In what should be a thrilling battle pitting experience against youth, top seed Roger Federer takes on fourth seed Alexander Zverev on Sunday in Halle for the Gerry Weber Open title.
The pair have taken markedly different roads to the championship match. After a surprise opening-round loss last week in Stuttgart, Federer has moved into the Halle final without losing a set. Although he was forced to save two set points in his semi-final against #NextGenATP player Karen Khachanov, the eight-time Halle champion has been in vintage form on the grass.
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Brothers Alexander Zverev and Mischa Zverev are one match away from their second ATP World Tour doubles title of the year, scoring an impressive 6-3, 6-3 win on Saturday against second seeds Raven Klaasen and Rajeev Ram at the Gerry Weber Open in Halle.
The German duo delighted the home crowd by saving all six break points they faced en route to securing victory in 56 minutes. They’ve only dropped 14 games on their way to the final. Zverev/Zverev won their first title as a team this February in Montpellier (d. Martin/Nestor).
Alexander will also have the chance to leave Halle with two wi...more
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Two for Turkey: The inaugural Antalya Open begins on Sunday and is the second ATP World Tour 250 event to be held in Turkey. The third-annual TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Open was won by Marin Cilic on May 7. Antalya is being held on grass courts, while Istanbul was played on clay.
Thiem is Top Seed: World No. 8 Dominic Thiem is the No. 1 seed and leads the tour with 10 quarter-finals or better in 2017. The 23-year-old Austrian enjoyed his eighth title at Rio de Janeiro, second Grand Slam semi-final at Roland Garros and first ATP Masters 1000 final at Madrid. He owns...more
The best photos from the 2017 Antalya Open in Antalya, Turkey, an ATP World Tour 250 tennis tournament.
Watch Hot Shot as Alexander Zverev turned his semi-final around against Richard Gasquet at the Gerry Weber Open with this forehand winner. Watch live matches at tennistv.com. Photo: Getty Images
Marin Cilic turned in a scintillating serving display in securing his place in the final of the Aegon Championships on Saturday.
Cilic edged Gilles Muller 6-3, 5-7, 6-4, firing 20 aces and claiming a ruthless 91 per cent (43 of 47) of points on his first serve. The World No. 7 has found a second home on the lawns of The Queen's Club, advancing to his third final. He joins current and former World No. 1s Andy Murray (5), Andy Roddick (4) and Lleyton Hewitt (4) as the only players to reach the title match on three or more occasions since 2000.
The champion in 2012 and runner-up in 2013, he fired...more
Watch Hot Shot as Gilles Muller can only watch a lob from Marin Cilic sail over his head at the Aegon Championships. Watch live tennis at tennistv.com. Photo: Getty Images
There's no place quite like Halle for Roger Federer. The Swiss star will play in an 11th Gerry Weber Open final on Sunday after having to battle past #NextGenATP Karen Khachanov 6-4, 7-6(5) in the semi-finals on Saturday.
Federer will go for his ninth title in the German city, which would mark the first time he has won a tournament as many times. The 35-year-old Swiss first reached the Halle final in 2003, beating German Nicolas Kiefer for the crown.
But Federer hasn't played for the trophy at the ATP World Tour 500 tournament since 2015. On Sunday, he will meet either #NextGenATP ...more
Cedrik-Marcel Stebe is back from injury with a vengeance, claiming his first ATP Challenger Tour title in four years in Poprad Tatry, Slovakia. Video courtesy of Poprad-Tatry Challenger.
Fans of British tennis have been given a new star to get behind after teenager Jay Clarke reached his first ATP Challenger Tour quarter-final at home during the $150,000 event in Ilkley.
The 18 year old from Derby hadn’t won a set in his five previous Challenger tournaments, but sharply turned the corner this week. Clarke made full use of a wild card to defeat fellow teenager Alex de Minaur of Australia in the first round, then toppled eighth seed Illya Marchenko of Ukraine in the round of 16 for the biggest win of his career. He’ll play Marton Fucsovics of Hungary in a rain-delaye...more