Roger Federer to participate in 2022 Halle Open

The 40-year-old last participated in Wimbledon wherein he lost to Hubert Hurkacz in the fourth round.

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Updated - 26 October 2021 8:38 pm

Halle Open is regarded as one of the warm-up tournaments to Wimbledon Championship and was founded in 1993. Over the past few years, top-rated players have been a part of this tournament in order to prepare themselves for the biggest Grand Slam. According to the latest report, Roger Federer has committed to participate in the 2022 Halle Open. Moreover, alongside the eight-time Wimbledon champion, Tokyo Olympics 2020 gold-medallist Alexander Zverev, Karen Khachanov, Daniil Medvedev are also going to participate.

The Halle Open was won by Ugo Humbert this year as he defeated Andrey Rublev in the final. To those who are not aware, Roger Federer love playing the Halle Open and has won the tournament for a record 10-times in his illustrious career. Moreover, the Swiss Maestro’s confirmation in a huge boost for the ATP 500 tournament, in terms of viewership as well.

Roger Federer for 2022 Halle Open

Over the past eighteen months or so, Roger Federer has been consistently struggling with a lingering knee injury. Being forced to endure two operations, Federer had to pull out of the 2020 season. Although he did make his return in March 2021, even then Federer failed to improve upon his performance on the grass courts. In the process, his misery increased as Federer hampered his knee even more and had to undergo a third operation.

The 40-year-old arguable G.O.A.T last participated in Wimbledon wherein he lost to Hubert Hurkacz in the fourth round. As a result, the 20-time Grand Slam champion has slipped from the top-10 world rankings for the first time in four years.

With everything at stake, it remains to be seen how the Swiss Maestro performs when he comes out to play after a long break in 2022 as tennis fans eagerly await his return to the sport.