Fed rules the courts once more

Roger Federer will top the men's tennis rankings for the third time this season after reaching the Stuttgart Open final. Yesterday's 6-7 (2-7), 6-2, 7-6 (7-5) victory over Australia's Nick Kyrgios was his 20th win from 22 matches this year, a boost f
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Roger Federer will top the men's tennis rankings for the third time this season after reaching the Stuttgart Open final. Yesterday's 6-7 (2-7), 6-2, 7-6 (7-5) victory over Australia's Nick Kyrgios was his 20th win from 22 matches this year, a boost for the 36-year-old ahead of next month's Wimbledon Championships. The Swiss legend's final opponent will be the Canadian Milos Raonic, who hit 19 aces to eliminate defending champion Lucas Pouille 6-4, 7-6 (7-3).

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 17, 2018, with the headline 'Fed rules the courts once more'. Print Edition | Subscribe