Federer faces Goffin in his 13th Halle Open final


Barty displaces Japan's Naomi Osaka as women's world No 1.

While his other two matches were straight sets, it is a bit surprising that he's dropped two sets to this point. "It's not something that was really in my realm. I didn't play so much tennis, so I hope to mobilise some extra energy".

That gave him the impetus to surge into a 3-0 lead by breaking his opponent to love in the deciding set - and the momentum saw him through.

Barty broke back, however, when Gorges sent a forehand out to get back to 3-2.

The game began with strong services games from both the men. "What she's done for our sport, for Australians all around the world, not [those] just based in Australia, she's put us on the map".

With the next best mark of his magnificent Tennis career is a success, Roger Federer is the ideal preparation for Wimbledon.

16 years after his first success in East Westphalia defeated Federer for the initially stubborn Belgian David Goffin 7:6 (7:2), 6:1 and proved to be a good week before the start of the conference that is to be expected in Wimbledon with him.

Goffin reached his first final since 2017 with a 7-6 (4), 6-3 win over Matteo Berrettini, but even with that past win in the locker against Federer, the statistics all point to a 10th title for the Swiss come final Sunday. "I turned 10 before them, they are turning 10 in July", Federer told media in Halle, cracking a laugh.

Rafael Nadal moved to within just two titles of Federer's mark with his 18th Grand Slam title at the French Open, while Novak Djokovic has 15 majors to his name.

Roberto Bautista Agut couldn't squeeze past nine-time Halle champion Roger Federer, but he didn't make it an easy win for the world No. 3.

Their serving speeds were nearly similar and some quality tennis was exhibited in the first set and the set was extended into the tiebreaker.

At 2-2, Goffin had three break opportunities, but Federer's first serve expertise and unforced errors from the Belgian saved Roger Federer from going a break down in the opening set.

Prior to Halle, Goffin was just 10-14 on the year and hadn't made it past the third match of an event at all in 2019.

"I thought David was actually better than me in the first 10 games", said Federer.

David Goffin is actually an unseeded player at this event but he's looked good en route to the finals. "I can also take the positives".