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Gerry Weber Open Sunday Tennis Results






Gerry Weber Open
Halle, Germany


Singles - Final
[2] R Federer (SUI) d A Falla (COL) 76(2) 76(3)

Doubles - Final
A Begemann (GER) / J Knowle (AUT) d [WC] M Chiudinelli (SUI) / R Federer (SUI) 16 75 12-10 - saved 4 M.P.


• Second seed Federer captured his seventh Gerry Weber Open title and his 14th grass-court crown on Sunday after winning in two tie-break sets.
• The 32-year-old Federer, who improved to a 46-5 record in Halle, has now won 79 tour-level titles.
• The World No. 4 maintains his perfect 7-0 FedEx ATP Head2Head record against Falla.
• Falla had been bidding to become the first Colombian to win an ATP World Tour title since Mauricio Hadad at Bermuda 1995. Falla also finished runner-up to Ivo Karlovic in last year’s Bogota final.
• Begemann and Knowle rallied from an early deficit to prevail 1-6, 7-5, 12-10 over Federer and Chiudinelli for their first team title, saving all four championship points in the Match Tie-break.
• Federer was seeking his second doubles crown on the lawns of the Gerry Weber Stadium, having previously won alongside countryman Yves Allegro in 2005.


Federer: "I really enjoy winning titles. It is what I play for, to play and receive a standing ovation at the end. I am very pleased with my performance. I work hard and travel the tour to win these titles and not lose in the quarters or semi-finals. With all the success I have had in the past, I need to aim for titles. I think I deserved the title this week."

Falla: "It’s always tough losing a match, especially a final. I wanted to win the title so badly. But when you play Roger in a final, it is always tough. It was a close match. I tried my best and fought for every point. This tournament gave me a lot of confidence, having won some tough matches."

Begemann: "I'm thrilled. A childhood dream come true. Twelve years ago I went to school in Halle. I lived here for two or three years and played for the club. With my mom passing a few years ago, I dedicate this title to her. This is such a special moment for me."

Knowle: "It was a great week for us. It's very special to play Roger and to beat (him) in a final. I really enjoyed playing with Andre and we got our first title together in our first tournament."

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