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Huge fan of Roger Federer - I'll pretty much try and watch all his matches from Grand Slam level right down to ATP 250. When I'm not watching or tweeting about tennis I play regularly myself and use this blog to share my thoughts on Fed and tennis in general.

Basel Draw 2014 – Can Federer Win a 6th Swiss Indoors Title?

Basel Draw 2014

Hey guys, the Swiss Indoors draw is out and safe to say it’s looking pretty similar to last years! The good news is Fed is playing, I figured he would but there was some doubt after a few Swiss news websites reported Luthi had hinted he would skip it. That always seemed unlikely consideing it’s his home town tournament and ... Read More »

Federer Fan Story: SUI vs Serbia Davis Cup 2014

Swizterland vs Serbia Davis Cup Fan Story

Hey guys, a couple of weeks back I got sent a fan story through from Antonio, a big Federer fan from Macedonia, who was lucky enough to watch Roger play against Serbia in the Davis Cup earlier this year. I didn’t post it immediately as Shanghai was just about to start but here it is, it’s a great piece and ... Read More »

Federer Takes Down Simon to Win First Shanghai Masters 1000 Title

Federer Wins Shanghai Masters 1000 Title

Hey all, what a week for the GOAT huh? Save 5 match points on Wednesday and then lift the title on Sunday. As if beating Djokovic in sublime style wasn’t enough, Roger topped off his week in Shanghai defeating surprise package Gilles Simon 7-6(6) 7-6(2) to lift his 23rd Masters 1000 title overall and 1st in Shanghai. This one wasn’t ... Read More »

Federer Masterclass Breaks Djokovic Win Streak in Shanghai

Federer takes down Djokovic Shanghai 2014

Boom! Masterclass from Federer here as he snapped the Djokovic 28 match winning streak in Asia with a 6-4 6-4 victory in 1 hour 35 minutes. Both players said they had to play their A game before the encounter but it was Fed who executed the peRFect gameplan. Dominating with his serve + forehand and then using chip & charge ... Read More »

Electric Federer Defeats Benneteau in Shanghai

Federer defeat Benneteau Shanghai

A high quality encounter here as Federer took down an in form Julien Benneteau 7-6(4) 6-0 to book his spot in the Shanghai Semi Finals. Without doubt Roger’s best match of the week and Benneteau threw the kitchen sink at him in the first set but Roger matched him all the way. The tie break was a bit of an ... Read More »

Federer Brushes Aside Bautista Agut in Shanghai

Federer defeats Agut Shanghai

A drama free day today as Federer comprehensively beat Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4 6-2 to book his spot in the Shanghai Quarter Finals. A much improved performance from his one against Mayer yesterday night; any rust appears to have worn off as the Swiss hit 33 winners and didn’t drop serve in the 1 hour 14 minute encounter. As I ... Read More »

Federer Saves 5 Match Points En Route To Shanghai Win vs Mayer

Federer Defeat Mayer Shanghai 2014

Hey guys, the GOAT’s underway in Shanghai and if you were expecting a routine drama free match then this one will certainly have caught you by surprise. I’m still not quite sure how Fed won it really but he did so 7-5, 3-6, 7-6(7) saving 5 match points in the process. Mayer clearly should have won this one in straights ... Read More »

Roger Federer’s Outfit for the Shanghai Rolex Masters 2014

Federer Shanghai Outfit 2014

I’m a little late posting this but here’s Roger’s outfit for the Shanghai Rolex Masters 1000 2014. I wasn’t sure what he would be taking to the court in and originally thought this one was for the World Tour Finals, but he’s been practising in the red trainers so I’m guessing he’ll be stepping onto the Qizhong Forest Sports City ... Read More »

Shanghai Draw 2014: Federer Returns to Action

Shanghai Masters 1000 Draw 2014

Hey all, it’s been a while since Fed was last in action but he returns next week at the Shanghai Rolex Masters for his first tournament back after the US Open loss to Cilic. Shanghai has been a reasonable tournament for the Swiss in sense that he always plays quite well but he’s never been able to play his best ... Read More »

Federer Defeats Fognini as Swiss Make Davis Cup Final

Swizterland defeat Italy Davis Cup

Hey all, thought I’d do a quick write up on the Switzerland vs Italy Davis Cup tie which took place at the Palexpo arena in Geneva this weekend. I haven’t had much time to watch it but I did catch some of Federer vs. Bolleli and the last 2 sets of the doubles yesterday. Unfortunately I missed Federer’s decisive win ... Read More »