Roger Federer began his 2010 grass season with a 6-4, 6-4 win today over Jarkko Nieminen at the Halle Gerry Weber Open.
Federer has won Halle 5 times and he’s now won 26 straight matches there. No wonder he’s signed a lifetime agreement to play in Halle.
“I am delighted,” Federer said. “It feels a bit like I am getting married. I wanted to plan more long-term. I want to build up friendships and I get on really well with Ralf and Gerhard Weber.”
Some video highlights are below. It’s strange seeing the green grass courts after two months of red clay and dust! Check out Jarkko’s effort at the 2:30 mark – two dives by the flying Finn!
The voice audio is in German.
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