Hingis, Clijsters advance in adidas

SYDNEY, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Martina Hingis and Kim Clijsters advanced to the semifinals and moved closer to personal milestones on Thursday at the adidas International tennis event.

Capriati beaten in adidas tourney

SYDNEY, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Australian Open champion Jennifer Capriati injured her hip and lost to fellow American Alexandra Stevenson on Wednesday at the adidas International tennis event

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Top seed ousted in adidas tourney

SYDNEY, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Paradorn Srichapan of Thailand continued his

Belgium wins in Hopman Cup

PERTH, Australia, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Fourth-seeded Belgium overcame a surprising loss in women's singles Tuesday to rally past Italy, 2-1, in a Group A round-robin battle at the Hopman Cup.

Hewitt and Australia open with wins

PERTH, Australia, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Lleyton Hewitt led Australia to an easy round-robin victory over defending champion Switzerland on Sunday in the Hopman Cup, a mixed team event.

Kafelnikov to play in Tennis Masters Cup

PARIS, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Yevgeny Kafelnikov earned a lot more than a second-round win Wednesday when he beat Mark Philippoussis of Australia, 7-6 (7-2), 6-4, at the Tennis Masters Serie

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Battle for tennis No. 1 continues

PARIS, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- A lot is riding at this week's Tennis Masters Series as Gustavo Kuerten and Lleyton Hewitt resume their battle for the No. 1 ranking at the $2.95 million indoor

Kuerten, Hewitt vie for No. 1

PARIS, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- A lot is riding at this week's Tennis Masters Series event in Paris.

Henman wins Swiss Indoor title

BASEL, Switzerland, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Continuing his dominant play in Sunday's final, Tim Henman overwhelmed local favorite Roger Federer, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2, to capture the $1 million Swiss Indoors titl

Safin wins St. Petersburg Open

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- No. 3 Marat Safin, booed out of the second round in his native Moscow three weeks ago at the Kremlin Cup, rallied past Germany's Rainer Schuettler, 3-6, 6-3, 6-
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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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