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Halle Entry List/Fact Sheet (updated June 10, 2012)

smucav
05-01-2012, 12:34 AM
Tournament Name: GERRY WEBER OPEN
Location: HALLE, GERMANY
Dates: 11-17 JUNE 2012
Prize Money: €663,750 (Total Financial Commitment €750,000)
28 DRAW (Q32)

SITE: GERRY WEBER STADION
WESTSTRASSE 14
33790 HALLE/WESTFALEN
SURFACE: GRASS
BALL: DUNLOP SLAZENGER
WEB SITE: www.gerryweber-stadion.de

Qualifying draw: Friday, June 8, 9:00 p.m.
Main draw: Saturday, June 9, Noon
Doubles draw: Saturday, June 9, 2:00 p.m.

ATP Ranking Points
W: 250
F: 150
SF: 90
QF: 45
R16: 20 (Seeds 1-4:0)
R32: 0
Q: +12
Q8: 6
Q16: 0
Q32: 0

Entry deadline: April 30, 2012
Seeding: June 4, 2012

1 Nadal, Rafael ESP 2
2 Federer, Roger SUI 3
3 Berdych, Tomas CZE 7
OUT Monfils, Gael FRA 14
OUT Nishikori, Kei JPN 17
OUT Verdasco, Fernando ESP 19
7 Dolgopolov, Alexandr UKR 20
8 Mayer, Florian GER 21
9 Raonic, Milos CAN 23
10 Stepanek, Radek CZE 25
11 Granollers, Marcel ESP 27
12 Troicki, Viktor SRB 29
13 Tomic, Bernard AUS 33
14 Kohlschreiber, Philipp GER 34
OUT Melzer, Jurgen AUT 35
16 Youzhny, Mikhail RUS 36
17 Berlocq, Carlos ARG 37
18 Haase, Robin NED 43
19 Nieminen, Jarkko FIN 44
20 (SE)
21 (SE)
22 (Q) ZVEREV, Mischa GER
23 (Q) ZHANG, Ze CHN
24 (Q) KRAVCHUK, Konstantin RUS
25 (Q) SMYCZEK, Tim USA
26 (WC) Haas, Tommy GER
27 (WC) Petzschner, Philipp GER
28 (WC) Brown, Dustin GER

Alternates
IN Seppi, Andreas ITA 46
IN Kubot, Lukasz POL 50
OUT Kukushkin, Mikhail KAZ 54
IN Lacko, Lukas SVK 65
OUT Andreev, Igor RUS 78
IN Becker, Benjamin GER @80
IN Kamke, Tobias GER 81
IN Stebe, Cedrik-Marcel GER 91
1. Petzschner, Philipp GER 93 (WC to MD)
OUT Ungur, Adrian ROU 95
OUT Ramirez Hidalgo, Ruben ESP 97
OUT Bolelli, Simone ITA 98
OUT Pospisil, Vasek CAN 99
OUT Klizan, Martin SVK 101
OUT Bachinger, Matthias GER 103
OUT Hanescu, Victor ROU 104
OUT Brands, Daniel GER 105
OUT Russell, Michael USA 106
OUT Gimeno-Traver, Daniel ESP 107
OUT Goffin, David BEL 108

Chase Visa
05-02-2012, 12:50 AM
This list seems better than most 500's tbh.

STUHL
05-02-2012, 03:36 PM
What a List :eek:

A good idea to make it 28 draw, so Fed and rafa have time to regroup themself after Roland Garros!

JurajCrane
05-02-2012, 04:27 PM
A good idea to make it 28 draw, so Fed and rafa have time to regroup themself after Roland Garros!

This. Very good idea. Hopefully Lacko will enter to main draw.

guyha4
05-02-2012, 06:56 PM
What a great list!! hope Roger will play because sometime he skips it

Kezzi
05-02-2012, 07:41 PM
Sometimes? :lol: If he skips it now, I think (and hope) Weber will ban him forever. :p

duong
05-03-2012, 10:05 AM
Sometimes? :lol: If he skips it now, I think (and hope) Weber will ban him forever. :p

He skipped it every odd year, played every even year since 2006, this year is even then he should play :lol:

But I hope he won't play : he got an injury here before Wimbledon 2010 and what he mostly needs to play well on grass (for Wimbledon and the Olympics) is being fresh, not playing tournaments before.

Besides, it's stupid having a "life-time" contract with a tournament happening right after a slam, except if this contract only means that you won't play in another tournament the same week : I've always seen top-players withdraw from Queens/Halle if they did well in Roland-Garros, that's the way these tournaments should deal with these players, taking nothing for sure but having great potentialities, anyway they have so many great players entering :rolleyes:

Djokovic has the wisest attitude, not entering any of the tournaments this week. If ever he gets out early in RG, he can get a wild-card anyway.

Kezzi
05-03-2012, 10:49 AM
I also hope he won't play, but more for selfish reasons. I've seen in Rotterdam how annoying it is when Roger is there, so I hope to avoid the craziness in Halle. :p I'm Swiss when it comes to Roger, neutral feelings, don't hate him, but I also don't really care if he's there or not. ;) It's how all the people behave around him which makes his appearance annoying.

I agree on the contract. For a tournament I can understand why they want it, but Roger should have thought it through in the long term and should have never signed it.

Yeah, though I also don't think wildcards should be used for that. :p

LuA_luA
05-03-2012, 03:42 PM
I`m disappointed `cause I won`t see the top seed 4 players - they will have BYE 1st round :( I have tickets just for Monday & Tuesday.I will travel 1000km from Slovakia. I have expected that will be usual draw for 32 players but first time is for 28. I just wanted to see Fedex play alive. I know that it`s not sure that he will come but I hope that I will see great tennis nevertheless.

nihil66
05-05-2012, 02:14 PM
Ah damn I wanted to go monday/tuesday also to see roger and rafa, too bad.
Can anyone make an educated guess if roger, rafa or both will be playing on wednesday?
Assuming they won't skip it altogether of course.

LuA_luA
05-05-2012, 03:01 PM
you have to just wait. I think that problably they will play at thursday - the will have enough time for regeneration and training on the grass court :eek:



Ah damn I wanted to go monday/tuesday also to see roger and rafa, too bad.
Can anyone make an educated guess if roger, rafa or both will be playing on wednesday?
Assuming they won't skip it altogether of course.

Eden
05-05-2012, 05:51 PM
I`m disappointed `cause I won`t see the top seed 4 players - they will have BYE 1st round :( I have tickets just for Monday & Tuesday.I will travel 1000km from Slovakia. I have expected that will be usual draw for 32 players but first time is for 28. I just wanted to see Fedex play alive. I know that it`s not sure that he will come but I hope that I will see great tennis nevertheless.

I can totally understand your disappointment. I was very surprised to read about the decision to give the topplayers a bye for the 2nd round but Halle suffered from players withdrawals in the last years who made it far in Paris (Federer, Söderling, Berdych) and they don't want to risk something for this year's tournament which is a special one as it is the 20th anniversary.

When you can afford it to stay longer you can buy a ticket for the next days at the box office.

But I can assure you that Halle is worth the visit even when you won't be able to see Roger play ;)

Ah damn I wanted to go monday/tuesday also to see roger and rafa, too bad.
Can anyone make an educated guess if roger, rafa or both will be playing on wednesday?
Assuming they won't skip it altogether of course.

Roger and Rafa surely won't play on the same day so I expect only one of them to play on Wednesday.

LuA_luA
05-06-2012, 11:52 AM
I believed if Roger will come will play 1st round as past years but this year they have changed the draw :/ I have planned everything just for first 2 days and it hard to re-plan it because of work, accomodation...
But nevermind, Im looking 4ward to see great matches, its my first ATP tournament, up to now I have visited only challengers :)

I can totally understand your disappointment. I was very surprised to read about the decision to give the topplayers a bye for the 2nd round but Halle suffered from players withdrawals in the last years who made it far in Paris (Federer, Söderling, Berdych) and they don't want to risk something for this year's tournament which is a special one as it is the 20th anniversary.

When you can afford it to stay longer you can buy a ticket for the next days at the box office.

But I can assure you that Halle is worth the visit even when you won't be able to see Roger play ;)



Roger and Rafa surely won't play on the same day so I expect only one of them to play on Wednesday.

nihil66
05-06-2012, 04:16 PM
thanks for the infos guys.

César Luiz
05-10-2012, 02:47 PM
Good list :rocker2:

ozfan44
05-15-2012, 05:46 PM
any aussies on alts?

JurajCrane
05-16-2012, 07:12 AM
If Fed loses at RG in semi-final or sooner, he should play here. Otherwise, no.

samanosuke
05-17-2012, 12:38 PM
shouldn't nole be on the list also ?

Eden
05-17-2012, 01:11 PM
shouldn't nole be on the list also ?

There are no rumours let alone confirmations that Novak is going to play in Halle.

Dupuis2006
05-17-2012, 05:13 PM
Nadal! :eek:

nellis_lv
05-21-2012, 07:37 AM
I'm sure Petzsche will get a wildcard.

rocketassist
05-21-2012, 04:36 PM
What a List :eek:

A good idea to make it 28 draw, so Fed and rafa have time to regroup themself after Roland Garros!

Yeah let's be biased towards the top players for once.

Qampunen
05-22-2012, 05:03 PM
Benjamin Becker should get a Wild Card here. This is one of his favourite tournaments.
Come on, Benni! :)

Halle without Kiefer is no longer the same :sad:(sigh)...

JurajCrane
05-25-2012, 12:48 AM
Why are special exempts in this tournament ? (Queens too)

Qualies starts on Saturday and previous tournament is only Roland Garros.

Eddy DoubleD
05-25-2012, 05:00 PM
Let's say Klizan for example will make RG semifinals. Then, he can ask for a SE here...

JurajCrane
05-25-2012, 06:06 PM
Let's say Klizan for example will make RG semifinals. Then, he can ask for a SE here...

Okay, so now we are sure two places will be deleted and first and second alterante are practically IN.

Eddy DoubleD
05-25-2012, 08:37 PM
Right.

RHB1993
05-26-2012, 11:35 AM
Haas is on the players list on the official homepage, that's why I guess that he will get a WC for sure.

TennisOnWood
05-26-2012, 07:12 PM
Hope Robin Kern can get one

Li Ching Yuen
05-26-2012, 07:15 PM
The Panther on grass. :worship:

Yves.
05-27-2012, 08:26 AM
Why did Nadal decide to play here?

Snowwy
05-27-2012, 10:28 PM
Why did Nadal decide to play here?

Taxes, I think?

Eden
05-28-2012, 08:54 PM
Why did Nadal decide to play here?

You can find the answers in this thread on GM:

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=191303

Yves.
05-30-2012, 06:57 PM
You can find the answers in this thread on GM:

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=191303

Thank you that explained something.

Lugburz
06-03-2012, 05:15 PM
Title is going back to '09 champion...

Murraylicious
06-03-2012, 07:34 PM
Nadal in Halle? What's wrong with him? missing Aegon?

Eddy DoubleD
06-03-2012, 07:58 PM
He signed a contract with Halle.

Renaud
06-03-2012, 09:35 PM
Why Nadal's playing here ???





(just kidding)

Ertl93
06-04-2012, 12:01 AM
Any news about WCs?

Ad Wim
06-04-2012, 11:48 AM
Becker I reckon?

Ertl93
06-04-2012, 01:23 PM
I guess Haas, Becker and Petzsche will get one.

Mahqz
06-04-2012, 01:34 PM
I guess the same. ;)

outrider
06-04-2012, 01:45 PM
WCs for Petzschner, Stebe and Haas. ;)

Ertl93
06-04-2012, 02:21 PM
Source?

Jimnik
06-04-2012, 11:48 PM
Fedal final in a 250 event. Wonder if German TV will show it.

Boarder35m
06-05-2012, 12:39 AM
Fedal final in a 250 event. Wonder if German TV will show it.

Sport1 till friday every afternoon for about 4-5 huors
ZDF 2nd semi final and final live

According to the "Rahmenprogramm" :wavey:

kiriri***
06-05-2012, 05:49 AM
How about Monfils:confused:
He withdrawn RG and 3 weeks out due to knee injury.

JurajCrane
06-05-2012, 11:38 AM
Verdasco playing here right after Prostejov is little bit weird. Monfils and Federer are questionable though.

nole_no1
06-05-2012, 11:40 AM
Verdasco playing here right after Prostejov is little bit weird. Monfils and Federer are questionable though.

Why? Federer always plays here...

JurajCrane
06-05-2012, 02:12 PM
Why? Federer always plays here...

But if he reaches final in Roland Garros he would surely pull off.

Boarder35m
06-05-2012, 02:46 PM
Why? Federer always plays here...

I don´t know which year it was, but after a long 5-set final between Nadal and Federer at Roland Garros both withdrew from Halle and from then on Nadal went to Queen´s.

I could imagine that the Halle organisers pray for either a short final or for at least one of Federer or Nadal not reaching the final in RG. :p

Kezzi
06-05-2012, 05:51 PM
Federer pulls out every other year, he did it last year, so I fear he'll play this year. If not, I think they'll definitely regret naming a street after him. :p And hopefully the tournament direction will finally understand that they do everything for Roger, but he treats them like shit.

kingroger
06-05-2012, 07:51 PM
They will both be here as the Top4 seeds receive a bye and start on Thursday..

Lugburz
06-05-2012, 09:19 PM
WCs for Petzschner, Stebe and Haas. ;)

Don't know if this is confirmed yet, but both Tommy and Petzschner are on hte list at official webiste, so most likely WC's will go to both of them.

_Chaz
06-06-2012, 10:40 AM
http://www.tennisnet.com/oesterreich/welttennis/herren/Juergen-Melzer-trennt-sich-von-Coach-Nystroem/4068532

Melzer OUT

outrider
06-07-2012, 03:05 AM
WCs for Petzschner, Stebe and Haas. ;)
Now its official
http://www.gerryweber-open.de/News/2012/Juni/Wild-Card-an-Cedric-Marcel-Stebe-und-Duo-Haas-Waske
First two WCs gone to Stebe and Haas.
Third WC will be for Petzschner as i said.

;)

Ad Wim
06-07-2012, 08:56 AM
So if Melzer is OUT, one more withdrawal for Becker to get in.
He has to get in directly or via WC, as he probably cannot play qualis due to still playing Nottingham.

outrider
06-07-2012, 12:14 PM
Monfils will probably withdraw these days.

RonaldGomez
06-07-2012, 10:07 PM
Verdasco and Kukushkin out ?!

I thought that they were tanking in Prostejov to go to Halle sooner.

outrider
06-07-2012, 10:13 PM
Maybe Becker has got a chance to get a WC if Petzschner will cancel this tournament due to an health issues. But this is not 100% so maybe we should wait until Saturday when Qualies will start. Weather should be fine with 18°C and no rain.

Proton
06-08-2012, 12:38 AM
I'm not surprised if Nishikor withdraws. The way he described his condition in his blog doesn't sound very promising...

FilipFeja
06-08-2012, 08:38 AM
So if Melzer is OUT, one more withdrawal for Becker to get in.
He has to get in directly or via WC, as he probably cannot play qualis due to still playing Nottingham.

Becker is already IN because except two withdrawals, there is not 2 SE and he is now last direct acceptance!

born_on_clay
06-08-2012, 08:51 AM
the last WC will go for Djokovic, right? :cool:

Qampunen
06-08-2012, 10:47 AM
Becker is already in the main draw. Great news :)
However, if Petzchner withdraws... could Becker get a WC and save his Protected Ranking for another tournament or is it too late now? :confused:

outrider
06-08-2012, 01:10 PM
Dustin Brown is in Halle, he will play Qualies tomorrow!
If Petzschner withdraws the third WC should go to Brands, Berrer or Kamke.
Bachinger and Phau will both play Queens Club!

ZackBusner
06-08-2012, 06:45 PM
Last WC goes to Dustin Brown. :)

gators0708
06-08-2012, 06:51 PM
Last WC goes to Dustin Brown. :)

Lets go Dreddy!!!

aleunforcederror
06-10-2012, 11:07 PM
Possible withdrawal for Nadal?

Eden
06-10-2012, 11:12 PM
Possible withdrawal for Nadal?

He won't start to play before Thursday as Roger is going to play his first match on Wednesday.

Rafa is used to staying long in Paris and travelling to a grass tournament then.

I could imagine that he skips doubles but I don't expect him to withdraw from the singles considering the fact that it will be his first appearance in Halle since 2005.