Roger Federer defeats Alexander Zverev to lift ninth Halle Open title

Jun 28, 2017 09:17 IST

Swiss legend Roger Federer on 25 June 2017 defeated Alexander Zverev 6-1, 6-3 in the final to clinch the 2017 Halle Open Men’s Singles title.

The final took place at the Gerry Weber Stadion in Halle, Germany.

Roger Federer defeats Alexander Zverev to lift ninth Halle Open title

About Roger Federer

Born on 8 August 1981, Roger Federer is a Swiss professional tennis player.

He won 18 Grand Slam singles titles, the most in history for a male tennis player.

He held the No. 1 spot in the ATP rankings for a record 237 consecutive weeks and a record total of 302 weeks.

In majors, Federer has won seven Wimbledon titles, five Australian Open titles, five US Open titles and one French Open title.

He also won the Olympic gold medal in doubles with his compatriot Stan Wawrinka at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games and the Olympic silver medal in singles at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.

He is currently ranked world No. 5 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).

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About Halle Open

The Halle Open, also called as the Gerry Weber Open, is a tennis tournament held in Halle, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Held since 1993, the event is played on four outdoor grass courts.

It is a part of the ATP World Tour 500 series on the ATP Tour schedule.

As of 2015, the event has been upgraded from a 250 series to a 500 series tournament.

Quick Digest

Who: Roger Federer

What: Wins 2017 Halle Open title

When: 25 June 2017

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