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GERRY WEBER OPEN: DAY 7 MEDIA NOTES Sunday, 24 June 2018 Gerry Weber Stadion | Halle, Germany | 18-24 June 2018 Draw: S-32, D-16 | Prize Money: €1,983,595 | Surface: Grass ATP World Tour Info Twitter: @ATPWorldTour Facebook: @ATPWorldTour

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Defending champion Roger Federer will try to claim a staggering 10th Gerry Weber Open title when he takes on Borna Coric in the championship match on Sunday. Federer leads the head-tohead record with the 21-year-old Croatian by 2-0, but Coric pushed the Swiss star to the limit in a three-set semi-final battle at the ATP Masters 1000 event in Indian Wells earlier this year.

Top-ranked Federer is 20-0 on grass since 2017 Halle; this is the second-longest grass streak of his career, surpassed only by winning 65 straight matches on grass from 2003 to 2008. Now into his 12th Halle final, Federer must win this match to retain his World No. 1 position on Monday – a loss will cause him to drop to No. 2 behind Rafael Nadal. The top seed had to save two match points in the second round against Benoit Paire before prevailing in a deciding-set tiebreak, but won his next two matches with 7-6 7-5 scorelines. Federer also leads the tournament with 32 aces.

Coric becomes the first Croatian to reach the final in the 26-year history of the Gerry Weber Open. Coric opened the tournament by winning his third match in four meetings with World No. 3 Alexander Zverev, and continued through the draw without dropping a set, winning 29 of his 30 service games (leading the field) and claiming 10 of 31 return games (also leading the field). Having reached his first final since winning his maiden ATP World Tour title in Marrakech over a year ago, Coric is projected to surpass his career-high ranking of No. 28 regardless of the final result.

The doubles final will be a rematch of last year’s championship battle, as top seeds Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo will take on German brothers Alexander and Mischa Zverev for the second year running. Kubot and Melo finished last year as the No. 1 doubles team in the world, and opened the season by winning the Sydney title, but this is their first final since then. Both of their previous meetings with the Zverevs went to match tiebreaks, but Kubot and Melo triumphed each time.

INFOSYS ATP SCORES & STATS Gerry Weber Open Aces 1st-Serve Percentage 1st-Serve Points Won 2nd-Serve Points Won Service Games Won Break Points Saved 1st-Serve Return Points Won 2nd-Serve Return Points Won Return Games Won Break Points Converted

[1] Roger Federer 32 63% (177 of 279) 81% (144 of 177) 62% (63 of 102) 90% (44 of 49) 69% (11 of 16) 29% (60 of 205) 51% (69 of 134) 19% (9 of 48) 36% (9 of 25)

Borna Coric 20 63% (107 of 169) 78% (83 of 107) 66% (41 of 62) 97% (29 of 30) 88% (7 of 8) 31% (39 of 124) 57% (47 of 83) 32% (10 of 31) 43% (10 of 23)

BOLD: Leads all players at Gerry Weber Open.

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FEDEX ATP HEAD2HEADS: SINGLES AND DOUBLES FINALS STADION [1] Roger Federer (SUI) vs Borna Coric (CRO) 15 Dubai (U.A.E.) Hard 18 ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells (U.S.A.) Hard


Federer Leads 2-0 Roger Federer Roger Federer

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Federer 2018 Summary W (3): Australian Open (d. Cilic); Rotterdam (d. Dimitrov); Stuttgart (d. Raonic); F (2): ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells (l. Del Potro), Halle YTD W-L: 25-2 (8-0 on grass) YTD Titles: 3 / Career Titles: 98 Date of Birth: Aug