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Federer Fights Back to Defeat Istomin in Basel

Federer defeats Istomin in Basel

A big win for Roger as he came from a set down to beat Denis Istomin in Basel and move into the Quarter Finals. On current form Istomin was always going to be a test and it almost went badly wrong for Federer as had he not held serve at a key moment in the final set the outcome could ... Read More »

Federer Sees Off Mannarino in Basel

Federer defeats Mannarino in Basel

Hey guys, Roger is finally back in action and got his Basel campaign underway with a win defeating Adrian Mannarino 6-4 6-2 in 1 hour and 11 minutes. In a relatively one sided affair Fed didn’t really have to do much to get the win and despite a couple of shaky moments I thought he played pretty well. Still evidently ... Read More »

Basel / Swiss Indoors Draw 2013 – Federer Faces Mannarino

Basel Draw 2013

The Basel draw is out and Roger has landed in the same half as Tomáš Berdych, could face Grigor Dimitrov in the Quarter finals but first has to see off Adrian Mannarino in his opening match at the St. Jakobshalle arena. There are no easy draws in ATP Masters 500 events, especially not at the Swiss Indoors which always seem ... Read More »

Federer Crashes to Delbonis in Hamburg

Federer Crashes to Delbonis in Hamburg

Ah well not the outcome I expected as Roger lost in straight sets to Federico Delbonis to crash out at the Semi Final stage in Hamburg. After looking very scratchy against Mayer I wasn’t sure what to expect today and it turned out he was yet again below par making a string of poor errors. As for Delbonis he played ... Read More »

Federer Makes The Semi Finals in Hamburg

Federer defeats Mayer

More good news for Federer fans as Roger made it into the Semi Finals in Hamburg, albeit unconvincingly, defeating Florian Mayer 7-6(4) 3-6 7-5 to setup a clash with Federico Delbonis. In my prediction I thought Roger was getting this done in straight sets but Mayer put in a dogged display and proved a very tricky customer. He was of ... Read More »

Federer Defeats Hajek in Hamburg

Federer defeats Hajek

So as I predicted Roger got past Jan Hajek in straight sets, 6-4 6-3, to setup a Quarter Final showdown with Florian Mayer. It wasn’t one of Roger’s greatest matches by a long shot but he got the job done and didn’t really have too many difficulties out there other than dropping serve once and failing to convert quite a ... Read More »

Federer Makes Winning Start in Hamburg with New Racquet

Federer defeats Brands

Guten Tag! So Hamburg is under way and Roger made a winning start with is new 98 square inch racquet defeating Daniel Brands in 3 sets; 3-6 6-3 6-2. It’s the first time he’s played Hamburg since 2008 so it was nice to see him back there as it’s been the setting for some great matches including one of his ... Read More »

Federer Announces He’s Playing Hamburg and Gstaad

Federer Hamburg

Hey guys, as I’m sure you are all aware Roger announced on Facebook, Twitter and on his website that he’s added both Gstaad and Hamburg to his schedule after crashing out of Wimbledon in the second round. I was quite surprised when I first heard it as both tournaments are on clay courts which is of course Roger’s least favourite ... Read More »

Berdych Derails Federer in Dubai

Federer Loses to Berdych in Dubai

Hey guys, well what an absolute disaster that was huh? I alluded in my previous post after the win against Davydenko that if Roger lost this one to Berdych I’d be seriously pissed off and having slept on it little has changed. This is one of those matches that cuts deep, usually losses have little meaning in the grander scheme ... Read More »

Federer Destroys Davydenko in Dubai

Federer defeats Davydenko in Dubai

Hey all, what a stellar performance from Federer tonight as he completely outplayed Nikolay Davydenko to move seamlessly into the Dubai Semi Finals. I thought Roger would win but might be in for a tough ride tonight; yet as it turned out this was a complete clinic from the GOAT who gave Davydenko a tennis lesson out there tonight with ... Read More »