Roger Federer was back on his turf on Tuesday, playing singles vs. Jarkko Niemenin in the first round of Halle’s Gerry Weber Open. Federer won the match 6-4, 6-4, in just over an hour, though Nieminen had two break points in the second game of the match.
Here are some video highlights of Federer’s first round match in Halle – check out Niemenin’s wild double-dive around the 1:30 mark. Fed watchers will enjoy spotting the elusive Pierre Paganini enjoying the match with Mirka.
The quick change from clay to grass is a crazy transition for the players, but so much fun for the fans!
Roger Federer will play the winner of Noam Okun vs. Alejandro Falla in his second round match on Wednesday. He’s already out of the doubles, he and partner Yves Allegro losing to Kas/Kohlschreiber on Monday.
Second seed Nikolay Davydenko, who missed the clay court season with a broken wrist, also made it through to second round singles with a win over Simon Greul on Tuesday.
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