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Thiem Takes Out Federer 7-6(2) 6-4 in Rome to Make Quarter Finals

Federer Thiem Rome Masters 16

A shortlived tournament for the GOAT in Rome as he fell to a 6-7(2) 4-6 defeats at the hands of Dominic Thiem at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia. After seeing off Zverev in straight sets yesterday the Swiss was visibly hampered today with a back injury and Thiem was far too strong in all areas; winning through in just 79 minutes …

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Federer Defeats Zverev 6-3 7-5 in Rome Opener

Federer Rome 2016 Zverev

Roger Federer’s latest comeback is underway and he got the better of Alexander Zverev 6-3 7-5 in the opening match of the day at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia. There was much speculation about Fed’s participation and the fact he was scheduled at midday raised even more questions but the Swiss took to the court to record his 1,070 match win …

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Federer Withdraws from Madrid With Back Injury

Federer Withdraws Madrid

It never rains but it pours for Roger Federer in 2016 as he’s just announced his withdrawal from the Madrid Open due to a back injury. I heard on Twitter earlier today he had cancelled two practice sessions which wasn’t a great sign and the Swiss made his withdrawal official in a press conference at the Manzanares Park Tennis Center this afternoon. …

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Madrid Open 2016 Draw: Federer in Nadal’s Quarter

Madrid Open Draw 2016

Hey all, the Madrid Open Draw has just taken place at La Caja Mágica and after leaving it pretty late to announce his participation Federer is in there as the third seed. Madrid was always likely to figure in his schedule but after losing to Tsonga in Monte Carlo the Swiss said he’d see how he felt before confirming and …

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A Surprise Fan Story – Monte-Carlo Heavenly Tale

Federer Wanda Fan Story Monte Carlo 2016

It always hurts when Roger loses. Disappointed, annoyed, frustrated, sad, anticlimax, however you feel, we suffer, don’t we? But I had a great day at Monte-Carlo Country Club on Friday. Surprise! I managed to take a day-off and jumped on a train in the morning. I got a second category seat in the Court Rainier for €90 (no other choice) …

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Monte-Carlo! A Fan’s View

Susie Monte Carlo Fan Story

Most tennis fans will have a bucket list of tournaments they would like to visit and Monte Carlo has always been on mine. Not too far, wonderful location but how to make it happen…..? Lucky lucky me then to receive an invitation through friends to finally attend this year’s Masters, made more special by the fact that Rog would finally …

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Tsonga Ends Federer’s Monte Carlo Run with 3-6, 6-2, 7-5 Victory

Federer Monte Carlo 2016 Quarter Finals

Roger Federer’s return to competition was thwarted by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga who defeated the Swiss 3-6, 6-2, 7-5 in the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters Quarter Finals. In what was Roger’s first tournament play since Melbourne he made a flying start; breaking Tsonga 3 times in the opening set to take it 6-2. But the four time Monte Carl finalist couldn’t maintain …

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Federer Makes Short Work of Garcia Lopez in Monte-Carlo Comeback

Federer Monte Carlo 2016

Hey all, long time no match report but thankfully it’s as if Roger has never been away as he recorded a routine 6-3 6-4 win over Guillermo Garcia Lopez in his first match on the tour since his loss to Djokovic at the Australian Open. It certainly felt like a lifetime since he last stepped on court (a pre cursor …

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