Roger Federer fires Wimbledon warning shot by easing to tenth Halle title

Roger Federer speaks to the media

Roger Federer has claimed his tenth Halle title after overpowering David Goffin in the final.

The 7-6 (7-2), 6-1 win takes the Swiss master to 102 career titles, and sends out a warning shot to his rivals ahead of Wimbledon, where he will be gunning for a record ninth crown.

It is also the first time Federer has reached double figure of wins for a single tournament.

“It’s unbelievable. I never thought when I first played here that I would win 10 titles,” the 37-year-old said.

Federer started the tournament slowly, needing all three sets to battle past Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Roberto Bautista Agut.

However, as soon as he found his groove, he was close to his irrepressible best.

Federer first played Halle in 2000, and is the only remaining player from that year’s draw, highlighting his remarkable longevity.

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