Tags: Australian Open (Tennis)

On Tennis: Roger Federer Pursues the No. 1 Ranking Again. Why Not?

“The No. 1 tax is very low in this case,” Courier said. To scale the summit for the first time since Nov. 4, 2012, Federer need only reach the semifinals in Rotterdam. That means winning three matches, the first against the Belgian qualifier Ruben Bemelmans on Wednesday night in what will be their first meeting.…

Australian Open: Roger Federer Eases Into Final as Chung Retires

There is no dishonor in any of that. Chung has years ahead of him to become a more complete threat, and his movement dropped off after the opening games, when he was sliding, Djokovic-style into the corners. Meanwhile, the second-seeded Federer continues to bust through mental and physical barriers and will face another member of…

By Looking to Asia, the Australian Open Found Itself

Advertisement MELBOURNE, Australia — Nicknamed the “Happy Slam” by Roger Federer, the Australian Open is the largest annual sporting event in the Southern Hemisphere, drawing the biggest names in tennis and record-breaking crowds from across the Pacific region. Though now known as a premier event, it was not so long ago that the Open was…