Defending champion Roger Federer takes on Alejandro Falla in the final of the 2014 Gerry Weber Open at the Stadium Court, Halle, Germany, on Sunday.
Where to Watch
The match is scheduled to begin at 1:50pm BST. Real-time internet updates and the live streaming link are available on ATP's official website.
Federer paved his way into the final of the Halle Open for the ninth time in his career after beating Kei Nishikori in the semi-final on Saturday. The 17-time Grand Slam winner ended his two-game losing streak against his 12th ranked Japanese counterpart to win, 6-3, 7-6 (4), in straight sets, needing 73 minutes.
The 32-year-old, who has lifted the title in Halle six times in his career, will be looking to make it seven. The world no 4 will be looking to head into London with another title in his grasp as he gears up for the Wimbledon Championships which begins on 23 June.
Meanwhile, 69th ranked Falla went on to shock the 27th ranked Philipp Kohlschreiber in the other semi-final on Saturday. The 30-year-old Colombian went down 5-7 in the first set and from the jaws of defeat edged out a, 7-6 (5), victory in the second set to force a decider.
Falla had to marginally struggle less in the third set as he ousted the German, 6-4, to conclude the match that lasted nearly two hours and 22 minutes.
Federer is undoubtedly the favourite to defend his title but Falla will be keen to cause a major upset in pursuit of his first ATP tour title; by clinching his first victory against the defending champion.
Route to Final
- First Round: Bye
- Second Round: 6-7 (8), 6-4, 6-2 v Joao Sousa
- Quarterfinal: Walkover v Yen-Hsun Lu
- Semi-final: 6-3, 7-6 (4) v Kei Nishikori
- First Round: 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 v Lukasz Kubot
- Second Round: 7-6 (1), 6-4 v Robin Haase
- Quarterfinal: 7-6 (4), 7-6 (2) v Peter Gojowczyk
- Semi-final: 5-7, 7-6 (5), 6-4 v Philipp Kohlschreiber
What They Say
Roger Federer: "I'm very happy that things are going so well for me here this week. I only played a few matches and I'm in the final now. I think I played really aggressive, I served well when I had to and I was able to keep the pressure on Kei and at the end I think I deserved to win. I played a good tie-break as well to get back into it and now I'm in another final here at the Gerry Weber Open. I love this tournament. I've won it six times before. So I'm hoping to make it seven."
Alejandro Falla: "It's an amazing feeling. I'm very happy for my second final. It's a goal that I had. It's been a great week for me. I fought in every match, I was down many times...The only thing I could do was fight because I wasn't playing that great today in the first set. I think he was playing a little better but I was fighting and then I found my way out."
Federer holds a comfortable 6-0 lead in overall meetings. The two have clashed four times in a Grand Slam event where Federer has only dropped two sets in total.
Gerry Weber Open History
Federer and Falla clashed in the second round of this competition in 2010 when the Swiss maestro eased through to the final to suffer defeat at the hands of Lleyton Hewitt.