With the French Open 2021 drawing to a close, many top tennis stars will head over to Gerry Weber Stadion in Halle, Germany, for the 2021 Halle Open (also known as the 2021 Noventi Open for sponsorship reasons). The tournament will take place between June 14-20 on the German outdoor grass courts.
The 2021 Halle Open will mark the 28th iteration of the grass-court tennis tournament and is a part of the ATP Tour 500 Series. Although it won’t feature a stacked field akin to the Grand Slam events, the 2021 Halle Open also won’t lack big names who will be competing for the lion’s share of the €1,455,925 prize pool.
Here is our 2021 Noventi Open betting preview, where we take a look at a few players for you to look out for when playing a bet on the ATP Betting Odds.
Halle Open Tennis Analysis & Predictions | ATP Betting
2021 Halle Open
- When: June 14-20
- Where: Gerry Weber Stadion in Halle, Germany
- Surface: Grass
2021 Halle Open Prize Breakdown
- Champion – €113,785
- Runner-Up – €84,075
- Semi-finals – €59,860
- Quarter-finals – €40,765
- Round of 16 – €25,480
- Round of 32 – €14,650
Names to Watch Out For
- Roger Federer
Roger Federer travels to Halle after an early exit from the 2021 French Open, where he decided to retire and preserve his energy for the upcoming Wimbledon. This will mark the first time we will see the 39-year-old on a grass court in two years, having last played on it back in his 2019 Wimbledon finals loss to Novak Djoković.
Regardless of his lack of games on the grass turf, Federer is definitely not one to be overlooked in Germany. He is a 10-time champion at Halle and the defending champion from 2019.
What’s more, Federer holds an outstanding 87.27% win rate on the grass across 220 matches (192-29). That makes him (statistically) the most successful male grass court player of all time.
- Daniil Medvedev
Daniil Medvedev crashed out of the French Open in the quarter-finals against Stefanos Tsitisipas, who beat him 6-7, 7-6, 7-5. Regardless of that painful loss, world no.2 travels to Halle as one of the main favorites to watch out for.
His career success on grass has been relatively limited, having won only 64.4% of his matches (29-16). He has also not played on this surface once since 2019.
Medvedev has a tricky schedule at Halle Open, needing to face Jan-Lennard Struff in his opening fixture. Struff has shown great form at Roland Garros and will likely prove to be a formidable opponent for the German, even though the latter is 3-0 in the head-to-head with Struff.
Even if Medvedev makes it past Struff and Vasek Pospisil in the next round, he will then have to clash with Federer. Interestingly enough, Medvedev and Federer have yet to face on a grass court.
- Alexander Zverev
Third seed Alexander Zverev will open his 2021 Halle Open campaign with a clash against his countryman Dominik Koepfer, who he beat in straight sets earlier this year in Acapulco.
The 2016 and 2017 runner-up could then face Ugo Humbert or Sam Querrey in the second round, both of whom will likely prove tough opponents to beat. Regardless, Zverev has been showing great form this year and has had a decent run at the 2021 French Open.
There he reached the semi-finals but lost to Tsitisipas with 3-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, 3-6. Earlier in the year, Zverev also reached the Italian Open and Australian Open quarter-finals and won the Madrid Open and Mexican Open.
Zverev has been successful in Germany before, and if he can show the same form he has in France, another deep run shouldn’t escape him.