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Rotterdam Open: Roger Federer beats Robin Haase to become oldest world number one

Roger Federer became the oldest world number one in tennis history after he beat Robin Haase at the Rotterdam Open. The 36-year-old replaces Rafael Nadal, 31, at the summit, as the Spaniard recovers from a thigh injury. Federer’s prospects looked slim when he lost the first set, but he dropped just two games thereafter to claim a 4-6 6-1 6-1 win and reach the semi-finals. The 20-time Grand Slam champion will face Italian Andreas Seppi or Russia’s Daniil Medvedev in the last four. More to follow. Live scores, schedule and…

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Roger Federer wins 2017 BBC Overseas Sports Personality award for record fourth time

BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017 Date: Sunday, 17 December Time: 18:45 GMT Venue: Echo Arena, Liverpool Coverage: BBC One, Radio 5 live, BBC Sport website Tennis star Roger Federer has won the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year for a record fourth time after a public vote. The 36-year-old Swiss topped the poll ahead of five other shortlisted nominees. Federer became the first man to win Wimbledon eight times and extended his record to 19 Grand Slam titles in 2017. Boxer Muhammad Ali and athlete Usain Bolt…

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ATP Finals: Roger Federer beats Jack Sock, Alexander Zverev defeats Marin Cilic

Media playback is not supported on this device ATP Finals Venue: The 02 Arena, London Dates: 12-19 November Coverage: Watch live on BBC Two, Red Button, BBC Sport website and mobile app, listen on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and follow text updates online. Six-time champion Roger Federer opened with a straight-set win over Jack Sock at the ATP Finals in London. The 36-year-old Swiss, making his 15th appearance at the season-ending event for the top eight players in the world, won 6-4 7-6 (7-4) at the O2 Arena….

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Shanghai Masters: Rafael Nadal to play Roger Federer in final

The world’s top two players, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, will contest the Shanghai Masters final after both secured hard-fought wins on Saturday. Top seed Nadal, seeking a seventh title of 2017, beat Croat Marin Cilic 7-5 7-6 (7-3) in two hours, 11 minutes. Federer showed great resolve to thwart Argentine Juan Martin del Potro 3-6 6-3 6-3 in just under two hours. It will be the elite pair’s fourth meeting of the year and the 24th time they have faced each other in a final. Wimbledon champion Federer beat…

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Focus: Breaking Travel News investigates: Roger Smith Hotel, New York

With a constant stream of events and exhibitions, the Roger Smith Hotel is more than just a well-situated, tastefully turned out, boutique hotel in one of the most vibrant cities in the world. The family-run, 136-room property nestles comfortably amid some of the city’s most iconic landmarks. Located in Midtown Manhattan, the bright lights of Time Square are a short walk away. The world-class theatres of Broadway and the leading commercial centre of Wall Street are both also on the hotel’s doorstep, making 501 Lexington Avenue an ideal address for…

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Roger Bainton: Surgeon struck off for harming patients

Media playback is unsupported on your device A facial surgeon has been struck off the medical register to “protect the public” after harming his patients. Roger Bainton carried out dozens of unnecessary operations and “experimental procedures” while working at Royal Stoke University Hospital from 2005 to 2013. In the 1990s he was severely reprimanded by the General Medical Council over a death in Scotland. Lawyers are asking why he was ever hired by the Staffordshire hospital. The trust said he was employed in line with due process and its own…

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Wimbledon 2017: Roger Federer seals record EIGHTH title at SW19 with victory over Marin Cilic

Roger Federer: The Swiss star won in straight sets at SW19 Sunday, July 16, 2017 Switzerland’s Roger Federer has won a record eighth Wimbledon men’s singles title by beating Croatian Marin Cilic 6-3 6-1 6-4 in the final. It took the 35-year-old just an hour and 41 minutes to clinch by far his most one-sided Wimbledon final triumph and extend his overall record with a 19th grand slam singles title. The victory continues Federer’s magnificent season in what should be his tennis dotage but even the most ardent of the…

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