Pierre-Hugues Herbert vs. Roger Federer
|Date & Time||Saturday June 22, 2019, 9:30 AM (EDT)|
Gerry Weber Stadion
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Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Roger Federer meet in the semifinals of the 2019 tennis Halle Open.
Pierre-Hugues Herbert is coming off a straight sets win over Borna Coric that took 12 games to decide. In the victory, Herbert won 76 percent of his first serve points and 36 percent of his second serve points. Herbert won 64 percent of his total service points and converted on one of his four break points. Herbert got 70 percent of his first serves in play and saved all three of his break points. Herbert also played less than an hour due to Coric returning after the first set, so he should be extremely well rested for this match. Herbert has won five of his six sets this tournament and has gone three straight sets without being broken. Herbert hopes to make his second final appearance of the year and his fourth final appearance of his career. Herbert has won four of his last five matches on grass court.
Roger Federer is coming off a three sets win over Roberto Bautista-Agut that took 29 games to decide. In the victory, Federer won 76 percent of his first serve points and 61 percent of his second serve points. Federer won 71 percent of his total service points and converted on three of his six break points. Federer got 66 percent of his first serves in play and saved four of his five break points. Federer is still shaky at times with his serve, but he continues to find a way to win the matches biggest points and takes advantage of any opening his opponent provides. Federer hopes to make his fourth final appearance of the year and his 155th final appearance of his career. Federer has won 12 of his last 14 matches on grass court.
There’s no match history between these two players.
Herbert is well rested and can make this match interesting if he continues to serve well. Federer isn’t playing his best, but he buckles down when needed and comes through the second his opponent drops a level. It’s hard seeing Herbert put together a complete match without a letdown at some point.
Federer makes yet another final in this tournament.