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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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Roger Federer’s Outfit for Monte Carlo, Madrid and Rome 2016

Roger Federer's Outfit for Monte Carlo 2016

We never got to see the Miami outfit I posted a couple of weeks ago after Roger withdrew with a viral infection so here is Roger Federer’s Monte Carlo 2016 outfit which he will be wearing in any clay event he decides to play in prior to the French Open. First impressions are I think it’s pretty good. Nike call …

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Madrid Open Chat Thread

Madrid Open Chat Thread 2015

Hey all, this is an open thread for the remainder of the Madrid Open as I’m away from tomorrow until Monday which means I won’t be able to do my usual match reports. I’ll be back on Tuesday 12th of May to recap what is hopefully a successful tournament for Federer which kicks off later today against Nick Kyrgios. Kyrgios …

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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 …

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Roger Federer’s Outfit for Monte Carlo, Istanbul, Madrid and Rome 2015

Roger Federer Outfit for Madrid Rome Istanbul 2015

Hey guys, here’s Roger Federer’s outfit for the pre French Open clay swing which encompasses Monte Carlo, Istanbul, Madrid and Rome. The good news is that Nike must have found the pattern to make polo shirts again as it makes a long overdue return 🙂 This outfit is in a very similar style to the ones worn at the Australian …

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Madrid Masters Draw 2014

Madrid Masters Draw 2014

Hey all, the Madrid Masters draw is out and so far it looks like Federer will be playing. Many fans have been expecting the arrival of a new baby which would keep him out of the tournament but he’s in the draw and most likely en route to the Caja Magica this weekend. Draw wise it’s another reasonable one and …

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Roger Federer’s Outfit for Madrid Masters and Rome 2014

Federer Madrid Outfit for 2014

It’s about 4 weeks until Roger’s back in action on the ATP Tour but his outfit for Madrid and Rome is already available from most of the online tennis stores. First impression are it’s ok but nothing special, not something I plan on buying. Nike have opted for the V neck style rather than the polo which he’s worn since …

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Federer Crashes to Nishikori in Madrid

Nishikori def. Federer

Wow well what a joke of a performance that was. First of all let me say I’m not shocked by this defeat just majorly disappointed; I had Roger to win in straights without too much of a problem but he ended going out in 3 with another total whimper of a performance in the final set. Since Australia Fed has …

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Federer Opens Title Defence with Win vs. Stepanek

Federer def. Stepanek Madrid 2013

Finally! The wait is over, the return of the GOAT onto a tennis court and he didn’t disappoint as he cruised past Radek Stepanek 6-3 6-3 to start his title defence in good fashion and get back to winning ways on the ATP tour after an 8 week break. The match itself wasn’t high quality and there weren’t really many …

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