Halle final loss drops Federer from No.1

Men's tennis will have to 'wake up&apos after Federer and Nadal says King

Men's tennis will have to 'wake up&apos after Federer and Nadal says King

The Croatian outsider, ranked 34th, also ended Federer's 20-match win streak on clay, which stretched to June a year ago.

As a result of Federer's loss, Rafael Nadal will reclaim top spot in the ATP rankings on Monday.

Borna Coric produced the most notable performance of his career to defeat Roger Federer in an absorbing three-set encounter and win the Gerry Weber Open title.

However, he had won 2 ATP 250 titles this year - Rotterdam in February and Stuttgart in June.

World number 34 Coric, playing in his first grasscourt final, showed great mental toughness and determination to fend off two set points before clinching the opening set after 57 minutes.

At this point last year, Federer already had won 4 titles - Australian Open (2000 points), Indian Wells and Miami Masters (1000 points each) and Halle (500 points.) This year, he has only defended one of these, the first Grand Slam in Melbourne.

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He was the first Croatian to reach the final at Halle and now holds two titles after winning in Marrakesh in 2017.

Coric then broke Federer in the sixth game of the final set when the Swiss sliced a backhand long, before going on to claim his second ATP title.

The Swiss fired a dozen aces but lost serve twice.

But Coric annulled the first with a service victor while a wild Federer backhand accounted for the other.

Leading 5-3, Federer squared the match in the next game as Coric hit the net again.

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