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Halle to celebrate Tournament Wednesday as ‘Roger Federer Day’
The tournament will also be celebrating its 30th anniversary this year
Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer will be honoured with his own day during the ATP Halle Open in June, a tournament that he won 10 times in his career.
The organizers of the ATP 500 event have christened the Wednesday of the tournament week as “Roger Federer Day” to celebrate the tournament’s 30th anniversary and honour the 20-time Grand Slam champion, who retired from the sport last September.
“I’m looking forward to returning to one of my absolute favourite tournaments on the ATP Tour,” Federer said in a tournament press release. “It’s an honor to come and help the tournament celebrate this important anniversary in Halle.”
“The rise of our tournament to world-class level is closely associated with Roger,” said Tournament Director Ralf Weber. “He has acted as an outstanding ambassador for us over all this time and produced headlines around the globe.”
As part of the occasion, several events are being lined to also support the “Roger Federer Foundation”, which helps educational projects in Africa and Switzerland.
Federer is also expected to be commemorated at Wimbledon and will also be at the Shanghai Masters, where he has been named as Icon Athlete.