Zverev defeats Federer in Halle Semifinals

Roger Federer lost in the semi-finals to Zverev at the Gerry Weber open in Halle.

The top seed lost the first set in a tie break to the German who had two BPs in tie break and zverev took the first set 7-6

In second set both players held their serve and in 11th game fed had two break points and he successfully took the break and held his serve in 12th game and he took the second set 7-5In the third set fed had break points in few games but all the chances he had were of no use.

Zverev broke federer in 5th game and took the lead to 5-3 and in his service game German wrapped up the set with a win by 6-3

It’s the first time after a decade when a teenager has beaten Federer, the last time this happened was in 2006 in Cincinnati when Andy Murray beat him.

Zverev will meet Florian Mayer, the winner of the other semi between him and Austrian Dominic Thiem.

With this loss, dream of winning 9th Halle came to an end. Federer who is aiming for his 8th Wimbledon tournament will kick off on 27 June. Federer though got some major practice in terms of Wimbledon preparation and we all hope he can bounce back in style to win his 18th Grandslam.

Eight time champion Roger Federer still holds 54 victories in Halle which is a tournament record.

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