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Federer Routines Mayer to Make Halle Semi Finals

Fed Mayer Halle 2017

Another straight sets win for the GOAT in Halle as he saw off defending champion Florian Mayer 6-3, 6-4 to set up a semi-final showdown with Karen Khachanov. The win sees Roger extend his H2H advantage against Mayer to 8-0 with five of those wins coming on grass and he also furthers his semi-final streak in Halle to thirteen. Quick …

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Federer Into Halle Quarter Finals After Seeing Off Zverev Challenge

Federer M Zverev Halle 2017

Match win nummer zwei in Halle for Roger Federer as he defeated Mischa Zverev 7-6(4), 6-4 to move into Friday's Quarter Finals. The straight sets victory means Fed has yet to drop a set against the older Zverev in 4 meetings and he'll be facing off against another German tomorrow; in the shape of Florian Mayer whom he leads 7-0 …

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Federer Breezes Past Sugita in Halle Opener

Federer Sugita Halle 2017

Match win 1,100 for the GOAT as he kicked off his Halle campaign with a comfortable victory over lucky loser Yuichi Sugita of Japan 6-3, 6-1 in 52 minutes. The Swiss looked in solid form against his short notice replacement after Yen-Hsun Lu withdrew earlier in the day. After the hiccup vs. Haas, it was the perfect start to the …

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Halle Draw 2017: Can Federer Bounce Back From Stuttgart Loss?

Halle Draw 2017

The Gery Weber Open draw has just taken place in Halle and it's Roger's last chance to get some grass court tournament prep in before Wimbledon starts in a couple of weeks. After the disappointing loss to Haas earlier this week he'll be looking to bounce back at one of his most successful tournaments, however, it's a strong field and …

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Federer Falls to Donskoy in Dubai

Federer Donskoy 2017

A big upset at the Aviation Club as Roger Federer came unstuck against World Number 116 Evgeny Donskoy to bow out in the second round. The Russian qualifier saved three match points to win through 3-6 7-6 (7) 7-6 (5) to make the Quarter Finals. As I alluded to in my previous post, Donskoy has a decent flat forehand, and …

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Federer Cruises Past Paire in Dubai Opener

Federer Dubai 1st Round 2017

Roger's Federer back in action after his Melbourne triumph and he made serene progress into the Second Round of the Dubai Tennis Championships with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Benoit Paire. It was a bit of the unknown going after Roger said he's only practised at 100% for the last three days, but he made light work of the Frenchman …

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Dubai Draw 2017: Federer’s First Tournament Since Melbourne


The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships draw is in, and it's Federer's return to the Aviation Club after missing last year's event due to the torn meniscus. Not many of us expected he'd be taking to the court having just won the Australian Open which still feels somewhat surreal but he's heading into the tournament with plenty confidence. Combine that …

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Zverev Takes Out Federer To Make Final in Halle

An impressive win for Alexander Zverev in Halle as he defeated eight-time champion Roger Federer to book his spot in his maiden ATP 500 final. The young German came through 7-6(4), 5-7, 6-3 in two hours and six minutes and he's the first teenager to defeat Federer in nearly 10 years, after Murray defeated him at the Cincinnati Masters in …

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Federer Moves Into Halle Semi Finals; Defeats Goffin 6-1 7-6(10)

Federer defeat Goffin Halle

Roger Federer's into yet another Halle Semi Final after defeating David Goffin 6-1, 7-6(10) in 81 minutes at the Gerry Weber Open. The win sees him set up a tie against Alexender Zverev in Saturday's semi final where the Swiss will be aiming to make an 11th final in North Rhine Westalphia. Federer hasn't looked his fluent best so far …

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Federer Sees Off Jaziri To Make Halle Quarter Finals

Federer Halle Jaziri

A 14th Quarter Final for Roger Federer awaits in Halle after he defeated Malek Jaziri 6-3, 7-5 in 69 minutes at the Gerry Weber Open. Like his opener not the most convincing of matches but he played a decisive first set and somehow recovered from a 1-4 deficit in the second to setup a tie with David Goffin tomorrow. Quick …

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