Federer Wins Ninth Halle Open Title


Roger Federer  defeated Germany’s Alexander Zverev 6-1, 6-3 to win the Halle Open title for a record ninth time.

The Swiss player became the oldest winner of the grass-court tournament at At 35.

Playing in his 140th career final, Federer saved the only break point he faced and converted four of his eight opportunities to clinch his 92nd career title in 53 minutes. 

Federer “I played unbelievably well. I felt good and never let up,’ said Federer, who dropped just nine points on his serve. ‘It was my best game this week. Nearly everything worked out for me.”

Against the 20-year-old Zverev, who lost last year’s final to Florian Mayer, Federer raced to a 4-0 lead before wrapping up the first set in 22 minutes. 

Zverev created his only break chance in the opening game of the second, but ultimately was unable to show why he is regarded as one of the sport’s brightest prospects.


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