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Halle Open: Roger Federer loses to Borna Coric in final, loses No 1 spot

AP
Published Jun 24, 2018, 7:40 pm IST
Updated Jun 24, 2018, 7:40 pm IST
As a result of Federer's loss, Rafael Nadal will reclaim top spot in the ATP rankings on June 25.
The Swiss great remains two match wins away from matching Jimmy Connors' all-time record of 174 victories on grass. (Photo: AP)
 The Swiss great remains two match wins away from matching Jimmy Connors' all-time record of 174 victories on grass. (Photo: AP)

Halle: Borna Coric defeated defending champion Roger Federer 7-6 (6), 3-6, 6-2 to win the Gerry Weber Open on Sunday.

The 21-year-old Croat saved three of the four break points he faced and took his second match point to end Federer's 20-match winning streak on grass for his second career title.

 

Federer had been going for his 99th, one week after taking his 18th grass-court title in Stuttgart.

It would have been a record-extending 10th title from his 12th final in Halle.

The Swiss great remains two match wins away from matching Jimmy Connors' all-time record of 174 victories on grass.

As a result of Federer's loss, Rafael Nadal will reclaim top spot in the ATP rankings on June 25.

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