Roger Federer defeated Alexander Zverev in the 52nd minute in the final of the Halle Tournament.
Swiss Roger Federer won the ATP Tournament on Grass in Halle on Sunday for the 9th time, giving a stiff correction in the final to young German Alexander Zverev 6-1, 6-3 in 52 minutes.
After a year and two months of rest, the 35-year-old Swiss, winner of 18 Grand Slam titles and current N.5 in the world, proved to be in great shape a week after the start of Wimbledon, his great goal of the year.
Zverev, 20 years and 12 of the world, was ultimately swept in the first set.
“I played great, I felt good since the beginning of the game,” said the former world number one.
“It was by far my best match of the week.” After my long break, my sensations are excellent, I have regained the pleasure of playing, and I am in shape for Wimbledon, ” Declared the laureate tennis player.
Federer prepares his return to Wimbledon, where he will look for his eighth title on the London grass, which would make him the most awarded player in that tournament.
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The German tournament of Halle is disputed on grass and distributes 1,836,660 dollars in prizes.
Federer beat Russian Karen Khachanov (38 ATP) in two runs, 6-4 and 7-6 (7-5). “I knew I was going to be balanced, especially in the second set, and I’m just happy to have been able to win that tie-break,” said the Swiss, who in the second round in Halle eliminated Alexander’s brother Mischa Zverev.
Winner of 18 Grand Slam titles
Federer prepares his return to Wimbledon 2017, where he will look for his eighth title on the London grass, which would make him the most awarded player in the history of that tournament.
In front of the Swiss will be in the final of Halle Alexander Zverev, winner in May of the Masters 1000 of Rome and that in the semifinals of the German tournament defeated to the French Richard Gasquet (number 30 of the world) by 4-6, 6-4 and 6 -3.
Zverev, Who on Sunday will hope for the fifth tournament of his career. He had already defeated Gasquet this year in the final of the Montpellier tournament. In the semi-finals of Halle in 2016, Zverev defeated Federer in three sets.