Roger Federer headlines star-studded line-up for 2019 Gerry Weber Open

Roger Federer at Gerry Weber Open

Roger Federer will have to go through a star-studded line-up if he’s going to win a tenth Gerry Weber Open title in 2019.

Federer won the title in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017 before losing last year’s final to Borna Coric.

The Halle tournament is seen as a key build-up to Wimbledon in what is a very short grass-court season.

Federer will be joined by reigning ATP Finals champion Alexander Zverev, for starters. 2018 French Open finalist Dominic Thiem, 2018 US Open semifinalist Kei Nishikori and 2017 Next Gen ATP Finals champion Hyeon Chung are also confirmed.

Dominic Thiem, meanwhile, has highlighted the tournament as a key target for him.

“I am dreaming of winning the Gerry Weber Open one day,” he said.

“I won the Stuttgart tournament on grass and reached the semifinal in Halle”, said Thiem.

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