Yet another record has been broken by Roger Federer

Published 06/22/2015, 2:07 PM EDT


Defending champion Roger Federer defeated Italian Andreas Seppi 7-6 (1), 6-4 to clinch a record eighth Halle title and a record an unprecedented 15th grass court title.

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Sunday’s win also meant that he became the third player in the Open Era to claim at least eight titles in a single tournament. He now  joins Rafael Nadal(9 FO and 8 Monter Carlo and Barcelona) and Guillermo Vilas( 8 Beunos Aires).

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It was Federer’s 86th ATP title in his 130th final appearance. Federer’s only defeats at Halle came in 2010 and 2012. Though, he still feels that World No. 1 Novak Djokovic is favorite to win Wimbledon again this year.

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The Swiss said, “He is the champion, the world number one and plays well on grass.”

“When you are winning everything, you can do anything you want. I know that from my own experience.”

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Seppi, who had knocked Federer out of the Australian Open this year, gave the Swiss a hard evening as the latter had to save three break points in the first set. The second set was a rather smoother affair for Federer. With this win, Federer bettered his H2H record against the Italian. It now stands at 12-1.

“I hope this is a good omen for Wimbledon,” said Federer, who won the last of his 17 majors at the All England Club in 2012.

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Sameer Bharti

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Watches tennis, cricket and football. Mostly tennis.

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