“I’m so ready for New York,” Williams said after winning the women’s Cincinnati title on Sunday. “Let’s go, right?”
The top-seeded Serb beat Federer 7-6 (1), 6-7 (10), 6-4, 6-3 Sunday on Centre Court to win his third title overall at the All England Club.
The win sent Federer into his 26th Grand Slam final, where he will face defending champion Novak Djokovic in Sunday’s championship match.
Stumbling on his way to the net, Roger Federer dropped his racket and fell to his knees on the red clay. Hardly the sort of grace and precision the world has come to expect from the 17-time Grand Slam champion.
Stepping on center court to take on 88th-ranked Damir Dzumhur, Roger Federer was on his guard.
Simona Halep became the highest seeded player to exit the French Open so far as last year’s runner-up lost 7-5, 6-1 to Mirjana Lucic-Baroni in the second round on Wednesday.
Getting past his first round opponent at the French Open was easy. Breaking the Big Four domination will be a lot harder for Tomas Berdych.
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The agency headed by Tony Godsick — who has worked with 17-time major champion Federer for nearly a decade — will represent New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist for off-ice marketing deals.
Roger Federer could not pull off another big escape at the U.S. Open, losing 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 in the semifinals Saturday against Croatia’s Marin Cilic.
Kei Nishikori became the first Asian man to advance to a Grand Slam final. The 24-year-old from Japan ousted the top-ranked player in the world, Novak Djokovic, 6-4, 1-6, 7-6, 6-3.
Frustrated by Monfils’ unpredictable style, flummoxed by the swirling wind, and missing shots he normally makes, Federer twice was a single point from losing while down 5-4 in the fourth set.
Federer was broken only once, part of a three-game run for Bautista Agut that took the score from 5-1 to 5-4. But Federer had no trouble the second time he tried to serve out that set, which he ended with a pair of aces.
The second-seeded Federer was a game from losing the first set to Marcel Granollers in the third round Sunday when play was stopped because of lightning.
Second-seeded Roger Federer of Switzerland has not won a grand slam in the US Open in more than two years, and at 33, some have wondered whether his time might be up.