Nadal completes Masters semifinals field

SHANGHAI, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- No. 2-seeded Rafael Nadal was a three-set winner Friday, earning a shot at No. 1 Roger Federer in the semifinals of the $4.45 million Master's Cup in Shanghai.

Roddick takes his latest loss in stride

SHANGHAI, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- American Andy Roddick is trying to downplay his ouster Thursday at the ATP Tour Championships in Shanghai.

Federer secures Masters semifinal spot

SHANGHAI, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Top-ranked Roger Federer and defending champion David Nalbandian posted victories to earn semifinal spots in the $4.45 million Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai.

Blake is into ATP Masters semifinals

SHANGHAI, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- American James Blake rebounded from a set down Wednesday to post a victory and earn a semifinals spot in the $4.45 million ATP Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai.

Federer holds off Roddick in Shanghai

SHANGHAI, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- No. 1-ranked Roger Federer saved three match points Tuesday before topping Andy Roddick in round-robin play of the $4.45 million ATP Masters Cup in Shanghai.

Blake, Davydenko win at ATP Shanghai

SHANGHAI, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- No. 3-seeded Nikolay Davydenko and eighth-seeded James Blake claimed victories Monday in round-robin play at the $3.7 million Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai.

Federer, Roddick win at Shanghai

SHANGHAI, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Roger Federer beat David Nalbandian in three sets Sunday to win the opener of the WTA Tour Championship at Shanghai.

Match-ups set for the ATP Championship

SHANGHAI, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Defending champion David Nalbandian of Argentina meets world No. 1 Roger Federer of Switzerland in the first round at the ATP Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai.

Safin wins opener at Paris Masters

PARIS, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Three-time champion Marat Safin of Russia led Monday's first-round winners at the $2.65 million Paris Masters.

Federer drops out of Paris Masters event

PARIS, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Roger Federer, the top-ranked tennis player in the world, has withdrawn from this week's Master's Series tournament in Paris. Federer cited exhaustion in pulling out of the event. He played -- and won -- tournaments the past two weeks. Russia's Teimuraz G

Federer wins in Basel

BASEL, Switzerland, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- In his hometown Sunday, Roger Federer won the Swiss Indoors men's tennis tournament in Basel.

Federer makes Basel final

BASEL, Switzerland, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- No. 1 seed Roger Federer Saturday qualified for the title match of the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament in his hometown of Basel.

Federer in the semifinals in Basel

BASEL, Switzerland, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Top seed Roger Federer, a native of Switzerland, Friday advanced to the semifinals at the men's Swiss Indoors tennis tournament in Basel.

Federer rolls on at Basel

BASEL, Switzerland, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- No. 1 seed Roger Federer Thursday won his second-round match at the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament in Basel, Switzerland.

Top seeds lose in opening round at Lyon

LYON, France, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Top seeds Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus and Gaston Gaudio of Argentina were first-round upset victims Tuesday at the Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon.
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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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