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  1. Janko Tipsarevic a breath of fresh air

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    A slight air of negativity has surrounded the World Tour Finals the past few days, irrespective of Roger Federer's commanding performance against Rafael Nadal on Tuesday night. Andy Murray, he of the often dour look, was forced to withdraw from...

    Blog | November 23, 2011
  2. Welcome back to the land of the elite, Fed

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    PARIS -- When Roger Federer saved two break points in the opening game of the Paris Masters final Sunday against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, much to the dismay of the vocal French fans, you sensed this was the Swiss' day. And so it proved. Tsonga was ...

    Blog | November 13, 2011
  3. Federer to be tested by Tsonga

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    PARIS -- After easing past Tomas Berdych 6-4, 6-3 to reach the final of the Paris Masters for the first time -- at the wise old age of 30 -- Roger Federer acknowledged that the Czech was a bit tired. Berdych had gone more than three hours in his quar...

    Blog | November 12, 2011
  4. Federer showed signs of life in loss

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    There was a modicum of hope for Roger Federer as he faced Rafael Nadal in Madrid on Saturday in the 24th installment of what is arguably tennis's greatest rivalry. One of his two victories on clay against the world No. 1 came in the Spanish cap...

    Blog | May 07, 2011
  5. Don't read much into Fed's marathon match

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    Roger Federer's aura remains. How else to describe Feliciano Lopez's overhead miss up 5-2 in a final-set tiebreaker at the Madrid Open on Wednesday? Lopez only temporarily recovered, but Federer hit an ace staring at a match point and even...

    Blog | May 04, 2011
  6. Impressive clay start for Federer

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    Roger Federer has been around a long time. When the Swiss faced Philipp Kohlschreiber at the Monte Carlo Masters on Tuesday, it marked his third decade of play at one of the tour's most glamorous spots. In 1999, Federer, who was the beneficiary...

    Blog | April 12, 2011
  7. Will Clijsters recover for clay season?

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    Novak Djokovic became just the fourth man in more than 20 years to win the Australian Open, Indian Wells and Miami in the same season. He did it with plenty of oomph, downing Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer a combined four times. At next week's ...

    Blog | April 06, 2011
  8. Nadal's health among X-factors in Oz

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    Roger Federer was twice in a position to win four successive majors. Both times he was denied by Rafael Nadal. Nadal is the one now on the verge of claiming four in a row, and wouldn't it be ironic if Federer derails his younger rival at the Au...

    Blog | January 12, 2011
  9. Federer's motivation remains sky-high

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    LONDON -- For neutrals, it was the perfect end to tennis' individual season. Roger Federer finally got the better of Rafael Nadal to win a record-tying fifth year-end championship and boost the intrigue heading into January's Australian Ope...

    Blog | November 28, 2010
  10. Rafa-Djoker rivalry picking up steam

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    LONDON -- Think great men's rivalries in the Open era and what comes to mind? Probably these to start: Pete Sampras-Andre Agassi, Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal, Ivan Lendl-John McEnroe, Boris Becker-Stefan Edberg and McEnroe-Jimmy Connors. Y...

    Blog | November 24, 2010
  11. Masterful Federer dominates Murray

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    LONDON -- Roger Federer looked a little tense, perhaps boorish, in his prematch interview at the World Tour Finals on Tuesday afternoon. Meanwhile, his opponent, Andy Murray, was loose as a goose. Murray revealed his tactics, saying he wanted to be ...

    Blog | November 23, 2010
  12. Predicting World Tour Finals outcome

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    On Tuesday, the draw was made for the eagerly anticipated year-end championships in London. Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Tomas Berdych and Andy Roddick landed in Group A, while Roger Federer, Robin Soderling, Andy Murray and David Ferrer surfaced in...

    Blog | November 18, 2010
  13. Who'll grab the final spots in London?

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    Five down, three to go. With Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Robin Soderling guaranteed spots at the year-end championships in London, attention shifts to the final three places up for grabs. Six players remain in the h...

    Blog | November 08, 2010
  14. Who'll grab the final spots in London?

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    Five down, three to go. With Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Robin Soderling guaranteed spots at the year-end championships in London, attention shifts to the final three places up for grabs. Six players remain in the h...

    Blog | November 08, 2010
  15. Final word from the Shanghai Masters

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    After crushing Robin Soderling and cooling off Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer couldn't finish things off at the Shanghai Masters. Nemesis Andy Murray beat the Swiss in Sunday's finale to boost his confidence in what's been an up-and-dow...

    Blog | October 18, 2010
  16. Tennis: Final word from the Shanghai Masters

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    Roger Federer dithered. Rafael Nadal demurred. For all that the Shanghai Masters delivered, it left us in a state of disorder.

    Blog | Conversation | October 18, 2010