Federer eases into Halle final
Roger Federer experienced few problems as he cruised into the final of the Gerry Weber Open at Halle, beating Mikhail Youzhny in straight sets.
The number two seed won 6-1 6-4 in 61 minutes, breaking the 29-year-old Moscow player's serve four times.
The only worry for the Swiss world No 3 came towards the end of the second set after he failed to serve out for the match while leading 5-2.
However, he made certain at the second time of asking and is now one victory away from lifting the grass court title for a sixth time.
It was his 13th victory over Youzhny in as many meetings.