot to Andy Murray of Britain during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday. AP

A rejuvenated Roger Federer may get his best chance to end his Grand Slam torment against Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open with the top seed plagued by a blister on his hand.

Posted: January 23rd, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Federer beats Murray at Australian Open

Roger Federer of Switzerland leaps for a shot to Andy Murray of Britain during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday. AP

MELBOURNE, Australia—Roger Federer regained his dominance over Andy Murray in Grand Slam matches and advanced to his 11th consecutive Australian Open semifinal with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-3 win Wednesday. Federer clinched it on his third match point with an ace to set up a showdown with top-ranked Rafael Nadal, who beat Grigor Dimitrov [...]

Posted: January 22nd, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Federer eases into Australian Open quarters

Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates after defeating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. AP

Sixth-seeded Roger Federer has equaled Jimmy Connors record by reaching his 41st Grand Slam quarterfinal with a 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 win over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the fourth round of the Australian Open on Monday.

Posted: January 20th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Nadal blazes into fourth round with Murray, Federer at Aussie Open

Rafael Nadal of Spain reaches for a shot to Gael Monfils of France during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. AP

World number one Rafael Nadal played his best match of the tournament to join title-contenders Andy Murray and Roger Federer in the fourth round at the Australian Open on Saturday.

Posted: January 18th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos,Tennis | Read More »

Aussie Open: Nadal joins Federer in 2nd round

Rafael Nadal of Spain makes a backhand return to Bernard Tomic of Australia during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday. AP

After a day of searingly-hot temperatures that raised complaints from players, top-seeded Rafael Nadal advanced to the second round of the Australian Open in cooler night temperatures under relatively easy circumstances.

Posted: January 14th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Federer, Azarenka advance as heat wave arrives

Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates his win over James Duckworth of Australia after their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday. AP

Roger Federer kept his cool on a scorching hot second day at the Australian Open, starting his record 57th consecutive Grand Slam tournament with a straight-sets victory in his first competitive match in front of new coach Stefan Edberg.

Posted: January 14th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Federer rallies with Rod Laver, at Rod Laver Arena

Roger Federer of Switzerland misses a backhand during a gala charity exhibition match in the lead up to the Australian Open against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014. The charity event for the Roger Federer Foundation and the Australian Tennis Foundation will raise money for the education of African children. AP/Mal Fairclough

Roger Federer finally got to find out what it’s like to hit against Rod Laver. Federer, who burst into tears after receiving the Australian Open winner’s trophy from Laver in 2006, has spoken of the Australian great with reverence in the past.

Posted: January 8th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Hewitt beats Federer in Brisbane final

Lleyton Hewitt of Australia plays a shot in men's final match against Roger Federer of Switzerland during the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. AP

Australia’s Lleyton Hewitt stunned top seed Roger Federer of Switzerland to win the Brisbane International in three sets on Sunday.

Posted: January 5th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos,Tennis | Read More »

Federer says fit, confident ahead of Aussie Open

Roger Federer. AP FILE PHOTO

Tennis superstar Roger Federer said Saturday his confidence was up and his body energized as he prepares for the 2014 season with former world number one Stefan Edberg in his coaching team.

Posted: December 28th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Federer to become father again

Roger Federer. AP FILE PHOTO

Former world number one and 17-time major winner Roger Federer said Tuesday that he and wife Mirka are expecting another child.

Posted: December 25th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Federer at 2014 crossroads, Serena eyes history

Roger Federer. AP FILE PHOTO

Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray open the 2014 season in Abu Dhabi on Thursday with Roger Federer hoping his absence isn’t an indicator of more misery ahead.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Nadal shines, Federer fades as big four becomes three

Rafael Nadal. AP FILE PHOTO

Rafael Nadal defied the career obituary writers with his stunning renaissance in 2013 as he and fellow major winners Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray cut struggling Roger Federer adrift.

Posted: December 16th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

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