Published: Sat, June 24, 2017
Sport | By Cecil Buchanan

Improving Federer beats Zverev to reach Halle quarters

Improving Federer beats Zverev to reach Halle quarters

Mayer, 33, squandered two break points at 1-0 in the second set and paid the price as Federer broke again and never relinquished his advantage to win in just over an hour.

Querrey, the 2010 Queen's champion, is no slouch on grass either, but Muller held his nerve in two tight sets to clinch his first win over the world No 28.

The defending champion of this event, Mayer saw his points from that title fly off the board on Monday and with that he plummeted 83 places to No. 134 in the world. The German has been a disappointment in every tournament he has played so far and has not managed to get past the second round in any of them.

Local player Mayer saved three set points in the eighth game of the first set before Swiss Federer went on to serve out for the opener in the ninth game. Now that is some kind of incentive for a man who has been making strides with nearly every tournament he plays. "And playing against me, all are always very motivated", Federer told the Halle Open website.

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"I've played one set against him in practice this week". It's a match I will most likely have to focus on my own game, make sure I serve well because he can go through spells where he can serve big and well. We'll see if he can be able to win first because Florian Mayer here is the victor from past year and plays very good on grass.

Such invention only earned the 33-year-old a stay of execution, though, Federer holding to seal it soon afterwards with a trademark off forehand victor into empty court.

Gasquet will now play the victor of the last quarter-final between local favourite fourth seed Alexander Zverev and Spaniard Roberto Bautista-Agut later on Friday. The home crowd had their combined fingers and toes crossed.

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