Roger Federer entered yet another final and looked set to win his tenth Gerry Weber Open title, as well as secure his 99th overall victory this weekend before being defeated by 21-year old Croatian Borna Coric. It appeared that Federer was in ominous form, and he had not lost a set up till this match. Coric knew the task wasn’t going to be easy, as Federer was on a 20-match winning steak on grass courts.
The game began in fine fashion, as both Federer and Coric held their respective serves. The first set entered into a tiebreak. From there, Federer found himself ahead 6-4 and within a point from clinching the opening set, but Coric struck back. He saved two set points quite remarkably and received one of his own, and won the first set 7-6 (6).
The second set saw a much more improved Roger Federer, as he began to win crucial points. By the end of the set, Federer secured it in a 6-3 fashion.
In the final set, Federer and Coric fought hard and were locked at two games apiece. Coric won his third service game and went up 3-2. When it was Federer’s turn to hold serve, the young Croatian broke Federer for the first time in the match, as he went up 4-2.
Fully taking advantage of every opportunity that went his way, Coric won his second career title by beating Federer 7-6 (6), 3-6, 6-2. The loss for Federer also means losing his number one ranking to competitor Rafael Nadal.