Nishikori retires injured, Khachanov to play Rublev in Halle

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Federer gained the advantage over Zverev in the tiebreak with a pair of backhand passing shots, ultimately leading him to a first-set victory.

With the quarterfinals underway, Swiss tennis star Roger Federer is set to face Florian Mayer.

The world number nine was plagued by a wrist injury for much of the clay-court campaign and, although he reached the quarter-finals at the French Open, he has not won a title this year. Now there is insurrection in the air before Wimbledon, fans have deserted Murray, the defending champion, to back Federer into 5-2 favouritism, according to Ladbrokes.

Federer has yet to drop a set after three matches this week.


Federer has impressed at the Gerry Weber Open following his shock exit in Stuttgart last week, and the 18-time Grand Slam champion proved too strong for 33-year-old Mayer - who took home the trophy last year after beating Alexander Zverev. They are the sets you need to win to win tournaments.

Khachanov came out on top after a tough battle that belied the 68 places between the compatriots in the rankings, the world number 38 winning 7-6 (10-8) 4-6 6-3 after his inconsistent opponent gave up two crucial breaks of serve in the deciding set.

The 18-time Grand Slam victor, seeking to move clear of fellow tennis legend Pete Sampras next month by claiming a record eighth singles title at SW19, claimed a 7-6 6-4 straight-sets victory over the spirited Zverev to book a Halle quarter-final spot and crucially ensure top-four seeding for the third major of the year. "I'm glad I could win in two sets and have the feeling I played well". "I think the second half of the season is going to be really, really interesting".

"I don't know him that well yet so it's a match where I'll most likely focus on my own game", Federer said of facing the Russian in the semifinals.

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