Federer Trying To Set Personal Record In Halle

Swiss star is a nine-time champion in both Halle and Basel

Roger Federer can make personal history next week at the NOVENTI OPEN. The nine-time titlist in Halle can lift his 10th trophy at an ATP Tour event for the first time.

Federer has triumphed nine times at both the NOVENTI OPEN and the Swiss Indoors Basel, which is his home event. Last year, the Swiss superstar was just one set from accomplishing the feat in Halle, but he fell in the final against Borna Coric.

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Federer's Most Titles By Tournament

 Tournament  Titles
 NOVENTI OPEN  9
 Swiss Indoors Basel  9
 Wimbledon  8
 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships  8
 Western & Southern Open  7

The 37-year-old owns a 63-7 record in Halle, and the last time he did not reach the semi-finals was 2001. This will be his 15th appearance since then. In the 16 times he has competed on the Halle grass, Federer has always advanced to at least the quarter-finals.

Six of the seven players Federer has lost to at this ATP 250 event have cracked the Top 5 of the ATP Rankings in their careers. 

Roger On Grass
Federer owns the best tour-level grass-court record in the Open Era, having won 87.1 per cent of his matches on the surface (176-26). He has claimed 18 titles on grass, which is eight more than Pete Sampras, the second player on the list. View FedEx ATP Performance Zone

Did You Know?
Nobody other than Federer who competed in the 2000 Halle draw, which was the Swiss star's first appearance, remains active. Federer's coach Ivan Ljubicic lost in the second round to eventual champion David Prinosil.

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