Roger Federer takes Halle title for seventh time

Jun 16, 2014, 08:32 IST | Agencies

Switzerland's Roger Federer won the Halle grasscourt tournament for the seventh time yesterday with a 7-6 (2), 7-6 (3) victory over Colombia's Alejandro Falla

Halle Westfalen: Switzerland's Roger Federer won the Halle grasscourt tournament for the seventh time yesterday with a 7-6 (2), 7-6 (3) victory over Colombia's Alejandro Falla.

Roger Federer
Roger Federer 

Federer, 32, the defending champion and world number four, was too powerful for the world number 69 as he claimed his second success of the season after Dubai in February.

It was Federer's 79th career title — and 14th on grass — and provided the Swiss with a timely boost ahead of his bid for a record eighth Wimbledon crown .

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