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

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJun 25, 2017 12:13 GMT

Roger Federer beats Alexander Zverev 6-1, 6-3


12:13 (GMT)25 JUN 2017

This is the third time that Federer has defeated a German player in the final of the Halle Open. 

12:12 (GMT)25 JUN 2017

First non-hard court title for Federer this year and it will definitely be a good build up for Federer as the Wimbledon approaches. 

12:09 (GMT)25 JUN 2017

And Federer avenges his defeat to Zverev last year by beating him in only 53 minutes. Ninth title at Halle for Roger Federer. 

12:07 (GMT)25 JUN 2017

Zverev somehow manages to postpone Federer's celebrations by a few minutes by holding his serve. Federer to serve for the championship now. 

12:06 (GMT)25 JUN 2017

Brilliant play from Federer again as he takes the game to lead 5-2. Zverev to serve to stay in the match. 

12:04 (GMT)25 JUN 2017

Federer inches closer to his ninth Halle Open title as he produces the first break of this set. 4-2 to Federer now. 

11:58 (GMT)25 JUN 2017

Federer continues to dazzle. Some brilliant play there by the Swiss as he restores his lead at 3-2.

11:56 (GMT)25 JUN 2017

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. 

11:52 (GMT)25 JUN 2017

The physio came in to check on Zverev but the German is back on his feet and ready to serve. 

11:47 (GMT)25 JUN 2017

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. 

11:45 (GMT)25 JUN 2017

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. 

11:40 (GMT)25 JUN 2017

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. 

11:36 (GMT)25 JUN 2017

And Federer goes 5-1 up. Zverev will have to regroup if he is to stay in the first set. 

11:35 (GMT)25 JUN 2017

So far, Federer has won all his first serve points. 

11:34 (GMT)25 JUN 2017

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. 

11:31 (GMT)25 JUN 2017

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

11:29 (GMT)25 JUN 2017

Do we have a bagel on the cards? 

11:28 (GMT)25 JUN 2017

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.

11:23 (GMT)25 JUN 2017

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. 

11:19 (GMT)25 JUN 2017

And Federer begins by breaking Zverev in the opening game of the match. 

11:11 (GMT)25 JUN 2017

Federer has won the toss and Zverev will be serving first 

10:54 (GMT)25 JUN 2017

The last time Federer and Zverev squared off at Halle was at the semi-finals last year where Zverev triumphed in three sets

10:43 (GMT)25 JUN 2017

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

10:30 (GMT)25 JUN 2017

Talk about NextGen vs OldGen! One past Number One - and one player considered the future! 
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