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Roger Federer prompts Sky Sports commentator to make bizarre comments on live TV

Federer, 36, put on a masterclass to down Grigor Dimitrov 6-2 6-2 in just 55 minutes to win the tournament for a third time. Petchey, who used to coach Andy Murray, is renowned as one of the best commentators in the business but even he was lost for superlatives to describe the Swiss. In fact Petchey was so awestruck by Federer’s display that he started quoting poetry! Petchey said: “He’s only lost five times since he came back in Jauary 2017. I was actually thinking how you describe this last…

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Roger Federer proved one thing when he became world No 1 – Marin Cilic

Federer overtook Rafael Nadal in the ATP Tour rankings on Friday to become world No 1 for the first time since 2012 when he beat Robin Haase in the quarter-finals of the Rotterdam Open. The Swiss legend took the title yesterday when he saw off Grigor Dimitrov in the final yesterday in straight sets. Cilic has lost two Grand Slam finals in the past six months to Federer – Wimbledon and the Australian Open. And the Croat thinks the 36-year-old deserves to be No 1, because he continues to show…

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Roger Federer vs Grigor Dimitrov LIVE: Updates and score from Rotterdam Open final

GETTY Roger Federer vs Grigor Dimitrov LIVE updates Roger Federer is the firm favourite to beat Grigor Dimitrov and clinch the Rotterdam Open title. Federer has not won in Rotterdam since 2011 and was a surprise late entry for the tournament this week. The newly-crowned world No 1 is seeking a 97th career title today. He faces an opponent in Grigor Dimitrov over whom he boasts a W6 L0 record. Dimitrov himself has been in strong form this week and has a point to prove against Federer, having only ever…

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Roger Federer vs Grigor Dimitrov: The stat that has Dimitrov fans worried ahead of final

Dimitrov, 26, is seeking a first ATP Tour title for the season. He progressed to the final after opponent David Goffin had to retire injured in Saturday’s semi-final. But Dimitrov faces one of his toughest battles yet to get past Federer. And history is not on his side. For Federer has NEVER lost to Dimitrov in their six previous meetings. Furthermore, Dimitrov has managed to win just TWO sets against Federer from those six matches. It took Dimitrov until his fourth match to claim a set against Federer, during his…

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Roger Federer overtakes Rafael Nadal as world No 1 with victory over Robin Haase

Federer survived a scare to beat Haase and, in doing so, climb above Nadal at the top of the ATP Tour rankings for the first time since 2012. The Swiss endured a difficult start, losing the first set 6-4.  But the 36-year-old rediscovered his best form and mojo in the second set, winning 6-1.  From that moment on everything was plainsailing with Roger Federer cruising to victory.  The veteran will now occupy top spot for the first time since 2012, where he regained the rank after beating Andy Murray at…

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Genie Bouchard: Sports Illustrated star reveals the ONE thing that makes her different

Genie Bouchard, 23, also known as Eugenie Bouchard, is a tennis player from Montreal, Canada, who lives in Miami. Aside from her tennis achievements, she is known for modelling for Sports Illustrated and for her Instagram account, which has a huge 1.6 million followers. During the Wimbledon Championships in 2014, she made history when she became the first Canadian tennis player to compete in the Grand Slam singles round. In 2016, she explained that life on tour as a professional tennis player had made her “mature” more than other people…

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Roger Federer: Lindsay Davenport makes Wimbledon and No 1 predictions

Those are the thoughts of three-time Grand Slam champion Lindsay Davenport. Federer is just one match away from usurping Rafael Nadal at the top of the rankings. The Swiss legend edged out Philipp Kohlschreiber to set up a quarter-final showdown against Robin Haase on Friday (6.30pm). The 36-year-old has defied all his critics, and after winning the Australian Open last month – his 20th Grand Slam success – he is showing no signs of hanging up his racket just yet. And tennis pundit Davenport sees Federer claiming his ninth Wimbledon…

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Watchdog: Aide altered email so V.A. chief’s wife could travel on taxpayers’ dime

WASHINGTON — Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin’s chief of staff falsified an email so that the secretary’s wife could accompany him and his staff to Europe last year at taxpayer expense, according to an internal watchdog’s investigation released Wednesday. According to the report by the V.A.’s Office of Inspector General (OIG), Vivieca Wright Simpson, the chief of staff, altered a subordinate’s email to misrepresent the purpose of the 11-day trip so that Shulkin’s wife, Merle Bari, could be reimbursed by the government. The report also said Shulkin improperly accepted tickets…

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Watchdog: Aide to V.A. chief altered email to cover cost of Europe trip

WASHINGTON — Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin’s chief of staff falsified an email so that the secretary’s wife could accompany him and his staff to Europe last year at taxpayer expense, according to an internal watchdog’s investigation released Wednesday. According to the report by the V.A.’s Office of Inspector General (OIG), Vivieca Wright Simpson, the chief of staff, altered a subordinate’s email to misrepresent the purpose of the 11-day trip so that Shulkin’s wife, Merle Bari, could be reimbursed by the government. The report also said Shulkin improperly accepted tickets…

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Sports Illustrated Swimsuit: Tennis and Instagram star Genie Bouchard wows

Eugenie Bouchard, who also goes by Genie, has wowed yet again in the Sports Illustrated Swimwear 2018 issue.  The 23-year-old Canadian tennis player was photographed topless, and lounging on a beach in a bikini bu the magazine. This is the not the young woman’s first appearance in the magazine.  The blonde appeared in last year’s issue also. Eugenie is used to baring the flesh on her Instagram account, where she has many admirers. She also hit headlines when she started dating her fan John Goehrke after he approached her on…

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