Tennis: Back on top, Federer becomes oldest ATP world number one

By Martyn Herman UNDATED, Feb 17 : Roger Federer added yet another record to his vast collection when he guaranteed becoming the oldest ATP world number one by beating Dutchman Robin Haase 4-6 6-1 6-1 to reach the semi-finals in Rotterdam on Friday. Fresh from winning his 20th grand slam title in Melbourne this month, […]

Federer highly motivated to reclaim top ranking in Rotterdam

By Martyn Herman Undated, Feb 12 : Roger Federer will be highly motivated to reclaim the world number one ranking for the first time in more than five years when he plays at this week’s ABN Amro World Tennis event in Rotterdam. The 36-year-old Australian Open champion arrived in the Dutch port city at the […]

20 majors down, Federer thrilled as fairytale continues

By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE, Jan 29 : Roger Federer savoured the latest chapter of a late-career fairytale that delivered a sixth Australian Open crown on Sunday and a very “special” 20th grand slam title. Federer, a nervous defending champion, survived a second set ‘freeze’ and a late rally by sixth seed Marin Cilic before winning […]

Federer says he should not be favourite at 36

By Martyn Herman MELBOURNE, Jan 14 : Roger Federer says a 36-year-old should not really be considered a favourite for the Australian Open, although when the man in question is himself, no one was taking him seriously. The Swiss breezed through his media duties on Sunday with the same swagger he will take on court […]