Roger Federer has defeated Alejandro Falla of Colombia in the straight sets in the final match of the Gary Weber Open and won the tournament.
It’s the 7th time that Federer has lifted the trophy at Halle. This title must be a confidence booster for him going into the Wimbledon Championships.
Federer would be looking to make an impact in the Wimbledon as he has been written off by quite a few pundits for that tournament already. The Swiss maestro would absolutely love to make those people eat their words in a few weeks’ time.
Federer’s match against Falla was not easy though. He, in fact, got pushed to his last bit by the 30-year old wily Colombian who is at the 54th position in the world rankings at the moment.
Both the sets in the match went into the tie breaker. But, to Federer’s credit, he showed what a difference experience and mental strength could make as he looked absolutely composed in both the tie breakers and clinched them easily.
Falla would definitely be kicking himself at the end of the day as despite matching his opponent shot for shot for most parts of the match, he lost in straight sets.
Speaking in the post match interview, Federer said, “I have this place very close to my heart. Whenever I come here and do well, I make my way to Wimbledon with a lot of confidence. I am again going to go there in a positive frame of mind and hopefully, I will get desired results.”
Federer has, in total, won 7 Wimbledon singles titles in his career the last of which had come in 2012 when he had beaten Andy Murray in the final. Murray took his revenge last year though.