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Jonathan

Huge fan of Roger Federer - I'll pretty much try and watch all his matches from Grand Slam level right down to ATP 250. When I'm not watching or tweeting about tennis I play regularly myself and use this blog to share my thoughts on Fed and tennis in general.

Should Tennis Introduce a Shot Clock?

Stopwatch

With a small number of players exploiting the rules and taking far too long between points is it about time Tennis introduced a stop clock so that Umpires could start enforcing the rule better? From 2013 onwards both the ATP World Tour and ATP Challenger Tour decided that a time violation between points (25 seconds) will be penalised in the ...

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Federer Cruises Into Second Week at SW19

Federer Giraldo Wimbledon 2014

Another first class serving display from the Swiss as he dispatched Santiago Giraldo 6-3 6-1 6-3 to make serene progress into the second week at the All England Club. Federer has yet to be broken this week and once again he used his serve and forehand to dictate proceedings from the word go, getting up a break early in the ...

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Roger Serverer Takes Out Muller in Wimbledon 2nd Round

Federer Muller Wimbledon Day 4 2014

Hugely impressing serving display from Federer here as he out aced Gilles Muller 6-3 7-5 6-3 to make swift progress into the Third Round. Going into this one it was the Muller serve that was expected to force the issue but Roger hit precision serves from the word go, only dropping 9 points on it throughout the whole match, firing ...

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Federer Defeats Lorenzi at SW19

Federer defeat Lorenzi Wimbledon 2014

Routine match for Federer here as he condemned Paulo Lorenzi to his 13th consecutive 1st Round defeat at Grand Slams with a 6-1 6-1 6-3 victory in 1 hour 33 minutes. This was always going to be a gimme first round for the Swiss and aside from a Federer walkabout in the third set the Italian World Number 83 offered ...

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Wimbledon Draw 2014 – Federer and Nadal in Same Half

Wimbledon Draw 2014

The most important Slam of the year is almost upon us and the draw came out at 10am this morning. Federer, bidding for his 8th Wimbledon title finds himself in Nadal’s half of the draw which of course means Murray and Djokovic are in the other. In terms of the draw seucring the 4th seed sport was extemely important for ...

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Federer Wins Record 7th Halle Title

Federer Wins Halle 2014

A good day in North Rhine-Westphalia for Roger has he won a record 7th Halle title defeating Alejandro Falla 7-6(2) 7-6(3) in 1 hour 30 minutes. Unfortunately the doubles title didn’t put the icing on the cake as the Swiss Pair wasted 5 match points before losing in the Champions Tie break. No big deal for Fed but would have ...

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Federer Defeats Nishikori to Make Halle Final

Federer into Final in Halle

Another Halle final awaits for the GOAT as he defeated Kei Nishikori 6-3 7-6(4) in 1 hour 13 minutes and will now play Alejandro Falla for a shot at his 7th title. I know a few fans were worried Fed was under tennised going into this match after the walkover he received in the Quarter Final but his serve was ...

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Federer into Quarter Finals in Halle

Federer defeat Sousa Halle

Roger’s campaign is underway in Halle and he got off to a shaky but overall good start defeating Joao Sousa 6-7(8) 6-4 6-2 to move into the Quarter Finals. I expected a comfortable win vs Sousa who is far more suited to clay courts but he put in a solid performance and fully tested Roger here who did well to ...

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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 ...

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