2017 Halle Open Men's Singles Final - Roger Federer thrashes Alexander Zverev to win ninth Halle title Sunday June 25,2017
Roger Federer thrashed Alexander Zverev to win his ninth title at the Wimbledon warm-up tournament in Halle on Sunday June 25,2017
The top seed lost his first match of the grass-court season last week in Stuttgart to Tommy Haas, but was in imperious form all week at Halle, culminating in the 6-1, 6-3 final victory over the home favourite Zverev.
Federer will head into Wimbledon, which starts on July 3, as favourite to win an outright record eighth title.
Italian Open champion Zverev had won all three of his previous finals this season, but was blown away by a vintage performance from the 18-time major champion in only 53 minutes
Roger Federer holds the record for most overall titles (9 out of 11 finals), and most consecutive titles (4 in the years 2003-06).