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32nd TERRA WORTMANN OPEN June 14th to 22nd 2025

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Monday - Friday 11 am to 4pm 
(at Sportpark, Gausekampweg 2, Halle/Westf.)

Ralf Weber takes positive stock: "A real tennis party for the spectators!"

Over 100,000 visitors experience top tennis on the nine tournament days of the 31st TERRA WORTMANN OPEN

Tournament Director Ralf Weber has praised the 31st TERRA WORTMANN OPEN as "one of the best years" in the history of the ATP 500 grass court classic: "The new world number one, the Olympic champion and French Open finalist, plus other top ten stars and German aces in strong form - it was a rousing celebration with Jannik Sinner, Alexander Zverev and Co," said Weber. "The fans literally saw great tennis. And experienced the thrilling duels and an outstanding atmosphere at every turn."

By the final Sunday, a good 100,000 spectators will have witnessed the matches in the OWL ARENA and on the other competition courts. "I'm putting a big plus sign in the balance sheet," said Sven Wortmann from Wortmann AG, the title sponsor. "Despite the sporting competition from the European Football Championships, the tournament put in a super performance." The computer manufacturer had invited over 2,000 partners and customers to deepen business relationships, some from as far away as Asia and the USA: "It is an extraordinary event for many of our guests. The excitement on the center court, the time off-court in the spacious VIP area," said Wortmann. "For me, the tournament almost feels like a Masters."

Halle underpinned its leading German and international position in the ATP 500 series not only with its excellent sporting standing, but also as a venue for exciting entertainment alongside the world-class matches. "Such a line-up of top ten pros and national aces can hardly be seen anywhere else," said tournament director Ralf Weber. "Halle is the dominant event in one of the most important weeks of the season. For many top players, it is the only tournament in which they compete between the French Open and Wimbledon."

At the 31st TERRA WORTMANN OPEN, a quintet of the top ten elite - ATP leader Jannik Sinner, Olympic champion and French Open finalist Alexander Zverev (ATP 4), Daniil Medvedev (ATP 5), Andrey Rublev (ATP 6) and Hubert Hurkacz (ATP 9) - fought for the match, set and victory. In addition, local hero Jan-Lennard Struff and several top German doubles players provided a thrill for tennis fans from near and far with furious performances.

Tournament Director Ralf Weber described Germany's front man Alexander Zverev and the South Tyrolean sky striker Jannik Sinner as the "striking faces" of the most important German men's tennis competition. "Alexander Zverev has a long-term commitment to the tournament. He has become a strong ambassador for the Terra Wortmann Open," said Weber. "For the Zverev family, Halle is a venue where everyone feels at home." Alexander Zverev's foundation "Aufschlag gegen Diabetes" also organized a children's training session including a Q&A session with the German star on the first weekend of the tournament.

Brother and manager Mischa Zverev did not have to be asked for long after the popular stadium announcer Björn Sassenroth fell ill and took over the Q&A session after the matches without further ado. High-flyer Sinner, the current Australian Open champion, emphasized several times how close he felt to the TERRA WORTMANN OPEN, especially because he had already been given wildcards as a teenager. "I've enjoyed the great atmosphere here for many years. And I know who believed in me early on." In addition to the established greats, professionals such as French youngster Arthur Fils and China's top man Zhizhen Zhang also created memorable moments - Zhang's matches alone are watched by millions of fans in the Middle Kingdom. There are currently three Chinese companies in the TERRA WORTMANN OPEN sponsor pool.

The public training sessions with the ATP pros met with a great response, with Jannik Sinner and Alexander Zverev also honing their game several times under the interested gaze of the fans. "We will be expanding this offer in the coming year," said Tournament Director Ralf Weber, who was also pleased with the increase in ground ticket sales for the 31st TERRA WORTMANN OPEN. "After the unfortunately somewhat chilly opening days, the atmosphere at the end was summery and relaxed, a real tennis party for spectators from Germany, but also from many other countries around the world." Autograph sessions with the ATP stars ensured a real crowd, including with the top ten stars and Greece's ace Stefanos Tsitsipas at various sponsors.

Long-standing cooperation partners Eurosport and ZDF provided high-quality national TV coverage of the 31st TERRA WORTMANN OPEN. Images of the tournament were also broadcast in almost 150 countries worldwide via ATP general contracts. Around 1,000 guests were welcomed daily in the VIP area during the tournament week.

Tournament director Ralf Weber (l.) and Sven Wortmann draw a positive balance of the 31st TERRA WORTMANN OPEN. Photo: TERRA WORTMANN OPEN