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Basel Recap: Seventh Heaven For Federer at the St. Jakobshalle

Federer Basel 2015 Title

Hello one and all! I'm back from Basel and pleased to say that I saw Federer take down Nadal to win his 7th title in his hometown. With that alone you can't really ask for much more but Basel also provided my first live SABR which sends the crowd into delirium, decent weather, good food and plenty of other things …

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Federer Makes Routine Start at Swiss Indoors

We're underway at the Swiss Indoors and Roger made light work of Mikhail Kukushkin 6-1 6-2 to start his title defence in the best possible fashion. It was a pretty routine nights work for the Basel native as he swiftly went up 5-0 in the first set before taking it 6-1 in just 22 minutes. Kukushkin offered some sterner resistance …

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Impressive Federer Wins Record 8th Halle Title

Federer Seppi Halle 2015

The Seppi curse is no more as Roger took out the Italian 7-6(1) 6-4 to win his 8th Halle title and 86th career title overall at the Gerry Weber Stadion on Sunday. Roger was the heavy favourite going in and he lived up to the billing, weathering the Seppi storm in the middle of both sets and coming up with …

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Federer Sees Off Karlovic to Make 10th Halle Final

Federer Karlovic Halle 2015

A 10th Halle final for Roger Federer awaits as he defeated big serving Ivo Karlovic 7-6(3), 7-6(4) to move into Sunday's title decider. Karlovic rained down 45 aces in his quarter-final victory against Berdych on Friday but he only managed 20 against Federer who swooped decisively in each tie break to record his 13th win in 14 matches against the …

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Federer Dismisses Mayer to Make Semi Finals in Halle

Federer defeat Mayer Halle 2015

A quick evenings work for Federer here as he dismissed Florian Mayer 6-0 7-6(1) to move into the semi finals at the Gerry Weber Open in just 1 hour and 5 minutes. Mayer had pulled off some good wins this week on the grass but he was no match for Roger in this one, the Swiss winning the first set …

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Federer Dispatches Gulbis to Make Quarter Finals in Halle

Federer Gulbis Halle 2R 2015

Another win on the grass for Federer in Halle as he defeated Ernests Gulbis 6-3 7-5 to make the Quarter Finals where he'll play home hope Florian Mayer on Friday. I expected a routine match and barring a late Gulbis rally it was exactly that as Roger served well, saved both break points he faced and played a clean-ish game …

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Federer Overcomes Kohlschreiber in Halle Opener

Federer Kohlschreiber Halle 2015

Hey guys, we're underway on the green grass of Westphalia and Roger decided to kick things off with a roller-coaster match as he defeated Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-6(8), 3-6, 7-6(5) to move into the last 16 at the Gerry Weber Open in Halle. This was always a tough opening match on paper for the Swiss and so it proved with Kohlschreiber …

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Halle Draw 2015: Federer Faces Kohlschreiber in First Round

Federer Halle Draw 2015

Hey guys, the grass season is finally upon us and earlier today the draw for the Gerry Weber Open came out. Roger has played this tournament 13 times now but it's the first time he'll be featuring in it as an ATP 500 event. The upgrade means no first round bye for the Swiss and he'll likely be taking to …

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Timeless Federer Defeats Djokovic to Win 7th Dubai Title

Federer Wins 7th Dubai Title

Seventh heaven for the GOAT as he defeated Novak Djokovic 6-3 7-5 to successfully defend his title and win a seventh Dubai crown in a high quality final at the Aviation Club. The win also saw him break the 9000 aces barrier when he fired down his 5th of the night in the sixth game of the second set. Quite …

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Federer Dispatches Coric to Make Dubai Final

Federer Defeats Coric Dubai Semi Final 2015

Another Dubai final for the GOAT awaits as he saw off Lucky Loser Borna Coric 6-2, 6-1 in 57 minutes. This will be his 9th final at the Aviation Club and he'll be bidding for a 7th title. In his way stands Novak Djokovic who took down Berdych in 3 sets. Coric had scored some impressive wins this week beating …

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