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2009 Gerry Weber Open

2009 Gerry Weber Open
Date:   June 6 – June 14
Edition:   17th
Category:   ATP World Tour 250
Surface:   Grass / Outdoor
Location:   Halle, Germany
Venue:   Gerry Weber Stadion
Champions
Singles
Tommy Haas
Doubles
Christopher Kas / Philipp Kohlschreiber
Gerry Weber Open
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Former World No. 2 Tommy Haas won his first title since February 2007 over Novak Djokovic in the final
2008 Queen's Club runner-up Novak Djokovic lost his second career final on grass

The 2009 Gerry Weber Open was a men's tennis tournament played on outdoor grass courts. It was the 17th edition of the event known that year as the Gerry Weber Open, and was part of the ATP World Tour 250 series of the 2009 ATP World Tour. It took place at the Gerry Weber Stadion in Halle, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, from June 6 through June 14, 2009.

The singles draw featured Miami, Monte Carlo and Rome finalist, Dubai and Belgrade titlist Novak Djokovic and 2008 Davis Cup winner, Brisbane runner-up Fernando Verdasco. Also seeded were Johannesburg and Marseille winner Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Munich champion Tomáš Berdych, Dmitry Tursunov, Jürgen Melzer and Rainer Schüttler. Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) No. 2 Roger Federer, reigning US Open champion, winner of the Madrid Open and runner-up in the 2009 Australian Open, was initially in the draw as the top seed, but pulled out before playing a match, citing fatigue after winning the French Open the previous week.

The doubles draw was led by 2009 French Open champions, US Open, Rotterdam, and 2008 Halle finalists Lukáš Dlouhý and Leander Paes. Also present were Acapulco winners František Čermák and Michal Mertiňák, Martin Damm and Robert Lindstedt, and Philipp Petzschner and Alexander Peya.

The singles event was won by German Tommy Haas, who had earned a wildcard entry into the main draw, over Djokovic in three sets. The doubles were won by the unseeded German pair of Christopher Kas and Philipp Kohlschreiber in straight sets over the wildcard pair of German Andreas Beck and Swiss Marco Chiudinelli.

Champions

Singles

Tommy Haas defeated Novak Djokovic, 6–3, 6–7(4–7), 6–1

  • It was Haas' first title of the year and 12th of his career.

Doubles

Christopher Kas / Philipp Kohlschreiber defeated Andreas Beck / Marco Chiudinelli, 6–3, 6–4

Entrants

Seeds

Player Nationality Ranking* Seeding
Roger Federer Switzerland 2 1
Novak Djokovic Serbia 4 2
Fernando Verdasco Spain 8 3
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga France 9 4
Tomáš Berdych Czech Republic 20 5
Dmitry Tursunov Russia 23 6
Jürgen Melzer Austria 26 7
Rainer Schüttler Germany 29 8
  • Seedings are based on the rankings of May 25, 2009.

Other entrants

The following players received wildcards into the main draw:

The following players received entry from the qualifying draw:

External links

  • Official website
  • Singles Draw
  • Doubles Draw
  • Qualifying Singles Draw
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