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Federer Wins 85th Career Title in Istanbul

Federer Wins 85th Title Istanbul

Another final and yet another title for the GOAT as he scored a 6-3 7-6(11) victory over Pablo Cuevas in the inaugural TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Open. The win means Roger now has 85 career titles across 19 different countries on the ATP Tour. The victory also sees the Swiss win his first title on red clay since the 2009 ...

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Federer Defeats Schwartzman to Make Final in Istanbul

Federer Istanbul Semi Final

Another hard fought victory for Federer at the Garanti Koza Arena as he defeated a dogged Diego Schwartzman 2-6 6-2 7-5 to move into Sunday’s final. Like the Gimeno-Traver match yesterday Roger was again tested by a solid, hard hitting opponent who knows how to get about a clay court very effectively. Ultimately though the Swiss was just that bit ...

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Madrid Open Draw 2015: Federer & Nadal in Same Half

Madrid Open Draw 2015

No sooner had I finished my Istanbul quarter final post than the Madrid Open draw comes out . First thoughts are it looks pretty tough for Federer who is now the Number 1 seed after Djokovic’s decision to skip the event and rest for Rome and the French Open. As I expected he’s in Nadal’s half which isn’t necessarily a ...

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Federer Scores Hard Fought Victory Over Gimeno-Traver in Istanbul

Federer Quarter Final Istanbul 2015

Not the dominant performance I expected from the GOAT here but he’s into the Istanbul Semi Finals after a hard fought 7-6(3), 6-7(5), 6-3 victory over the in form Daniel Gimeno-Traver. After looking fairly solid in his opening match against Nieminen on Wednesday the Spaniard offered a much sterner test pushing the opener to a tie break, levelling things up ...

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Federer Routines Nieminen in Istanbul

Federer vs Nieminen Istanbul 2015

Roger’s up and running in Istanbul after he defeated Jarkko Nieminen for the 15th time in a row to make swift progress into the Quarter Finals. The 6-2 7-5 scoreline represents another routine win against the Finn and this was Roger’s 200th career victory on clay. All in a day’s work huh Quick Match Recap Nieminen won the toss and ...

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Another FedDay at the Monte-Carlo Country Club

Wanda Fan Stort Monte Carlo

Hi my fellow PeRFect Tennis readers, Did anyone spot me on TV/stream looking particularly gorgeous for our Fed? Or 90 year-old Sophie? Yes, I was there to witness his disappointing loss to Monfils unfortunately. I know Monte-Carlo Masters is not everyone’s liking especially for Fedfans. Monaco has never been on my bucket list as a place to visit, either. I’d ...

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Istanbul Open Draw 2015

Istanbul Open Draw 2015

Hey guys, the Istanbul Open Draw went live earlier today and Roger has a pretty nice path to the final which was very much expected at a weak fielded ATP 250 clay tournament. This is the first ever ATP World Tour event in Turkey and the Swiss has obviously received an attractive offer to help boost the tournaments profile and ...

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Federer Fan Story: Fran’s Visit(s) to Indian Wells

Fran's Indian Wells Story

Sue had a great post about her experience at Indian Wells this year. Instead of just recounting my experience at Indian Wells this year which was not too different from Sue’s, I thought I would talk about my experiences over the last few years. I first went to Indian Wells in 2010. It was a dream of mine to finally ...

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Monfils Prematurely Ends Federer’s Monte Carlo Campaign

Monfils Defeat Federer Monte Carlo

No missing Monte Carlo title for Federer this year as he was defeated by Gael Monfils 6-4 7-6(5) in 1 hour and 44 minutes to bow out in the third round. It’s the very beginning of the clay court season. It’s going to take me some time to feel 100 percent comfortable… Not many guys are perfect this week. But ...

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Federer Breezes Past Chardy on First Clay Outing of 2015

Federer Defeats Chardy Monte Carlo 2015

No Chardy troubles here for the GOAT as he defeated the Frenchman 6-2, 6-1 in his first clay outing of 2015 at the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters. The match was a far cry from their encounter in Rome last year which ended in defeat for the Swiss but here he needed just 55 minutes to book his spot in the ...

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