The Greatest Of All Time (G.O.A.T) Roger Federer has sent strong warning to his rivals for the upcoming Wimbledon as he crushed Belgium’s David Goffin to win a record 10th title at the ATP event in Halle on Sunday.
Federer, beat Goffin 7-6 (7/2), 6-1 to secure his 102nd career singles title and remain unbeaten on grass this season.
“It’s unbelievable. I never thought when I first played here that I would win 10 titles,” said Federer.
The Swiss star is chasing a ninth Wimbledon crown in London next month as he looks to extend and defend his record of 20 career majors.
Long-term rival Rafael Nadal moved to within just two titles of Federer’s record with his 12th French Open triumph earlier this month, while world number one Novak Djokovic is just five short with 15 career majors.
Federer endured a rough ride in the early rounds in Halle, battling to hard-fought, three-set victories over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Roberto Bautista Agut.
Things got easier in the latter stages as he thrashed Andy Murray’s new doubles partner Pierre-Hugues Herbert in the semi-finals before dispatching Goffin on Sunday.