Sports, tennis: Nadal shines, Federer fumbles, Spaniard to semi-finals

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Roger Federer was not at his best but Rafa Nadal was better than he’s been recently, and the result of their Indian Wells match was 6-4, 6-2 for Nadal, who moves on to the semi-finals of the ATP tennis tournament. ESPN notes that fans packed the stadium, hoping for a vintage show. […]

Sports, tennis: thriller in Shanghai

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Sunday it was Andy Murray’s day to lose to a star, in an exciting final match in Shanghai where Novak Djokovic outplayed and outlasted the Scot, 5-7 7-6 (13-11) 6-3. Djokovic saved five match points in the second set before he broke a 20-minute tie break. Both players paid tribute to each […]

Swiss Indoors to have 3 big tennis names

BASEL, SWITZERLAND – The Swiss Indoors will have three top players and all three Olympic medalists on the courts for the week of 20-28 October: Roger Federer (ATP 1), Andy Murray (ATP 3) and Juan Martin Del Potro (ATP 8). The organization published the lineup 24 September, with 8 of the world’s top 25 players […]

Roger Federer top seed at London Olympics

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Wimbledon champion, Number 1 ATP-ranked and Swiss sports mega star, Roger Federer will head the field as the seeds are announced for the Olympic Tennis tournament in London. Federer, who has won 17 Grand Slam titles, has been named as the top seed in the men’s competition. Defending champions Federer and compatriot […]

Sports, tennis: Tsonga gives way to Federer again

LONDON, ENGLAND – It took one hour, 28 minutes and it was a tough match, but Swiss Roger Federer defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-2 2-6 6-4 Sunday 20 November for the opening match of the ATP World Tour Finals. The two faced off just a week ago when Federer beat Tsonga in the final of the […]

Weekend world sports: best & brightest win

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – It was a fine weekend for sports fans, with the best and the brightest putting on good shows: Football – Barcelona defeated Manchester United 3-1 in a master class performance, with the Man United team and coach graciously afterwards that Barcelona is simply the best team in Europe. Details, The Guardian Tennis […]

Sports, tennis: Federer gives sponsor a sweet intro to Miami

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Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Roger Federer defeated Radek Septanek Saturday 26 in just 62 minutes, 6-3, 6-3. It was Federer’s 762nd win, which ties him with his friend and tennis great Pete Sampras, for seventh place on the list of career wins. His sweet victory over Septanek in the second round of the Miami Sony […]

Federer defeated by Nadal in Abu Dhabi final (update)

International sports, tennis Abu Dhabi, UAE (GenevaLunch) – Rafa Nadal defeated Roger Federer 7-6(4) 7-6(3) 1 January in a tightly fought match. The two played each other for the third time in two weeks when they met in the final of the Mubadala tournament in Abu Dhabi. All three were exhibition games but the first […]

International sports, tennis: Federer masterclass, Nadal to meet Murray

Melbourne, Australia (GenevaLunch) – Roger Federer was in fine form as he brushed aside the local favourite Leyton Hewitt 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 to enter the quarter-finals of the Australian Open Monday 25 January. Federer was in complete control throughout, dropping serve only once, in the third set, and then coming back immedately to beat Hewitt […]

International sports, tennis: Federer loses but wins; Murray wins but loses

O2 Arena, London, England (GenevaLunch) – The final tennis matches of the A Group of the ATP Masters had the audience consulting their calculators to see who were the real winners. Roger Federer lost to Argentinia’s Juan Martin del Potro in three sets, 6-2, 6-7, 6-4 but it was just enough to ensure that Federer topped […]