Playing in his 1,107th career match, Roger Federer won his second career double bagel today defeating German 25-year-old Mischa Zverev in the quarterfinals at Halle.
“I feel sorry for Mischa. Actually, I don’t want to win my matches like it. It’s kind of uncomfortable,” Federer said afterward.
Roger also pointed out that playing serve-and-volley tennis like Zverev was doing is very tough these days.
“I think it is disappointing for a serve and volley player to go down like this. It shows also how easy it is to hit passing shots or returns today. But I really expected him to cause me more trouble with his serve.”
Federer’s previous double bagel came against Gaston Gaudio in the semifinals of the 2005 Tennis Masters Cup played in Shanghai.
Federer’s two career blanks is more than both his rivals Novak Djokovic (1) and Rafael Nadal (0) have (all is fair in GOAT wars). Only Andy Murray has as many as Federer.
Here’s how the Fab Four breakdown in Double Bagels count:
|Andy Murray||2||2011 DC – Bram (3 bagel)
2006 Newport – Kendrick
|Roger Federer||2||2013 Halle – Zverev
2005 TMC – Gaudio
|Novak Djokovic||1||2009 Basel – Hernych|
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