Published On: Sat, Jun 22nd, 2019

Roger Federer vs Pierre-Hugues Herbert LIVE updates: Swiss star targets 13th Halle final | Tennis | Sport

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ROGER FEDERER VS PIERRE-HUGUES HERBERT LIVE

FIRST SET (*denotes server)

*FEDERER 4-1 HERBERT

Federer ace, 40-0. And a PHH backhand return into the net keeps Federer in full control.

FEDERER 3-1 HERBERT*

PHH nets a forehand, 15-30. Nice volley from the Frenchman, 30-30. PHH double fault, break point Federer. Big serve down the T, deuce.

First pump from PHH as he gets his first game with a forehand winner.

*FEDERER 3-0 HERBERT

Federer holds to love and backs up the break. Fast start by the nine-time champion.

FEDERER 2-0 HERBERT*

Federer backhand winner, 15-15. PHH goes wide with a forehand, break point Federer. PHH plays a drop shot which Federer reaches but his backhand flick flies just wide, deuce.

PHH unforced error on the backhand, second break point for Federer. PHH approach shot and Federer rifles a backhand pass which catches the back of the baseline. Early break to the Swiss.

*FEDERER 1-0 HERBERT

An ace to start the match for Federer. Lovely touch at the net from PHH as he attacks the net, 15-all. Federer nets a forehand, 40-30.

But he comes through the opening game as PHH nets a return.

14:30: Right on cue, Federer and Herbert walk onto court for their match.

14:15: 15 MINUTES TO GO KLAXON!!

13:55: Federer and PHH will start in around 35 minutes.

13:50: It is all over on Stadion Court with Goffin getting the job done 7-6 6-3 over Berrettini.

13:40: Once Federer and Herbert do get underway, I will be referring to the Frenchman as PHH for ease of mind. 3-3 in the second set between Goffin and Berrettini by the way.

13:20: Federer and Herbert are due on court after 14:30. But will start once the first semi-final between David Goffin and Matteo Berrettini finishes.

Goffin leads currently after edging a tight first set 7-6(4).

13:00: Hello and welcome to LIVE coverage of Roger Federer’s semi-final clash against Pierre-Hugues Herbert in Halle.

ROGER FEDERER VS PIERRE-HUGUES HERBERT PREVIEW

Federer starts the match as the clear favourite as he continues his bid for 10th Halle title.

The Swiss has won 66 matches in Halle and reached the final on 12 occasions.

In contrast, Herbert has no singles titles to his name but is a world-class doubles player with Grand Slam trophies at all four Majors.

For only in fifth time in the tournament’s history as only one seed reached the Halle semi-finals – Roger Federer (2019), Novak Djokovic (2009), Yevgeny Kafelnikov (1996, 1998, 2000).



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