June 14, 2021 -- Halle, Germany

Roger began his 2021 grass court season today at the Noventi Open in Halle, Germany. He faced Ilya Ivashka in the first round and got a win under his belt to gain some confidence beating the 90th ranked player 7-6 (4_, 7-5.

“Overall I think I served very well. Clearly, I can always be a little bit better, but I’m very happy and excited that I was able to get through the first one. I’m excited to be back on the green grass. And getting a win is obviously always very nice.” 

Next he will face Felix Auger-Aliassime or Hubert Hurkacz. Roger has advanced to at least the quarterfinals in his previous 17 appearances in Halle.