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Roger Federer beats Matthew Ebden in hard fought battle to reach Halle semis

Federer, who won his 18th grass-court title in Stuttgart, is just three match wins away from matching Jimmy Connors' all-time record of 174 victories on grass.

Edited by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: June 22, 2018 22:15 IST ]
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Roger Federer has made it to the Halle semi-finals

Defending champion Roger Federer defeated Matthew Ebden 7-6 (2), 7-5 to reach the semifinals of the grass-court Gerry Weber Open on Friday.

Federer was made to work hard by Ebden, who saved five of the eight break points he faced and was leading 5-3 in the second set.

Federer, who saved two match points against Benoit Paire in the second round the day before, recovered to go 6-5 up and then broke Ebden to take his first match point for a meeting with American qualifier Denis Kudla.

Kudla earlier defeated Japan's Yuichi Sugita 6-2, 7-5 to book his semi-final place.

Federer, who won his 18th grass-court title in Stuttgart on Sunday, is just three match wins away from matching Jimmy Connors' all-time record of 174 victories on grass.

Federer extended his grass-court winning streak to 19 including the Stuttgart title and last year's titles in Halle and Wimbledon. He is bidding for a record-extending 10th trophy in Halle.

(With AP Inputs)

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