ATP roundup: Federer reaches 13th final in Halle

Roger Federer can add to his legacy Sunday with a victory against David Goffin in the championship match of the Noventi Open in Halle, Germany.

The top-seeded Swiss star reached his 13th career final in Halle with a 6-3, 6-3 defeat of France’s Pierre-Hugues Herbert on Saturday. A nine-time winner here, the 37-year-old Federer could make personal history by winning 10 titles in a single tournament for the first time.

Federer did not face a break point and won 88 percent of his service points in his 62-minute triumph.

In Saturday’s other semifinal, Belgium’s Goffin ousted Italy’s Matteo Berrettini 7-6 (4), 6-3 to reach his first final since finishing runner-up at the 2017 Nitto ATP Finals.

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Gilles Simon survived another marathon battle and advanced to the finals at The Queen’s Club in London with a 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-3 upset of No. 4 seed Daniil Medvedev of Russia.

The Frenchman’s two-hour, 38-minute match came on the heels of his three-hour, 21-minute win Friday against compatriot Nicolas Mahut, the longest match on record here since 1991.

Simon will meet Spain’s Feliciano Lopez, who also worked overtime Saturday with a 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-4 win against eighth-seeded Felix Auger-Aliassime. The Canadian teenager had a 25-15 edge in aces, but Lopez saved all eight break points he faced in the two-hour, 16-minute match.

–Field Level Media

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