Federer needed to knuckle down to end the feisty challenge of hard-hitting German Struff with a 6-4 6-4 7-6(4) win.
Flawless Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic stamped their mark on the Australian Open yesterday.
Federer says tennis is “definitely still a lot of fun” as he embarks on an Australian Open shrouded in mystery.
Federer subdues a feisty Karen Khachanov while Belinda Bencic outlasts Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafa Nadal and Andy Murray era could end.
Federer finished the year at number two in the world, having started at 16, and a season-leading seven titles.
Roger Federer dismisses Rafael Nadal’s claim that ATP Tour Finals would be fairer on clay.
Roger Federer believes Andy Murray should follow his lead by ensuring he does not rush back to competitive action too quickly.
Federer, fondly known as “Cow” in China had his fans in a froth on his return.
Roger Federer crushes Philipp Kohlschreiber and remains on a collision course for a semi-final showdown with Rafa Nadal.
Nick Kyrgios crashes out in the US Open with a right shoulder injury then bashes himself.
Nadal and Federer have never met at the US Open but rivals limp out of contention.
Roger Federer is pulling out of the Cincinnati Open with a back injury, meaning Rafa Nadal will be the new world number one.
Roger Federer needs less than an hour to defeat Canadian Peter Polansky at the Rogers Cup.
Federer will play his first match since winning the Grand Slam title last month.
Roger Federer is kicking off his North American hardcourt by competing at the Rogers Cup.
Andy Roddick compared facing Federer and Nadal to Spanish artist Picasso.
Roger Federer returns to Wimbledon as favourite to capture a record-breaking eighth title.