It’s been barely one week after the French Open and players are already prepping up for the beginning of the grass court season.
Andy Murray is back and has been headlining the Aegon Championship at Queen’s Club. The Olympic champion defeated Germany’s Benjamin Becker 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) on Thursday, to set up a date with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the semi-final.
Roger Federer must have stuck unto the news for one particular reason in the Gerry Weber Open championship in Halle, Germany.
The Swiss needed just 39 minutes to demolish wildcard Mischa Zverev 6-0, 6-0, and book a place in the semi-final. That’s a double bagel, but the second of his illustrious career.
Federer, preparing to defend his Wimbledon title later this month said: “I feel sorry for Mischa.
“This is not really how I want to win my games; it is a bit uncomfortable.”
The five-time Halle champion should be ready for the tougher challenges when the likes of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer return for Wimbledon later this month.
But until then, the 17-time Grand Slam champion will be up against German, Tommy Haas, who beat Gael Monfils 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 6-3 to book a spot in the last-four of the Garry Weber Open.