David Goffin analyzed his straight-set final loss to Roger Federer in Halle. The Belgian player said: "The first set was very intense, I found myself well in the game and I had some chances, but against a player like Roger you do not get many of them and you have to take it.
Then he played very well, he showed it from the beginning of the second set getting the break. I congratulate him for his tenth title here. He is unbelievable, he plays so well on grass, on all the surfaces, this guy is not that bad.
I think it was a good week for both and both of us are ready for Wimbledon." "In the second set it was difficult. Maybe it's about talent," Goffin joked. He added, "As soon as he got up 2-0, he served very well and it was difficult to be with him.
He played very well. Credit goes to him." Pierre-Hugues Herbert lost to Federer in the Halle Open semifinals. The Frenchman, as quoted by L'Equipe, said: "I lost 6-3 6-3 over an hour, like many people do when Federer plays well.
I have mixed feelings. I did not play a bad match. He is very explosive, I do not understand a lot with him. His serve is impressive and he never gets panicked. I had a bit difficult time, with the knife under my throat, all the time. The start to my match was a bit special for me. It was something big for me."