Halle Open

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Gerry Weber Open
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Tournament information
Tour ATP World Tour
Founded 1993; 24 years ago (1993)
Editions 24 (2016)
Location Halle (Westfalen), Germany
Venue Gerry Weber Stadion
Category ATP World Series
(1993–1997)
ATP International Series
(1998–2008)
ATP World Tour 250 series
(2009–2014)
ATP World Tour 500 series
(2015 onwards)
Surface Grass (Outdoor)
Draw 32S / 32Q / 16D
Prize money €1,700,610 (2016)
Website gerryweber-open.de
Current champions (2017)
Singles Switzerland Roger Federer
Doubles Poland Łukasz Kubot
Brazil Marcelo Melo

The Halle Open, sponsored by Gerry Weber and called the Gerry Weber Open, is a tennis tournament held in Halle, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Held since 1993, the event is played on four outdoor grass courts and is a part of the ATP World Tour 500 series on the ATP Tour schedule. The Halle Open, along with Queens (which is held at the same time as Halle), are seen as the two primary warm-up tournaments for the Wimbledon Grand Slam tournament, also on grass courts, which begins towards the end of June. The event has been upgraded as of 2015 from a 250 series to a 500 series tournament.

The Centre Court (the Gerry Weber Stadion) has 12,300 seats and a retractable roof which can be closed in 88 seconds so that tennis games can continue with a closed roof when it begins to rain. The stadium is heated and also used for other sport events (handball, basketball, volleyball and boxing) and concerts.

Past finals[edit]

In the singles, Roger Federer (2003–06, 2008, 2013–15, 2017) holds the record for most overall titles (nine, out of eleven finals), and most consecutive titles (four, in 2003-06). In the doubles, Jonas Björkman (1999, 2003), David Rikl (2002, 2004), Mikhail Youzhny (2008, 2010), Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi (2011–12), Julian Knowle (2007, 2014), Rajeev Ram (2015-16), and Raven Klaasen (2015-16) co-hold the record for most titles with two, Qureshi, Ram and Klaasen being the only players to win consecutive titles (two).

Singles[edit]

Roger Federer won nine titles in Halle (2003–06, 2008, 2013–15, 2017), three times without the loss of a set throughout the tournament (2004, 2008, 2017).
Year Champions Runners-up Score
1993 France Henri Leconte Ukraine Andrei Medvedev 6–2, 6–3
1994 Germany Michael Stich Sweden Magnus Larsson 6–4, 4–6, 6–3
1995 Switzerland Marc Rosset Germany Michael Stich 3–6, 7–6(13–11), 7–6(10–8)
1996 Sweden Nicklas Kulti Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6–7(5–7), 6–3, 6–4
1997 Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov Czech Republic Petr Korda 7–6(7–2), 6–7(5–7), 7–6(9–7)
1998 Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov (2) Sweden Magnus Larsson 6–4, 6–4
1999 Germany Nicolas Kiefer Sweden Nicklas Kulti 6–3, 6–2
2000 Germany David Prinosil Netherlands Richard Krajicek 6–3, 6–2
2001 Sweden Thomas Johansson France Fabrice Santoro 6–3, 6–7(5–7), 6–2
2002 Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov (3) Germany Nicolas Kiefer 2–6, 6–4, 6–4
2003 Switzerland Roger Federer Germany Nicolas Kiefer 6–1, 6–3
2004 Switzerland Roger Federer (2) United States Mardy Fish 6–0, 6–3
2005 Switzerland Roger Federer (3) Russia Marat Safin 6–4, 6–7(6–8), 6–4
2006 Switzerland Roger Federer (4) Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych 6–0, 6–7(4–7), 6–2
2007 Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis 7–5, 6–4
2008 Switzerland Roger Federer (5) Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber 6–3, 6–4
2009 Germany Tommy Haas Serbia Novak Djokovic 6–3, 6–7(4–7), 6–1
2010 Australia Lleyton Hewitt Switzerland Roger Federer 3–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–4
2011 Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber Germany Philipp Petzschner 7–6(7–5), 2–0 retired
2012 Germany Tommy Haas (2) Switzerland Roger Federer 7–6(7–5), 6–4
2013 Switzerland Roger Federer (6) Russia Mikhail Youzhny 6–7(5–7), 6–3, 6–4
2014 Switzerland Roger Federer (7) Colombia Alejandro Falla 7–6(7–2), 7–6(7–3)
↓  ATP World Tour 500 series  ↓
2015 Switzerland Roger Federer (8) Italy Andreas Seppi 7–6(7–1), 6–4
2016 Germany Florian Mayer Germany Alexander Zverev 6–2, 5–7, 6–3
2017 Switzerland Roger Federer (9) Germany Alexander Zverev 6–1, 6–3

Doubles[edit]

Jonas Björkman (right, pictured here with 2003 champion Todd Woodbridge, left) made a record three finals in Halle (1999, 2002–03), taking the title twice (1999, 2003).
Year Champions Runners-up Score
1993 Czech Republic Petr Korda
Czech Republic Cyril Suk
United States Mike Bauer
Germany Marc-Kevin Goellner
7–6, 5–7, 6–3
1994 France Olivier Delaître
France Guy Forget
France Henri Leconte
South Africa Gary Muller
6–4, 6–7, 6–4
1995 Netherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Russia Andrei Olhovskiy
6–2, 3–6, 6–3
1996 Zimbabwe Byron Black
Canada Grant Connell
Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Czech Republic Daniel Vacek
6–1, 7–5
1997 Germany Karsten Braasch
Germany Michael Stich
South Africa David Adams
South Africa Marius Barnard
7–6, 6–3
1998 South Africa Ellis Ferreira
United States Rick Leach
South Africa John-Laffnie de Jager
Germany Marc-Kevin Goellner
4–6, 6–4, 7–6
1999 Sweden Jonas Björkman
Australia Patrick Rafter
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
United States Jared Palmer
6–3, 7–5
2000 Sweden Nicklas Kulti
Sweden Mikael Tillström
India Mahesh Bhupathi
Germany David Prinosil
7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–4)
2001 Canada Daniel Nestor
Australia Sandon Stolle
Belarus Max Mirnyi
Australia Patrick Rafter
6–4, 6–7(5–7), 6–1
2002 Germany David Prinosil
Czech Republic David Rikl
Sweden Jonas Björkman
Australia Todd Woodbridge
4–6, 7–6(7–5), 7–5
2003 Sweden Jonas Björkman (2)
Australia Todd Woodbridge
Czech Republic Martin Damm
Czech Republic Cyril Suk
6–3, 6–4
2004 India Leander Paes
Czech Republic David Rikl (2)
Czech Republic Tomáš Cibulec
Czech Republic Petr Pála
6–2, 7–5
2005 Switzerland Roger Federer
Switzerland Yves Allegro
Sweden Joachim Johansson
Russia Marat Safin
7–5, 6–7(6–8), 6–3
2006 France Fabrice Santoro
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
Germany Michael Kohlmann
Germany Rainer Schüttler
6–0, 6–4
2007 Sweden Simon Aspelin
Austria Julian Knowle
France Fabrice Santoro
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
6–4, 7–6(7–5)
2008 Russia Mikhail Youzhny
Germany Mischa Zverev
Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý
India Leander Paes
4–6, 6–3, [10–3]
2009 Germany Christopher Kas
Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber
Germany Andreas Beck
Switzerland Marco Chiudinelli
6–3, 6–4
2010 Ukraine Sergiy Stakhovsky
Russia Mikhail Youzhny (2)
Czech Republic Martin Damm
Slovakia Filip Polášek
4–6, 7–5, [10–7]
2011 India Rohan Bopanna
Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
Netherlands Robin Haase
Canada Milos Raonic
7–6(10–8), 3–6, [11–9]
2012 Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi (2)
Netherlands Jean-Julien Rojer
Philippines Treat Conrad Huey
United States Scott Lipsky
6–3, 6–4
2013 Mexico Santiago González
United States Scott Lipsky
Italy Daniele Bracciali
Israel Jonathan Erlich
6–2, 7–6(7–3)
2014 Germany Andre Begemann
Austria Julian Knowle (2)
Switzerland Marco Chiudinelli
Switzerland Roger Federer
1–6, 7–5, [12–10]
2015 South Africa Raven Klaasen
United States Rajeev Ram
India Rohan Bopanna
Romania Florin Mergea
7–6(7–5), 6–2
2016 South Africa Raven Klaasen (2)
United States Rajeev Ram (2)
Poland Łukasz Kubot
Austria Alexander Peya
7–6(7–5), 6-2
2017 Poland Łukasz Kubot
Brazil Marcelo Melo
Germany Alexander Zverev
Germany Mischa Zverev
5–7, 6–3, [10–8]

Statistics[edit]

Multiple championships[edit]

Player Singles Doubles Total Years
 Federer, RogerRoger Federer (SUI) + 9 1 10 2003 (S), 2004 (S), 2005 (S), 2005 (D), 2006 (S), 2008 (S), 2013 (S), 2014 (S), 2015 (S), 2017 (S)
 Kafelnikov, YevgenyYevgeny Kafelnikov (RUS) 3 0 3 1997 (S), 1998 (S), 2002 (S)
 Haas, TommyTommy Haas (GER) + 2 0 2 2009 (S), 2012 (S)
 Kulti, NicklasNicklas Kulti (SWE) 1 1 2 1996 (S), 2000 (D)
 Prinosil, DavidDavid Prinosil (GER) 1 1 2 2000 (S), 2002 (D)
 Kohlschreiber, PhilippPhilipp Kohlschreiber (GER) + 1 1 2 2009 (D), 2011 (S)
 Björkman, JonasJonas Björkman (SWE) 0 2 2 1999 (D), 2003 (D)
 Rikl, DavidDavid Rikl (CZE) 0 2 2 2002 (D), 2004 (D)
 Youzhny, MikhailMikhail Youzhny (RUS) + 0 2 2 2008 (D), 2010 (D)
 Qureshi, Aisam-ul-HaqAisam-ul-Haq Qureshi (PAK) + 0 2 2 2011 (D), 2012 (D)
 Knowle, JulianJulian Knowle (AUT) + 0 2 2 2007 (D), 2014 (D)
 Klaasen, RavenRaven Klaasen (RSA) + 0 2 2 2015 (D), 2016 (D)
 Ram, RajeevRajeev Ram (USA) + 0 2 2 2015 (D), 2016 (D)

Championships by country[edit]

Country Singles First Last Doubles First Last Overall
  Switzerland (SUI) 10 1995 2017 1 2005 2005 11
 Germany (GER) 6 1994 2016 5 1997 2014 11
 Sweden (SWE) 2 1996 2001 4 1999 2007 6
 Russia (RUS) 3 1997 2002 2 2008 2010 5
 Czech Republic (CZE) 1 2007 2007 3 1993 2004 4
 Australia (AUS) 1 2010 2010 3 1999 2003 4
 France (FRA) 1 1993 1993 2 1994 2006 3
 United States (USA) 0 N/A N/A 4 1998 2016 4
 South Africa (RSA) 0 N/A N/A 3 1998 2016 3
 Canada (CAN) 0 N/A N/A 2 1996 2001 2
 India (IND) 0 N/A N/A 2 2004 2011 2
 Netherlands (NED) 0 N/A N/A 2 1995 2012 2
 Pakistan (PAK) 0 N/A N/A 2 2011 2012 2
 Austria (AUT) 0 N/A N/A 2 2007 2014 2
 Zimbabwe (ZIM) 0 N/A N/A 1 1996 1996 1
 Serbia (SER) 0 N/A N/A 1 2006 2006 1
 Ukraine (UKR) 0 N/A N/A 1 2010 2010 1
 Mexico (MEX) 0 N/A N/A 1 2013 2013 1
 Poland (POL) 0 N/A N/A 1 2017 2017 1
 Brazil (BRA) 0 N/A N/A 1 2017 2017 1

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 52°03′48″N 8°21′02″E / 52.06333°N 8.35056°E / 52.06333; 8.35056