Roger Federer will begin his title defence at the Noventi Open against a qualifier next week in Halle. The former World No. 1 enters as the fifth seed at the ATP 500 grass-court event, which also features Top 10 stars Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev and Andrey Rublev.
Held this year from June 14-20, the Halle honour roll includes Michael Stich (1994), Yevgeny Kafelnikov (2002), Tommy Haas (2012) and Lleyton Hewitt (2010). Federer is seeking to lift the trophy here for an 11th time after triumphing in 2003-06, 2008, 2013-15, 2017 and 2019. The Swiss could face MercedesCup finalist Felix Auger-Aliassime in the second round, and World No. 2 Medvedev, who plays German Jan-Lennard Struff, in the quarter-finals.
Third seed Zverev, who is in the same half as Federer and Medvedev, begins against fellow German Dominik Koepfer and will play either Ugo Humbert or Sam Querrey in the second round. The 24-year-old is seeking to become the first German to win on home soil in Halle since Florian Mayer in 2016, and the seventh different German champion at the event.
Tournament Dates: 14-20 June 2021
Tournament Director: Ralf Weber
Draw Ceremony: Saturday 12 June
Schedule (View On Official Website)
* Qualifying: Saturday 12 – Sunday 13 June at 11:00am
* Main draw: Monday 14 – Sunday 20 June at 12:00pm
* Doubles final: Sunday, 20 June at TBA
* Singles final: Sunday, 20 June at TBA
Tickets: More Information On Official Website
Venue: Gerry Weber Stadion
Prize Money: €1,318,605 (Total Financial Commitment: €1,455,925)
Honour Roll (Open Era)
Most Titles, Singles: Roger Federer (10)
Most Titles, Doubles: Raven Klaasen (3)
Oldest Champion: Roger Federer, 37, in 2019
Youngest Champion: Borna Coric, 21, in 2018
Highest-Ranked Champion: No. 1 Roger Federer in 2004-06, 2008
Lowest-Ranked Champion: No. 192 Florian Mayer in 2016
Most Match Wins: Roger Federer (68)
Last Home Champion: Florian Mayer in 2016
Singles:  Roger Federer (SUI) d David Goffin (BEL) 7-6(2), 6-1 Read & Watch
Doubles:  Raven Klaasen (RSA) / Michael Venus (AUS) d  Lukasz Kubot (POL) / Marcelo Melo (BRA) 4-6, 6-3, [10-4] Read More
Did You Know?
Officials in Halle, Germany, paid tribute to Roger Federer by naming a street in his honour in 2012. ‘Roger-Federer-Allee’ leads to the main stadium, Weststrasse.