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Federer advances to 11th Halle final

Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates his victory after the semifinal match against Russia's Karen Khachanov, at the Gerry Weber Open tennis tournament in Halle, Germany, Saturday, June 24, 2017. (Friso Gentsch/dpa via AP)

HALLE, Germany (AP) Roger Federer defeated Karen Khachanov 6-4, 7-6 (5) to advance to the final of the Gerry Weber Open for the 11th time on Saturday.

Federer will bid for his 92nd career title in what will be his 140th final against the fourth-seeded Alexander Zverev, who rallied to beat Richard Gasquet 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 for his seventh title-decider.

Zverev, Germany's top-ranked player at No. 12, fired 11 aces and converted four of eight break opportunities to win in under two hours. Zverev, who lost last year's final to compatriot Florian Mayer, will be going for his fourth title of the season on Sunday.


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Rank Player Points
1 A. Murray 9,390
2 R. Nadal 7,285
3 S. Wawrinka 6,175
4 N. Djokovic 5,805
5 R. Federer 4,765
6 M. Raonic 4,150
7 M. Cilic 4,025
8 D. Thiem 3,895
9 K. Nishikori 3,785
10 J. Tsonga 3,040
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2 S. Halep 6,850
3 K. Pliskova 6,690
4 S. Williams 4,810
5 E. Svitolina 4,765
6 D. Cibulkova 4,420
7 J. Konta 4,400
8 C. Wozniacki 4,345
9 S. Kuznetsova 4,310
10 A. Radwanska 3,985
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