FEDERER: NO HINGIS MATCH-UP

Swiss Maestro Roger Federer is looking forward to playing in the Olympic Games and representing Switzerland and he is also looking forward to the tennis events being held at Wimbledon, where he has been the undisputed king, having won a record six championships on the famous grass courts of Queen’s Club but he has reiterated that he will not be participating in the mixed doubles events for his country with former world number one women’s tennis player Martina Hingis as his partner.

There had been speculations for quite some time that Hingis, who retired from the game a few years ago, will come out of retirement to play at the 2012 London Olympic Games but Federer has vehemently denied these claims, stating that although these are extremely romantic claims, there is no ground to it. Hingis has been a champion at Wimbledon before and it was thought that Roger Federer would want someone who has the pedigree of winning there as his partner.

Speaking about the speculations, Federer did say that the only person he could have imagined himself playing Mixed Doubles with was Hingis having learned so much from her but he also added that she is happy in retirement at the moment and doesn’t believe that they should be playing together and that was the end of it.

However, the 30 year old former world number one, who many consider to be the greatest tennis player of the Open Era is looking forward to a once in a lifetime opportunity where he will be competing in the Olympic Games at the All England Club. Roger Federer, who has been a fan favorite at the Queen’s Club, is looking to add the only thing missing from his trophy cabinet and that is the Olympic Gold medal and he hopes he can do it this year.

FEDERER BREAKS THE RECORDS

As if Roger Federer didn’t already hold enough records and titles to be widely considered to be the greatest tennis player ever, he added a host more during his fourth round encounter with the Argentinian Del Potro.

The Swiss player took the match in straight sets 6-4, 6-3, 6-2, and has booked himself a semifinal match with Nadal, who beat Tomas Berdych earlier. By turning up to the match, Federer reached his 1000th ATP Tour Match, and this was just the beginning. The first set he won was the 2000th he’d won, and when we went on to claim the next two with ease, he qualified for his 30th grand slam semifinal.

It was also Federer’s 9th consecutive Autralian Open semifinal, which is 4 more than the next nearest rival for this record. And to cap it all off, it keeps him on track to obtain his 5th title in Australia, and could be his 17th grand slam win, although there are the formidable barriers of Nadal, and perhaps Murray or Djokovic to beat before that happens.

Federer remained fairly humble in the midst of all this record-setting, saying “I’ve either been around for a long time or I’m lucky,” though no-one takes this very seriously. He paid tribute to his Argentinian opponent after the fourth round match, and knew that if he didn’t play his best tennis, the giant Del Potro has plenty of firepower to punish him with. “I know how Juan Martin plays, he knows how I play,” Federer said.

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FEDERER MAKES ENCOURAGING START

Roger Federer started off his year in grand style at the Australian Open. He was embroiled in a little controversy at the pre-tournament meeting, but that was all put aside as he started his Australian Open, with his first round opponent being Alexexander Kudryavtsev from Russia.

Roger Federer is currently ranked no. 3, behind Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, and is looking for his fifth Australian Open title.

If the first match was anything to go by, then he could be a serious contender for the title. He saw off his Russian opponent in a shade over an hour and a half. He started a bit slowly in the first set and couldn’t break Kudryavtsev’s serve for some time, but he soon got a breakthrough and there was no stopping him from there.

It was the first time the Swiss faced the Russian and took a bit of time to figure him out as the newcomer showed no signs of stress playing at such a level. There were fears that the injury sustained by Federer in Doha just over a week ago might be serious, but the previous world no. 1 showed no such signs as he played along with his usual grace and efficiency.

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Federer Targets Win

Former world number one Roger Federer is looking to make the perfect start to the New Year by winning the first event of the season, the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi where she will compete with the likes of Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. Federer has never been able to win the season opener at Abu Dhabi where he finished second last year after losing in the final to his great rival Rafael Nadal.

Federer did not have the best of seasons last year, not having managed to win a single Grand Slam tournament, an unprecedented occurrence in his tennis career where people had grown accustomed to seeing him win trophy after trophy but he had to sit in the background while the likes of Rafael Nadal and new world number one Novak Djokovic stole the show. But according to the Swiss Master, this is a new season and many things can happen this year.

Roger Federer, who went on a 17 match unbeaten streak at the end of last season that culminated in him winning the ATP Masters Series said that it was the best finish of his career and he was extremely proud of what he had done but that is all in the past and he is looking forward to the new season and wants to start it off by winning the exhibition tournament and gain some valuable match practice ahead of the first Grand Slam of the year, the Australian Open that begins on the 16th of January, 2012.

He also thanked the fans for the support that they have shown him throughout his career but Roger Federer is well aware of the fact that he must win trophies to keep them on his side and for that, he is willing to rediscover himself all over again.

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