HALLE, 14 JUNE: Four-time winner Roger Federer (in photo) outclassed Germany’s Mischa Zverev 6-0, 6-0 on Friday to book his place in the semifinals of the Halle Open. The world number three will play the winner of the quarterfinal match between Germany’s Tommy Haas, who beat him in last year’s final, and France’s Gael Monfils. The 31-year-old Federer wrapped up the first set in just 20 minutes then concluded the second — and the match — 39 minutes later against the world number 156. The "double bagel" whitewash is the second of Federer’s career. His first was inflicted on Argentina’s Gaston Gaudio in the semi-final of the Shanghai indoor tournament on November 14, 2005.
Indians advance
The Indian pair of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna entered the men’s doubles quarterfinals of the Aegon Championships after receiving a walkover from French combo of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Nicolas Mahut.
The third seeded Indian duo will take on the fifth seeded British pair of Colin Fleming and Jonathan Marray in quarterfinals.
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