Published: Mon, June 26, 2017
Sport | By Fredrick Flores

Improving Roger Federer beats Mischa Zverev to reach Halle Open quarter-finals

Improving Roger Federer beats Mischa Zverev to reach Halle Open quarter-finals

The 35-year-old Swiss, who is aiming for an eighth Wimbledon crown next month, beat his opponent 6-1 6-3 in just 53 minutes in Germany.

Federer came into Halle having lost to Tommy Haas in the first round at Stuttgart last week as he played for the first time in nearly three months after opting to skip the clay court season.

Federer produced an imperious display against world number 12 Zverev, who is regarded as one of the world's most promising players and reached the top 10 this year after winning three titles.

Federer was serving for the match but he was broken by the 21-year-old Russian.

He earned a second break point with some deft volleying, which he pounced on to race through the first set in 24 minutes. In the victory, Zverev won 82 percent of his first serve points and 48 percent of his second serve points.

Khachanov broke to stay alive at 4-5, failed to capitalize on either of two set points at 6-5, and eventually saw the back-and-forth second set-and the match-come to an end went he sailed a backhand past the baseline at 5-6 in the 'breaker. Federer is moving well on the court and looks like somebody who is well rested and confident, as he doesn't have to play his best to win a single match.

Trump says Scalise shooter is dead
Brad Wenstrup went out to where Scalise was lying to apply pressure to his wound and that Scalise was coherent the whole time. Lawmaker Brooks described Scalise dragging his body across the pitch to get away from the shooter while the firing continued.

North Korea conducts another rocket engine test
Responding to Yonhap News Agency's query, a USA defense official also said, "We watch North Korea's actions closely". Trump has made halting the North Korean nuclear threat his number one foreign policy priority.

Four tied for lead in US Open
Open and that his chances of adding a second successive major would improve if the course toughened up in the upcoming rounds. Holmes were all one shot back, followed by a group of five at 5 under, including amateur Cameron Champ .

Federer has won all seven of his career matches against Mayer, including three straight-sets wins in Halle.

Federer will bid for his 92nd career title in what will be his 140th final against the fourth-seeded Alexander Zverev, who rallied to beat Richard Gasquet 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 for his seventh title-decider.

"I don't really know what to say, that was fantastic", Zverev said. "It will still be a very hard match".

Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates after defeating Argentina's Juan Martin Del Portro during their quarter final match at the ninth and final ATP World Tour Masters 1000 indoor tennis tournament on November 1, 2013 at the Bercy Palais-Omnisport (POPB) in Paris.

The bare numbers hardly tell the tale: 6-1, 6-3 to Federer, 58 points to 33 overall, winning 79% of his service points, 52% when receiving.

His huge serve was on full display when he won the 's-Hertogenbosch title on grass last week and once again he used it to devastating effect against Querrey.

Like this: