Federer, Murray get the job done at respective stomping grounds

The Grandstand

Roger Federer and Andy Murray kicked off their grass-court seasons in style and picked up plenty of momentum in advance of Wimbledon by winning respective titles on Sunday. Federer triumphed over Andreas Seppi at the Gerry Weber Open and Murray got the best of Kevin Anderson at the AEGON Championships.

Federer lifted the Halle winner’s trophy for the eighth time in his career after defeating Seppi in one hour and 48 minutes. Seppi, who upset the Swiss at the Australian Open, had four break points–including two set points–in the opening set but could not convert. The lone service break of the day came in the final game with the Italian serving at 4-5, when Federer clinched victory with an overhead at the baseline.

“I think that I did very well here in the tiebreaks,” Federer reflected. “I served well which you have to on the grass. I was able to…

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