For whom do you fight, Manny?

Gideon Lasco - @inquirerdotnet 09/24/2021

For many years, Manny Pacquiao was a global superstar, one admired by other luminaries from Kobe Bryant to David Beckham as the eight-division boxing champion with a compelling punch and even more compelling life story. For many…

‘I believe I’m the best,’ says Novak Djokovic

Agence France Presse 07/12/2021

Novak Djokovic said Sunday he considers himself the “best player” after winning a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam title but refuses to anoint himself as the “greatest of all time”. The 34-year-old went to 20 majors alongside Roger…

Federer, Serena eye special 40th birthday gifts in 2021

12/18/2020

Having endured a 2020 wipeout and seen Rafael Nadal equal his record of 20 Grand Slams, Roger Federer will edge towards his 40th birthday in 2021 with his eyes on an elusive Olympic singles gold medal despite…

Postponed French Open topics: Rafa’s 20th? Serena’s 24th?

05/28/2020

If the French Open were being held as scheduled right now — instead of postponed to September because of the coronavirus pandemic — Rafael Nadal would have been seeking a 20th Grand Slam title to equal Roger Federer’s…

Players back Federer over WTA-ATP merger idea as Kyrgios hits out

04/23/2020

WTA founder Billie Jean King and Rafael Nadal led a wave of support on Thursday for Roger Federer’s suggestion that “now is the time” to merge the men’s and women’s governing bodies, while tennis is at a standstill…

48,000 Nadal vs Federer exhibition tickets gone in under 10 minutes

Agence France Presse 09/06/2019

South African tennis fans bought 48,000 tickets in under 10 minutes Wednesday for a Cape Town exhibition match next February between world superstars Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. The game at the Cape Town Stadium, built for…

Serena, Djokovic, Federer face upstarts in US Open 2nd round

Associated Press 08/29/2019

NEW YORK — Serena Williams’ matchup against 17-year-old American Caty McNally heads a lineup of second-round contests that similarly pit established champions against hungry upstarts. The eighth-seeded Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam singles champ, will be heavily…

Djokovic tops Federer in historic final for 5th at Wimbledon

AP 07/15/2019

WIMBLEDON, England — For nearly five tight, tense and terrific hours, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer traded the lead, playing on and on and on until an unprecedented fifth-set tiebreaker was required to settle their memorable Wimbledon…

Federer wins, Serena stumbles in Cincinnati

AP 08/15/2018

Mason, Ohio — Roger Federer made a successful return to the Western & Southern Open on Tuesday. The day wasn’t so great for Serena Williams. Federer advanced to the third round with a 6-4, 6-4 victory against…

Goffin shocks Federer, advances to final round

AP 11/19/2017

LONDON — A set up against a man he’d never lost to, Roger Federer looked to be cruising toward a shot at a seventh ATP Finals title. David Goffin had other ideas. The Belgian rallied in the…

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