Halle to be held without fans this year, while Roger Federer agrees to play 2022 event
The ATP 500 event in Halle will be held with no spectators this year, while it has been reported that Roger Federer will play at the 2022 edition.
The Noventi Open organisers announced the news that fans would not be able to attend in 2021 to ticket holders on Thursday, according to a report by journalist Nikolaus Fink.
As well as this, Federer and Kei Nishikori have reportedly committed to play at the grass court tournament in both 2021 and 2022.
Some bad, but also some good news:
The ATP 500 tournament in Halle will take place without spectators this year.
However, Roger Federer has already confirmed his participation for 2022!
— Nikolaus Fink (@NikolausFink) April 8, 2021
“Since the health of our visitors, players, partners and employees is of course the top priority for us and our tournament name partner, Noventi Health SE, we unfortunately only have the option of holding the tournament without visitors this year,” the organisers said in the message to ticket holders.
“It will not be possible for us to hold the Noventi Open in front of an audience again until next year.”
Daniil Medvedev, Andrey Rublev, Roberto Bautista Agut, David Goffin and Karen Khachanov are also expected to feature at this year’s edition of the ATP 500 event – which will run from June 14-20.
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