The classified fourth, Dominic Thiem, retired from the lawn test of the week that comes to Halle due to exhaustion. The tournament was taken to Twitter to make the announcement
Unfortunately @ TihiDomi You must leave the 27 NOVENT OPEN too ❌ We wish you all the best for a successful tournament at @Wimbledon ???????? ???? OPEN THE COURT OF GRASS HALLE_KET pic.twitter.com/mWoMsgxw7E
– NOVENTI OPEN (@ATPHalle) June 14, 2019
Thiem debuted on the lawn at the NOVENT OPEN after a strong clay season; He captured the Barcelona Open, defeating the champion in defense of Rafael Nadal on his way to the trophy and reached the second consecutive final of the Open of France, losing to the final Nadal champion.
Meanwhile, Roger Federer, from No. 3, who arrived at the semifinals of Roland Garros, will start his campaign at Halle. The Swiss has captured the event nine times before in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017.