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Federer primed for Wimbledon charge after sealing 10th Halle crown

Monday, 2019-06-24 07:10:09
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Tennis - ATP 500 - Halle Open - Gerry Weber Stadion, Halle, Germany - June 23, 2019 Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates winning the final against Belgium's David Goffin with the trophy. (Reuters)
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Roger Federer warmed up for next month’s Wimbledon championships by swatting aside David Goffin 7-6(2) 6-1 to win the Halle Open title for the 10th time on Sunday.

* Chez Reavie took advantage of a three-shot swing at the 17th hole to win his first PGA Tour event in 11 years by four strokes at the Travelers Championship on Sunday.

* Riyad Mahrez led Algeria to a comfortable 2-0 victory over Kenya as they opened their Africa Cup of Nations finals campaign with a competent display in their Group C match on Sunday.

* Senegal made light of the absence of suspended forward Sadio Mane to dispatch Tanzania with a convincing 2-0 win in their opening Africa Cup of Nations match on Sunday.

* A last-minute own goal handed Morocco a narrow 1-0 victory over plucky Namibia at the Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday in a far-from-convincing start from one of the pre-tournament favourites.

* Lewis Hamilton put on a display of domination in a processional French Grand Prix on Sunday to go 36 points clear in the Formula One world championship and stretch Mercedes’s winning run to 10 races.

* American 20-year-old Sofia Kenin saved three match points on her way to beating third seed Belinda Bencic 6-7(2) 7-6(5) 6-4 in the Mallorca Open grasscourt final on Sunday.

* Hannah Green became the first Australian to win a major championship in 13 years on Sunday (Jun 23), holding off a pack of marquee players with a wire-to-wire victory at the Women's PGA Championship.

* Italy assistant coach Mike Catt will join Ireland's coaching staff in a deal through to 2023 following this year's World Cup in Japan, the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) said on Sunday.

Reuters, CNA