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Federer relishing Nadal final

Nadal battled past Marin Cilic 7-5 7-6 (7-3) in Saturday's opening semi-final, before Federer fought back from a set down to overcome Juan Martin del Potro 3-6 6-3 6-3.

The Spaniard enjoys a 23-14 head-to-head record over his great foe although each of the last four meetings have gone the way of the Swiss, including this year's Australian Open and Miami Masters finals.

Federer dispatches Dolgopolov in Shanghai

Dolgopolov was the only qualifier to reach the third round and posed little threat to his more illustrious opponent.

Federer faced just one break point as he wrapped up the victory in an hour.

That minor scare came as the Swiss served for the first set, but he won five games in succession as he cruised to the second.

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Federer surprised by 2017 success

Federer has prioritised key tournaments this year after struggling with a knee problem in 2016, and he is reaping the rewards.

Sunday saw him capture a record eighth Wimbledon singles crown by beating Marin Cilic in straight sets, securing the 19th major title of his career and second of the year, having also won the Australian Open.

In between his triumphs, Federer strategically opted to miss the entire clay-court season. Nevertheless, the Swiss claimed he did not expect to be enjoying so much success.

Federer wins record eighth Wimbledon crown

A month shy of his 36th birthday, Federer is now the oldest champion at The All England Club since 1930.

The sublime Swiss enjoyed a 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 triumph in under two hours and, 23 days before his 36th birthday, became the oldest Wimbledon men's singles champion in the professional era.

The third seed achieved the feat without dropping a set during the tournament, continuing an unlikely renaissance that began with the ageless Federer returning from a six-month injury layoff to win the Australian Open earlier this year.

Fabulous Federer wins Miami title

At the scene of his first meeting with Nadal, which took place 13 years ago, Federer was able to make it four wins in a row against the Spaniard, following up his recent Masters 1000 success in Indian Wells by claiming his third Miami title and first since 2006.

The 35-year-old Swiss has now won three of the four tournaments he has competed in this year, a stunning return following the injury troubles that blighted his previous season.

Federer: Kyrgios no chance of winning Australian Open

Federer, who has claimed four Australian Open titles himself, believes Kyrgios isn't experienced enough to go the full length.

"To win, he drops, in my humble opinion,'' Federer told Fairfax Media

''To do anything, yes, first week no problem, but to go all the way it's a long way, and he's never been into a semis before, so first he has to prove to the world and himself that he can make the semis.

"So for me to start talking about him winning the tournament, Lleyton [Hewitt] never did it, and he was two times world No.1 at the end of the year.

Federer hails Serena longevity

 Williams, who moved level with Steffi Graff on 22 grand slam titles with victory at Wimbledon in July, has to reach the final at Flushing Meadows to have a chance of keeping the moniker as the best player in women's tennis with Angelique Kerber in pole position to take over.

The 34-year-old has been at number one since February 2013 and 17-time grand slam champion Federer, who remains at fourth in the ATP rankings at the age of 35 but announced in July he would miss the rest of the year because of a knee injury, has nothing but admiration for the American.

Wimbledon: Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Garbine Murguruza progress on opening day

The world number one was reported to have been involved in a close shave with a truck pre-tournament but insisted wildcard Ward came closer to knocking him off on Monday.

"Yeah, actually just also recently they told me about that small article that went into papers. There is no truth to that," Djokovic said after opening his title defence with a 6-0, 7-6 (7-3), 6-4 win.

"Actually I did come few days in the beginning of the week before Wimbledon with my bicycle.

Federer out of French Open as fitness issues end grand slam streak

The 34-year-old world number three's appearance at Roland Garros had been in doubt after he missed the Madrid Open with back problems and suffered an early defeat at the Italian Open in the build-up to the claycourt major he won in 2009.

The last time the 17-times major champion was absent from one of the sport's four majors was at the 1999 US Open.

"I regret to announce that I have made the decision not to play in this year's French Open," father of four Federer said in a message posted on Facebook.