Rafael Nadal can’t hold back the tears as rival Roger Federer bids an emotional farewell to tennis

Rafael Nadal can’t hold back the tears as rival Roger Federer bids an emotional farewell to tennis after their doubles defeat at the Laver Cup… with the Spaniard admitting he was left ‘shaking’ during their loss against Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe Tennis superstar Roger Federer brought his illustrious career to an end on Friday … Read more

Rafael Nadal on Roger Federer: ‘An important part of my life is leaving too’

Tennis great Roger Federer Roger Federer hits a backhand during the Wimbledon final in 2017. Tennis great Roger Federer Tennis great Roger Federer A teenage Federer hits a shot while on his way to winning the junior title at Wimbledon in 1998. Tennis great Roger Federer Federer with his parents, Robert and Lynette, in 1998. … Read more

Roger Federer brings down the curtain on his career with a defeat, but still dazzles alongside longtime friend and rival Rafael Nadal

CNN — Roger Federer’s career may have ended in a defeat on Friday, but the five-minute standing ovation that followed was testament to the unique, indelible mark he left on the sport of tennis. The adulation of the crowd, seemingly endless rounds of applause and chants of “Roger, Roger, Roger,” reduced Federer to tears. “I’m … Read more

Roger Federer brings down the curtain on his career with a defeat, but still dazzles alongside longtime friend and rival Rafael Nadal

CNN — Roger Federer’s career may have ended in a defeat on Friday, but the five-minute standing ovation that followed was testament to the unique, indelible mark he left on the sport of tennis. The adulation of the crowd, seemingly endless rounds of applause and chants of “Roger, Roger, Roger,” reduced Federer to tears. “I’m … Read more

Roger Federer pairs with Rafael Nadal in the last match, falls in doubles at Laver Cup

LONDON — This day, this match, had to come, of course, for Roger Federer and for tennis, just as it inevitably must for every athlete in every sport. Federer bid adieu Friday night with one last contest before he heads into retirement at age 41 after a superlative career that included 20 Grand Slam titles … Read more

Roger Federer, a genius who made tennis look effortless

CNN — We are living through a period where the expected has surprised. In life, there is always an ending. Always. We know this. We anticipate this. We try to prepare for this. But when the passage of time forces a chapter to inevitably close, the reality of it all still stuns like a thunderbolt. … Read more

Canada upsets Spain in Davis Cup group phase as Felix Auger-Aliassime spoils new world No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz’s homecoming

BARCELONA, Spain — Carlos Alcaraz’s biggest fans had flocked to see the world’s new top-ranked player in his homecoming to Spain. Instead, they witnessed Felix Auger-Aliassime beat their new idol before staying on the hard court to secure a second victory in doubles and help Canada score a 2-1 upset over Spain in the Davis … Read more

Canada upsets Spain in Davis Cup group phase as Felix Auger-Aliassime spoils new world No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz’s homecoming

BARCELONA, Spain — Carlos Alcaraz’s biggest fans had flocked to see the world’s new top-ranked player in his homecoming to Spain. Instead, they witnessed Felix Auger-Aliassime beat their new idol before staying on the hard court to secure a second victory in doubles and help Canada score a 2-1 upset over Spain in the Davis … Read more

Carlos Alcaraz wins US Open for 1st Slam title, top ranking

NEW YORK (AP) — Walking out for his first Grand Slam final at age 19, Carlos Alcaraz bumped fists with fans leaning over a railing along the path leading to the Arthur Ashe Stadium court. Moments later, after the coin toss, Alcaraz turned to sprint to the baseline for the warmup, until being beckoned back … Read more

Carlos Alcaraz to play for US Open title, shot at No. 1 ranking after 5-set win over Frances Tiafoe

NEW YORK — Carlos Alcaraz and Frances Tiafoe engaged in a high-level, high-energy spectacle of a back-and-forth semifinal at the US Open — no point over when it seemed to be, no ball out of reach, no angle too audacious. One sequence was so stuffed with “What?! How?!” moments by both men that Arthur Ashe … Read more