Federer draws Russell in French Open

PARIS, May 25 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Roger Federer drew No. 71 Michael Russell for his first match in the French Open, which is the only tennis Grand Slam event that has eluded Federer.

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Federer tops Nadal in Hamburg final

HAMBURG, Germany, May 20 (UPI) -- Roger Federer beat Rafael Nadal, 2-6, 6-2, 6-0, Sunday to win the Hamburg Masters Tennis Tournament in Germany. The defeat ended Nadal's 81-match winning streak on clay courts.

Nadal, Federer make Hamburg final

HAMBURG, Germany, May 19 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Roger Federer and second-seeded Rafael Nadal Saturday won their semifinal matches at the German Masters in Hamburg.

Federer wins Hamburg quarterfinal

HAMBURG, Germany, May 18 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Roger Federer Friday beat David Ferrer, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, in the quarterfinals of the German Masters in Hamburg.

Federer, Nadal win at Hamburg tournament

HAMBURG, Germany, May 17 (UPI) -- Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, the world's top two tennis players, cruised to wins Thursday at the Master Series clay-court tournament in Germany.

Federer, Nadal advance in Hamburg

HAMBURG, Germany, May 16 (UPI) -- Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal both reached the third round of the Masters Series Hamburg tournament Wednesday, which saw six matches affected by rain.

Robredo a second-round victim at Hamburg

HAMBURG, Germany, May 15 (UPI) -- Defending champion Tommy Robredo dropped a three-set, second-round match Tuesday at the clay-court Masters Series tennis tournament in Germany.

Berdych, Gasquet win at Hamburg

HAMBURG, Germany, May 14 (UPI) -- No. 10 Tomas Berdych and 11th-seeded Richard Gasquet were straight-set winners in the first round of the Master Series Hamburg clay-court tennis tournament.

Nadal wins marathon match in Rome

ROME, May 12 (UPI) -- Rafael Nadal topped Nikolay Davydenko, 7-6 (7-3), 6-7 (8-10), 6-4, in Saturday's semifinals at the Italian Masters in Rome.

Volandri stuns Federer in Rome

ROME, May 10 (UPI) -- Italy's Filippo Volandri Thursday crushed top-seeded Roger Federer 6-2, 6-4 in the third round of the men's Italian Masters Tennis Tournament in Rome.

Swiss Federer, American Blake win in Rome

ROME, May 8 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Swiss Roger Federer and American James Blake were opening-round winners Tuesday at the Italian Masters in Rome.

Ferrero and Canas winners at Italian Open

ROME, May 7 (UPI) -- Former world No. 1 Spaniard Juan Carlos Ferrero and Argentine Guillermo Canas were among first-round winners Monday at the Italian Masters.

Top-seeded Haas ousted at Munich

MUNICH, Germany, May 1 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Tommy Haas was ousted in straight sets Tuesday in the first round of the $416,000 BMW Open clay-court tennis tournament in Munich, Germany. Haas was shoved out by Sebastien Grosjean, who posted a solid 6-4, 6-4 victory over the world's No. 11-r

Nadal, Canas to meet in final at Barcelona

BARCELONA, Spain, April 28 (UPI) -- Rafael Nadal extended his record clay-court winning streak to 71 matches Saturday to reach the final of the $1 million Open Seat 2007 in Barcelona, Spain.
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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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