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 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

BJP hatching conspiracy to topple Bengal government Mamata

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee came down heavily on the BJP accusing them of trying to engineer riots in the state by spreading rumours and hatching conspiracy to topple her government.”If they think that they will conspire to topple our government and send me behind bars to throttle my voice as I have been vocal against them, they must remember that an injured tiger is more dangerous than a dead one. I will thwart all efforts to demean Bengal by any means,” Banerjee told reporters at Nabanna on Monday. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaShe alleged that the saffron party is spending crores of rupees to spread fake news through various social networking sites and are thus trying to incite violence in the state. “Rumours about violence in Bengal have been spread through social media to defame the state. There were two, three post-poll incidents due to BJP, who are trying to incite violence in Bengal,” she added. Banerjee maintained that the Central government has an equal responsibility as the state in case of any violence or riot in any state. “If there are instances of riot or violence in any state, then the Central government cannot shrug off its responsibility,” she said hitting out at the Centre for sending an advisory to her government in the wake of the Sandeshkhali killings. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersA clash broke out between Trinamool Congress and BJP workers in Sandeshkhali’s Hatgachi area over the removal of the saffron party’s flags on Saturday. The police have so far confirmed deaths of three political workers — two from BJP and one from TMC in the incident. “They (BJP) want to wash their hands off the incident and that’s why they have sent an advisory to the state government. But I will not speak on it because the Chief Secretary has already given his reply. A letter has also been sent to the Ministry of Home Affairs,” she said. Banerjee also accused the saffron party of telling lies about deaths of their workers in the incident. “They are also telling lies about the number of deaths. Two (BJP) persons died (in Sandeshkhali) but they claimed three of their supporters were missing without mentioning details of their identities,” Banerjee alleged. Reiterating that she would not allow any sort of hooliganism in the state, Banerjee stated: “I have received information that some OC and SI in the police ranks are not discharging their duties properly in three to four districts in the state. We are looking into the matter and we will handle such incidents strongly.” Commenting on results of the general elections, Banerjee asserted her doubts on the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). “Will you believe that CPI(M) would transfer all its votes (in favour of the BJP)? Can anyone control all the votes? They should look into this. I have heard that the CPI(M) got no votes in two booths in Siliguri. It means their polling agent did not vote for the party. Is it “an outcome of pre-planned) programming,” Banerjee claimed.last_img read more