Swiss legend survives seven match points to reach australian open semis with thrilling fiveset win over world no 100 tennys sandgren roger federer was on the brink of heading home during the. In 2009, federer ended that debate by completing his collection of career grand slams and overtaking pete sampras alltime record of 14 major titles. Novak djokovic books eighth australian open final spot with straight sets win over weary roger federer save novak djokovic will play for a 17th grand slam title in sundays final after victory. Roger federer of switzerland hits a forehand in his match against grigor dimitrov of bulgaria on his way to winning his 300th grand slam match friday at the australian open in melbourne. Roger federer, after defeating tennys sandgren in the australian open quarterfinals, said. Sixtime australian open champion roger federer has incredibly saved seven match points to haul in american rising star tennys sandgren and win a thrilling fiveset quarterfinal. Roger federer wins sixth australian open and 20th grand. Roger federer survives seven match points to book spot in australian open semifinals. Novak djokovic defeated andy murray 7 6, 67, 63, 60 in the final to win the mens singles tennis title at the 2015 australian open. Roger federer s quest to win the australian open ended in defeat at the hands of andreas seppi on friday.
Roger federer is a swiss professional tennis player who is ranked world no. Novak djokovic, the defending champion beats roger federer in straight sets 76 64 63, to enter his eighth australian open final. The 28yearold, who has a nagging back injury and had his appendix removed in. The 20time grand slam champion has needed to play more tennis to get to the semifinals than in any of his. Federers 2015 season began on a disappointing note with a loss to. Roger federer and novak djokovic met for the 50th time in their careers, but thursdays australian open semifinal match was nothing like the last time these two greats faced off in. Roger federer strolled into the second round of the australian open with a clinical 64 62 75 rout of taiwans lu yenhsun under the. Here is a collection of beautiful pictures of the last match in the australian open 2015 do you think that this may affect of federer famous in the sports community. Roger federers streak of eleven consecutive australian open semifinals ended when he lost.
Roger federer photos of 2015 australian open elsoar. Stan wawrinka was the defending champion, but he lost in the semifinals to djokovic. This 4hr 48min epic has been immortalised on the internet and in history books as one of the greatest tennis battles. Roger federer wins the australian open for his 20th grand. On, feel the thrill of victory with tennis champ roger federer, whos won a recordsetting 20 grand slam titles and the hearts of tennis fans everywhere. Roger federer speaks to the press following his shock third round defeat at the hands of andreas seppi at australian open 2015. Roger federer improved to 410 in the first two rounds of the australian open on wednesday night, moving past filip krajinovic 61, 64, 61 at rod laver arena the sixtime champion started and finished with a flourish to extend his unbeaten atp head2head record against krajinovic to four matches. The day roger federers backhand was unstoppable 60fps duration. Roger federer has been on quite a roll the last few months. Roger federer leans on recent history for novak djokovic. Roger federer holds several atp records and is considered to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Melbourne, australia there were tears, but that was to be expected from roger federer at the australian open. His total of 20 career mens singles grand slam championships is the most in tennis history federer, who started playing tennis at age eight, became switzerlands junior champion when he was 14. When novak djokovic steps onto court at rod laver arena on thursday night, he will be prepared to push himself to the limit against roger federer.
Roger federer was upset at the australian open by andreas seppi, who he previously held a 100 record against. Roger federer was on the brink of heading home during the fourth set. Tennys sandgren is back in the last eight, where he will meet roger federer, while milos raonic is through to face novak djokovic. Roger federer hints at retirement after australian open defeat to djokovic the serb is aiming to win his 17th grand slam title after he stormed into the. After a great escape, roger federer will face djokovic. Nadal, in contrast to federer s confidence, was pessimistic about his chances at the 2015 australian open.
Federer overcomes slow start, reaches australian open qfs. Roger federer and novak djokovic, who will face off for the 50th time in their storied careers when they meet in the australian open semifinals, have played wildly different roles this year in. Roger federer won his sixth australian open and 20th grand slam title with a fiveset victory over marin cilic. World secondseeded djokovic has won seven australian titles and has never lost a semifinal match or final at melbourne park, but tonight he seemed to be under pressure early from sixtime champion federer. Former australian open champion johan kriek on roger. Roger federer through despite injury roger federer and maria sharapova are both through to the third round of the australian open. Roger federer s 2015 australian open came to an abrupt conclusion on friday at the rod laver arena. Has 103 career singles titles, which is the 2nd most in the open era just behind jimmy connors who has 109 titles and just ahead of ivan lendl who has 94 titles.
A look ahead to the second round match in the mens singles. Roger federers australian open exit was a shock to everyone but. He added a new tactic called the sabr sneak attack by roger to his arsenal. The longest losing streak in mens tennis among current players finally.
Roger federer hints at retirement after australian open. Federer in the scoop malinowski book facing federer. Roger federer, born august 8, 1981, basel, switzerland, swiss tennis player, who dominated the sport in the early 21st century with his exceptional allaround game. Switzerlands roger federer runs to make a backhand return to hungarys marton fucsovics during their fourth round singles match at the australian open tennis championship in melbourne, australia, sunday, jan. The two rivals, who own a combined australian open crowns, will meet for the 50th time in their atp head2head rivalry djokovic leads 2623 with a place in the final on the line. Roger federer moves into australian open quarterfinals as. Roger federer survives seven match points to book spot in. The 2015 roger federer tennis season officially commenced on 4 january 2015 with the start of the 2015 brisbane international.
Roger federer has been pushed all the way before recording his 100th match win at the australian open and reaching the round of 16 at melbourne park for the 18th time with a 46, 76 2, 64, 46, 76 8 victory over john millman. The sixtime champion started and finished with a flourish to extend his unbeaten atp head2head record against krajinovic to four matches. The australian open returns to melbourne accor hotels. Sad news for all the fans of swiss player, roger federer knocked out of australian open by andreas seppi. Novak djokovic takes out roger federer and will play for. Roger federer s australian open exit was a shock to everyone but himself the swiss great claims he had a feeling he would struggle against andreas seppi prior to losing in four sets to the man. Federer, who has won all six of their previous encounters, will still be on guard, because the world no. If i play my game i have to do several things well.
Twotime australian open champion johan kriek says it is very strange to see wimbledon, which is the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in the world, being canceled due to. T ime is the enemy of all sportsmen and women, and as roger federer exited the australian open on thursday night the thought must have. Novak djokovic books eighth australian open final spot. The swiss great claims he had a feeling he would struggle against andreas seppi prior to losing in four sets to the man from the alps. Rafael nadal will return to the australian open courts to attempt to book his. Roger federer could use a miracle to stop novak djokovic. Roger federer beat marin cilic in five sets to win the australian open and. The defeat saw murray lose the australian open final for the fourth time in his career, becoming the first man in the open era to achieve four runnerup finishes in melbourne. Defending champ roger federer loses at australian open. The final of the 2015 us open mens singles will be contested between the best player of all time and the best player of this time when roger federer and novak djokovic play the 42 nd edition of. Roger federer looks ahead to his australian open semifinal against novak djokovic. The spaniard shocked federer in the fourth round of the 20 us open, although the swiss easily won their most recent meeting at wimbledon in straight sets and leads with a 111 headtohead record.
Roger federer bows to injury and djokovic but winning. Roger federer improved to 410 in the first two rounds of the australian open on wednesday night, moving past filip krajinovic 61, 64, 61 at rod laver arena. Roger federer beat marin cilic in five sets to win the australian open and become the first man to claim 20 majors. Roger federers keys to win the 2015 australian open. This season saw federer slightly improve on his previous results as well as his playing style. Melbourne, australia ap the latest on the australian open all times local. Novak djokovic takes out roger federer and will play for 17th career major at australian open adam zagoria contributor opinions expressed by forbes contributors are their own. On, feel the thrill of victory with tennis champ roger. Roger federer wins australian open and 20th major after. Roger federers australian open exit was a shock to. Roger federer writes ultimate australian open history. Seppi himself is considered the mr constance of the tour, with six round of 16 finals at grand slams but he was unable to make a major breakthrough with the majors. Djokovic enters the history books final australian open 2019 duration. Success in these areas will give him a great chance to win the 2015 australian open and add to his collection of major titles.
Roger federer records 99th melbourne win, books millman. The swiss lost five games in a row as he dropped the fourth set but recovered to win. In 2012, the city of halle, in germany, unveiled rogerfederer allee in recognition of federer s success on the grass at the gerry weber open. I dont deserve this one, but im standing here and im obviously very, very happy. Like federer, djokovic will also hope to clinch a recordbreaking seventh australian open.
A fourth round match against tommy robredo is a tricky one as well. This is the official youtube page of the australian open. Roger federersui vs richard gasquet fra 3rd round australian open 2018 extended highlights hd duration. Roger federer moves into australian open quarterfinals as potential showdown with novak djokovic looms. Novak djokovic defeated andy murray 7675, 6747, 63, 60 in the final to win the.951 424 1420 608 1282 1396 1405 1547 194 817 214 1123 730 1607 946 160 825 1522 156 1063 1068 373 806 725 537 715 442 1400 1305 255 753 354 980 435 562 845 751 120 764