Federer battles through in Halle

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Published: Monday 15th June 2015 by The News Editor

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Roger Federer survived a major scare against Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber before battling to a three-set win in the first round of the Gerry Weber Open in Halle.

Kohlschreiber broke serve twice compared to Federer’s once, but the top-seeded Swiss showed his class in two tie-breaks to seal a 7-6 (10/8) 3-6 7-6 (7/5) win in two hours and 11 minutes.

Croatia’s Borna Coric also went the distance before seeing off American Donald Young, winning 6-4 3-6 6-3, as did Colombia’s Alejandro Falla, who knocked out Slovakia’s Lukas Lacko 6-4 3-6 6-1.

And, despite Kohlschreiber’s loss, there was still plenty of home success as wildcards Dustin Brown, Alexander Zverev and Florian Mayer all enjoyed first-round wins.

Published: Monday 15th June 2015 by The News Editor

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