13 Jun 2010

Federer to meet Hewitt in Halle Open final

6:37 am on 13 June 2010

The World number two Roger Federer closed in on his sixth Halle Open tennis title with a 7-6 6-4 win over local favourite Philipp Petzschner in the semi-finals in Germany.

Federer, knocked off the number one spot by Rafael Nadal this week, will meet Lleyton Hewitt in the final after the Australian disposed of another German, Benjamin Becker, 6-7 7-6 6-2.

It will be a first final for Hewitt since having hip surgery at the beginning of the year.