Roger Federer: Borna Coric shows incredible skill to stun Federer at Halle | Tennis | Sport


Coric ended Federer’s 20-match winning streak on grass, beating him 7-6(6) 3-6 6-2 in the Halle Open final.

And during his win, Coric produced some stunning shots on his way to ending Federer’s impressive winning streak on grass.

One of which came early in the first set when Coric used a burst of speed in a bid to play a drop shot to deny Federer the point.

Coric flicked the ball across the net to win the point and take a 2-1 lead in the set.

And staggeringly, Coric continued his impressive play and went on to beat the 20 Grand Slam winner.

Coric showed great mental toughness and determination to fend off two set points before clinching the opening set after 57 minutes.

Federer responded by applying further pressure on Coric’s serve in the second set before converting a break point in the eighth game to force a decider.

The 21-year-old then broke Federer in the sixth game of the final set when the Swiss sliced a backhand long, before claiming only his second ATP title.

It was Federer’s first defeat on grass since a second-round loss to German Tommy Haas at Stuttgart in June last year.

“Many congratulations Borna for your first grass title,” Federer said in the post-match presentation. “You played a wonderful match and deserved to win at the end.”

Federer’s defeat means that Rafa Nadal will return to the top of the world rankings on Monday.

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