Halle Westfalen, Germany: Roger Federer is in action at Halle this week as the Swiss legend puts the finishing touches to his attack on a 8th Wimbledon title.Federer, who made his comeback after avoiding the whole clay court season at Stuttgart recently, faces Lu Yen-Hsun, Taiwan’s World Number 73 on Tuesday. File image of Roger Federer in 2015’s tournament in Halle. AP The ring-rusty 18-time Grand slam winner was knocked out in the first round in Stuttgart to 39-year-old Tommy Haas.Haas, a former World Number 2 today down at 302, won 2-6, 7-6( 10/8), 6-4 for simply his 4th triumph in 17 conferences versus his close friend.It was just the second defeat of 2017 for the 35-year-old Federer, who claimed the Australian Open for his 18th major in January.Federer, intending for a ninth title at Halle, has actually won all 3 of his match-ups against Lu.He turns up in the Westfalen town after recharging his batteries at

home in Switzerland.” I have actually got high hopes of playing better here than in Stuttgart recently,”the world number five stated, adding that he was”in One Hundred Percent kind for the turf season”. The 35-year-old followed up his Australian Open triumph with wins at Indian Wells and Miami, prior to taking a 2 and a half month’time-out’to ensure he was in shape and fresh

for Wimbledon.If he surpasses Lu, Federer could face Mischa Zverev in the second round.Zverev’s 20-year-old younger sibling Alexander, German tennis’ most current prodigy and World Number 12, opens his competition versus Italy’s Paolo Lorenzi.Japan’s Kei Nishikori, beaten in the French Open quarter-finals by ultimate winner Rafael Nadal, opens versus Spaniard Fernando Verdasco.France’s Lucas Pouille arrives in Halle hot foot from his success on the yard at Stuttgart on Sunday where he originated from behind to beat Spain’s Feliciano Lopez

4-6, 7-6 (7/5 ), 6-4. The 23-year-old, who reached the Wimbledon quarter-finals last season, plays regional hope Jan-Lennard Struff, the German he beat in the first round last week.Published Date: Jun 20, 2017 09:28 am|Upgraded Date: Jun 20, 2017 09:28 am Likewise See Cricket Ratings ICC Champions Prize, 2017 Zimbabwe in Scotland, 2 ODI Series, 2017 Zimbabwe in Scotland, 2 ODI Series, 2017 ICC Champions Trophy, 2017 Afghanistan in West Indies, 3 ODI Series, 2017 ICC Champions Prize, 2017 ICC Champions Prize, 2017 Afghanistan in West Indies, 3 ODI

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