Roger Federer v David Goffin, Dominic Thiem v Philipp Kohlschreiber Friday In Halle
by Staff | June 16th, 2016, 10:51 pm

Roger Federer resumes his bid for a ninth Halle title Friday in the Halle quarterfinals against David Goffin.

Federer advanced to his 14th straight tournament quarterfinal beating Malek Jaziri 6-3, 7-5. Federer, though, was down a break in the second set 3-0.

“I thought he was reading my serve throughout the first set. So, I started to serve a little bit different in the second set. I was having more success that way,” Federer said. “I was happy to come through a tough match because I thought he’s tough to play against. I struggled to read his technique, the way he gets into the ball I can’t really tell where he goes.

“I wish I could have played maybe a bit better at times but I must put it down to my opponent keeping me off balance as well. He was doing a really nice job of making me feel uncomfortable for a while.”

Goffin got a third set retirement from Sergiy Stakhovsky. Federer has won four meetings with the Belgian.

Dominic Thiem and Philipp Kohlschreiber were also winners on Thursday, and now they will meet in the quarterfinals.

Kohlschreiber edged Thiem to win the Munich title on May 1 before the Austrian avenged himself in a Stuttgart final that spanned June 12-13. Thiem and Kohlschreiber teamed in doubles and lost match tiebreakers in the first round of Halle and Stuttgart.

Also tomorrow, 19-year-old Alexander Zverev faces Marcos Baghdatis and Florian Mayer faces Andreas Seppi.

STADION start 12:00
M. Baghdatis (CYP) vs A. Zverev (GER)
Match of the Day – [1] R. Federer (SUI) vs [5] D. Goffin (BEL)
[8] P. Kohlschreiber (GER) vs [3] D. Thiem (AUT)

Not Before 5:30 pm
A. Seppi (ITA) vs [PR] F. Mayer (GER)

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20 Comments for Roger Federer v David Goffin, Dominic Thiem v Philipp Kohlschreiber Friday In Halle

Dave Says:

Back to back 41 point games from Lebron and all of a sudden Cleveland could do the unthinkable. Can’t wait for game 7. Sorry for the change in topic. Especially on a first post. Tune in for Game 7. Could be an epic one.

Dave Says:

Back to back 41 point games from Lebron and all of a sudden Cleveland could do the unthinkable. Can’t wait for game 7. Sorry for the change in topic. Especially on a first post. Tune in for Game 7. Could be an epic one.

Purcell Says:

I love Goffin. He’s a thinker, a shot maker and has speed and balance. Perhaps he’s a bit too nice as he doesn’t get half the attention he deserves from the commies and media as they’re all gaga over the next big thing……Thiem. I note however that he has a strong and enthusiastic fan base. Having said that, he had a lucky and somewhat unfortunate escape against Stacks who was having one of those days when his cunning, flamboyant, I can do no wrong attitude would have overpowered anyone,as we’ve seen in the past. David was overall, a bit helpless.
I’ll have to record the match as I’m out. I’ve no idea who’ll win but I’m looking forward to variety, creativity, pace and athleticism. Having said that, Fed is nowhere near his best. His play is cautious, movement still impaired and he’s getting by on serve. May the best man win.

AndyMira Says:

Two of the best single backhanded,who will prevail?Thiem definitely has bigger chances to win this since he’s already on the momentum..

Okiegal Says:

@Mira, I am really liking Thiem…..he might take over Rafa’s spot in my 💜…….NOT!! Lol

Dave Says:

Goffin can’t handle Federer. It’s a match-up issue. I would be very surprised if he won. If he wins, it will be because Federer just isn’t at 100% yet. Thiem vs Kohly is 50/50. Could go either way. Maybe I will pick Thiem.

AndyMira Says:

Hey Okie..still not sleeping yet?You know what okie..we’re always have the same taste..yeah..Thiem not only a great player but also has a great attitude and manners[remind you of someone from spain okie?]very rare we saw him lose composure and patience on court,we even rarely saw him complain,speak to his team,let alone screaming his lung out for frustration..all the quality that i admired most and certainly will bring him to more success in the future..

Dave Says:

Goffin is getting dominated. Not surprising at all. Federer is definitely in Goffins head as well. Goffin didn’t hold serve once all set.

Daniel Says:

Wow, Federer zoning this first set in 20 min, 6-1. Only hiccup was the serve game he lost to love, but everything else is flawless grass tennis display.

Dave Says:

the commentators did mention that Federer is still having trouble moving quickly to his left at times. Goffin is playing better in the second set. Still don’t understand his tactics at times. Going way to much to the Federer forehand.

Dave Says:

Walkover for Thiem into the Semi-Finals.

Dave Says:

Goffin has showed lack of game intelligence today in big points. Match Point Federer.

jatin Says:

That was some display of grass court tennis by fed. Match was so tense at the last stages of the 2nd set, he saved a lot of set points as well. Keep on rolling fed. :)

So its zverev next. Going to be a test again.

Daniel Says:

Missed the end of second set but seems Fed escapped that set, Goffin served 5-4 amd was up 6-4 tiebreak.

Fed still losing serve in last matches, tomorrow Zverev and most likelly final Thiem.

This walkover was everything Thiem wanted, one less match and another day rest.

Giles Says:
According to this fed intends to keep going. Good for him.

Yolita Says:

Goffin should have won that second set, he had so many chances, he blew them all… He looked bitterly disappointed as a result.

I was mesmerised watching a man fighting his inner demons. I’ve never been a Goffin fan, but today for the first time he pulled me in… And I thought he would take the match to a third. Alas, no.

Dave Says:

Goffin gets rattled against Federer for some reason. He has a very similar style as Djokovic and he plays against Djokovic very well without the nerves. Against Federer, he doesn’t seem to play the same way and gets rattled mentally. It’s strange to see, considering how experienced he is at this point.

Giles Says:

Fed is Goffin’s idol hence the nerves maybe?
I do like Goffin a lot.

Dave Says:


I really like Goffin as well. It definitely seems like nerves. He was frustrated with himself today for sure. Even that match against Thiem really messed with him. So close to being up 2 sets to 0. Even the 3rd set he was winning comfortably. He just couldn’t hold on.

Daniel Says:

Fed and Thiem could meet again if they win tomorrow and there is a big chance they could play QF in Wimbledon as well. That could be three straight grass court events (Stutgart, Halle and Wimbledon).

Thiem also proving he is an all around player, great results on clay amd now backing it up with grass as well. With Nadal out, even with him not getting the seeds points from last 2 years he should still keep the top 8 rabk for Wimby, even if Raonci moves past him after seeds.

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