Roger Federer entered history in Saturday night at Halle, defeating David Gofin 7-6 (2), 6-1 to win the NOVENTI OPEN 10th title record. For the first time Federer has won 10 kronor in one tournament, joining Rafael Nadal as the only man in the Open Era to achieve this feat.
This is Federer's 102th title, going through seven Jimmy trophies. Connors' record of 109. It is also the 19th victory of the Swiss star on the grass.
Only four other active players have at least 19 titles on all surfaces combined. Federer is also the oldest tournament champion since 43-year-old Ken Ruzvol won in Hong Kong in 1977, giving him a lot of momentum as he heads to Wimbledon to pursue his ninth Grand Slam title .
No. 10 in Halle did not come easily. Federer had to fight two-three in his first three games of the week. And Goffin, who, despite the winning one of FedEx's previous eight ATP Head2Head matches against top seed, had shown his ability to defeat Federer on a big stage by doing so in the Nitto ATP Finals semi-finals in 2017
Goffin looked comfortable at the beginning of the rallies, especially those of the backhand-backhand variety. Federer began to run around his backhand to hit forehand even more than usual. And at 2: 2 in the opening, the Belgian won three consecutive breaks. But he failed to come back and then made two errors in a straight line to miss these chances.
And although Federer did not break a break in the first set, he managed to get a tie-break. The first seeds then significantly increased their level and on 3/1 he even hit a half volleyball player from a strong return from Goffin, later winning the set when the Belgian released the forehand return for a long time. Shot: Federer makes a sensational semi-volleyball player
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Federer kept his level from there by immediately pushing the 28-year-old to start the second set, and won the break when Göffin rejected a double error on the net. World number 3 was ruthless from there, winning a second break at 3: 1 when Gopfin cut the forward length.
Now Federer is 68-7 in Halle, and those 68 wins are his second most important place for the event, which is not Grand Slam, which extends only to the Basel tournament where he has won 71 games. In 17 games Halle, Federer has never missed to reach at least the quarterfinals.
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The Champion takes € 429,955 and 500 points for ATP ranking. Goffin, who was trying to win his first crown after 2017, won 215,940 euros and 300 points. It was the first match of the Belgian championship after the Nitto ATP finals in 2017. Did you know that
Federer competed for the first time in Halle as an 18-year-old in 2000.
of the ATP Tour. Federer coach Ivan Ljubicic and coach Goffin Thomas Johansson played this year NOVENTI OPEN.