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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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Tennis: Roger Federer, from Mr Angry to Mr Perfect

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  From racquet-smashing enfant terrible with a bad attitude and ill-advised ponytail to universally respected sporting role model and modern icon, Roger Federer has come a long, long way. Fourteen years after winning his first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon, Federer clinched an historic eighth …

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