Coric claims Halle Open

Borna Coric Roger Federer

Coric dominated the game from the first set which he won in a tie break.

The Halle Open victory helped Borna Coric gain 13 places to his career best ranking of 21.

Roger Federer said he would leave the Gerry Weber Open with his "head high" despite a shock defeat to Borna Coric in the final which ended his 20-match winning run on grass.

His dropped points from last year's result allows Nadal to take over the top spot in the world rankings despite not competing in the tournament.

The Croats took two tennis titles, on top of their World Cup win versus Lionel Messi. He looked every bit the Wimbledon contender as he aims to return to the stage where he lost to Federer in the final past year.

Federer, who recently won his 98th title by defeating his Canadian opponent Milos Raonic in straight sets in the finals of Stuttgart Open, has been focusing more on the grass court tournaments in the build-up to the third major of the season, that is, Wimbledon.

Despite coming up just short in a 5-7, 7-6 (4), 6-3 loss to Marin Cilic in the Queen's Club final in London on Sunday, Djokovic produced one of his best performances since missing the second half of 2017 with an elbow injury.

Leading 5-3, Federer squared the match in the next game as Coric hit the net again. "I never imagined reaching the final and beating Roger".

The 20-time Grand Slam champion fought back to level by winning the second set, helped by a choke on a volley from Coric. He has also been almost unstoppable on grass with 20 straight victories. "[During] the whole whole week I was serving really well", said the 21-year-old Croatian.

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