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Federer starts bid for sixth US Open title
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Federer starts bid for sixth US Open title

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Switzerland's Roger Federer gets his bid to become the oldest US Open winner in 45 years underway on Tuesday but the five-time champion will be overshadowed by Andy Murray's clash with enfant terrible Nick Kyrgios.

Wawrinka could face Murray in US Open
Switzerland's Wawrinka at last year's US Open. Photo: Getty Images North America/AFP

Wawrinka could face Murray in US Open

August 27, 2015

World number one Novak Djokovic could meet eighth-seed Rafael Nadal in the US Open quarterfinals while Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka could meet in another quarterfinal under the US Open draw announced on Thursday.

Federer to defend Brisbane title in 2016
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Federer to defend Brisbane title in 2016

August 27, 2015

Switzerland's 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer and five-time major-winner Maria Sharapova will defend their Brisbane International titles in the lead-up to the Australian Open in January, organizers said on Thursday.

Swiss set date for Fifa US extradition ruling
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Swiss set date for Fifa US extradition ruling

August 25, 2015

The Swiss justice ministry will rule next month on the extradition requests filed by the United States against six FIFA officials who have been accused of corruption, a spokesman said on Monday.

Federer beats Djokovic to claim 87th title
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Federer beats Djokovic to claim 87th title

August 23, 2015

Switzerland's Roger Federer won his seventh Cincinnati Masters tennis title on Sunday, dominating Novak Djokovic 7-6 (7/1), 6-3 in a performance which sets him up nicely for the US Open.

Federer plays 'rock-solid' match to reach quarters
Federer swept past Kevin Anderson . Photo: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images North America/ AFP

Federer plays 'rock-solid' match to reach quarters

August 21, 2015

Roger Federer engineered a 6-1, 6-1 rout in less than an hour, outclassing the big-serving Kevin Anderson to join Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals of the ATP and WTA Cincinnati Masters on Thursday.

Wawrinka: Kyrgios didn't apologize enough
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Wawrinka: Kyrgios didn't apologize enough

August 20, 2015

Stan Wawrinka accused Aussie bad boy Nick Kyrgios of failing to properly apologize for his lurid outburst towards the Swiss star here Wednesday after struggling into the third round of the ATP Cincinnati Masters event.

Swiss man makes biggest cliff dive ever
The area of Ponte Brolla is popular with cliff divers. Photo: Irene Grassi

Swiss man makes biggest cliff dive ever

August 20, 2015

A Swiss man has broken the world record for cliff jumping by leaping 58.8 metres from a precipice into water in the Maggia valley in the canton of Ticino.

Wawrinka prevails over Croatian in Cincinnati
Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka in action on Wednesday. Photo: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images North America/AFP

Wawrinka prevails over Croatian in Cincinnati

August 19, 2015

Roland Garros tennis champion Stan Wawrinka rallied to tame teenaged Croatian Borna Coric 3-6, 7-6 (7/3), 6-3 as Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis lost in the second round of the Cincinnati Western and Southern Open on Wednesday.

Leicester City sign Swiss midfielder from Napoli
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Leicester City sign Swiss midfielder from Napoli

August 19, 2015

English Premier League football side Leicester City announced on Wednesday they have signed Swiss midfielder Gökhan Inler from Napoli.

Rising Swiss star Bencic remains on a roll in US
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Rising Swiss star Bencic remains on a roll in US

August 19, 2015

Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic maintained her recent giant-killing form at the ATP and WTA Cincinnati Masters on Tuesday with a battling 7-5, 6-3 win over higher-ranked German opponent Angelique Kerber.

Federer shakes off rust after month's layoff
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Federer shakes off rust after month's layoff

August 19, 2015

In his first match since Wimbledon, Switzerland's Roger Federer shook off the rust on Tuesday at the Western and Southern Open tennis tournament in Cincinnati.

Nicaragua charges Fifa official with corruption
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Nicaragua charges Fifa official with corruption

August 18, 2015

One of the seven Fifa officials arrested in Switzerland has been charged with money laundering and corruption charges in Nicaragua, a prosecutor said, expecting an extradition to be completed soon.

Sampras: 'Don't write off Federer at US Open'
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Sampras: 'Don't write off Federer at US Open'

August 17, 2015

Pete Sampras believes it would be foolish to write off Roger Federer's chances of winning an 18th major at the US Open despite the Swiss having just turned 34.

Swiss teen Bencic claims second title in Toronto
Bencic kisses trophy after win in Canada. Photo: Geoff Robins/AFP

Swiss teen Bencic claims second title in Toronto

August 16, 2015

Swiss teen Belinda Bencic outlasted Simona Halep to win Sunday's WTA Rogers Cup tennis final in Toronto when the Romanian second seed retired trailing 7-6 (7/5), 6-7 (4/7), 3-0.

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