Monfils, Federer reach Halle quarters
HALLE, Germany -- Top-seeded Roger Federer looked rusty but beat German wild card Cedrik-Marcel Stebe 6-3, 6-3 Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Gerry Weber Open.
His first singles match on grass as he prepares to defend the Wimbledon title wasn't all smooth sailing but Federer was never really threatened.
"I'm always pleased when I win, no matter how I win," Federer said.
Gael Monfils reached the quarterfinals as well, then announced he will miss Wimbledon.
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