Christopher Clarey

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Federer’s Goodbye a Reminder of the Events and Shots That Make His Legacy

Federer kept alive a one-handed backhand, tried rushing the net on returns and helped popularize the between-the-legs shot. And with the Laver Cup, he showed that tournaments can be different, too.After more...

Meet Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock

Here’s a 22nd century tennis trivia question: “Who was Roger Federer’s last opponent?”Trick answer. There were two: Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe.Sock and Tiafoe, both Americans, are definitely the supporting actors in...

Federer and Nadal Were the Best of Rivals. In the End, They’ll Be Partners.

One of the greatest rivalries in tennis history will end in harmony on Friday when Roger Federer plays his final competitive match with Rafael Nadal as his doubles partner.The rivalry between Roger...

For Roger Federer, London Is a Sensible End to a Long Career

Wimbledon may have been more fitting. But the Laver Cup, which Federer helped create, will surely offer a poignant send-off at O2 Arena for one of the greatest male players of this...

The Reliable, Graceful and Fallible Roger Federer

Federer’s moves made even blowout matches worthy of watching. And the moments in which he fell short made his legacy even more intriguing.Roger Federer is the most famous living citizen of Switzerland.“It’s...

Roger Federer Announces Plans to Retire From Tennis

Federer, who won 20 Grand Slam singles titles, said injuries and surgeries had taken their toll on his body. His final competitive matches will be next week in London.Roger Federer, the racket-throwing...

Timing Is Everything for Carlos Alcaraz

Alcaraz, the 19-year-old winner of the men’s U.S. Open, said he “worked really hard so that things like this could happen.”The U.S. Open victory party at Carlos Alcaraz’s Manhattan hotel wrapped up...

On the Quiet Hardcourts in Spain, Carlos Alcaraz’s Star Was Already Shining

No matter how clear the potential, you never truly know what a tennis player is capable of until they have to fight for the biggest points on the biggest occasions.In December, when...

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