Djokovic broke Federer in the third game of the first set, and came down from a break in the second set. Djokovic consistently pounded the Federer backhand, which is not aging gracefully with the 29-year-old Swiss, much like Pete Sampras’ one-handed backhand declined in his final years. Late in the second set the Federer backhand also let him down, producing some critical unforced errors.
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Roger Federer News
Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer again in straight sets.
Federer v. Djokovic in Dubai headline a great day of tennis.
Novak Djokovic will play Roger Federer for the 21st time tomorrow in the Dubai final.
Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic appear to be on another collision course.
Roger Federer opens up about his lack of concentration.
Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic dominated early in Dubai.
Roger Federer talks about the future and more at Dubai.
Andy Roddick stopped shooting star Milos “Big Baby” Raonic, halting the baby-faced Canadian giant from a claiming a second consecutive title with a 7-6(7), 6-7(11), 7-5 win in the Memphis final Sunday.
Roger Federer does a Q&A with Credit Suisse employees and reveals some of his secrets to his success.
If a picture is worth a thousand words A Game to Love: In Celebration of Tennis is worth 500,000. Mike Powell, an award winning sports photographer, has filled this coffee-table masterpiece with a luscious array of modern day tennis images so loaded with raw character, emotion and detail I literally stopped my day to enjoy every page on the spot.
“Television,” Powell says, “is dominant in its positions, and leads how most of us can see [an] event, but the power of the great still image is that it will freeze a memory and make it iconic, in a way that a moving image does not.”
I ached over a shot of Roger Federer. I’ve watched hours of the guy, both live and on tv; never have I seen an expression like this.
The close-ups are to die for: Serena Williams’ focus (and perfect manicure) mid-point; Rafael Nadal’s hands holding a gleaming US Open trophy, the stained and frayed finger bandages, vestiges of the raging battle that got him there. Dinara Safina’s anguish and utter frustration mid match.
A Game to Love takes you to and through the four majors: Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon and US Open and is interspersed with images from tournament grounds, quotes from tennis greats and observations by Powell himself, a clear connoisseur of the game.
Buy it at bookstores everywhere beginning April 1, 2011, $40 USD. Currently available for pre-order.
Images: Mike Powell