Roger Federer attempts an amazing 10th Gerry Weber Open title, challenged by fellow Top 10ers Alexander Zverev and Dominic Thiem who is fresh off his French Open runner-up effort.
GERRY WEBER OPEN
HALLE, Germany; surface: grass
Seeds: Roger Federer Alexander Zverev, Dominic Thiem, Roberto Bautista Agut, Lucas Pouille, Philipp Kohlschreiber, Kei Nishikori, Richard Gasquet
Floaters: Benoit Paire, Steve Johnson, Mischa Zverev, Borna Coric
Three of the Top 10 lead by Federer who last year dominated the younger Zverev 6-1, 6-3 in the final…
(1) Federer starts against Aljaz Bedene and (2) A. Zverev against Coric…
Openers of interest include (1) Federer 2nd rd. vs. the Paire/Johnson winner, (3) Thiem vs. a qualifier, and (7) Nishikori 2nd rd. vs. the M. Zverev/Karen Khachanov winner…
The all-German wildcard slate went to Max Marterer, Florian Mayer and Rudy Molleker…
Pulling out of the tournament were Chung Hyeon, John Isner, Albert Ramos Vinolas and Andrey Rublev…
Former champions in the field are Federer (2017,’15-13,’08,’06-03), Florian Mayer (2016), and Philipp Kohlschreiber (2011).
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