STARNBERG, June 17, 2019
Roger Federer leads the way at the NOVENTI OPEN in Halle, Germany, where the 37-year-old Swiss is pursuing his 10th title. Federer will try to improve his 63-7 record at the ATP 500 tournament, where he will face John Millman, who beat him at last year’s US Open, in the first round.
Reigning Nitto ATP Finals titlist Alexander Zverev is the second seed and Karen Khachanov, who cracked the Top 10 of the ATP Rankings for the first time last Monday, is the third seed. Defending champion Borna Coric will try to become the first player outside of Federer to retain his title in Halle since Yevgeny Kafelnikov did it in 1997 and 1998.
Andy Murray to play doubles at The Queen’s Club
The Fever-Tree Championships marks the return of Andy Murray, who is set to compete in the doubles draw alongside Feliciano Lopez. It is the former World No. 1’s first tournament since undergoing hip surgery after the Australian Open.
Reigning Next Gen ATP Finals champion Stefanos Tsitsipas leads a stacked singles draw that features seven players inside the Top 20 of the ATP Rankings. Second seed Kevin Anderson will compete for the first time since Miami in March due to an elbow injury.
Argentine Juan Martin del Potro, defending champion Marin Cilic, former World No. 3 Stan Wawrinka, fourth seed Daniil Medvedev and #NextGenATP Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime are also in the field.