International sports, Davis Cup tennis: Federer keeps Swiss in World Group; Spain v Czech Republic final

Genoa, Italy (GenevaLunch) – Roger Federer overcame jetlag, slow clay courts and rain, not to mention Potito Storace, to give Switzerland a winning position in their World Group play-off against Italy. He won 6-3 6-0 6-4 to add to the two Swiss singles victories on Friday, which were followed by a loss in the doubles […]

Wawrinka makes fathering fashionable in Swiss tennis circles

Lausanne, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – First there was one (actually two), and then there were three: Swiss tennis star Stanislas Wawrinka, from canton Vaud, has annouced that he and his long-time companion Ilham Vuilloud are expecting a baby in February 2010. The announcement by Wawrinka, 24 and Vuilloud, 35 comes shortly after fellow Swiss tennisman Roger […]

International sports, tennis: Federer beats Nadal at Madrid final

Madrid, Spain (GenevaLunch) – Roger Federer has finally broken Rafa Nadal’s run of 33 successive wins on clay, and has gone some way in denting the Spaniard’s aura of invincibility.

International sports, tennis: Nadal triumphs in Rome

Updated 09:30  Rome, Italy (GenevaLunch) – Rafa Nadal won the Italian Open for the fourth time when he beat Novak Djokovic 7-6 6-2 in the final. Djokovic beat Roger Federer in the semi. Andy Murray will now take third place in the rankings, ahead of Djokovic and closing in on Federer at number two. Details, […]

Sports: Federer loses to Wawrinka, first Swiss loss in 9 years

Monte Carlo (TSR, Fre) – Roger Federer has been knocked out of Monte Carlo early in the tournament, but equally surprising is that he lost to Stanislas Wawrinka, 6-4 7-5 in one hour 50 minutes. Wawrinka, from canton Vaud, is the first Swiss to win against Federer since Marc Rosset in 2000. The Vaud player […]

International sports, tennis: Federer loses to Djokovic, who plays Murray in final

Miami, Florida (GenevaLunch) – Switzerland’s Roger Federer made headlines by throwing his racket and breaking it for the first time in several years, but the bigger news was the reason behind it: his loss to Novak Djokovic, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 in Miami, under windy conditions. The Serb now faces British player Andy Murray in the […]

International sports, tennis: strong Federer beats Roddick in Miami

Miami, Florida, USA (GenevaLunch) – Roger Federer’s power was back in Miami where the home crowd noisily cheered on their favourite, American Andy Roddick. Swiss player Federer won his 17th match out of 19 with the American, 6-3 4-6 6-4. Federer will face Serbian Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals of the Sony Ericsson Open. Details, […]

International sports, tennis: Murray beats Federer again

Indian Wells, California, USA (GenevaLunch) – Andy Murray confirmed his current dominance over Roger Federer with a 6-3 4-6 6-1 victory in the semi-finals of the ATP Masters event.

International sports, tennis: Federer, Murray face off in Indian Wells semi-finals

Indian Wells, California, USA (TSR, Fre) – British tennis star Andy Murray and Switzerland’s Roger Federer will face off Saturday in the semi-finals at Indian Wells. The other match will see Rafael Nadal playing Novak  Djokovic.

International sports, tennis: Australian Open, Nadal takes 5-set thriller

Melbourne, Australia (GenevaLunch) – Rafael Nadal justified his number one ranking and ended, at least for a while, Roger Federer’s dream of matching Pete Sampras’s record of 14 Grand Slam victories. Despite his epic five-hour semi-final match two days earlier Nadal ended looking fresher and fitter than Federer at the end of another five-set thriller.