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Federer earns spot in Halle quarters

Switzerland's Roger Federer in action against Japan's Yuichi Sugita during their match at the Gerry Weber Open ATP tennis tournament in Halle, Germany, Tuesday, June 20, 2017. (Friso Gentsch/dpa via AP)

HALLE, Germany (AP) Eight-time champion Roger Federer defeated Germany's Mischa Zverev 7-6 (4), 6-4 to book his quarterfinal place at the Gerry Weber Open on Thursday.

Federer, who is bidding for his 16th grass-court title, hit five aces and converted three of his four break opportunities to win the second-round match in an hour and a half. He did not face a break point.

The 35-year-old Swiss next plays defending champion Florian Mayer, another German, who upset the sixth-seeded Lucas Pouille 6-7 (6), 6-4, 6-3.

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2 R. Nadal 7,285
3 S. Wawrinka 6,175
4 N. Djokovic 5,805
5 R. Federer 4,765
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6 D. Cibulkova 4,420
7 J. Konta 4,400
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