Gerry Weber Open: Roger Federer beats Philipp Kohlschreiber

Roger Federer
Roger Federer has won seven Wimbledon titles

Roger Federer recovered from 5-3 down in the final set to beat Philipp Kohlschreiber in the first round of the Gerry Weber Open in Halle, Germany.

World number two Federer, 33, required two tie-breaks to overcome the German 7-6 3-6 7-6 and make a successful start to his grass-court campaign.

The Swiss top seed has seven Halle titles and is preparing for an attempt to win a record eighth Wimbledon crown.

World number six Tomas Berdych faces Victor Estrella Burgos on Tuesday.

Czech Berdych plays his first-round match after French fourth seed Gael Monfils, who faces Czech Lukas Rosol.