Roger Federer Offers Help For Halle Open 2019 Sponsorship Troubles

Published 06/16/2019, 10:54 AM EDT
Roger Federer at Halle Open 2019


The nine-time Halle Open champion, Roger Federer has arrived for Germany’s largest ATP tournament and the Swiss legend is closely associated with the tournament and officials in Halle, also he is proficient in their local tongue. While the tournament was having some issues regarding the sponsorships, Federer immediately stepped in. 

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“Of course, I immediately informed myself when I heard that there were difficulties. Because you want to know how his friends are doing. I immediately offered my help, but then I was glad that a new title sponsor was found. I will talk to Ralf Weber this week about what further possibilities for cooperation there can be between us,” Roger Federer said during the Sunday morning press conference in Halle.

World Number three, Federer reached the semifinals at Roland-Garros 2019 and during the entire clay he won a total of nine matches out of the eleven that he played. “It was good to have come back to the semi-finals in a Grand Slam,” said Roger Federer. “And the first time in Paris for four years.”

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Roger Federer at Halle Open 2019

The Swiss maestro has geared up for the 27th edition of Gerry Weber Open and he will be opening against the Australian, John Millman. “The victory must always be the goal here in Halle. I’m injury free, I feel a lot of guts, I just love to play in this place. And that’s why I’m feeling very good in the tournament”, Roger Federer said.

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John is always an extremely tough opponent, one who does not give you anything. It will also be a great first-round match in Halle. John always brings 100 percent to the court. It’s going to be a real test, but that may be exactly what I need,” Roger Federer continued.

He is excited to be back on the green tennis courts. “Grass just comes in handy. I like this intuitive, aggressive game. On the other hand, it is always a tightrope walk. The matches are often decided in a few rallies. You always have to be wide awake, very concentrated,” Roger Federer said.

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Roger Federer at Halle Open 2019

From his plethora of titles, Federer has never won any of them ten times. He has won Swiss Indoors and Halle Open nine times, and this year in Halle, he might claim an ATP title for the tenth time. “It would be just crazy to do that,” Roger Federer said for his tenth Halle Open title.

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Mahalakshmi Murali joined EssentiallySports in 2018 as a tennis author and has gone on to pen more than 1800 engaging articles, probing into various aspects of the sport and its illustrious players. With her expertise on the sport, Mahalakshmi has interviewed stalwarts from the sport such as Serena WIlliams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou and Kevin Anderson’s physio, Carlos Costa. Equipped with her vast experience and a keen understanding of the sport, Mahalakshmi now co-heads the tennis department.

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