HALLE, Germany, June 16 (UPI) -- Roger Federer posted his first victory of 2013 Sunday, besting Russian Mikhail Youzhny to claim his sixth career Gerry Weber Open title.
The Swiss icon shot past Youzhny 6-3, 6-4 in the grass-court Wimbledon tuneup event, improving to 15-0 all-time against the Russian.
Federer, who will be seeking to defend his Wimbledon crown later this month, ran his all-time grass-court record to 121-17 with Sunday's victory.
His only other finals appearance this year came at in Rome, where he fell to Rafael Nadal. The Swiss superstar also fell to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga last weekend at the French Open.
Federer previously won the Gerry Weber event in 2003-06 and in 2008.
Youzhny fell to 8-11 all-time in finals.
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