Roger Federer off to winning start in bid for 10th Halle title

Roger Federer at his last match losing to Rafael Nadal at the French Open

Roger Federer at his last match losing to Rafael Nadal at the French Open More

John Millman beat Roger Federer at the US Open.

Roger Federer began his preparations for next month's Wimbledon Championships with a 7-6 (1) 6-3 victory over unseeded Australian John Millman in the opening round of the Halle Open on Tuesday (June 18).

A video posted to Twitter shows two tennis players displaying some seriously impressive soccer skills midway through a Wimbledon warm-up match in Halle, Germany.

Tsonga went on to win the match 6-4 7-5. "It is always hard to dominate against him, you always feel like the game can change at any moment", Tsonga told AFP.

There, the Swiss toppled Tomas Berdych 6-0, 6-7, 6-2 in only an hour and 35 minutes, celebrating the 20th straight win at this event and the 41st on grass overall, matching Bjorn Borg's Open era record!

"I used to live nearby".

"It was good to reach the semifinal of a Grand Slam tournament again, and in my first appearance in Paris for four years", Federer said.

There was to be less joy for the Halle crowd as Germans Mats Moraing, Peter Gojowczyk and Rudolf Molleker were all knocked out on Tuesday.

Zverev, who hurt his knee during a first-round win over Robin Haase on Monday, remains in the singles draw and is due to face American Steve Johnson on Thursday.

The 14th-ranked Coric next faces France's Pierre-Hugues Herbert, who earlier defeated Ukrainian qualifier Sergiy Stakhovsky 2-6, 7-6 (2), 6-4 in their second-round match.

David Goffin defeated Radu Albot 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 and awaits the victor between the second-seeded Alexander Zverev or American Steve Johnson, who play on Thursday.

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