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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.

Federer Dumped Out in Gstaad; Hits Rock Bottom

Federer Loses in Gstaad vs. Brands

More tough news for Fed fans as Roger crashed out in his opening match in Gstaad losing to Daniel Brands in straight sets 6-3 6-4. Not completely unexpected as Brands is a tricky opponent but this was another uninspiring performance from Roger and begs the question is he at rock bottom right now? It’s certainly close! He looked flat throughout ... Read More »

Federer Plans to Stick With New Racquet

Federer Sticking with New Racquet

After Roger’s defeat in Hamburg I noticed a few Federer & Tennis Fans suggesting his change of racquet could be a bad idea as they can’t see how it has improved his game yet and he should go back to the Pro Staff 90. I find this just a bit over the top and I can’t believe that some fans ... 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 »

Is @RogerFederer Testing a New Racquet?

Federer Testing New Racquet

Update: It’s confirmed Federer is using a 98 square inch racquet head in Hamburg. Hey guys, just a quick post to follow on from my racquet technology post and how the big four differ as about 5 seconds after I hit publish Roger put up a Facebook photo of himself practicing in Hamburg and it looks like he has a ... Read More »

Tennis Racquet Technology: How The Big 4 Differ

The Racquets Used by the Top Players

Seen as though there’s still a few days before Roger takes to the court in Hamburg and inspired by a comment from Alvi I thought I’d do something a little different and blog about the equipment, particularly the racquets, that the top 4 guys use. A lot of talk recently from both fans and pundits has been about Roger’s racquet ... Read More »

Hamburg 2013 – Testing Draw for Federer

Federer Hamburg Draw

Hey guys, the draw for the German Open Tennis Championships in Hamburg is out and it’s a really strong field which will give Federer a very stern test if he’s to win the title here. As you can see from the list of seeded players below this isn’t a mickey mouse field and there’s some very accomplished clay court players ... Read More »