Roger Federer thinks ahead, confirming 2022 Halle participation
The ten-time Halle champion Roger Federer will seek another title at one of his favorite tournaments this June, committing to play the Noventi Open for the 18th time!
Not only that, the Swiss maestro has confirmed his participation in Halle for 2022 as well, staying faithful to one of his favorite tournaments. The organizers have confirmed four players for this year's edition, with Kei Nishikori, Daniil Medvedev and Karen Khachanov ready to challenge Federer en route to the title. Roger made his first Halle appearance in 2000 and scored seven wins in the first three trips to this event for a nice start.
Since 2003, Roger has lost only four encounters at the pre-Wimbledon event, dominating and winning ten titles until 2019. Between 2003-2010, Federer scored 29 consecutive victories before Lleyton Hewitt ended his streak in 2010 final. Since 2013, Federer has won five trophies in Halle, losing the final to Borna Coric in 2018 and regaining the trophy 12 months later, in the last edition so far.
Chasing the tenth title, Federer toppled David Goffin 7-6, 6-1 in an hour and 23 minutes two years ago for his 102nd ATP title, prevailing in the opener and storming over the Belgian in set number two to lift the trophy. Federer will compete in Halle at the age of 40 next year.