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17.06.2013 | Tennis

Roger Federer beats Mikhail Youzhny to win Halle title (BBC Sport)

It is the first time since 2007 that Federer has come back from a set down in the semis and final to triumph at an ATP World Tour event. "I have won a lot in my career but not recently," said world number three Federer, whose last tournament win came in Cincinnati. "I was satisfied with my game in the past 10 months. Maybe people thought I was playing badly but that was not the case. "I was playing well but when it mattered the others were just better. Today it worked well."


Roger Federer comes back against Mikhail Youzhny to win in Halle (The Guardian)

Before beating Mikhail Youzhny for the 15th time in a row to lift his sixth Gerry Weber Open in Halle, Roger Federer said: "Winning tournaments is everything." It was a Bob Paisley-esque evocation to tempt fate and the Swiss delivered. Federer overcame an uncertain start to win 6-7, 6-3, 6-4 in just over two hours and he is in good, although not devastating, shape to defend his title at Wimbledon. Whether or not he can reproduce his German form in London is uncertain because the familiar contenders grouped around the world No3 at the summit of the game are probably playing more consistent high-end tennis.

 

Federer claims sixth Halle crown (Fox News)

Federer lost to Rafael Nadal in his other final this year last month in Rome. He was a quarterfinal loser to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga last weekend at the French Open, but was able to turn around his season on his favorite surface. Grass has always suited Federer well. Seven of his record 17 Grand Slam titles have come on the famed lawns of Wimbledon, where he will return later this month as defending champion. Federer, who is now 6-2 in title matches in Halle, improved to 121-17 on grass.


Roger Federer ends victory drought (Los Angeles Times)

Roger Federer found the perfect place to end his title drought — a small town in western Germany that has a big tennis stadium and a street named Roger-Federer-Allee leading to it.

 
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06/18/2013 | 06:37 PM
Cont..
During 2004-07 and slowly the youngsters caught up in the years after... But still they struggle till date to dominate him... That's why he's the King of Tennis...
06/18/2013 | 06:34 PM
I liked the way Youzhny replied when asked about Roger's game not being the same:
“I don’t like when somebody starts to talk about he’s not the same,” Youzhny said. “What do you mean he’s not the same? He’s the same good.” He said "Now there are some other players who are playing at that level. Before Federer's level was very high, now there are some other players who reached that level."
So true. Well said Mikhail! It's a no-brainer that Fed played at an unseen level during 200
06/18/2013 | 05:09 PM
Hello Roger!!!

☆ So wonderful and indescribable joy it is to see you raise another beautiful trophy making a beautiful story recorded forever in the world of tennis and sport in a manner as dignified with a bright and successful career. You are truly a blessed man with everything, your family is beautiful, You're a very special athlete, a gift to his country, his family and all who love you, I have no words to express all that you are signify!!! ☆
06/18/2013 | 05:08 PM
☆ It was an amazing week in Halle and we are really very happy. Your hair is beautiful and I prefer how it was before. I hope your hair grow as it was before!!! Ah! I love the grass!!! Grass is my favorite surface and you're even more gorgeous in it!!! Wow!!! Congratulations again for his on 6th Halle title, 6 smiles for you!!! :):):):):):)☆

☼ All the best always!!! ☼

BIA – BRASIL :)
06/18/2013 | 04:30 PM
Winning this year Wimbledon is the most wonderful n beautiful present we all as u loyal fans want from u, sincerely wish u good luck n all the best at Wimbledon , god bless u, u deserve more....
06/18/2013 | 04:26 PM
Malisse beat Ferrer in straights at the Topshelf Open in Netherlands... He is good on Grass. He took a set off our Champ last year and almost beat Delpo at Queens. 30+ old are doing great this Grass season.
06/18/2013 | 04:24 PM
Roger, u hv to relax n confidence in order to play yr best tennis at Wimbledon, last year at final Wimbledon u play with pressure for the 1st two set agaist murray, u did not play u best until the end of 2nd set, u did mentioned is up to u to make the difference..
06/18/2013 | 02:27 PM
Jodoug....
I agree with you about Roger beautiful curl hair.I prefer the old curl hair style:).
Question for Roger...
How can you know the different of you twins?Who is the Myla..Who is Charlene?:)
God bless you and your family
06/18/2013 | 02:20 PM
BIG 8`S ...I HOPE IT`S YOUR LUCK TROUGH WIMBLEDON..YOUR B-DAY IS 8 YOUR MONTH IS IN NUMBER 8 WIN THE NUMBER 8 TITLE IN WIMBLE THAT`S SUPER NUMBERS..GO..GO..
06/18/2013 | 02:06 PM
love the win. loved the match. congrats on matching 3rd most matches ever won. i know you will be 3rd all by yourself soon. the kids grow more adorable with every siting. mirka is as beautiful and lovingly cheering you on as ever. i have one small request. PLEASE GROW YOUR BEAUTIFUL HAIR BACK. always rooting for you my wonderful champ.
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