February 11th, 2017
Tops 10ers Cilic and Thiem lead the field…The match of the tournament could be the first-round blockbuster (2) Thiem vs. the young riser Alexander Zverev…Other openers of the interest include (1) Cilic coming off an early loss last week vs. the mercurial Paire, (4) Berdych after opening against a qualifier vs. the Gasquet-Troicki winner, (8) Pouille vs. the veteran Kohlschreiber, and (5) Dimitrov challenged by the older net-rushing Zverev…
February 4th, 2017
Thiem the only Top 10er, and Dimitrov must have received a chunk as he decided to return to his home-country tournament in 2017 after a perceived diss last year…
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January 7th, 2017
(8) Granollers starts against Hot Sauce, (5) Kohlschreiber vs. Fognini, and (6) Muller vs. Dolgopolov…(2) Cuevas looking at a tough encounter with Mahut 2nd rd…
January 1st, 2017
In last year’s final Djokovic allotted Rafael Nadal only three games…Former champs in the field are Djokovic (2016), Tsonga (2012), and Murray (2009-08).
October 15th, 2016
No Maria Sharapova in Russia as the former No. 1 remains sidelined for doping until April 2017, but Russian fans still get defending champion and former world No. 2 Svetlana Kuznetsova, and on the men’s side Roberto Bautusta-Agut who upset world No. 1 Novak Djokovic today in the semifinals at Shanghai.
July 18th, 2016
.(1) Cuevas could have a difficult start against G-Lo, and (6) Carreno Busta “Rhymes” starts against the veteran Seppi…
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July 10th, 2016
Rafael Nadal (currently injured) beat Fognini in last year’s final…Leo Mayer (2014) is the only former champ in the field.
June 17th, 2016
Roger Federer closes in on his ninth Halle title.
June 16th, 2016
Roger Federer and Dominic Thiem headline a nice Friday line-up in Halle.
June 13th, 2016
The 22-year-old became the ninth active player to win titles on three different surfaces in the same year in 2016 after Buenos Aires (clay), Nice (clay), and Acapulco (hard).
June 12th, 2016
Mahut is the defending champion, and also won the title in 2013. Muller is 0-3 in career finals.
June 11th, 2016
Notes: Six of the eight seeds have challenging starts with (1) Murray vs. Mahut, (5) Cilic vs. F-Lo, (6) Bautista Agut vs. Querrey, (3) Raonic vs. Kyrgios, (7) Isner vs. Del Potro, and (2) Wawrinka vs. Hot Sauce…The all-Brit wildcard allocation went to Kyle Edmund, Daniel Evans and James Ward…
June 10th, 2016
After losing to him in Rome, Roger Federer gets a rematch with Dominic Thiem on his favorite surface Saturday in Stuttgart.
June 5th, 2016
Notes: Roger Federer after skipping the French Open with a back injury returns to kick off the grasscourt season at Stuttgart…Federer is the lone Top 10er, but a strong field includes a number of floaters…The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes…Interesting starters include (1) Federer vs. the American top prospect Fritz, (8) Pouille vs. the Aussie Millman (winner to face the Del Potro vs. Dimitrov victor) and (7) Kohlschreiber vs. the French riser Herbert…
May 16th, 2016
Tough starts for (9) Stephens vs. Vekic and (9) Cornet vs. Kudryavtseva…The storm of players pulling from the field included Daria Gavrilova, Camila Giorgi, Yanina Wickmayer and Caroline Wozniacki…
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