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ATP ENTRY LISTS: Federer bids to win 9th title in Halle, Murray and Nadal to plau Queen's

ATP ENTRY LISTS: Federer bids to win 9th title in Halle, Murray and Nadal to plau Queen's

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by Gatto Luigi

ATP 500 Halle, grass-courts (12-18 June 2017) The eight-time champion Roger Federer bids to win his ninth title in the German tournament, after having signed a life-time contract a few years ago. The Swiss player, who won this tournament from 2015 to 2013, in 2008 and from 2006 to 2003, will make his 14th appearance in Halle where he won 54 matches and lost only six.

He will lead the field, but there are many high-level players committed to play this event, starting from the Japanese Kei Nishikori, but also Dominic Thiem, who will start here his grass-court season, and Lucas Pouille. The World No.

51 and defending champion Florian Mayer is the last player to enter directly in the main draw at the moment. Last year in the final he beat Alexander Zverev, who had upset Federer for the first and so far only time in his career in the semifinals.

Benoit Paire and Yen-Hsun Lu are the first two alternates.

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ATP 500 Queen's, grass (12-18 June 2017)

Amazing entry list in the British tournament. Six top ten players will play the biggest grass-court event beyond Halle (but that will have a less quality field) before Wimbledon. Andy Murray, who signed a life-time contract with the tournament, will bid to win his sixth historical title. No one triumphed more than him at the Queen's. But it won't be easy for him to win his third title in a row, as there will be the World No. 3 Stan Wawrinka, the 2008 Champion Rafael Nadal, who didn't play last year due to a wrist injury, without forgetting the defending finalist Milos Raonic, Marin Cilic and David Goffin. Also Nick Kyrgios, who is always dangerous on this surface, and Juan Martin del Potro, who will play also in 's-Hertogenbosch the week before, entered the entry list. The World No. 48 Nicolas Mahut, who is a great player on grass, is the last one to enter in the entry list.

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