Federer reigns supreme at Halle

Tennis Foreign round-up: Murray king of Queen's Club

Federer reigns supreme at Halle

 Roger Federer won the Halle Open for a record-extending eighth time on Sunday by beating Italy's Andreas Seppi 7-6(1), 6-4 in a successful dress rehearsal on grass ahead of Wimbledon.

Defending champion Federer captured his fourth title of the year after victories in Istanbul, Dubai and Brisbane to take his career haul to 86.

The Swiss top seed saved two set points on his serve when he trailed 5-4 in the first set. He dug deep to level for 5-5 in his 10th final appearance in Halle.

He then crushed the Italian in the tiebreak. Seppi earned another break opportunity at 2-2 but he sent a backhand into the net. World No 2 Federer then squandered three breakpoints at 4-3, allowing Seppi to hold on and win the 10-minute game.

Bopanna loses

In the doubles competition, Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea ended runners-up following a surprise straight set defeat at the hands of Raven Klaasen and Rajeev Ram.
The second-seeded Indo-Romanian pair lost the summit clash 6-7(5), 2-6 against the unseeded American-South African team in one hour and 12 minutes.

Murray wins

Britain's Andy Murray won the Aegon Championships at Queen's Club in London by dismantling big-serving South African Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-4 in a one-sided final on Sunday.

To the delight of the home crowd, the World No 3 showed no sign of weariness when returning to court two hours after completing his semifinal against Viktor Troicki which had been held up by rain the previous evening.

He had resumed at 3-3 in the first set against the Serb and quickly established control to come through 6-3, 7-6(4).

Paes-Nestor out

Leander Paes and Daniel Nestor put lost the semifinal of the Aegon Championships to Nenad Zimonjic and Marcin Matkowski. The third-seeded Indo-Canadian pair lost the last-four match 3-6, 6-7(8) in one hour and 18 minutes.

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