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Federer defeats Starace 7-6(3) 6-4 in Basel

Federer def. Starace

After a 6 week wait we finally got to see Roger back on court doing what he does best. Pretty comfortable opening match for him despite showing quite a lot of rust early on. The match started as no doubt most people expected, slow early on with both players holding serve comfortably and little in the way of break points. …

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Swiss Indoors, Basel 2011 Draw – Can Roger end his title draught?

Basel 2011 Draw

So the draw is out for this years tournament in Basel and Roger is on court on Monday against Italian Petito Starace. This should be a very comfortable first round match. Fed will likely be very rusty, but he has a 5-0 record against Starace in the H2H and he's bagelled him on 2 separate occasions so it should be …

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Chance to meet Roger at the World Tour Finals

Like many of you I'd love to meet Roger in the flesh, this month Credit Suisse are running a competition to give you the chance to meet him in London. Basically they've made four films and you have to pick your favourite once you've watched them (I personally think they're all equally terrible but it's a chance to meet the …

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Swiss Indoors, Basel 2011 Predictions

So the Swiss Indoors is almost upon us, it's Rogers first tournament back since he took a much needed rest after his Davis Cup matches in Australia at the start of September. He's entering the tournament as defending champion after beating Djokovic in last years final. Can he repeat last years performance and make it 5 titles in his hometown? …

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Top 5 Tennis Venues I’d like to Visit

With the tennis season starting to wind down, it is almost time for the World Tour Finals. I've been lucky enough to watch tennis now there twice, it really is a great venue that plays host to a number of different events. Booking accomodation for the WTF got me thinking about the best places in the world to watch tennis …

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Is Judy Murray the Most Annoying Person in Tennis?

I've watched a few of Murrays matches of late where his Mum, Judy Murray, comes across the most annoying person in the world. I know many will argue she's achieved more on her own than the LTA put together and has done what any good parent would do but in my eyes she's gone way too far. She's the ultimate …

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Shanghai Masters 2011 Predictions

Shanghai Masters 2011

Despite the fact Roger isn't playing – I thought I'd put together a brief prediction of this years Shanghai Masters, it's too nice a tournament to exclude from my blog so I'll take a look at who I think is likely to put in a decent run to the later stages and who'll wind up being the eventual winner. Minus …

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20 of the Best Shots of Roger Federer’s Career – Part 2

Federer Best Shots Part II

After some tough deliberation, I've managed to finalise my remaining favourite ten shots that Roger's made during his career. I've tried to stay away from the obvious ones as I prefer ones from more meaningful matches in much more meaningful circumstances. So the majority come from Grand Slams or at the very least Masters 1000. So without further ado… Incredible …

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20 of the Best Shots of Roger Federer’s Career – Part 1

After reading the 5 most exciting players to watch post on Sports Illustrated (in which Roger was inexcusably left out of) it got me thinking about the sheer number of shots he's played that live long in the memory. It also gave me the idea for this 2 part post where I'll share my top 20 shots of his career. …

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Federer’s Clothing for Winter 2011

It's no secret that Roger is the best dressed tennis player on tour by a country mile so I've decided to preview his outfits prior to tournaments now as a regular feature on my blog. Below is Roger's outfit for the upcoming indoor hard court tournaments – the Swiss Indoor Masters and the BNP Paribas Masters. Of course he would …

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