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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.

Gerry Weber Open
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Tournament information
TourATP World Tour
Founded1993; 26 years ago (1993)
Editions24 (2016)
LocationHalle (Westfalen), Germany
VenueGerry Weber Stadion
CategoryATP World Series
(1993–1999)
ATP International Series
(2000–2008)
ATP World Tour 250 series
(2009–2014)
ATP World Tour 500 series
(2015 onwards)
SurfaceGrass (Outdoor)
Draw32S / 32Q / 16D
Prize money€2,116,915 (2018)
Websitegerryweber-open.de
Current champions (2018)
SinglesCroatia Borna Ćorić
DoublesPoland Łukasz Kubot
Brazil Marcelo Melo

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.

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Past finalsEdit

In singles, Roger Federer (2003–06, 2008, 2013–15, 2017) holds the record for most overall titles (nine, out of twelve finals), and most consecutive titles (four, in 2003–06). In 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).

SinglesEdit

 
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
↓  ATP World Series  ↓
1993   Henri Leconte   Andrei Medvedev 6–2, 6–3
1994   Michael Stich   Magnus Larsson 6–4, 4–6, 6–3
1995   Marc Rosset   Michael Stich 3–6, 7–6(13–11), 7–6(10–8)
1996   Nicklas Kulti   Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6–7(5–7), 6–3, 6–4
1997   Yevgeny Kafelnikov   Petr Korda 7–6(7–2), 6–7(5–7), 7–6(9–7)
1998   Yevgeny Kafelnikov (2)   Magnus Larsson 6–4, 6–4
1999   Nicolas Kiefer   Nicklas Kulti 6–3, 6–2
↓  ATP International Series  ↓
2000   David Prinosil   Richard Krajicek 6–3, 6–2
2001   Thomas Johansson   Fabrice Santoro 6–3, 6–7(5–7), 6–2
2002   Yevgeny Kafelnikov (3)   Nicolas Kiefer 2–6, 6–4, 6–4
2003   Roger Federer   Nicolas Kiefer 6–1, 6–3
2004   Roger Federer (2)   Mardy Fish 6–0, 6–3
2005   Roger Federer (3)   Marat Safin 6–4, 6–7(6–8), 6–4
2006   Roger Federer (4)   Tomáš Berdych 6–0, 6–7(4–7), 6–2
2007   Tomáš Berdych   Marcos Baghdatis 7–5, 6–4
2008   Roger Federer (5)   Philipp Kohlschreiber 6–3, 6–4
↓  ATP World Tour 250 series  ↓
2009   Tommy Haas   Novak Djokovic 6–3, 6–7(4–7), 6–1
2010   Lleyton Hewitt   Roger Federer 3–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–4
2011   Philipp Kohlschreiber   Philipp Petzschner 7–6(7–5), 2–0 retired
2012   Tommy Haas (2)   Roger Federer 7–6(7–5), 6–4
2013   Roger Federer (6)   Mikhail Youzhny 6–7(5–7), 6–3, 6–4
2014   Roger Federer (7)   Alejandro Falla 7–6(7–2), 7–6(7–3)
↓  ATP World Tour 500 series  ↓
2015   Roger Federer (8)   Andreas Seppi 7–6(7–1), 6–4
2016   Florian Mayer   Alexander Zverev 6–2, 5–7, 6–3
2017   Roger Federer (9)   Alexander Zverev 6–1, 6–3
2018   Borna Ćorić   Roger Federer 7–6(8–6), 3–6, 6–2

DoublesEdit

 
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   Petr Korda
  Cyril Suk
  Mike Bauer
  Marc-Kevin Goellner
7–6, 5–7, 6–3
1994   Olivier Delaître
  Guy Forget
  Henri Leconte
  Gary Muller
6–4, 6–7, 6–4
1995   Jacco Eltingh
  Paul Haarhuis
  Yevgeny Kafelnikov
  Andrei Olhovskiy
6–2, 3–6, 6–3
1996   Byron Black
  Grant Connell
  Yevgeny Kafelnikov
  Daniel Vacek
6–1, 7–5
1997   Karsten Braasch
  Michael Stich
  David Adams
  Marius Barnard
7–6, 6–3
1998   Ellis Ferreira
  Rick Leach
  John-Laffnie de Jager
  Marc-Kevin Goellner
4–6, 6–4, 7–6
1999   Jonas Björkman
  Patrick Rafter
  Paul Haarhuis
  Jared Palmer
6–3, 7–5
2000   Nicklas Kulti
  Mikael Tillström
  Mahesh Bhupathi
  David Prinosil
7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–4)
2001   Daniel Nestor
  Sandon Stolle
  Max Mirnyi
  Patrick Rafter
6–4, 6–7(5–7), 6–1
2002   David Prinosil
  David Rikl
  Jonas Björkman
  Todd Woodbridge
4–6, 7–6(7–5), 7–5
2003   Jonas Björkman (2)
  Todd Woodbridge
  Martin Damm
  Cyril Suk
6–3, 6–4
2004   Leander Paes
  David Rikl (2)
  Tomáš Cibulec
  Petr Pála
6–2, 7–5
2005   Roger Federer
  Yves Allegro
  Joachim Johansson
  Marat Safin
7–5, 6–7(6–8), 6–3
2006   Fabrice Santoro
  Nenad Zimonjić
  Michael Kohlmann
  Rainer Schüttler
6–0, 6–4
2007   Simon Aspelin
  Julian Knowle
  Fabrice Santoro
  Nenad Zimonjić
6–4, 7–6(7–5)
2008   Mikhail Youzhny
  Mischa Zverev
  Lukáš Dlouhý
  Leander Paes
4–6, 6–3, [10–3]*
2009   Christopher Kas
  Philipp Kohlschreiber
  Andreas Beck
  Marco Chiudinelli
6–3, 6–4
2010   Sergiy Stakhovsky
  Mikhail Youzhny (2)
  Martin Damm
  Filip Polášek
4–6, 7–5, [10–7]
2011   Rohan Bopanna
  Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
  Robin Haase
  Milos Raonic
7–6(10–8), 3–6, [11–9]
2012   Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi (2)
  Jean-Julien Rojer
  Treat Conrad Huey
  Scott Lipsky
6–3, 6–4
2013   Santiago González
  Scott Lipsky
  Daniele Bracciali
  Jonathan Erlich
6–2, 7–6(7–3)
2014   Andre Begemann
  Julian Knowle (2)
  Marco Chiudinelli
  Roger Federer
1–6, 7–5, [12–10]
2015   Raven Klaasen
  Rajeev Ram
  Rohan Bopanna
  Florin Mergea
7–6(7–5), 6–2
2016   Raven Klaasen (2)
  Rajeev Ram (2)
  Łukasz Kubot
  Alexander Peya
7–6(7–5), 6–2
2017   Łukasz Kubot
  Marcelo Melo
  Alexander Zverev
  Mischa Zverev
5–7, 6–3, [10–8]
2018   Łukasz Kubot (2)
  Marcelo Melo (2)
  Alexander Zverev
  Mischa Zverev
7–6(7–1), 6–4

* 2008 also marks the first use of the super (10-point) tiebreak in the final match of the doubles competition for the third set when the score is tied at one set all.

StatisticsEdit

Multiple championshipsEdit

Player Singles Doubles Total Years
  Roger 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)
  Yevgeny Kafelnikov (RUS) 3 0 3 1997 (S), 1998 (S), 2002 (S)
  Tommy Haas (GER) + 2 0 2 2009 (S), 2012 (S)
  Nicklas Kulti (SWE) 1 1 2 1996 (S), 2000 (D)
  David Prinosil (GER) 1 1 2 2000 (S), 2002 (D)
  Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) + 1 1 2 2009 (D), 2011 (S)
  Jonas Björkman (SWE) 0 2 2 1999 (D), 2003 (D)
  David Rikl (CZE) 0 2 2 2002 (D), 2004 (D)
  Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) + 0 2 2 2008 (D), 2010 (D)
  Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi (PAK) + 0 2 2 2011 (D), 2012 (D)
  Julian Knowle (AUT) + 0 2 2 2007 (D), 2014 (D)
  Raven Klaasen (RSA) + 0 2 2 2015 (D), 2016 (D)
  Rajeev Ram (USA) + 0 2 2 2015 (D), 2016 (D)

Championships by countryEdit

Country Singles First Last Doubles First Last Overall
   Switzerland (SUI) 10 1995 2017 1 2005 2005 11
  Germany (GER) 7 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

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