After an abrupt as unexpected abandonment at Roland Garros, Roger Federer returns to the garden of his house, to a tournament where the Swiss has triumphed more than in Wimbledon. And that scenario is none other than that of Find (June 14 to 20), a German herb in which Roger has won ten titles as an absolute record of his career and the historical record of the tournament. It was precisely there that the Helvetian won the penultimate title on its showcases in 2019 (the last was that same year in Basel), in addition to being the appointment that he has traditionally chosen in his career to prepare the grass tour on the way to Wimbledon.
Federer has been training in Halle for days, where he has been seen sharing the track with Kei Nishikori, but it was not until last Saturday that he met his way in the German ATP 500 after the draw of the box. And this will not be far from easy. The one from Basel will debut against a tennis player from the qualy, but from there their Theoretical Pitfalls Will Be Very Hard: Auger-Aliassime (recent finalist in Stuttgart) or Hurkacz in eighths, Medvedev In rooms, Baptist (best Spanish trick) or Zverev in the semifinals and Tsitsipas (finalist at Roland Garros) or Rublev as a culmination in the final.
– Kei Nishikori (@keinishikori) June 10, 2021
It should be noted that Roger defends 500 succulent points as current champion, since the tournament was not held in 2020 due to the pandemic. Despite the luxury poster that Halle will have, there will be neither Nadal nor Djokovic, who could appear directly at Wimbledon (June 28 to July 10), although the presence of the Balearic in the London major is more than doubtful. “I will decide whether or not I play at Wimbledon,” explained Rafa. at a Roland Garros press conference after losing to Djokovic in the semifinals. For the rest, the action begins in Halle …