Stanislas Wawrinka - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Stanislas Wawrinka Federer on 'dream start' after winning Indian Wells title INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Forget the comeback talk. Roger Federer is back. He defeated Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 7-5 to win a record-tying fifth BNP Paribas Open title in an all-Swiss final Sunday to go with his record 18th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in January after missing most of last year with various injuries. "For me, the ... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:25:00 GMT 2017-03-20T13:25:00Z Federer reaches Indian Wells final against Wawrinka INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Roger Federer might soon have to reset his goals for the year, seeing how well things are going for him. Having won his record 18th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in January, Federer will pursue a record-tying fifth BNP Paribas Open title after beating Jack Sock 6-1, 7-6 (4) Saturday to reach the final. Sat, 18 Mar 2017 23:05:00 GMT 2017-03-18T23:05:00Z Kerber survives 3-set marathon at hot Indian Wells INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Poised to return to the top spot in next week's world rankings, Angelique Kerber narrowly avoided an upset at the BNP Paribas Open on Monday. Kerber outlasted Pauline Parmentier of France 7-5, 3-6, 7-5 in the third round when temperatures soared to the upper 90s (36 C) under cloudless skies in the Southern California desert. That'... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 05:52:00 GMT 2017-03-14T05:52:00Z Federer savors unexpected title over long-time rival Nadal MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer always believed he had more Grand Slam titles left in him. He just didn't think it would happen like this, playing in his first tournament following a six-month injury layoff. Or against his biggest rival in the game, Rafael Nadal. "I said that also before the finals: if I were to win against Ra... Mon, 30 Jan 2017 06:45:00 GMT 2017-01-30T06:45:00Z Federer beats Nadal in epic Aussie final to win 18th major MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — So here was Roger Federer, down a break in the fifth set in a Grand Slam final. Across the net was his nemesis, Rafael Nadal, the left-handed Spaniard he hadn't been able to beat in a major final in almost a decade. The 35-year-old father of four was back in his first tour-level tournament after six months off letting his injur... Sun, 29 Jan 2017 19:35:00 GMT 2017-01-29T19:35:00Z The Latest: Federer says Nadal deserved win, too MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Sunday at the Australian Open (all times local): 12:10 a.m. There was much mutual respect following the Australian Open final between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, with both players commending each other for better-than-expected comebacks from their respective injuries. Nada... Sun, 29 Jan 2017 13:18:00 GMT 2017-01-29T13:18:00Z Nadal vs Federer: Dream final becomes reality in Australia MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — As Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal won match after match at the Australian Open, making their unlikely way through opposite sides of the draw, tennis fans couldn't help but look ahead. Could the two old rivals, almost six years on from their last meeting in a Grand Slam final, possibly meet for one more match for the ages in Mel... Sat, 28 Jan 2017 08:19:00 GMT 2017-01-28T08:19:00Z Williams sisters, Federer advance to Australian Open finals MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Win or lose, Serena Williams sees another all-sister final at the Australian Open as cause for celebration. The 35-year-old Williams arrived in Australia bidding for a 23rd Grand Slam title, aiming to break the Open-era record she shares with Steffi Graf. By winning, she'd also regain the No. 1 ranking she lost after her U.S. Open semifinal exit. ... Thu, 26 Jan 2017 20:29:00 GMT 2017-01-26T20:29:00Z Federer, Williams sisters _ 30s in vogue in Australian semis MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer certainly knows what to expect in his Australian Open semifinal. And so does his opponent Stan Wawrinka. There'll be no secrets in the all-Swiss showdown for a place in Sunday's final. "I think him and Rafa (Nadal) best know my game. I've played him so much. Stan and I practiced so much together... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 21:30:00 GMT 2017-01-25T21:30:00Z Nadal wins, keeps prospects of Roger-Rafa final alive MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Another Roger vs. Rafa final is still in the mix at an Australian Open with an almost retro vibe. They're on opposite sides of the draw, and each is a semifinal win away from a classic showdown at Melbourne Park, where Roger Federer is bidding for an 18th major title, and where Rafael Nadal is targeting his 15th. ... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 15:15:00 GMT 2017-01-25T15:15:00Z Williams, Lucic-Baroni win in throwback Australian Open MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — When Mirjana Lucic-Baroni served out her victory over Karolina Pliskova at the Australian Open on Wednesday, making an unlikely return to the semifinals of a Grand Slam after nearly 18 years, she fell to her knees, placed her forehead on the court and wept. Few expected her to ever have this chance at a major again. Lucic-Baron... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 12:32:00 GMT 2017-01-25T12:32:00Z The Latest: Nadal beats Raonic, returns Grand Slam semis MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Wednesday from the Australian Open (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Rafael Nadal has beaten Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6 (7), 6-4 to reach the Australian Open semifinals, returning to the last four at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time since winning the 2014 French Open.Nadal's return ensures there'll be three 30-somethings in the men'... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 11:23:00 GMT 2017-01-25T11:23:00Z Venus Williams, Federer back in the thick of a Grand Slam MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — For all their Grand Slam successes, Venus Williams and Roger Federer still find themselves surprised to be in the semifinals at the Australian Open. Injuries, illness and advancing age can do that to the best of athletes, even 17-time major champion Federer and seven-time Grand Slam singles winner Williams, who has overcome an energy-sapping illne... Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:46:00 GMT 2017-01-24T13:46:00Z The Latest: Federer races into Australian Open semifinals MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday from the Australian Open (all times local): 9 p.m. Roger Federer has advanced to the Australian Open semifinals with a 6-1, 7-5, 6-2 win over Mischa Zverev, the player who upset top-seeded Andy Murray two nights earlier. Federer was overpowering at the start, taking a ... Tue, 24 Jan 2017 10:03:00 GMT 2017-01-24T10:03:00Z Quarterfinal time at the Australian Open: Federer vs Zverev MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It's the start of quarterfinals at the Australian Open on Tuesday, and none of the other three will likely be as compelling as the one between Roger Federer and Mischa Zverev. Federer has 17 Grand Slam singles titles but is playing in his first official tournament in six months after a left knee injury layoff. The 50th-ranked ... Mon, 23 Jan 2017 07:17:00 GMT 2017-01-23T07:17:00Z Tough at the top: Murray, Kerber make 4th-round exits in Oz MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Andy Murray and Angelique Kerber had much in common heading into the first Grand Slam of the season as the No. 1 seeds. They shared an unwanted link on Sunday, though, when both were upset in the fourth round of the Australian Open. By the end of a chaotic first week at Melbourne Park, five-time finalist Murr... Sun, 22 Jan 2017 19:41:00 GMT 2017-01-22T19:41:00Z Federer gracious in praise of Sunday opponent at Aussie Open MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — As befitting his status as a 17-time Grand Slam champion and as an astute judge of the sport, Roger Federer's reply to a simple question about his next opponent was handled with the same aplomb as one of his stylish groundstrokes. The player in question was Kei Nishikori, who plays Federer in a fourth-round night match Sunday a... Sat, 21 Jan 2017 10:12:00 GMT 2017-01-21T10:12:00Z 'Crazy' good: Federer into 4th round at Australian Open MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer relaxed into the chair, his arms folded across his chest in a casual, confident way, and just savored a vintage Australian Open performance. The 17-time Grand Slam champion, seeded a lowly-by-his-standards 17th after spending six months on the sidelines to let his left knee heal, only needed 90 minutes to beat Tomas Berdych 6-2, 6-4,... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:52:00 GMT 2017-01-20T14:52:00Z Andy's ankle, Federer's biggest test highlight Friday action MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — One big question ahead of the start of the third round Friday at the Australian Open is the state of Andy Murray's injured right ankle. And nearly as important, how Roger Federer will perform in his first major test — against Tomas Berdych — since returning from a six-month injury layoff. The top-seeded Murray tumbled to the co... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:16:00 GMT 2017-01-19T10:16:00Z Murray, Federer advance to 3rd round at Australian Open MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — An hour after his win, Andy Murray still hadn't been able to get any video to see how he twisted his ankle and tumbled to the ground. There's a good chance the most-viewed clip by that stage at the Australian Open was of the between-the-legs shot by enigmatic local hope Nick Kyrgios late Wednesday in his surprising loss to Andreas Seppi in the sec... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:48:00 GMT 2017-01-18T14:48:00Z The Latest: Murray turns ankle during win, appears to be OK MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Wednesday from the Australian Open (all times local): 10:50 p.m. Top-seeded Andy Murray tumbled to the ground and hurt his right ankle early in the third set of his second-round win over Andrey Rublev at the Australian Open on Wednesday night. He spoke to the trainer after tha... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:54:00 GMT 2017-01-18T11:54:00Z Federer returns with a win, joins Murray in 2nd round MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer shanked a few shots and was unsettled by how nervous he felt after six months on the sidelines, despite the familiar surroundings at the Australian Open. No other man on tour knows the way around a Grand Slam tournament better than Federer, who is playing in his 69th major and has won a record 17. ... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:47:00 GMT 2017-01-16T15:47:00Z New look: Murray, Kerber start Australian Open as top seeds MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It's new and exciting for Andy Murray and Angelique Kerber, entering a Grand Slam tournament with the No. 1 in front of their names. Both reached the top of the rankings for the first time near the end of 2016, ending long reigns by Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams. And so they'll open their Australian Open... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 05:57:00 GMT 2017-01-15T05:57:00Z Djokovic to open v Verdasco; Federer, Murray in same quarter MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Six-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic drew a difficult first-round opponent in Fernando Verdasco, and Roger Federer's fall in the rankings complicated his chances at Melbourne Park after he ended up in same quarter as top-ranked Andy Murray, No. 5 Kei Nishikori and No. 10 Tomas Berdych. The official draw for the seas... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 07:55:00 GMT 2017-01-13T07:55:00Z Capsules on top men's players at the 2017 Australian Open MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Men to watch at the Australian Open, which begins Monday at Melbourne Park: ANDY MURRAY Seeded: 1 Age: 29 Country: Britain 2016 Match Record: 78-9 2016 Singles Titles: 9 Career Singles Title... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 05:34:00 GMT 2017-01-13T05:34:00Z Worth a mention: Williams aiming for record 23rd major title MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams definitely doesn't want to talk about the No. 23. She doesn't really want to think about planning a wedding, either, while she's pursuing a Grand Slam record. Newly engaged Williams brushed off concerns about the 88 unforced errors she had in a loss in New Zealand last week in her only warmup tournament ahead of... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 05:28:00 GMT 2017-01-13T05:28:00Z Fall in rankings has Federer seeded 17th at Australian Open MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A long injury layoff and a fall in the rankings have created a tough draw for 17-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer at the Australian Open. Federer slipped to No. 17 in the rankings this week after Grigor Dimitrov won the Brisbane International and moved up to No. 15. The Australian Open tends to stick with... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 08:23:00 GMT 2017-01-12T08:23:00Z Pliskova routs Cornet, wins Brisbane title BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Karolina Pliskova won all but five points in the first six games to set up a 6-0, 6-3 rout of Alize Cornet in the Brisbane International final on Saturday, setting an ominous tone for the first Grand Slam. The U.S. Open finalist will move to a career-high No. 5 ranking for the Australian Open, which begins on Jan. 16, after winn... Sat, 07 Jan 2017 22:41:00 GMT 2017-01-07T22:41:00Z