Halle: World number three Roger Federer defeated Mikhail Youzhny in the ATP final at Halle on Sunday to clinch his first title of the year.

The Swiss won 6-7 (5/7), 6-3, 6-4 after being a set down to win the Gerry Weber Open.

"I feel fit; I feel confident. I`m excited about what`s to come. I`m very pleased with how I played this week," Federer said after the match.

This is Federer’s sixth Halle title and the 77th title of his career.