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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 | 11:43 AM
Its more than 40 hours since Halle and I am still smiling because your 77th title & just now read a poem re-living that great moment ----


Can't wait for the 78th title win <3 :). #allez
06/18/2013 | 11:41 AM
Good luck for Wimbledon champ, all the best.
06/18/2013 | 09:40 AM
Dearest Roger,
Congratulations! May this continue to Wimby!
I am so proud of you.
Always with you,
06/18/2013 | 06:49 AM
It was a good win for the tournament, both semi-final and final. They are hard and had to fight. Your hard work and confidence paid off for those situations. You made all your fans smile again and also happy for you.
06/18/2013 | 06:11 AM
by posting i am hoping to spread the good well feelings to you. proud of you
06/18/2013 | 06:10 AM
by posting i am hoping to spread the good well feelings to you. proud of you
06/18/2013 | 04:46 AM

You are my inspiration, go for the 18th GS --- WIMBLEDON is yours,
Go Roger Go !!! You can do it Genius !!!

I love you forever, please send my best regards to your lovely family !!!

GOB bless you !
06/18/2013 | 01:22 AM
Congratulations Roger !
t'was a beautiful win !...Thank you for the joy!
May you carry your great form on to Wimbledon where your 8th title awaits you !
Stay happy and healthy ...when you're happy, your fans are happy too !
Love you Rogi
06/18/2013 | 01:13 AM
World is really looking at you and for you.

Go, Roger at Wimbledon!

Love forever,
06/17/2013 | 11:26 PM
Dear Roger

Congratulations for your 77th title.

You are the BEST and you have made US happy.

Best regards from Montreal!
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