Roger Federer to face Borna Coric in Gerry Weber Open final

Andreas Seppi hits with Federer 'Always a pleasure King Roger'

The 36-year-old saved two break points in the fourth game before raising his game to save a further three opportunities in the seventh game as Kudla's consistency from the baseline frustrated Federer.

Federer's preparations in the build-up to the defence of his Wimbledon title had been running smoothly, with a title last week in Stuttgart and a solid opening Halle win for the top seed.

Yuichi Sugita serves the ball to Denis Kudla during their match at the Gerry Weber Open tennis tournament in Halle, on June 22, 2018.

But the Swiss great has struggled at times in his run to Sunday's showpiece, again made to work hard as he downed Denis Kudla 7-6 (7-1) 7-5 in the last four.

Roger Federer defeated Matthew Ebden 7-6 (2), 7-5 to reach the semifinals of the Gerry Weber Open grasscourt event on Friday.

Lukaku, Hazard score 2 each, help Belgium beat Tunisia 5-2
Lukaku then ran ahead and, with Ben Mustapha drawn forward, Lukaku chipped it over the goalkeeper from nine yards out. Just before half time Lukaku shredded Tunisia's hopes of winning the Group G matches as he scored Belgium's 3rd goal.

Cilic improved to 6-0 against Querrey, including three wins at Wimbledon, one of them past year in the semifinals. "I had to fight a lot, find my rhythm and did not get into the game well", Federer said. Betting on the under 2.5 sets is also a good bet since I don't see Roger Federer losing a set in this match. "I think once you reach the semis, for me anyhow, I start seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, that [signals] the tournament is coming to an end".

The first set went into a tiebreaker where the 20-time Grand Slam victor was able to step his game up a gear, racing to 6-0 in the decider and taking it two points later with his seventh ace.

The pair exchanged early breaks in overcast conditions before top-seeded Federer stamped his authority by winning the tiebreak, ending Kudla's 10-set winning streak this week.

"I think in that match I played nearly ideal", Coric said looking back to Indian Wells.

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