Tennis – ATP – Halle 2022
Tournament History 1993-2019, 2021-Present (29th Edition)
Singles Final Sunday 19 June at 3:00 pm
Wild Cards (3) Nick Kyrgios (AUS), Henri Squire (GER), Jan-Lennard Struff (GER)
Qualifiers (4) Radu Albot (MDA), Maxime Cressy (USA) Tallon Griekspoor (NED), Marc-Andrea Huesler (SUI)
Special Exempts (1) Oscar Otte (GER)
Oldest Player Roberto Bautista Agut (34)
#NextGenATP (1) Holger Rune (19)
Tournament Records Most Titles – Roger Federer (10)
Most Wins – Roger Federer (69)
Youngest Champion – Borna Coric, 21, in 2018
Oldest Champion – Roger Federer, 37, in 2019
Highest-Ranked Champion – No. 1 Roger Federer (2004-06, 2008)
Lowest-Ranked Champion – No. 192 Florian Mayer in 2016
Last German Champion – Florian Mayer in 2016
The seeded ones
1 Daniil Medvedev 22-8 (Aus. Open, ‘s-Hertogenbosch Finals) 0-1 (2021 1R)
2 Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 35-12 (Monte Carlo Title) 1-1 (2018 2R)
3 Andrey Rublev 29-8 (Marseille, Dubai, Belgrade Titles) 6-2 (2021 Final)
4 Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) 28-14 (Rotterdam Title) 3-1 (2021 SF)
5 Hubert Hurkacz (POL) 23-11 (Dubai, Miami SF) 0-2 (2019, 2021 1R)
6 Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) 16-12 (Barcelona Final) 0-0 (Debut)
7 Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) 17-7 (Doha Title) 7-4 (2018 SF)
8 Karen Khachanov 20-15 (Adelaide-1 Final) 7-4 (2017 SF)
Match schedule HERE
LIVE follow-up HERE
Full results HERE
The updated table HERE
Monday, June 13
Ugo Humbert, who is going to defend on grass a huge amount of points won last year, narrowly escaped in the first round against Radu Albot (MOL): 7/6 6/7 5/7.
A few minutes later we witness the first surprise of this tournament with Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) eliminating Andrey Rublev (RUS) 7/6 6/4.
Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) takes out Roland Garros revelation Holger Rune (DAN) 6/3 7/6, a result not really surprising as the young Dane has to digest his new status.
Djere, Ivashka and McDonald, against Swiss qualifier Huesler, also move to T1.
Tuesday, June 14
Hubert Hurkacz, opposed to the volleyball server Maxime Cressy, won 6/4 4/6 6/4. The Nick Kyrgios, on a good day, logically wins against the local Daniel Altmaier 6/3 7/5.
Felix Auger Aliassime needs three sets to take out Marcos Giron (USA) 6/3 5/7 6/3. Success for Korda and Griekspoor against Molcan and Garin, all in two sets.
Oscar Otte, a progressing player who is little talked about, eliminates the excellent Miomir Kecmanovic 7/6 6/4 in front of his audience. Roberto Bautista Agut passes following the abandonment of Marton Fucsovics and Karen Khachanov takes out his teammate, in distress, Aslan Karatsev.
On the French side, the match of the day concerned Benjamin Bonzi against Stefanos Tsitsipas. The Habs made the match in the first set before achieving a perfect second set, but the Greek, not really comfortable, still made his ranking speak at the end of the match. The score: 7/6 1/6 6/3.
Wednesday June 15
Big blow for Ugo Humbert, defending champion, who lost in the 1/8th final against Hubert Hurkacz. Despite a good start, the French led 3/1 in the first set, he lost 7/6 6/3 and lost fifty places in the ATP rankings.
For the first time in three years, he will come out of the Top 100 and above all see himself closing the door to the tables of the biggest tournaments.
Earlier Daniil Medvedev won the first match of his career in Halle by dominating David Goffin 6/3 6/3, in 1/16th.
Back to the next lap with Pablo Carreno Busta taking out Sebastian Korda 6/4 0/6 6/3. Felix Auger Aliassime logically passes against Mackenzie McDonald (USA) 7/6 6/1.
The big match of the day was of course the meeting between Nick Kyrgios and Stefanos Tsitsipas. The Greek will take the best start by pocketing the first set before suffering the Australian lightning. The score: 5/7 6/2 6/4.
Thursday June 16
The great Oscar Otte (GER) and his 1m93, now very close to the Top 50th in the world, continues his journey in front of his audience by releasing Nikoloz Basilashvili 4/6 6/0 7/6. Earlier Karen Khachanov had Laslo Djere (SER) 7/6 6/4.
Daniil Medvedev proved very solid against Ilya Ivashka with a 7/6 6/3 success and Roberto Bautista Agut continued to amaze with his victory against Talon Griekspoor 6/7 6/4 6/2.
Friday, June 17: The 1/4 finals
Daniil Medvedev (RUS) vs Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP): 6/2 6/4
The world No. 1, without ever being worried, passes the Spanish obstacle very easily.
Oscar Otte (GER) vs Karen Khachanov (RUS): 4/6 7/6 6/4
Supported by his home crowd, the German showed character and mentality. He will never let go of his bone even when he was close to the exit at the end of the second run. He will then be rewarded for his tenacity and reached a half in the ATP 500 for the first time.
Felix Auger Aliassime (CAN) vs. Hubert Hurkacz (POL) : 6/7 6/7
Duel of big servers between the Canadian and the formidable Pole who will be twice the strongest in the tie breaks,
Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) vs. Nick Kyrgios (AUS) : 4/6 2/6
There was a world of difference on this match between a real earthling and a real grass specialist who will pass a much more interesting test in half.
Saturday June 18: The 1/2 finals
Daniel Medvedev vs Oscar Otte: 7/6 6/3
Impregnable on his service, the world No. 1 puts an end to the beautiful week for the German player. Also solid in key moments, Medvedev showed a great attitude throughout this meeting.
Hubert Hurkacz vs Nick Kyrgios: 4/6 7/6 7/6
Many expected or hoped for a success from the Australian but the Polish giant didn’t want to know. Broken once in the first set, he didn’t start very well before being much more solid.
He will first win 7 points to two the shooting break of the 2nd set and push his rival during an equally tight third set which will end with a new decisive game won this time 7 points to 4
Sunday June 19 / Final
Daniil Medvedev vs. Hubert Hurkacz : 1/6 4/6
The very large public present in Halle expected a final full of suspense between the Russian and the Pole but nothing of all that. This afternoon there was only one man on the field, Hubert Hurkacz.
A first set in the form of a punishment, a break at the start of the second set and despite the Russian waking up at the end of the match, “Hubi” will never be worried about his serve.
He brilliantly and masterfully won his 5th career title, after Winston Salem in 2020, Delray Beach, Metz and the Miami Masters 1000 and 2021, while remaining undefeated in the final. Hat !