Federer meanwhile pulled out of last week's Cincinnati Masters after being troubled by a back problem during his defeat in the Rogers Cup final, but he said on Wednesday that he is feeling "much, much better". Should he find anything like top form then it's tough to envisage anyone - even Nadal - stopping him from winning his sixth US Open title, and first since 2008. … [Read more...] about US Open talking points: Will New York finally see Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal, what chance an Andy Murray and Johanna Konta double?
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“I’ve noticed physical changes in my body, I’m not the strongest person at all but if I’m going to attempt those big lifts I’m going to have to get that strength behind me. It’s great to be physically fit because that affects you mentally as well. People don’t realise that working out is a really good form of meditation.” … [Read more...] about Joe-Warren Plant’s Dancing On Ice fears after on-screen dad Matthew Wolfenden’s glory
Spain’s status as the pre-eminent tennis nation is surely cemented by the fact that, since the US Open, they own both world No. 1 positions through the recent feats of Rafael Nadal and Garbine Muguruza. You have to go back to 2003 – and the equally stellar duo of Andre Agassi and Serena Williams – for the last time one country could say that. … [Read more...] about Great Britain to face huge Davis Cup challenge with first round tie against Spain
But Federer – who has endured fewer fitness crises than his old rival over the years – suggested that blaming others might be a cop-out. “Whose responsibility is it at the end of the day?” he said. “I think it's the players.” … [Read more...] about Australian Open 2018: Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer split on reason behind injury epidemic on tour
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