Gerry Weber Open 2013: Roger Federer Will Carry Momentum into Wimbledon

Tyler Brooke@TylerDBrookeSenior Analyst IIJune 16, 2013

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 04:  Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a forehand in his Men's Singles quarter final match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France during day ten of the French Open at Roland Garros on June 4, 2013 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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Roger Federer will more than likely win the Gerry Weber Open final, and that momentum will carry over to the Wimbledon, which begins on June 24.

Whenever Federer is on the court, it's hard to bet against him.  The final match will have Federer as the heavy favorite as well, going up against Mikhail Youzhny.

Federer is coming into the final round after being tested in the semifinals.  He went up against Tommy Haas, who actually won the first set before Federer pulled off the win 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to advance. 

Even though Federer lost the first set to Haas, he should feel pretty good going into the final.  He was able to win the final two sets with a solid performance, and he’s looking good as he prepares to go up against Youzhny.

There’s little doubt that Federer will have the advantage heading into this match.  He’s 14-0 all-time against Youzhny, with the last win coming at Wimbledon in the quarterfinals of last year.

After winning the final two sets against Haas and likely defeating Youzhny in the finals, Federer will be carrying quite a bit of momentum into Wimbledon.

The current No. 3 player in the world has had a lot of success at Wimbledon over his career.  He’s won the Grand Slam event an incredible seven times, with the last victory coming just last year.  He’s also won more Grand Slam titles than any other tennis player in the Open Era with 17 total titles. 

A win at Wimbledon would actually tie Federer for the most Grand Slam titles in one event with Rafael Nadal, who now has eight titles at the French Open.

Having won the event last year, all eyes will be on Federer to see if he can repeat.  The competition will be challenging as always, with guys like Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in contention as well.

Federer will also be looking to make up for his disappointing performance at the French Open a few weeks ago.  He fell in the quarterfinals to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in a major upset, losing 7-5, 6-3, 6-3.

After the disappointing finish at the previous Grand Slam event, Federer needed some more momentum heading into Wimbledon, and that’s precisely what he will go after the Gerry Weber Open. 

Now he’ll be looking to keep the hot streak going by attempting to repeat at one of the biggest tournaments in tennis.

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