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Confirmed: Federer to play at Madrid Open
Roger Federer at a ceremony marking the inauguration of a street bearing his name in Biel, Switzerland on April 21st. Photo: AFP

Seventeen-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer will continue his preparation for the French Open next month by taking part in the Madrid Masters next week, tournament officials confirmed on Thursday.

Football corruption: Platini faces make-or-break hearing

Will suspended Uefa chief Michel Platini have his name cleared by a Swiss court?

Tour de Romandie
Cycling: Germany's Kittel takes Romandie sprint
Germany's Marcel Kittel celebrates after the first stage of the 70th Tour de Romandie. Photo: AFP

Germany's Marcel Kittel claimed the weather-curtailed first stage of the Tour de Romandie in a sprint finish on Wednesday.

Spaniard wins Romandie opener in snowy conditions
Ion Izagirre celebrates his win. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Spaniard Ion Izagirre was a surprise winner of the opening prologue of Switzerland's Tour de Romandie.

Fifa scandal
Blatter will testify at Platini's Lausanne appeal
Blatter and Platini were both suspended from football. Photo: Michael Buholzer/AFP

Former Fifa president Sepp Blatter will testify during Michel Platini's appeal against his ban from football, to be held in Lausanne on Friday.

Romandie cyclists face cold and snow
Froome will be hoping to win his third Tour de Romandie. Photo: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP

The Tour de Romandie kicks off on Tuesday as snow is forecast.

Swiss champion snowboarder killed by avalanche
Estelle Balet celebrated her win in Verbier just two weeks ago. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Swiss world champion snowboarder Estelle Balet has died in an avalanche in Switzerland.

Changes to hockey format should 'reinvigorate' game
File photo: Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Lausanne-based International Hockey Federation (FIH) announces sweeping changes to field hockey competition.

Czechs shatter Swiss dreams of Fed Cup final
The Swiss team swallows defeat. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Switzerland's dream of making its first Fed Cup final since 1998 was ended by the Czech Republic in the deciding doubles.

Swiss tennis ace Bencic pulls out of Fed Cup tie
Belinda Bencic is the world number ten. File photo: Sean M Haffey/Getty Images North America/AFP

The 19-year-old is injured and cannot play against the Czech Republic in Lucerne this weekend.

Report: Fifa must prove it respects human rights
Fifa has faced mounting criticism over the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. File photo: Andy Buchanan/AFP

Zurich-based Fifa must brandish the threat of withdrawing a World Cup to prove it respects human rights, says a new report.

Comeback star powers on in Monte Carlo
Federer showed no signs of his two-month layoff. Photo: Valery Hache/AFP

Federer makes a flawless return to tennis with a win at the Monte Carlo Masters.

Tennnis
Federer coy on Monte Carlo chances after knee operation
Roger Federer during a training session in Florida in March. Photo: AFP

Roger Federer was giving absolutely no guarantees about his form on Sunday, as the four-time finalist prepared for his first ATP start in more than two months at the Monte Carlo Masters.

Federer toppled from tennis earnings topspot
Djokovic and Federer at the ATP Tour Finals in November. Photo: Glyn Kirk/AFP

World number one Novak Djokovic has surpassed Swiss star Roger Federer as the highest-earning player in ATP Tour history.

Family searches for missing US speedflyer in Swiss Alps
Harrison Fast (not pictured) was speedflying when he went mising. Photo: Ludovic Peron/File

The family of the 28-year-old American has launched a private search after the official rescue operation was called off.

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