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Gerry Weber Open Sunday Tennis Reuslts






Gerry Weber Open
Halle, Germany


Singles - Final
[1] R Federer (SUI) d M Youzhny (RUS) 67(5) 63 64

Doubles - Final
[3] S Gonzalez (MEX) / S Lipsky (USA) d D Bracciali (ITA) / J Erlich (ISR) 62 76(3)    


•    Federer won his first ATP World Tour title of the season, and the 77th of his career.
•    His 77 titles see him draw level with John McEnroe in third position in the career titles list.
•    The 31-year-old Federer clinched his 13th tour-level grass-court title.
•    Federer improved to a 15-0 FedEx ATP Head2Head record over Youzhny.
•    The 30-year-old Youzhny was bidding to win his first title since last year’s PBZ Zagreb Indoors and dropped to an 8-11 finals record.
•    Gonzalez and Lipsky captured their fifth ATP World Tour title together.
•    The 30-year-old Gonzalez won his seventh ATP World Tour title (7-2 finals record), while Lipsky, 31, lifted his 10th trophy.


Federer: "I'm very happy. It was a great week for me and my family. I thought I played well from the start and I really had to fight for it, in the semis against Tommy Haas and in the finals against Mikhail Youzhny. I think I did well today and they are exactly the kind of wins I need at this part of the season. I've been preparing well for this part of the season and I'm happy it's paying off. It's obviously important for my confidence looking forward to Wimbledon now.

"It's totally different [than 2003]. Ten years ago I went into Wimbledon with so much pressure, even though I had lost in the first round the year before. In terms of needing to prove my point that I was a legitimate Grand Slam contender, I had incredible pressure. Now, ten years later, I know Wimbledon, I know Halle, I know my way around and what I need to do to perform well. I'm going in with pressure because I'm defending my title. There's always pressure because it's a privilege to play at Wimbledon and I want to do so, so well. I feel good right now and I hope I can show it on the tennis court."

Youzhny: "It was a good match for me. I played good, but Roger was better today. It was a good tournament for me. I'm happy because I played a lot of matches at the same high level from the first point until the last point."

Gonzalez: "Always having a title you feel happy, especially one week away from Wimbledon. It's the first tournament on grass this year and to win it gives us confidence.

"We played really good, especially in the first set. Scott had a very good serving day and we are happy to win in two sets."

Lipsky: "Halle is one of my favourite tournaments, I enjoy coming here and winning the title after losing the final last year feels good. We served very well all week, especially on grass that puts a lot of pressure on our opponents. Hopefully we can continue doing that the rest of the grass-court season."   

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