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  • Grass-chewing Djokovic enjoys sweet taste of success Jul 04, 2011 08:14 AM IST

    Grass-chewing Djokovic enjoys sweet taste of success

    Bjorn Borg sunk to his knees, Pat Cash clambered up the stands to hug friends and family in the players' box and Novak Djokovic celebrated his first Wimbledon triumph on Sunday by chewing grass. That is grass he uprooted from Centre Court.

  • Federer too cool to halt Tsonga charge Jun 30, 2011 08:04 AM IST

    Federer too cool to halt Tsonga charge

    Roger Federer became one of the greatest players of all time thanks partly to his remarkable calmness under pressure but it was that very same quality which cost him dear in Wednesday's shock Wimbledon defeat by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

  • Federer stunned by inspired Tsonga Jun 29, 2011 10:00 PM IST

    Federer stunned by inspired Tsonga

    Roger Federer suffered his second straight Wimbledon quarter-final exit when an extraordinary comeback by Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga condemned the Swiss to a shock 3-6 6-7 6-4 6-4 6-4 defeat on Wednesday.

  • Nadal, Serena, Federer lead the charge at Wimbledon Jun 26, 2011 11:24 AM IST

    Nadal, Serena, Federer lead the charge at Wimbledon

    The mercury was rising at Wimbledon on Saturday as the serial trophy hunters gathered in the last 16 with defending champions Rafa Nadal, Serena Williams and Roger Federer leading the charge.

  • Federer faces dark horse Nalbandian, Rafa resumes Jun 25, 2011 09:40 AM IST

    Federer faces dark horse Nalbandian, Rafa resumes

    Not many players can say they scare Roger Federer but the six-times Wimbledon champion's next opponent David Nalbandian is one of a select bunch as the Swiss master continues his bid to win his 17th grand slam title on Saturday.

  • Woods losing grip atop list of highest-earning athletes Jun 17, 2011 08:47 AM IST

    Woods losing grip atop list of highest-earning athletes

    Phil Mickelson is making a run at surpassing fellow golfer Tiger Woods as the top-earning US athlete, according to an annual survey released by Sports Illustrated on Thursday.

  • Federer pulls out of Halle tournament Jun 07, 2011 10:40 AM IST

    Federer pulls out of Halle tournament

    Roger Federer pulled out of the Halle grasscourt tournament on Monday a day after losing the French Open final to Rafa Nadal, tournament officials said on Monday.

  • Nadal sinks Federer for sixth French title Jun 06, 2011 08:10 AM IST

    Nadal sinks Federer for sixth French title

    Rafa Nadal racked up a record-equalling sixth French Open title with a four-sets win over great rival Roger Federer on Sunday as his potent powers on clay again proved irresistible.

  • Nadal and Federer all set to renew great rivalry Jun 05, 2011 10:20 AM IST

    Nadal and Federer all set to renew great rivalry

    Rafa Nadal will equal Bjorn Borg's record of six French Open titles if he can lift the Coupe des Mousquetaires on Sunday but Roger Federer has his own holy grail to chase - beating the Spaniard at Roland Garros (1300 GMT).

  • Nadal and Djokovic plan early celebrations Jun 03, 2011 07:51 AM IST

    Nadal and Djokovic plan early celebrations

    Champion Rafa Nadal hopes to celebrate his birthday by beating Andy Murray in the French Open semi-finals on Friday before Novak Djokovic bids to wrap up the world number one spot against Roger Federer.

  • Djokovic, Federer on collision course May 30, 2011 11:43 AM IST

    Djokovic, Federer on collision course

    Novak Djokovic produced an unforgettable performance with the racket and the microphone and Roger Federer also strolled into the French Open quarter-finals on Sunday.

  • Nadal makes Roland Garros bow in shadow of Djokovic May 24, 2011 08:12 AM IST

    Nadal makes Roland Garros bow in shadow of Djokovic

    Rafael Nadal, once the undisputed king of clay, opens the defence of his French Open title against John Isner later on Tuesday with the name of Novak Djokovic ringing in his ears after two punishing defeats by the Serb.

  • Federer excited by own form, eager to reclaim top spot Mar 11, 2011 09:22 AM IST

    Federer excited by own form, eager to reclaim top spot

    These are unusual times for Roger Federer who says he is excited about his form despite lying second in the world rankings without any of the four grand slam titles in his clutches.

  • Wimbledon to serve up 3D broadcasting this year Mar 08, 2011 08:35 AM IST

    Wimbledon to serve up 3D broadcasting this year

    Proud of its age-old traditions, Wimbledon has embraced the rapid changes in technology in recent years as smoothly as a Roger Federer forehand and now the world's most prestigious tennis tournament is going 3D.

  • Refreshed Federer ready to renew battle in Dubai Feb 21, 2011 08:15 AM IST

    Refreshed Federer ready to renew battle in Dubai

    Roger Federer has brushed off his Australian Open defeat to Novak Djokovic and says he feels as ready as ever to confront the season's challenges.

  • End of an era? Let's talk in six months! says Federer Jan 28, 2011 08:17 AM IST

    End of an era? Let's talk in six months! says Federer

    Roger Federer reacted with disdain when asked if Thursday's Australian Open semi-final defeat by Serbia's Novak Djokovic signalled the end of an era in men's tennis.

  • Nadal slaps down Tomic as Australian hopes die Jan 23, 2011 11:36 AM IST

    Nadal slaps down Tomic as Australian hopes die

    Rafa Nadal's quest to win four consecutive grand slam titles survived a feisty third-round challenge from teenager Bernard Tomic as record crowds flocked to the Australian Open in the hope of local success on Saturday.

  • Federer rattled but survives on day of scares Jan 20, 2011 08:21 AM IST

    Federer rattled but survives on day of scares

    Roger Federer summoned up his very best tennis to see off inspired Frenchman Gilles Simon over five sets on Wednesday and reach the third round of the Australian Open on a day of scares at Melbourne Park.

  • Federer to face French nemesis at Melbourne Park Jan 19, 2011 08:34 AM IST

    Federer to face French nemesis at Melbourne Park

    Roger Federer's bid for a fifth Australian Open title gets serious on Wednesday with a second round clash against Frenchman Gilles Simon, one of the few players boasting a winning record against the Swiss maestro.

  • Federer opens Melbourne defence haunted by Nadal bid Jan 17, 2011 08:26 AM IST

    Federer opens Melbourne defence haunted by Nadal bid

    Roger Federer launches the defence of his Australian Open title on Monday looking to continue his recent purple patch of form against Slovakian Lukas Lacko.

  • Players laugh it up to raise funds for flood victims Jan 16, 2011 12:31 PM IST

    Players laugh it up to raise funds for flood victims

    Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and other top tennis players hammed it up in exhibition matches on the eve of the Australian Open to raise money for victims of the country's devastating floods on Sunday.

  • Nadal the deserving favourite at Melbourne Park: Federer Jan 15, 2011 10:16 AM IST

    Nadal the deserving favourite at Melbourne Park: Federer

    Rafa Nadal's possession of three grand slams makes him the deserving favourite to win the Australian Open, arch-rival and defending champion Roger Federer said on Saturday.

  • Nadal faces tricky path to grand slam sweep Jan 14, 2011 08:32 AM IST

    Nadal faces tricky path to grand slam sweep

    Rafa Nadal faces Brazilian world number 96 Marcos Daniel in his first round of the Australian Open but faces a rocky path in his bid to become the first man to hold all four grand slam crowns simultaneously in more than four decades.

  • Players to hold exhibition to aid Australia flood victims Jan 13, 2011 12:23 PM IST

    Players to hold exhibition to aid Australia flood victims

    Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and other top players will play exhibition matches at Melbourne Park on Sunday to raise money for victims of devastating floods that have ravaged wide swathes of Australia's northern Queensland state.

  • Federer can win 20 grand slams says coach Jan 13, 2011 08:24 AM IST

    Federer can win 20 grand slams says coach

    Swiss world number two Roger Federer could extend his record grand slam tally to 20 if he remains fit and motivated, according to his coach Paul Annacone.

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