The seven-times champion of the tournament on grass in Halle Roger Federer had to give everything to gain victory. The Swiss began the defense of his title, defeating the host representative Philipp Kohlschreiber with 7:6 (8), 3:6, 7:6 (5).
The driver scheme broke for 4:2, but conceded a break back. So logically this led to a tiebreak. Kohlschreiber was close to success and twice had set-point, but failed to implement them and Federer won.
In the next part Kohlschreiber reached the first break at 5:3. Immediately after that he served to win the set and finished in the most convincing way - to zero.
The tension prevailed in the final mentioned by sport tips part. Everything can end in the tenth game when the 33-year-old recorder for Grand Slam titles came to two match points, but his opponent reflect them. In the next game Kohlschreiber could break, but he failed. In the tiebreak, the German tennis player pull to 5:3 points, but then Roger won the next four rallies, and took the match.
Federers next opponent will be Ernests Gulbis.