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16 June 2017 National Sport


Federer is set to make his 15th appearance at Halle in his bid to win the title for the ninth time

Last Updated: 16/06/17 3:57pm

The Gerry Weber Open from Halle returns to Sky Sports with eight-time winner Roger Federer aiming to extend his winning record at the tournament.

Federer will be part of a star-studded line-up at the grass-court tournament in Germany and he is set to make his 15th appearance at the tournament held in the North Rhine-Westphalia.

The Swiss great holds the record for most overall titles (eight – 2003-06, 2008, 2013-15) and most consecutive titles (four), as well as most finals (ten, 2003-06, 2008, 2010, 2012-15).

Home favourite Alexander Zverev will also be in action

Home favourite Alexander Zverev will also be in action

Home favourite Alexander Zverev will also be in action

Other players who will be strutting their stuff will be Kei Nishikori, Gael Monfils, Dominic Thiem and last year’s beaten finalist Alexander Zverev.

The tournament runs from June 17-25 – traditionally a warm-up for Wimbledon, which starts on July 3 – and will be shown . For the full schedule, head to for more.

Did you know…

The Centre Court (the Gerry Weber Stadion) has 12,300 seats and a retractable roof which can be closed in just 88 seconds.

The Gerry Weber Stadion is located on Roger-Federer-Allee

The Gerry Weber Stadion is located on Roger-Federer-Allee

The Gerry Weber Stadion is located on Roger-Federer-Allee

Frenchman Henri Leconte won the inaugural event against Andrei Medvedev from Ukraine in 1993.

It has also crowned six German winners with Michael Stich (1994), Nicolas Kiefer (1999), David Prinosil (2000), Tommy Haas (2009 and 2012), Philipp Kohlschreiber (2011) and Florian Mayer (2016) all winning.

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