BERLIN: Roger Federer today defeated Alexander Zverev 6-1, 6-3 comprehensively and clinched his ninth Halle Open title. This was Roger Federer’s ninth title in his 11th Halle final.
It was a pressure situation for opponent by Federer as he took a 4-0 lead meanwhile local hero Zverev was unable to gain a foothold into the first set. Thus, the 18-time Grand Slam champion sealed the first set 6-1 with only 22 minutes played.
Zverev grabbed a better start into the second set yet the German was unable to break through Federer’s faultless service despite one break chance in the opening game.
The former World No. 1 continued powerful and made use of break chances in the 6th game to ensure the 4-2 lead in the second set.
Earlier, federer stated after winning the warm-up tournament for Wimbledon: “It is a dream to start a final like that and to pull through then. I played great today. Everything worked out really well. It was by far my best match of the week. Alexander also played a great tournament.”