May 16, 2024

Open Court

MORE TENNIS THAN YOU'LL EVER NEED

First rounds in Halle are difficult and dangerous, said Roger Federer after getting past Ilya Ivashka of Belarus in his first-round match at the Noventi Open.

He faces Félix-Auger Aliassime in the second round – a first meeting between the birthday twins.

Here’s what he said after the match.

(Video courtesy of the Noventi Open – used with permission)

For other press conferences from Halle, click here.

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