09.04.2019 - 10:28 Uhr
Vier deutsche Profis sind im Laufe des Dienstags im Einsatz. In Marrakesch trifft Deutschlands Nummer eins, Alexander Zverev, auf den routinierten Usbeken Denis Istomin, Philipp Kohlschreiber bekommt es mit Qualifikant Alejandro Davidovich Fokina aus Spanien zu tun. Bei den Frauen in Lugano misst sich Tamara Korpatsch mit der Eidgenössin Timea Bacsinszky, Antonio Lottner mit der topgesetzten Schweizerin Belinda Bencic.



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16.06.2020 - 15:39 Uhr

Editor's Note: ATPTour.com is resurfacing features to bring fans closer to their favourite players during the current suspension in tournament play. This story was originally published on 23 June 2019.Roger Federer made history on 23 June 2019, winning his 10th Halle trophy with a 7-6(2), 6-1 victory against David Goffin to triumph at the NOVENTI OPEN.The 37-year-old became only the second man in the Open Era to win at least 10 titles at a single tournament, joining Rafael Nadal, who has accomplished the feat at three different events (12 at Roland Garros, 11 at Monte-Carlo and Barcelona).Federer now owns 68 wins in Halle. This was his 13th final (10-3) at the ATP 500 tournament. ATPTour.com takes a look at his 10 victories in Halle...2019 def. David Goffin 7-6(2), 6-1Federer was fresh off of his first clay-court campaign since 2016. But the Swiss had no problem transitioning to the grass, battling through three-setters in two of his first three matches before sprinting away for his 10th title after a 7-6(2), 6-1 triumph against Goffin in the championship match.The 37-year-old won 95 per cent of his service games during the week, and he did not lose his serve in the final against Goffin. Federer dominated with his first serve — winning 83 per cent of those points — and broke the Belgian three times in the second set to finish off his run to the title.2017 def. Alexander Zverev 6-1, 6-3Following his magical run to the 2017 Australian Open title after returning from injury, as well as trophies in Indian Wells and Miami that followed, Federer elected to skip the clay-court season for the first time. However, upon his return in Stuttgart, he lost in the first round, putting pressure on the Swiss to find his form in Halle.Federer alleviated any concerns by winning his ninth title at the ATP 500 tournament, rolling through the field without dropping a set. In the final, he won 93 per cent of first-serve points in a straightforward victory against then-World No. 12 Alexander Zverev. Federer went on to capture his eighth Wimbledon title.2015 def. Andreas Seppi 7-6(1), 6-4Earlier in the 2015, Federer was upset by Andreas Seppi in the third round of the Australian Open, his earliest exit in Melbourne since 2001. But not only did the Swiss get his revenge in Indian Wells, he also defeated the Italian in straight sets in the Halle final.His toughest test came in the first round, overcoming home favourite Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-6(8), 3-6, 7-6(5). That second set was the only set Federer dropped in the tournament.2014 def. Alejandro Falla 7-6(2), 7-6(3)Federer’s first tournament after suffering a surprising fourth-round loss at 2014 Roland Garros came in Halle. Although he lost his first set of the week against Joao Sousa, the Swiss won his next six sets to lift the trophy.It proved to be good Wimbledon preparation for Federer, who lost only one set on his way to the final in London. But he ultimately fell short in a five-set thriller against Novak Djokovic.2013 def. Mikhail Youzhny 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-4Federer claimed his lone 6-0, 6-0 victory in 75 matches in Halle in the 2013 quarter-finals against Mischa Zverev. But from there it got tougher, needing three sets in both the semi-finals and final. Nevertheless, Federer prevailed, saving the two break points he faced to beat Mikhail Youzhny in the championship match. The title did not lead to Wimbledon success, though, as Federer lost in the second round to Sergiy Stakhovsky. 2008 def. Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 6-4The Swiss put on a serving clinic to claim his fifth Halle trophy, winning the title without losing his serve or a set throughout the week. Federer’s closest set was 7-5, and that came in the second round against Jan Vacek.Federer rode that momentum to the Wimbledon final, which he reached without losing a set. But he would fall in the final against Rafael Nadal, 7-9 in the fifth set, in what was one of the greatest matches in tennis history.2006 def. Tomas Berdych 6-0, 6-7(4), 6-2Federer has had no more difficult run to a Halle title than his path in 2006. He won four consecutive three-setters, including a 6-0, 6-7(4), 6-2 victory in the final against Tomas Berdych, who had beaten him two years earlier at the Athen Olympics. Federer saved four match points in a 6-7(2), 7-6(9), 7-6(5) quarter-final triumph against Olivier Rochus.It turned out to be one of the 12 titles Federer won in 2006, which remains a personal record for the Swiss. He tallied a 92-5 record that year.2005 def. Marat Safin 6-4, 6-7(6), 6-4Federer came within two points of losing in the first round against Robin Soderling, but went on to capture his third consecutive Halle title. The 23-year-old saved five of the six break points he faced and won an impressive 74 per cent of his second-serve points against Marat Safin in the two-hour, five-minute final.The Swiss’ Halle run began a streak of 35 consecutive matches won, lasting until the final of the Tennis Masters Cup in November.Watch Federer's Best Shots In Halle:2004 def. Mardy Fish 6-0, 6-3This was Federer’s most dominant run to a Halle victory, dropping only 26 games in five matches. It was also his most lopsided championship triumph, losing just three games against then-World No. 23 Mardy Fish. Federer would go on to win his next three tournaments as well, including his second Wimbledon trophy.2003 def. Nicolas Kiefer 6-1, 6-3Making his fourth appearance in Halle, Federer came in looking for his first grass-court title. He twice rallied from a set down - against Fernando Vicente in the second round and Mikhail Youzhny in the semis – before conceding just four games to Nicolas Kiefer in the final, where he didn’t face a break point. Federer took that confidence into Wimbledon, where he claimed his first Grand Slam title. .videoWrapper { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; /* 16:9 */ padding-top: 25px; height: 0; } .videoWrapper iframe { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }

15.06.2020 - 01:37 Uhr

The NOVENTI OPEN has been played since 1993, when Henri Leconte captured the title. One of eight grass-court tournaments held during the season, the Halle event was made an ATP 500 in 2015.The 2020 edition of the tournament would have been held this week, if not for the Tour suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic.ATPTour.com looks at five things to know about the tournament.1) 10 For RogerRoger Federer has won a record 19 grass-court titles in the Open Era, with 10 coming at the NOVENTI OPEN. The Swiss has lifted more trophies in Halle than at any other event except the Swiss Indoors Basel, where he has also triumphed 10 times.A 21-year-old Federer won his first grass-court title in Halle in 2003, claiming his first Grand Slam crown at Wimbledon just weeks later. He owns the record for most wins at the tournament with 68, and last year he set the record for oldest tournament champion, triumphing as a 37-year-old."It’s amazing. For some reason I didn’t think I was going to make it anymore," Federer said last year. "[It’s the] first time ever I could win a title 10 times in one place, so it’s obviously a very special moment in my career."2) Roger-Federer-AlleeOfficials in Halle paid tribute to Federer in 2012 by naming a street, Roger-Federer-Allee, in his honour. The road leads to the tournament’s centre court, OWL ARENA.Federer said it was “an amazing honour” and that he was “extremely humbled”.3) Borna’s BreakthroughBorna Coric arrived in Halle in 2018 with just two tour-level grass-court wins. But the Croatian played his best tennis to claim the biggest title of his career."[I am] just really surprised,” Coric said. “I had not even dreamed of this."Coric defeated World No. 3 Alexander Zverev in the first round and World No. 1 Federer in the final. The Swiss was pursuing his 10th Halle crown, but Coric upset the top seed 7-6(6), 3-6, 6-2. "It is the most unbelievable feeling, [to beat Federer]," said Coric. "I looked up to him when I was younger, watching his matches back at home with my mum, my dad and my sister. Just playing him here today was a very special moment and beating him just makes it even bigger for me."4) German HistorySix Germans have triumphed on home soil in Halle, with former World No. 2 Tommy Haas winning the title twice. Haas’ two triumphs in front of his home fans came against legendary opponents. In 2009, he defeated Novak Djokovic in the final, and in 2012 he beat Federer for the trophy.The other German winners in Halle are Michael Stich (1994), Nicolas Kiefer (1999), David Prinosil (2000), Philipp Kohlschreiber (2011) and Florian Mayer (2016).There have been two all-German finals in the event’s 27-year history: Mayer facing Zverev in 2016 and Kohlschreiber defeating Philipp Petzschner in 2011.5) Karlovic’s RecordIn 2015, Ivo Karlovic hit 45 aces in his Halle quarter-final win against Tomas Berdych, setting a record for the most aces in an ATP Tour match that still stands today."I’m extremely happy about the record," Karlovic said. "Hitting aces helps a lot, you can avoid the volleys. I was surprised when I was told on court after the match how many aces I hit. I didn’t know it was that many.”Karlovic holds the record for most career aces with 13,599. The only other players to crack the 10,000-ace mark are John Isner (12,266), Federer (11,365) and Goran Ivanisevic (10,131).

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