2014/07/29

Federer to Meet Falla in Halle Final

 

 

Roger Federer photo by Christopher Levy @tennis_shots

Roger Federer photo by Christopher Levy @tennis_shots

(June 14, 2014) Six-time Halle champion Roger Federer will play Alejandro Falla in the final of the Gerry Weber Open on Sunday.

Federer defeated Kei Nishikori 6-3, 7-6 (4) on Saturday while Falla rallied past German and 2011 champion Philipp Kohlschreiber 5-7, 7-6 (5), 6-4. Falla is the first Colombian to reach a grass-court final.

Federer did not realize he had won the match at the end.

“The crowd’s applause was different,” Federer said. “I looked at the referee and he was smiling, then I noticed Nishikori was at the net. I had to check the score. Of course, I was happy to accept the win.”

“It’s an amazing feeling,” Falla said of his win. “I knew I had good chances here. I already played great matches on grass courts. It’s my favorite surface.”

In addition to reaching the singles final, Federer has reached the doubles final with fellow Swiss Marco Chiudinelli, should he win both finals, Federer would be the ATP player this year to win doubles and singles titles at the same tournament.

 

RESULTS – SATURDAY, 14 JUNE 2014

Singles – Semi-finals
[2] R Federer (SUI) d [4] K Nishikori (JPN) 63 76(4)
A Falla (COL) d P Kohlschreiber (GER) 57 76(5) 64

Doubles – Semi-finals
[WC] M Chiudinelli (SUI) / R Federer (SUI) d [WC] D Brown (GER) / J Struff (GER) 75 63

SCHEDULE – SUNDAY, 15 JUNE 2014

STADIUM start 11:30 am
EXHIBITION MATCH – D Brown (GER) vs J Struff (GER)

2:50 pm
A Falla (COL) vs [2] R Federer (SUI)
After Suitable Rest – A Begemann (GER) / J Knowle (AUT) vs [WC] M Chiudinelli (SUI) / R Federer (SUI)

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