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Last Updated: Sunday, 15 June, 2003, 13:53 GMT 14:53 UK
Federer romps to Halle win
Roger Federer
Federer joined an elite club in Halle
World number five Roger Federer beat Nicolas Kiefer 6-1 6-3 in the Halle Open final to win his first ATP grass-court title.

The Swiss top seed's fourth title of the year puts him in an elite group of 12 active players to have won on all four surfaces - grass, clay, hard courts and indoors.

And it handed Federer sweet revenge for last year's Halle loss to local favourite Kiefer.

Federer began the match in fine style, racing to a 5-0 lead as his opponent struggled to find any form.

Kiefer, runner-up to Yevgeny Kafelnikov in 2002, stopped the rot by holding serve in the sixth game.

But his was only a temporary reprieve as the Swiss served out for the set.

A cruel net cord gave Federer a break in the third game of the second set, after which he romped away with the match.


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