The Grass Court King, Roger Federer on 16 June 2013 won Gerry Weber Open Halle ATP final after defeating Mikhail Youzhny of Russia by 6-7 (5/7), 6-3, 6-4 at the Gerry Weber Stadium in Halle, Germany. This is the first title won by Federer in the year 2013 and sixth Halle Title and 77th title of the career.
The 31 year old Swiss star, broke away the 10 months and 11 tournament drought without a title. Youzhny, lost for the 15th time in a row against Federer.
Halle Opens Grass Court Swing
The Gerry Weber Open is one of five grass court events on the ATP World Tour calendar. The tournament gives players their first chance to play on the surface in the lead-up to Wimbledon. The Gerry Weber Open has crowned five German winners, since the inaugural event in 1993: Michael Stich (1994), Nicolas Kiefer (1999), David Prinosil (2000), Tommy Haas (2009 & 2012) and Philipp Kohlschreiber (2011). Roger Federer won his sixth title in 2013.