Roger Federer needed only 39 minutes to record the second “double bagel” of his career. Roger Federer laid down an early Wimbledon marker by thrashing wild card Mischa Zverev 6-0 6-0 at the ATP Halle event.
Federer served up the double bagel in just under 40 minutes to move into the semi-finals of the German grass court event. Federer, preparing to defend his Wimbledon crown later this month, told reporters: “I feel sorry for Mischa. I think it is disappointing for a serve and volley player to go down like this. It shows also how easy it is to hit passing shots or returns today.”
“It’s not something which is easy to do. You never go into a match aiming for that score,” Federer said. “I was very surprised that it happened today, especially on grass.
“This is not really how I want to win my games; it is a bit uncomfortable,” added last year’s runner-up.
Federer also won 6-0, 6-0 over Gaston Gaudio at the Masters Cup in Shanghai in 2005.