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Australian Open 2017: 'Cautious' Roger Federer happy as underdog

Roger Federer may be a 17-time Grand Sam champion, but he has no problem being an underdog at this year's Australian Open. The Swiss great saw his 2016 ruined by a knee injury and the Hopman Cup was his first tournament since Wimbledon. Seeded 17th and playing a qualifier in the...

Federer happy to be underdog as number 17 seed at the Australian Open

Roger Federer is happy to play the role of underdog for once as the Swiss master gets set for a dramatic return at the Australian Open. Federer has not played a competitive match in more than six months after taking the second half of last year off to recover from niggling injur...

Roger Federer happy to play the role of underdog

Roger Federer is happy to play the role of underdog for once as the Swiss master gets set for a dramatic return at the Australian Open. Federer has not played a competitive match in more than six months after taking the second half of last year off to recover from niggling injur...

Australian Open 2017: Underdog Roger Federer enters "unknown" in return from knee injury

It's Roger Federer but perhaps a version of the tennis legend we haven't seen before. The Swiss superstar makes his return to grand slam tennis at the Australian Open and he does so from his worst seeding - 17 - in more than 15 years, and coming off knee surgery that has kept hi...

Roger Federer's secret sauce

5:10 AM ETGreg GarberSenior Writer CloseGreg Garber joined ESPN in 1991 and provides reports for NFL Countdown and SportsCenter. He is also a regular contributor to Outside the Lines and a senior...

Taiwan’s Lu wins in Auckland - Taipei Times

Taiwan’s Lu Yen-hsun advanced in a thriller at the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand, yesterday, while the tournament lost its first seeded player yesterday when Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinola...

Top-ranked Kerber loses her opening match in Sydney (Jan 10, 2017)

SYDNEY (AP) Top-ranked Angelique Kerber lost her opening match at the Sydney International on Tuesday, upset 7-6 (5), 6-2 by Darya Kasatkina in a setback ahead of her Australian Open title defens...

Sousa ousts Ramos-Vinola at ASB Classic

SYDNEY (AP) — The ASB Classic lost its first seeded player Tuesday when fifth-seeded Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinola was beaten 6-1, 7-5 in the first round by close friend and training partner Joa...

'Old' Venus struggles against unsung teen in Auckland

Venus Williams, pictured during the 2016 US Open, says she felt "old" as she struggled to overcome unsung teenager Jade Lewis in the Auckland WTA (AFP Photo/EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZ) Auckland (AFP)...

Venus Williams downs wildcard Jade Lewis

Venus Williams has beaten NZ wildcard Jade Lewis in the opening round of the Auckland WTA event. (AAP) After being made to the fight early on, Venus Williams has beaten NZ wildcard Jade Lewis in...

Venus Williams pushed by young Kiwi Jade Lewis

Context is important to any situation. In this instance, Jade Lewis well exceeded expectations despite being another gallant defeated Kiwi at the ASB Classic. Few gave Lewis much chance to steal...