Federer Seeks 10th Halle Title Sunday Against Goffin
by Staff | June 22nd, 2019, 8:43 pm
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Roger Federer will bid for a 10th career Halle title Sunday against Belgian veteran David Goffin.

Both guys has easy afternoons Saturday in Halle to reach the German final. Federer reached his 13th Halle final by vanquishing Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-3, 6-3.

“It’s great. I thought it was a very solid performance from me,” Federer said. “I didn’t struggle on serve and [when] I had my opportunities on the return, I was able to take them.

“I was able to find some good energy today, especially in the important moments, because the past couple days have been tough,” Federer said. “It’s been a lot of tennis, so this is maybe exactly what I need going into the final.”

Now 67-7 at the event, Federer enters his 13th final against Goffin who dispatched the streaking Matteo Berrettini 7-6(4), 6-3.

“It was a great feeling on this court, an amazing atmosphere and a top-level match from my side. We didn’t give anything in our service games,” Goffin said. “I had to be really focused on every shot because you never know, sometimes you can make an easy mistake and then he had chances… so it was tough.”

Federer has won seven from eight against Goffin, but he’s never won double digit titles at a single event.

“He’s a great guy. I really like his game. He’s got one of the best backhand in the game. [He is] super fast on his feet and he’s got great footing on a court that’s really difficult,” Federer said. “He played a great match against Berrettini today to stop his run and also against Zverev. I watched that match and that was mighty impressive. So I think I’m going to have a tough final, anyway at this stage, but particularly against David, who I have a lot of respect for.”

Added Goffin, “It’s always special to play Roger, it’s something different… You just try to play your best tennis and go for it.”


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31 Comments for Federer Seeks 10th Halle Title Sunday Against Goffin

jatin Says:

Goffin very solid so far


jatin Says:

Great tiebreaker from Fed.
1st set in the bag.


Skeezer Says:

Fed up a break in the 2nd, looking good


jatin Says:

Goffin lost belief after losing the 1st set.
Its great to see Fed being super clutch in tie breakers these days.


jatin Says:

WHAT was THAT forehand from Fed.


jatin Says:

TITLE no. 102 :)


skeezer Says:

Vamos Fed! Congrats another ATP title. Grass season is looking good.
Think Goffin now needs to go get a bigger poster of Fed :)


skeezer Says:

jatin,
102-10-20
;)


Giles Says:

Little things please little minds.
Wow! An atp 500!


fred stone Says:

^^^Fools rush in.
Fun fact:
Madrid, an ATP 1000, requires “5” victories for a title.

Halle, an ATP 500, requires “5” victories for a title.

Your point is?


jatin Says:

Lopez 2 points away.


jatin Says:

What a win for him.
Great comeback, Great story coming as a WILD CARD.
He is also 37 years old :)


Giles Says:

Nothing to do with number of matches at all. It’s the quality of players that count. I didn’t see any quality in Halle. These are the same players fed beats every year. Lol


skeezer Says:

Congrats Lopez. Great to see attacking style tennis win again👍. Way better than Pong.


skeezer Says:

Am sure if rafa won an ATP Title on grass his whiner fans wouldn’t be concerned on who he played. An ATP 500 title is a title.
Vamos Fed!


Polo Says:

I see that Giles is still grumpy after all these years. He really cannot find anything pleasant and admirable in anything or anybody outside of Nadal. If only he can appreciate others, he’ll probably be a happier person because regardless of how great Nadal is, there are others who are also able to achieve something worth admiring for. Like last year, Nadal won only one slam event, that means he was miserable and had to find ways to denigrate the winners of the other three majors.


fred stone Says:

No quality at Halle?
The Goffin-Berrettini semi-final was quality personified.
Matteo is no one-shot wonder(he’s been on a roll); Goffin was brilliant fighting him off.
Some hi-lites:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7MdboefE_w

And Fed quality?
Speaks for itself.

I’m out, have a day.;)


Madmax Says:

Giles Says:
Little things please little minds.
Wow! An atp 500!

June 23rd, 2019 at 10:53 am

You would know Giles, looking at the size of your own brain. What a completely unsportsman like comment from someone the size of a pea. Yep. The Wow factor indeed. It increased his titles to 102 Giles. He won’t scoff at that, I doubt anyone would!

Brilliant Roger! So proud of you and your achievements!

Incredible Maestro!


Madmax Says:

Good ness me!

Clearing throat!

So, you are saying Zverev isn’t quality? Right Said Fred. :-( – You cannot be serious?

fred stone Says:
No quality at Halle?


Madmax Says:

Polo Says:
I see that Giles is still grumpy after all these years. He really cannot find anything pleasant and admirable in anything or anybody outside of Nadal. If only he can appreciate others, he’ll probably be a happier person because regardless of how great Nadal is, there are others who are also able to achieve something worth admiring for. Like last year, Nadal won only one slam event, that means he was miserable and had to find ways to denigrate the winners of the other three majors.

June 23rd, 2019 at 1:29 pm

You said it Polo. And wait for the retort, you will understand it, the language is quite simple, unsophisticated — you know how it is with Giles. Full of jealousy and bitterness, even after all of these years. Sad.


Madmax Says:

skeezer Says:
Am sure if rafa won an ATP Title on grass his whiner fans wouldn’t be concerned on who he played. An ATP 500 title is a title.
Vamos Fed!

June 23rd, 2019 at 1:07 pm

VAMOS SKEEZER! VAMOS FED!


Madmax Says:

Giles Says:
Nothing to do with number of matches at all. It’s the quality of players that count. I didn’t see any quality in Halle. These are the same players fed beats every year. Lol

June 23rd, 2019 at 11:38 am

Ha!

Goffin, who took a set off Rafa at RG! Not quality? You gotta be joking Giles.

Bautista Agut? Not quality?
Zverev not quality?
Coric not quality?
Monfils not quality?
Tsonga not quality?

I could go on, but I realise facts are lost on the blind and the deaf and the ignorant.

Allez Federer! Wonderful to see you play again today.

Hi Jatin! Good to read your comments again!

Seriously, you guys, you simply cannot take it that Federer continues to motion on through players of note, so sad when you cannot congratulate a player for their incredible achievements.


Giles Says:

Most of the names at Halle are Fed’s bunnies and not grass courtiers.
Madmax. I see you are your usual charming self. NOT!
I’m so glad I get under your skin. That IS the intention. ROFL


Giles Says:

“And wait for the retort, you will understand it,the language is quite simple, unsophisticated”.
Madmax I have to keep it simple so you will comprehend what I’m saying. You’re never happy. You should be celebrating with your glass of cider, Fed won a 500 event. Lol


Giles Says:

https://twitter.com/yolitatennis/status/1142870254697140224?s=21
Somebody else concurs with me re: poor field at Halle.


Daniel Says:

Congrats Fed, 10 on Halle, 19 on grass and great momentum for Wimbledon.
Great run and he had some tuff matches this week. Even the first set today Goffin was a bit better, but he held on and on tiebreak upped his level.

Now with today’s victory gets the #2 seed for Wimbledon (due to their specific rankings), lets wait for the draw this week and where Nadal as #3 seed will land? Djoko or Fed’s side. Also if he have some potential early tough matches on his way, as past years showed he is vulenrable ealry week on grass. Think will be naother Fed x Djoko final, no other player with grass pedigree is on form right now (Cilic, Dimitrov, Raonic, Isner, Anderson, Berdych, etc..). Wouldn’t be surprised with a few upsets early on and some surprise semi finalist this year.

*Wimbledon formula as of Monday June 24th
ATP ranoings + all grass tourneys last 12 months + 75% of best grass result in 2017:

– Nadal: 7.945 + 720 (Wimby 2018) + 135 (180 x 0,75 from Wimby 2017 R16) = 8.800 pts

– Federer: 6.620 + 500 (Halle 2019) + 360 (Wimby 2018) + 1500 (2000 x 0,75 from Wimby 2017 title) = 8.980 pts


skeezer Says:

giles,
How is the Island?
You and Yolita like 🤞, your primary source of news info.
Must be b*tthurt from Fed taking #2 seed @ Wimby, lol.


Giles Says:

Hey skeezer. I’m not at all b*tthurt. Fed fully deserves the #2 seeding. Just look at all the quality players he had to beat in Halle to earn this even tho most of them are his bunnies. Well done fed. He should try playing in Queens sometime.


the_mind_reels Says:

Looking at a player’s career wins at a grass tournament, scanning the rankings of the opponents beaten, and then making a blanket assessment of the quality of the competition is a pretty narrow lens for evaluation. I don’t think it’s rocket science to realize this.

Indeed, given that Wimbledon dishes out seedings with a bias towards performance on grass over the prior 52 weeks suggests that it is a more rare surface, and so a player’s performance more broadly on the tour isn’t necessarily indicative of their quality on grass. Federer has faced numerous opponents over the years in his wins at Halle who punch well above their weight class when it comes to grass court tennis. For some of these guys, grass is/was their best surface in their career (Kohlschreiber, Hewitt, Mayer, Gasquet), and so I believe they proved to be tougher competition regardless of their ranking than someone with a Top 10 or 20 ranking who never sees the last 16 or 8 of a tournament with a slick surface.


Polo Says:

I notice that Giles and Skeezer are still fighting. When I first joined, they were already at it. I left and now that I have decided to come back, they are still arguing. And I think this conflict between them will continue for a few more years because Federer and Nadal just wouldn’t go away!

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