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Any reason why Fed opts for Halle?

Just wondering if anyone knew why Federer always goes for Halle instead of Queens, and in fact, has he ever played at Queens?

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Re: Any reason why Fed opts for Halle?

He likes Germany.
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Re: Any reason why Fed opts for Halle?

he signed a long term contract with Halle for as long as he plays tennis, he plays Halle
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Re: Any reason why Fed opts for Halle?

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Re: Any reason why Fed opts for Halle?

Fededer is a German speaker and being a tournament that is closer to home, he entered Halle before he even thought about entering Queens. Then he gained success at the tournament and has obviously built up a relationship with the tournament organisers and fans. Hence the lifetime contract.

It's a slight shame in my opinion that he won't be playing at Queens, but the decision is totally understandable.
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Re: Any reason why Fed opts for Halle?

As well as his love of playing in Germany (his record in tournaments there is outstanding), I imagine he must like the relaxing and almost village-like atmosphere at Halle (the tournament site is pretty secluded and isolated isn't it), as opposed to the hustle and bustle of London.
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Re: Any reason why Fed opts for Halle?

Halle has a roof so no interruption when it rains, the courts are more similar to Wimbledon than that of Queen's and it allows him to have one more week before dealing with the crazy British media getting geared up for their two weeks of tennis coverage a year.
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Re: Any reason why Fed opts for Halle?

Have you ever eaten the food in London? Have you ever eaten it for four weeks straight? Do you really need to ask this question?




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Re: Any reason why Fed opts for Halle?

Well if it is a contract deal that is fair enough but surely makes sense to play queens as conditions are more similar.

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Re: Any reason why Fed opts for Halle?

He loves to play in Germany, very simple.
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He clearly needs the money.

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Re: Any reason why Fed opts for Halle?

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What a great thread.

I think he goes to Halle because he likes it there.
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Re: Any reason why Fed opts for Halle?

He likes it there and it enables him to win the tournament rather than get battered by nadal at queens.
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Re: Any reason why Fed opts for Halle?

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