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RF Fan Story: Alex at the French Open

Federer Fan Story French Open 2014

Hey all, following on from Wanda’s Monte Carlo post and Simon / Rita’s Davis Cup experience this new Roger Federer Fan Story post is from multiple first comment Grand Slam Champion and live chatter, Alex, who got to see Roger for the first time at this years French Open in the second round. It’s another great fan story from the ... Read More »

Flat Federer Foiled by Gulbis at Roland Garros

Gulbis Beats Federer French Open 2014

A choke of epic proportions here as Federer dumped himself out the French Open with a 6-7(5), 7-6(3), 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 loss at the hands of future world number one and all time great Ernests Gulbis. Not a hugely disappointing loss but the manner of the defeat sucks. From being a set and 5-3 40-15 up Roger completely lost his ... Read More »

Federer Passes Tursunov Test in Paris

Federer Tursunov Roland Garros 2014

A tough test for Federer here as he overcame Dmitry Tursunov 7-5 6-7(7) 6-2 6-4 to book his spot in the fourth round for the 12th time in his career. It was far from plain sailing and up until the start of the third set looked like it could have gone either way. After Tursunov started struggling with a groin ... Read More »

Federer Into Round 3 at Roland Garros

Federer Second Round Roland Garros 2014

Hey all, another straight sets affair for Roger as he defeated Argentinian Qualifier Diego Sebastian Schwartzman 6-3 6-4 6-4 to move into the third round. A comfortable scoreline but certainly not a one sided affair and I don’t think Federer bossed this one by any means. If anything his defensive ability was the difference as the Argentine played extremely aggressive ... Read More »

Federer Cruises Past Lacko at Roland Garros

Federer Lacko French Open 2014

We’re underway in Paris and as I predicted this one was cruise control for Roger has he defeated Lukas Lacko 6-2 6-4 6-2 in 1 hour and 24 minutes to book his spot in the second round. Lacko was a tailor made opponent for Fed as he has no real weapons, a poor clay court record and hadn’t played a ... Read More »

French Open Draw 2014

French Open Draw 2014

The draw for the French is out and no surprises here as Federer landed in Djokovic’s half along with Berdych and Raonic. Nadal, Ferrer, Wawrinka and Murray are all in the other half with play beginning on Sunday. If things go to seeding we’ll be getting a Djokodal final which the tournament organisers, the majority of fans and the money ... Read More »

Roger Federer’s Outfit for the French Open 2014

Federer French Open Outfit 2014

Hey all, for the first time ever it looks like we might have a dedicated Federer Masters Clay Masters 1000 outfit that only sees the light of day in Monte Carlo. That could change if Roger plays Rome but that currently looks unlikely following the birth of Leo and Lenny so I thought I’d post Roger’s French Open attire early. ... Read More »

Federer Crashes to Tsonga at French Open

Federer Crashes to Tsonga at French Open

I’ll sum up this match with a simple equation: Flatness + Poor Execution = A resounding straight sets loss. Really I needn’t say anymore about it but I’ll try to dissect it in a bit more depth and I also look forward to seeing what you guys think happened out there. From my point of view everything went wrong for ... Read More »

Federer Defeats Simon in 5 Sets; Wins 900th Career Match

Federer Defeats Simon in 5 Sets

Hey guys, well what a match that was huh as Roger defeated Gilles Simon 6-1, 4-6 2-6 6-2 6-3 to earn his 900th career victory and move into the Quarter Finals where he will meet yet another Frenchman in the shape of Jo Wilfried Tsonga. I predicted Roger would win this one in straight sets after his performance in Rome ... Read More »

Federer Cruises Past Benneteau into Fourth Round

Federer Defeats Benneteau French Open 2013

Bonjour! Another sweet day for Fed fans in Paris as Roger cruised past Julien Benneteau in straight sets to book his place in the fourth round where he will meet another Frenchman, Gilles Simon. I knew a few of you were worried about this one after the match at Wimbledon and the loss in Rotterdam but as I predicted Benneteau ... Read More »