U.S. beats Slovakia in doubles

OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- An inexperienced duo clinched a first-round Davis Cup victory for the United States on Saturday as the American tandem of James Blake and Mardy Fish combined to

Americans take lead in Davis Cup

OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Pete Sampras bounced back from dropping the second-set tiebreak Friday and recorded a 6-3, 6-7 (3-7), 6-1, 7-5 victory over inexperienced Karol Beck, helping gi

Italian wins Milan Indoor

MILAN, Italy, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- By knocking off the top two seeds, unseeded Davide Sanguinetti became the second Italian ever to win the $381,000 Milan Indoor.

Federer reaches Italian final

MILAN, Italy, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Switzerland's Roger Federer, the defending champion and second seed, posted a dramatic victory over seventh seed Greg Rusedski of Britain Saturday and will meet

Federer advances, Gambill upset

MILAN, Italy, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Switzerland's Roger Federer opened defense of his title at the Milan Indoor tennis event Tuesday with a 7-6 (7-2), 6-3 triumph over Australian Open quarterfinal

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Capriati advances, Sampras loses

MELBOURNE, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Defending champion and top-seeded Jennifer Capriati defeated Rita Grande ot Italy Monday to reach the quarterfinals of the Australian Open but Pete Sampras was

Capriati survives difficult match

MELBOURNE, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Top seed Jennifer Capriati of the United States rediscovered her serve in the final set Saturday and moved into the fourth round of the Australian Open.

Roddick out, Capriati wins in Australian

MELBOURNE, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- American Andy Roddick, a rising star in tennis, was forced out of the Australian Open Thursday when he aggravated an injured ankle during his second round match

Capriati wins,Hewitt loses in Australian

MELBOURNE, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Jennifer Capriati emphatically opened defense of her Australian Open title Tuesday but fellow top-seed Lleyton Hewitt suffered a stunning first round upset.

Australian Open Men's Draw

MELBOURNE, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- The men's draw for the 2002 Australian Open, which begins Monday:

Hingis, Federer win adidas International

SYDNEY, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Martina Hingis won her first title in 11 months, claiming the adidas International with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Meghann Shaughnessy on Saturday (Friday night in

Australian Open Men's Draw

MELBOURNE, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- The men's draw for the 2002 Australian Open, which begins Monday:

Hingis, Shaughnessy advance in adidas

SYDNEY, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Martina Hingis, who has not won a title in 11 months, recorded career win No. 500 in the
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Roger Federer
Swiss Roger Federer celebrates winning a point against Columbian Alejandro Falla on the first day of the Wimbledon championships in Wimbledon on June 21 2010. UPI/Hugo Philpott

Roger Federer (German pronunciation: ) (born 8 August 1981) is a Swiss professional tennis player who held the ATP number one position for a record 237 consecutive weeks, and 285 weeks overall. As of 10 September 2011, he is ranked World No. 3 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). Federer has won a men's record 16 Grand Slam singles titles. He is one of seven male players to capture the career Grand Slam and one of three (with Andre Agassi and Rafael Nadal) to do so on three different surfaces (clay, grass and hard courts). He is the only male player in tennis history to have reached the title match of each Grand Slam tournament at least 5 times. Many sports analysts, tennis critics, and former and current players consider Federer to be the greatest tennis player of all time.

Federer has appeared in an unprecedented 23 career Grand Slam finals, of which 10 were consecutive appearances, and appeared in 18 of 19 finals over the four and a half years from the 2005 Wimbledon Championships through the 2010 Australian Open, the lone exception being the 2008 Australian Open. He holds the record of reaching the semifinals or better of 23 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments over five and a half years from the 2004 Wimbledon Championships through the 2010 Australian Open. At the 2011 US Open he reached a record 30th consecutive Grand Slam quarterfinal.

Federer has won a record five ATP World Tour Finals (shared with Ivan Lendl and Pete Sampras) and 17 ATP Masters Series tournaments (tied second all-time). He also won the Olympic gold medal in doubles with his compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games. For the past eight years (2003–2010) he has been in the top two in the year-end rankings.

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