Roger Federer defeats David Goffin to win record 10th Halle Open title

first_imgRoger Federer defeats David Goffin to win record 10th Halle Open titleRoger Federer defeated David Goffin 7-6 (2), 6-1 in the Halle Open final to extend his record of wins at the grass-court tournament and claim his 10th at an individual event for the first time.advertisement Next Reuters HalleJune 23, 2019UPDATED: June 23, 2019 21:57 IST Roger Federer won his 102nd tour-level title (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRoger Federer beat David Goffin 7-6(2) 6-1 to win the Halle Open title for the 10th timeFederer fired 7 aces and broke Goffin’s serve 3 times to down Goffin in 83 minutesFederer clinched his 102nd tour-level title that moved him to within seven of Jimmy Connors’ recordRoger Federer warmed up for next month’s Wimbledon championships by swatting aside David Goffin 7-6(2) 6-1 to win the Halle Open title for the 10th time on Sunday.The Swiss fired seven aces and broke Goffin’s serve three times to down his Belgian opponent in 83 minutes for his 102nd tour-level title that moved him to within seven of Jimmy Connors’ record.It was also the 19th tour-level title on grass for the 37-year-old, who will be among the top contenders at Wimbledon as he looks to increase his Grand Slam haul of 20 trophies.”It’s unbelievable. I never thought when I first played here that I would win 10 titles,” Federer said.After being dragged to three sets in two of his first three rounds in Germany, Federer looked set for another tough fight when world number 33 Goffin earned three consecutive break points at 2-2 in the opening set.However, Goffin failed to capitalise on those chances as his opponent took the set to a tiebreak where he switched gears to take the early lead in the contest.Federer broke quickly in the second set and did not allow Goffin back into the match, becoming become the oldest tour-level champion since a 43-year-old Ken Rosewall prevailed in Hong Kong in 1977.Wimbledon begins on July 1 with Federer seeking a ninth title at the tournament.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Roger FedererFollow David GoffinFollow Halle Openlast_img read more