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Thirty Years Of Halle…Indeed, A Miracle

When I learned that Gerry (actually, Gerhard) Weber and his son Ralf were going to make a presentation at the 1992 ATP World Championships at the Festhalle in Frankfurt, my curiosity was thoroughly piqued.

I wanted to hear about the … continue reading

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Terra Wortmann Open…Hurkacz Toasts Medvedev In Final

On a blisteringly hot day – the temperature was 89°F – Hubert Hurkacz of Poland, the No. 5 seed, toasted No. 1 seed Daniil Medvedev, 6-1, 6-4 in the Terra Wortmann Open Singles final.

The ATP 500 event is played at the … continue reading

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Halle…Now The Terra Wortmann Open

What a way to kick-off the holiday season. On December 1st good cheer resonated when it was announced that Wortmann AG had become the new title sponsor of the ATP 500 series grass court tournament in Halle, Westphalia, Germany. … continue reading

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Noventi Open…From A Distance

For the two of us the 2021 Noventi Open, (formerly the Gerry Weber Open) was surreal. It was the first time in the tournament’s 28 year history, we were not in Halle, Westphalia, Germany covering the ATP 500 series grass … continue reading

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Noventi Open’s Comeback

After more than a year of dealing with the ravages and ever present questions relating to COVID-19, the world, along with tennis, is trying to return to a semblance of normal. In truth, it will be a “new normal”. Because … continue reading

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Gerhard Weber: Halle Tournament Pioneer Passes Away

Gerhard (Gerry) Weber, a hugely successful women’s clothier, took what many believed was a huge risk when he “created” the Gerry Weber Open, now an ATP 500 series event. The tournament’s patron, who passed away on September 24th, continue reading