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Ever wonder what it would be like if Roger Federer visited your office?

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Well, now you can find out.

Roger Federer recently visited the Zurich office of longtime sponsor Credit Suisse, spending the day wandering the halls, signing autographs, giving a revealing, one-hour interview and even hitting some serves in what looked like a serve simulator. Of course, he had to keep pushing until he set the record for serve speed. (Spoiler: He later found out that someone else had already broken it.)

Some Federer comments from the video (via a translator):

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  • Published On Apr 24, 2014
  • Watch: Andy Roddick drills forehands at his Fox Sports Live co-hosts

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    Need a pick-me-up to get you through your Friday? Just watch this video of Andy Roddick firing forehands at his co-hosts on Fox Sports Live. Mercifully, Jay Onrait and Dan O’Toole were wearing some protective gear, but clearly not enough. Roddick holds nothing back, repeatedly firing away from point-blank range and silently watching his poor victims writhe in absolute pain. If you thought Roddick’s forehand may have gotten rusty in his retirement, then think again. Some of those shots are going to leave a mark.

    Done watching? Then get on with your workday knowing that no matter what happens, you will not have to take a Roddick forehand to your sensitive areas as your friends stand idly by and enjoy the show. Your day will not reach that level of bad.

    Update: As expected, it left a mark:


  • Published On Apr 18, 2014
  • Watch: Grigor Dimitrov winds up for a hot-shot forehand in Monte Carlo

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    Grigor Dimitrov looks all grown up this week sporting a sharp all-black Nike kit on court at the Monte Carlo Masters, but don’t worry. “Showtime Dimitrov” still lurks under that mildly intimidating “Darth Grigor” facade.

    In the first set of his three-set struggle against Albert Ramos, Dimitrov lined up a perfectly shaped curling forehand passing shot up the line for a winner. Ramos should have known better than to give Dimitrov too much time to pull off the shot. The Spaniard doesn’t get enough stick on the volley and you can hear Dimitrov take a deep breath, load, and instead of going for the low-risk flat forehand pass, he lets the ball drop low and then whips his racket through the ball to get it up and down for the winner. Beautiful shot.

    Dimitrov went on to win 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 and will play David Ferrer on Thursday.

    Watch the point below:


  • Published On Apr 16, 2014
  • Watch: Umpire warns Donald Young for saying… son of a biscuit?

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    If a player receives a code violation for uttering an audible obscenity, doesn’t the player have to, you know, say something obscene?

    During his opening round win over Alexander Zverev at the Sarasota Challenger this week, Donald Young missed a backhand into the middle of the net and yelled “Son of a biscuit, man! Biscuit, man! Biscuit!” When the umpire gave him a warning, Young was confounded, and he had every right to be.

    “Come on Keith, don’t give me crap for that, man,” Young told the umpire. “I said ‘son of a biscuit.’ That’s a problem? That’s a problem now?”

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  • Published On Apr 16, 2014
  • Watch: Brooklyn Decker smashed a racket during a tennis lesson from Andy Roddick

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    Brooklyn Decker going all Andy Roddick on a tennis racket? Where’s the footage, internet?

    The actress and SI Swimsuit veteran appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson last night to promote her new television show Friends With Better Lives, and it turns out she’s just as hot-headed on the tennis court as her husband.

    Decker told Ferguson she refuses to play tennis with Roddick because she’ll “always be the worst tennis player in the house.” Wait, Andy doesn’t let you win a few games, Brooklyn?

    “When you’re married to an athlete there’s no ‘letting win,’” Decker said. “That’s not even in their vocabulary.”

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  • Published On Apr 15, 2014
  • Watch: Andreas Seppi hits a stunning ‘tweener at the Monte Carlo Masters

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    During his first-round win at the Monte Carlo Masters, Andreas Seppi hit one of the best ‘tweeners we’ve seen since Roger Federer hit his stunner against Novak Djokovic at the 2009 U.S. Open. Seppi nailed everyone’s favorite hot-dogging shot past No. 15 Mikhail Youzhny en route to his first top-20 victory of the season.

    Seppi’s rendition of this shot was so eye-popping because he wasn’t going for the trick shot just to dazzle the crowd. The ‘tweener was actually his only defensive option after chasing down a perfectly weighted lob by Youzhny. He struck it clean for a passing shot down the line, and and the ball barely clips the outside of the line. And by “barely” we do mean barely.

    Watch the Italian’s hot shot below.


  • Published On Apr 15, 2014
  • Watch: Dustin Brown hits a leaping winner against John Isner in Houston

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    Oh stop it, Dustin.

    En route to his first top-10 win, the German hit this leaping front-side tweener for the win against top seed and defending champion John Isner last night at the Men’s Clay Court Championships. Brown, ranked No. 101, went on to win 6-4, 6-7 (7), 7-6 (4) to advance to the quarterfinals, where he’ll face Sam Querrey.

    Watch: Dustin Brown’s greatest hits

    Watch Brown’s casual winner below. He is tennis’ answer to Sage Kotsenburg. Steez and spoice and everything nice.

    (H/t Tennis Now)


  • Published On Apr 10, 2014
  • Watch: Caroline Wozniacki (with pink hair) sinks a 30-foot putt at the Masters

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    There was so much confusion as to what was going on under Caroline Wozniacki’s green cap on Wednesday that we almost overlooked what was going on when she actually took a swing at the ball.

    With her fiancé Rory McIlroy crouched nearby, Wozniacki drained a lengthy 30-foot putt right in the hole. I’m guessing Rory gave her the read on that hole but tremendous touch and execution from the Dane. That has to be the best shot she’s hit all year, and no I’m not just talking about golf.

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  • Published On Apr 10, 2014
  • Watch: Roger Federer nails a backhand winner during Sony Open win

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    Roger Federer has carried his strong form from Indian Wells into Miami for the Sony Open. Through two matches he hasn’t dropped a set and has lost only 10 points on his serve. Things are clearly clicking for the two-time champion, who hasn’t made it past the semifinals since he won the tournament in 2006, and he continues to add to his 2014 highlight reel.

    Check out the backhand winner Federer stuck against Thiemo de Bakker en route to a 6-3, 6-3 win in the third round. Federer scrambles with some good defense before throwing up a lob. The Dutchman smashes it, but it wasn’t enough, and Federer makes him pay with this winner.

    Watch the point below:

    Federer plays Richard Gasquet on Tuesday.


  • Published On Mar 24, 2014
  • Watch: Tommy Haas able to cover the court, surprises Roger Federer

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    INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Roger Federer and Tommy Haas are frequent practice partners, dining companions and occasionally even doubles partners. Needless to say, they know each other well. Therefore, if Haas is able pull off a surprise shot on his good friend Federer, you know it’s something special.

    In their fourth-round match at the BNP Paribas Open on Wednesday, Federer cruelly yanked his friend all over the court before coming to the net, presumably to finish with a soft forehand volley winner. But the 35-year-old Haas motored back across the court to track it down and struck a forehand cross-court pass that ticked the top of the tape for a winner. All told, Haas covered more than 190 feet in the point and still had enough energy to hop over an on-court obstruction afterward.

    “Well, what I like about Tommy is just his intensity he brings to the court,” Federer said after the match. “Every shot he hits, it’s with a purpose, it’s with an idea.”

    There were lots of ideas but no win for Haas, who lost 6-4, 6-4 in a very entertaining encounter.

    Federer was scheduled to play Kevin Anderson in the quarterfinals on Thursday night.


  • Published On Mar 13, 2014


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