The ATP 500 event in Halle, Germany will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year and 20-time major champion Roger Federer will be in attendance as guest of honour.
The Terra Wortmann Open announced that Wednesday, 21 June, will be ‘Roger Federer Day’, a celebration for the 10-time Halle champion who retired last year.
“I’m looking forward to returning to one of my absolute favourite tournaments on the
ATP Tour,” Federer said in a press release. “It’s an honour to come and help the tournament celebrate this important anniversary in Halle.”
The grass-court event, which runs from 19-25 June, will honour the Swiss on Centre Court, raise support for the Roger Federer Foundation, and host various activities on ‘Roger Federer Day’.
“The rise of our tournament to world-class level is closely associated with Roger,” said tournament director Ralf Weber. “He has acted as an outstanding ambassador for us over all this time and produced headlines around the globe.”
Federer first collected the Halle title in 2003 and triumphed again the following three years. The 103-time tour-level titlist boasted a 69-8 career record at the Terra Wortmann Open and last won in Halle in 2019.