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Nadal v Federer tickets: 48,000 gone in under 10 minutes!

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  South African tennis fans bought 48,000 tickets in under 10 minutes Wednesday for a Cape Town exhibition match next February between world superstars Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. The game at the Cape Town Stadium, built for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, is set …

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Record chase can motivate Federer but wins matter most

New York, United States | AFP | Roger Federer takes motivation from shattering records, but winning matters most for the 38-year-old Swiss star as he chases his 21st Grand Slam title at the US Open. Five-time US Open champion Federer stretched his record for Grand Slam Open era quarter-finals appearances …

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New world No.1 Federer wins Rotterdam for 97th title

Rotterdam, Netherlands | AFP | Roger Federer celebrated his return to the top of the world rankings by winning the Rotterdam Open on Sunday, his 97th career title. The 36-year-old, the oldest No.1 in history, thrashed Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov 6-2, 6-2 in a one-sided final. In the Open era, only …

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Federer credits wife for keeping him going

Melbourne, Australia | AFP | Roger Federer has credited his wife Mirka with keeping him motivated and still going strong at 36, although his longevity has “many pieces to the puzzle”. The Swiss master won his 20th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open on Sunday when he defeated Marin …

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Tearful Federer wins Australian Open for 20th Slam title

Melbourne, Australia | AFP | A tearful Roger Federer powered home to beat Marin Cilic in five riveting sets to win his sixth Australian Open and 20th Grand Slam title on Sunday. The Swiss defending champion dropped his only sets of the tournament before completing a 6-2, 6-7 (5/7), 6-3, …

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Federer leads Europe to maiden Laver Cup title

  Prague, Czech Republic | AFP |  World number two Roger Federer handed Team Europe the maiden Laver Cup title after beating Team World’s Nick Kyrgios in a super tie-break thriller in Prague on Sunday. Federer, this year’s Australian Open and Wimbledon champion, won 4-6, 7-6 (8/6), 11/9 to give …

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