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As it happened: Roger Federer vs Alexander Zverev Gerry Weber Open Final

Roger Federer beats Alexander Zverev 6-1, 6-3
Updated: 25 June 2017 17:43 IST - Published: 25 June 2017 15:59 IST
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This is the third time that Federer has defeated a German player in the final of the Halle Open. 
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First non-hard court title for Federer this year and it will definitely be a good build up for Federer as the Wimbledon approaches. 
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And Federer avenges his defeat to Zverev last year by beating him in only 53 minutes. Ninth title at Halle for Roger Federer. 
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Zverev somehow manages to postpone Federer's celebrations by a few minutes by holding his serve. Federer to serve for the championship now. 
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Brilliant play from Federer again as he takes the game to lead 5-2. Zverev to serve to stay in the match. 
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Federer inches closer to his ninth Halle Open title as he produces the first break of this set. 4-2 to Federer now. 
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Federer continues to dazzle. Some brilliant play there by the Swiss as he restores his lead at 3-2.
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Some good service and forehands being displayed by Zverev there as he saves a break point to hold his serve and level the second set at 2 games apiece. 
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The physio came in to check on Zverev but the German is back on his feet and ready to serve. 
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Zverev serves beautifully to take the second game and level the second set at 1-1. Still lots to be done for the German as Federer looks in pretty good nick at the moment. 
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Zverev gets his first break point of the match but can't convert it. Federer holds his nerve to take the opening game of the second set. 
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And Federer takes the first set 6-1. Zverev did well to save two set points from 0-40 but Federer was dominant in the end. 
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And Federer goes 5-1 up. Zverev will have to regroup if he is to stay in the first set. 
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So far, Federer has won all his first serve points. 
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Sascha avoids the bagel by holding his serve. Zverev's first serve has been brilliant so far but he will have to do a lot more if he is to outsmart Federer. 4-1 to Federer now. 
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And the Swiss maestro inches closer to the first set as he displays some elegant combination of both forehands and backhands to go 4-0 up
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Do we have a bagel on the cards? 
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Federer's return so far has been phenomenal. Zverev tried hard but Federer edged him out to break his serve again and is leading 3-0.
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Federer off to a fiery start as he holds his serve to 15 to take a 2-0 lead. An Early wake up call for the young German. 
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And Federer begins by breaking Zverev in the opening game of the match. 
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Federer has won the toss and Zverev will be serving first 
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The last time Federer and Zverev squared off at Halle was at the semi-finals last year where Zverev triumphed in three sets
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This will be the second meeting between both players at Halle, their third meeting at ATP tournaments and their fourth meeting overall. Zverev currently leads the head to head 2-1
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Talk about NextGen vs OldGen! One past Number One - and one player considered the future!