Roger Federer has defeated Alexander Zverev to win a record 9th title in Germany at the Gerry Weber Open.
Roger Federer, 35, is aiming to win his eighth Wimbledon title and 19th Grand Slam and he made sure he gave his chances a boost with 6-1 6-3 win over Alexander Zverev in just 53 minutes.
The German Alexander Zverev was hoping for a repeat of his game against Roger Federer, which he won last year. But could not match up with the latter’s performance.
“This is without a doubt the best game I have played this week. I feel great and it is a real pleasure to get back to winning ways on my return” Roger Federer said after the game.
Federer has won four titles this season and only dropped nine points in the game against Alexander Zverev.
The Switzerland star won the first of his four trophies this year at the Australian Open back in January, his first Grand Slam wins after five years. Even though he had not been active in six months before the competition kicked off.
He also won the BNP Paribas Open title and the Miami Open in March.
He revealed later in the year that he would be boycotting Roland Garros and other Clay court competitions so he could focus on hard court sessions and grass.
Roger Federer played a great game against Zverev, who is ranked number 12 in the world and is seen as one for the future.
Feels good to be back – Roger Federer
“The year has been a difficult time for me and I have had to work harder than usual. It feels great to be back playing again” Federer said.
Federer won his first title in Halle back in 2003 and has gone on to win 92 titles from a total of 140 finals.