Federer starts new winning streak

MIAMI, March 24 (UPI) -- Roger Federer, winner of this event each of the last two years, advanced to the third round of the Sony Ericsson Open Saturday by downing Sam Querrey 6-4, 6-3.

Nadal rolls on at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, Calif., March 16 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Spaniard Rafael Nadal was a quarterfinal winner Thursday at the Pacific Life Open Tennis Tournament at Indian Wells, Calif.

Federer's streak reaches 41 matches

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 3 (UPI) -- Roger Federer extended his amazing winning streak to 41 matches Saturday by winning the Dubai Tennis Championships.

Federer and Youzhny in Dubai final

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 2 (UPI) -- Unseeded Mikhail Youzhny was a straight-set victor Friday and will meet world No. 1 Roger Federer in the finals of the $1.5 million Dubai Tennis Championships.

Nadal ousted at Dubai tournament

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 1 (UPI) -- Defending champion Rafael Nadal was upset Thursday in the quarterfinals of the $1.5 million Dubai Tennis Championships. Nadal, seeded second in the event, was knocked out in straight sets by Mikhail Youzhny, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3. Youzhny, who won last week's to

Davydenko out in Dubai tournament

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Third-seeded Nikolay Davydenko and No. 6 Tomas Berdych were ousted in second-round play Wednesday at the $1.5 million Dubai Tennis Championships. Four other seeded players, including world No. 1 Roger Federer and defending champion Rafael Nadal, advanced

Rusty Federer takes opener in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Roger Federer celebrated his record stay atop the world rankings with an opening-round victory at the $1.5 million Dubai Tennis Championships.

Youzhny claims title in Rotterdam

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Mikhail Youzhny captured the third title of his career Sunday, downing Ivan Ljubicic in the finals of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in the Netherlands.

Equal pay for men, women at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Men and women will, for the first time, compete for equal prize money at the Wimbledon's 2007 tennis tournament.

Federer ties Connors' No. 1 mark

LONDON, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Roger Federer has tied Jimmy Connors' record of 160 consecutive weeks as the world's top tennis player.

Russia advances to Davis Cup quarters

LA SERENA, Chile, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Defending champion Russia Sunday advanced in the 2007 Davis Cup by beating Chile, 3-2, at La Serena, Chile.

Nadal skips Davis Cup match with injury

GENEVA, Switzerland, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Spain and Switzerland played their opening Davis Cup matches Friday in Switzerland without their top stars because of injury.

Federer captures 10th Grand Slam win

MELBOURNE, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Roger Federer captured his 10th Grand Slam title Sunday, beating Chilean Fernando Gonzalez in straight sets at the Australian Open in Melbourne.

Gonzalez earns Australian Open finals spot

MELBOURNE, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Tenth-seeded Fernando Gonzalez dropped just five games Friday in earning a finals slot in the Australian Open. Gonzalez draws world No. 1 Roger Federer in the finals of the year's first Grand Slam event on Sunday evening.

Federer flies into Austrailian Open final

MELBOURNE, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Roger Federer advanced to a record seventh consecutive Grand Slam final with a rout Thursday of sixth-seeded Andy Roddick in the Australian Open.
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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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