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

Henman, Federer in Swiss Indoors final

BASEL, Switzerland, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Tim Henman of Britain and Roger Federer of Switzerland won their respective semifinals on Saturday at the $1 million Swiss Indoors tournament to set up their se

Federer downs Roddick in Switzerland

BASEL, Switzerland, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- No. 4 Roger Federer of Switzerland rallied past No. 6 Andy Roddick of the United States, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5), to advance to the semifinals Friday at the Swiss I

Henman moves into quarterfinals

BASEL, Switzerland, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Tim Henman of Britain eased into the quarterfinals of the Swiss Indoors Thursday with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Andrea Gaudenzi of Italy.

Kuerten's losing streak reaches five

BASEL, Switzerland, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Top seed Gustavo Kuerten of Brazil dropped his fifth consecutive match Wednesday when he was upset 7-6 (7-3), 6-2 by France's Julien Boutter in the first round

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Kuerten loses in second round

STUTTGART, Germany, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Gustavo Kuerten of Brazil was ousted in the second round of the $2.95 million Tennis Masters Series event on Tuesday when Russian Max Mirnyi rallied

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Ferreira opens title defense

STUTTGART, Germany, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- South Africa's Wayne Ferreira opened defense of his Stuttgart title on Monday with a three-set victory over Dominik Hrbaty of Slovakia in the first round of thi

Haas reaches Austrian semis

VIENNA, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Roger Federer failed to overcome a hometown opponent and the vocal crowd Friday while Tommy Haas conquered a familiar foe to reach the semifinals of the CA Tenn

Ulihrach reaches Austrian quarters

VIENNA, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Unseeded Bohdan Ulihrach of the Czech Republic marched into the quarterfinals by rallying for a three-set victory Thursday over Tommy Robredo of Spain at CA Ten

Federer survives, Moya loses

VIENNA, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Fourth-seeded Roger Federer saved three match points Tuesday before overcoming Massu, 4-6, 7-6 (10-8), 6-4 at the CA Tennis Trophy.
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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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