Saturday, July 12, 2014

Age, seeding are only numbers to Federer

August 24. 2013 5:38PM
Associated Press

Story Tools
PrintPrint | E-MailEMail | SaveSave | Hear Generate QR Code QR
Send to Kindle

(AP) The numbers are not the sort that Roger Federer likes to see beside his name.

One of them, his age, he cannot control.

The other, his ranking, he insists he can.

The 32-year-old, five-time U.S. Open champion enters the year's last Grand Slam seeded seventh, the biggest number next to his name since 2003, the year he started on his record-setting run of 17 majors.

Federer exited this year's Wimbledon in the second round, the earliest he'd been dismissed from a Grand Slam event since the 2003 French Open. Since Wimbledon, his season has included a steady diet of losses that would have once been considered freakish and a withdrawal from a tournament that went unexplained.

On Monday, he'll open play at Flushing Meadows against 61st-ranked Grega Zemija.

Associated Press

comments powered by Disqus Commenting Guidelines
Mortgage Minute

Search for New & Used Cars

Used New All

Search Times Leader Classifieds to find just the home you want!

Search Times Leader Classifieds to find just what you need!

Search Pet Classifieds
Dogs Cats Other Animals

Social Media/RSS
Times Leader on Twitter
Times Leader on Youtube
Times Leader on Google+
The Times Leader on Tumblr
The Times Leader on Pinterest
Times Leader RSS Feeds