Last Updated on July 24, 2023
The Terra Wortmann Open, also known as the Halle Open, is a prominent ATP 500 tennis tournament set to be held on the grass courts of the OWL Arena in Halle, Germany.
The OWL Arena, previously known as the Gerry Weber Stadion, is a versatile indoor sports complex situated in Halle, a city in the North Rhine-Westphalia region of Germany. Built in 1993, the arena can accommodate up to 12,300 spectators. One of the unique features of this arena is its retractable roof, which can be shut in just 88 seconds, ensuring tennis matches can go on uninterrupted, even in the rain. The heated stadium is not only a host to tennis but also caters to various other sports like handball, basketball, volleyball, and boxing, and is a popular venue for TV shows and concerts. It’s one of the rare arenas that feature a grass court for tennis.
In 2020, the stadium saw a change in ownership when 13 sponsors acquired the venue, leading to its renaming as the OWL Arena.
This year, the 2023 Terra Wortmann Open will mark the 30th edition of the tournament, scheduled to take place from the 19th to the 25th of June.
ATP Halle Open Prize Money
The prize pool for the ATP Terra Wortmann Open has increased for the 2023 tennis season. The total prize money came to €2,195,175, up 2.84% from the 2022 season. The champion in Halle will receive just over 17% of that amount, €477,795 if he wins the trophy. The runner-up will also receive a handsome reward of €220,880 for his efforts. After the semifinals, the prize pool decreases significantly: the two losers in this round will each receive €117,715. Those eliminated in the quarterfinals will receive €60,145 for their efforts. Losers in the first round will receive €17,120.
The below tables give you a full breakdown of prize money for the ATP 500 event in Halle this year.
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Halle Open Prize Money History
In the table below you can see how the prize money has changed in the last 10 draws of this tournament.
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Halle Open Entry List Will Be Headed By Daniil Medvedev
The event will feature the participation of notable figures in German tennis such as Alexander Zverev, Oscar Otte, Daniel Altmaier, and Jan-Lennard Struff.
In singles, the trophy will be contested by 32 athletes, while 16 will take part in the doubles event. The top seeds are the Russian Daniil Medvedev and Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas.
The last event in 2022 was won by Hubert Hurkacz, beating Daniil Medvedev in the final. A Pole tennis player, Hubert Hurkacz, will defend his title this year.
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Terra Wortmann Open: History Of The Competition
Since 1993, tennis players have been participating in the Halle Open tournament. Initially, it was an ATP 250 event until 2014, when it was elevated to an ATP 500 tournament. The event has seen changes in its name over the years due to different sponsorships:
- From 1993 to 2018, the tournament was named the Gerry Weber Open, named after the founder Gerhard Weber. He was a famous fashion manufacturer and retailer in his home country. Even though financial support from Weber ended in 2008 due to financial difficulties, the organizers maintained his name in the title.
- From 2019 to 2021, the championship was known as the Noventi Open, sponsored by the software development company, Noventi, based in Munich.
- Starting from 2022, the tournament got a new name, the Terra Wortmann Open, after its sponsor, Wortmann AG, a German company known for assembling and selling digital electronics, mainly computers.
In 2000, the ATP Halle tournament was recognized as the best in the ATP International Series, now known as ATP 250.
Roger Federer is the record-holder at the Halle Open, having won the title 10 times, matching his victories in Basel, his home tournament. His first victory in Germany was in 2003, and the most recent one was in 2019. Notably, Federer faced Russian players twice in the final matches:
- Federer bagged his first four titles consecutively, starting in 2003. He emerged victorious against German Nicolas Kiefer in 2003 and American Mardy Fish in 2004. In 2005, he had a tough match against Marat Safin, and in 2006, he won against Tomas Berdych from the Czech Republic.
- His fifth title came in 2008 when he outperformed Philipp Kohlschreiber, a local player.
- In 2013, he faced Russia’s Mikhail Yuzhny and won the match despite losing the first set. He added two more titles to his name in 2014 and 2015.
- In 2017, Federer bested Germany’s Alexander Zverev, and in 2019, he won against Belgium’s David Goffin.
However, Federer was defeated three times in the Halle Open finals. In 2010, he lost to Australia’s Lleyton Hewitt, in 2012 to Germany’s Tommy Haas, and in 2018 to Croatia’s Borna Ćorić. Interestingly, one of the streets in Halle is named after Roger Federer.
Terra Wortmann Open Ranking Points
The below tables give you a full breakdown of ranking points across the ATP 500 event in Halle.
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Where is the Terra Wortmann Open held?
The Halle Open takes place on grass courts at the Gerry Weber Stadion, situated at Roger-Federer-Allee 4, 33790 Halle (Westfalen).
What is the prize money for the winner of the Terra Wortmann Open 2023?
The champion of the Halle Open 2023 receives prize money of €477,795 or $516,591.
Is the Halle Open an ATP 500 tournament?
Yes, the Terra Wortmann Open is an ATP 500 grass-court event, holding significant importance in both German tennis and the social calendar of Halle.