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Federer beats Djokovic for seventh Dubai title
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Federer beats Djokovic for seventh Dubai title

Roger Federer claimed the 84th title of his legendary career, kept his nose in front in his personal rivalry with Novak Djokovic, and equalled his best achievement at any tournament by winning the Dubai Open for the seventh time on Saturday. READ  

Federer gives teen sensation court lesson
Roger Federer and Borna Coric shake hands after match. Photo: Marwan Naamani/AFP

Federer gives teen sensation court lesson

UPDATED: Roger Federer on Friday advanced confidently to his ninth final at the Dubai Open tennis tournament, and to the 123rd final of his career, by ending the remarkable five-match streak of Borna Coric, the teenager suddenly being touted as a future champion. READ  

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UCI urges ban on Astana cycling team over doping
UCI headquarters in Aigle in the canton of Vaud. Photo: UCI

UCI urges ban on Astana cycling team over doping

The world cycling federation, Swiss-based UCI, on Friday called for the withdrawal of the racing licence for the Astana team of Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali over doping accusations. READ  

Federer eases through to Dubai Open semifinals
Photo: Marwan Naamani/AFP

Federer eases through to Dubai Open semifinals

Roger Federer's bid to extend his record of Dubai Open titles to seven carried him into the semifinals with record-breaking speed and to a meeting with the new wunderkind of tennis. READ  

Federer rebounds to make Dubai quarterfinals
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Federer rebounds to make Dubai quarterfinals

Switzerland's Roger Federer escaped from trouble with a remarkable 20-point winning sequence on Wednesday, which helped him into the quarterfinals of the Dubai Open tennis tournament in search of his seventh title. READ  

Federer off to strong start in Dubai Open
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Federer off to strong start in Dubai Open

Switzerland's Roger Federer crushed a familiar opponent for the 16th successive time as he made an encouraging return to the ATP World Tour after his Australian Open tennis debacle. READ  

Federer caught up in bitter cricket rivalry
Federer holding up India cricket shirt. Photo: Roger Federer/Facebook

Federer caught up in bitter cricket rivalry

Swiss tennis star Roger Federer has apologized for getting caught up in the bitter rivalry between Indian and Pakistani cricket fans after he was pictured admiring the blue shirt of World Cup champions India in a marketing photo-shoot. READ  

Basel draw first blood in Porto clash at home
Basel and Porto's clash ended in a draw. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Basel draw first blood in Porto clash at home

FC Porto were unfortunate not to come away from Switzerland with more than a 1-1 draw in Basel in their Champions League last 16, first leg tie on Wednesday after failing to convert their superiority into goals. READ  

Bencic succumbs to in-form Venus in Dubai
Bencic claimed just three games against Venus Williams. Photo: Karim Sahib/AFP

Bencic succumbs to in-form Venus in Dubai

Venus Williams, who could return to the world's top ten for the first time in four years if she makes a successful defence of the Dubai Open title this week, began the journey with a 6-1, 6-2 rout of highly-regarded Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic on Monday. READ  

Basel looks for Porto win in Champions League
The UEFA last 16 draw took place in December. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Basel looks for Porto win in Champions League

Basel coach Paulo Sousa hopes his side will make a significant stride towards reaching the Champions League quarterfinals for the first time when they face two-time title winners Porto in their last 16 first leg clash on Wednesday in Basel. READ  

Wawrinka snatches first indoor title in Rotterdam
The Rotterdam win marks Wawrinka's ninth career title. Photo: Koen Suyk/ANP/AFP

Wawrinka snatches first indoor title in Rotterdam

Stan Wawrinka filled in a last gap in his career trophy collection on Sunday, beating holder Tomas Berdych 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 to claim his first indoor title in the Rotterdam World Tennis event. READ  

Federer and Wawrinka out of Davis Cup squad
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Federer and Wawrinka out of Davis Cup squad

Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka, who led Switzerland to last year's Davis Cup, have both turned their back on the squad for this year's first round tie against Belgium next month. READ  

Wawrinka powers into Dutch tourney semifinals
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Wawrinka powers into Dutch tourney semifinals

Stan Wawrinka was untouchable on serve in the opening set as the Swiss powered into the semifinals of the ATP Rotterdam World Tennis event on Friday with a 7-6 (7/3), 6-3 win over Gilles Müller, from Luxembourg. READ  

Wawrinka struggles to make Rotterdam quarters

Wawrinka struggles to make Rotterdam quarters

Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka joined Andy Murray as the pair of seeds each posted difficult wins on Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of the ATP Rotterdam World Tennis event. READ  

China group buys Swiss sports marketing firm
Wang Jianlin is set to take Infront public. Photo: AFP

China group buys Swiss sports marketing firm

China's Wanda Group has officially agreed to buy Infront — the Swiss sports marketing group headed by Fifa president Sepp Blatter's nephew and which holds some broadcasting rights to the World Cup — for €1.05 billion ($1.2 billion), the two firms said on Tuesday. READ  

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