Roger Federer avoids Rafael Nadal's fate at Wimbledon
A day after No. 2 Rafael Nadal's second-round upset loss, six-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer has to rally from two sets down to beat Julien Benneteau. No. 1 Novak Djokovic drops a set but wins. WIMBLEDON, England — A day after Rafael Nadal's stunning exit at Wimbledon, the only other men who have won the tournament since 2003 — six-time champion Roger Federer and defending champion Novak Djokovic — found themselves trailing far-less-accomplished opponents, too.
Nadal Finishes Off Djokovic for Seventh French Open Title
Rafael Nadal, the defending champion at Roland Garros, defeated Novak Djokovic on Monday to become the first man to win seven French Open singles titles.
Big Three of men's tennis once again heavy favorites at French Open
Defending champion Rafael Nadal, world No. 1 Novak Djokovic and third-seeded Roger Federer remain the players to beat. Although Serena Williams is motivated to win, the women's draw is less clear. Don't stop if you've heard this before because it's worth seeing in repeats.
Roger Federer survives Julien Benneteau at Wimbledon
WIMBLEDON, England — Roger Federer overcame a two-set deficit Friday at Wimbledon to avoid his earliest Grand Slam exit since 2004. The six-time champion found himself two points from defeat on six occasions but survived a tense fourth-set tiebreaker and beat Julien Benneteau in the third round, 4-6, 6-7 (3), 6-2, 7-6 (6), 6-1. Federer also erased a two-set deficit to beat Juan Martin del Potro in this month’s quarterfinals of the French Open. He has mounted eight comebacks from down 0-2 in his career. Federer avoided the fate that befell rival Rafael Nadal 24 hours earlier on the same …
WIMBLEDON 2012: Top trio won 28 of past 29 majors
WIMBLEDON, England -- As Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer step back on the grass at Wimbledon, each has reason to believe he'll be hoisting the trophy in two weeks....