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Zverev Takes Out Federer To Make Final in Halle

Federer Halle Semi Finals 2016

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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Federer Defeats Struff 6-4 7-6(3) in Halle Opener

Federer vs Struff Halle 2016

A 52nd win for Federer in Halle as he defeated Jan-Lennard Struff 6-4 7-6(3) in his opening match at the 2016 Gerry Weber Open. Not vintage Federer by any stretch but he was rarely tested on serve and got the job done without any hiccups to setup a last 16 tie with Malek Jaziri of Tunisia. Quick Match Recap Struff …

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Halle Draw 2016: Will Federer Defend His Gerry Weber Open Title?

Halle Draw 2016

Whilst Roger was in action against Dominic Thiem the draw for the Gerry Weber Open 2016 took place and the Swiss will of course be in action trying to defend his title from last year. It’s always been a good tournament for him so hopefully he can kick on from this week and go one, or even 2 better in …

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Basel Recap: Seventh Heaven For Federer at the St. Jakobshalle

Federer Basel 2015 Title

Hello one and all! I’m back from Basel and pleased to say that I saw Federer take down Nadal to win his 7th title in his hometown. With that alone you can’t really ask for much more but Basel also provided my first live SABR which sends the crowd into delirium, decent weather, good food and plenty of other things …

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Federer Makes Routine Start at Swiss Indoors

Federer Kukushkin Basel 2015

We’re underway at the Swiss Indoors and Roger made light work of Mikhail Kukushkin 6-1 6-2 to start his title defence in the best possible fashion. It was a pretty routine nights work for the Basel native as he swiftly went up 5-0 in the first set before taking it 6-1 in just 22 minutes. Kukushkin offered some sterner resistance …

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Impressive Federer Wins Record 8th Halle Title

Federer Seppi Halle 2015

The Seppi curse is no more as Roger took out the Italian 7-6(1) 6-4 to win his 8th Halle title and 86th career title overall at the Gerry Weber Stadion on Sunday. Roger was the heavy favourite going in and he lived up to the billing, weathering the Seppi storm in the middle of both sets and coming up with …

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Federer Sees Off Karlovic to Make 10th Halle Final

Federer Karlovic Halle 2015

A 10th Halle final for Roger Federer awaits as he defeated big serving Ivo Karlovic 7-6(3), 7-6(4) to move into Sunday’s title decider. Karlovic rained down 45 aces in his quarter-final victory against Berdych on Friday but he only managed 20 against Federer who swooped decisively in each tie break to record his 13th win in 14 matches against the …

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Federer Dismisses Mayer to Make Semi Finals in Halle

Federer defeat Mayer Halle 2015

A quick evenings work for Federer here as he dismissed Florian Mayer 6-0 7-6(1) to move into the semi finals at the Gerry Weber Open in just 1 hour and 5 minutes. Mayer had pulled off some good wins this week on the grass but he was no match for Roger in this one, the Swiss winning the first set …

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