The Halle Open, Germany’s leading tennis tournament on the men’s ATP Tour and a traditional warm-up event for the Wimbledon Championships, remains in talks to secure a new title sponsor as it prepares for next year’s competition.
The ATP 500 grass court tournament in Halle secured health care provider Noventi as a new title sponsor just days before this year’s edition, which ran from June 15-23 and was won by Roger Federer.
Noventi’s deal came after previous title sponsor, fashion manufacturer and retailer Gerry Weber, filed for bankruptcy in January. It has a three-year agreement with tournament organisers, but is scheduled to become a co-sponsor for the final two years.
The tournament was yesterday (Wednesday) referred to as the ‘Grass Court Open Halle’ in an announcement detailing the players that have committed to next year’s event, which is scheduled for June 13-21.
According to the Neue Westfälische newspaper, talks are currently taking place with a number of potential new title sponsors. A decision is expected by the end of the year, with a tournament spokesman stating Noventi could still continue as title sponsor.