the World’s number one Roger Federer has set Thursday for the quarter-finals of the ATP tournament in German Halle (1.983.595 euro). The Swiss defeated in the second round the Frenchman Benoit Paire (ATP-48) in 2 hours and 1 minute with 6-3, 3-6 and 7-6 (9/7). He saved two match balls.
When a defeat had Federer his first place on the world ranking again kwijtgespeeld to the Spaniard Rafael Nadal. On Monday the ATP ranking still, Federer his title to extend in Halle. He can grastoernooi a tenth time to win, after 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017.
In the quarter-finals takes the 36-year-old Federer against the Australian Matthew Ebden (ATP-60). Who defeated earlier in the day, the German Philipp Kohlschreiber (ATP-24), the sixth seed with a 4-6, 6-1 and 6-2.