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|
|Tour||ATP World Tour|
|Location||Halle (Westfalen), Germany|
|Venue||Gerry Weber Stadion|
|Category||ATP World Series|
ATP International Series
ATP World Tour 250 series
ATP World Tour 500 series
|Draw||32S / 32Q / 16D|
|Prize money||€2,116,915 (2018)|
|Current champions (2018)|
|Doubles|| Łukasz Kubot |
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.
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).
* 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.
|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
|Czech Republic (CZE)||1||2007||2007||3||1993||2004||4|
|United States (USA)||0||N/A||N/A||4||1998||2016||4|
|South Africa (RSA)||0||N/A||N/A||3||1998||2016||3|