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2004 Gerry Weber Open

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The 2004 Gerry Weber Open was a tennis
Tennis is a sport usually played between two players or between two teams of two players each . Each player uses a racket that is strung to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over a net into the opponent's court. Tennis is an Olympic sport and is played at all levels of society at all...

 tournament played on outdoor grass courts. It was the 12th edition of the Gerry Weber Open
Gerry Weber Open
The Gerry Weber Open is a tennis tournament held in Halle, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Held since 1993, the tournament is played on four outdoor grass courts and is a part of the ATP World Tour 250 series on the ATP Tour schedule....

, and was part of the International Series
ATP International Series
The International Series was a series of professional tennis tournaments held internationally as part of the ATP Tour until 2008....

 of the 2004 ATP Tour
2004 ATP Tour
The ATP Tour is the elite tour for professional tennis organised by the ATP. The ATP Tour includes the four Grand Slam tournaments, the Tennis Masters Cup, the ATP Masters Series, the International Series Gold and the International Series tournaments.- January :...

. It took place at the Gerry Weber Stadion
Gerry Weber Stadion
Gerry Weber Stadion is an indoor sports arena, located in Halle, North Rhine-Westphalia, in Germany. The capacity of the arena is 12,300 people and it was opened in 1992.It hosts the Gerry Weber Open every year in June...

 in Halle, North Rhine-Westphalia
Halle, North Rhine-Westphalia
Halle is a town in the German Bundesland of North Rhine-Westphalia and belongs to the district of Gütersloh....

, Germany, from June 7 through June 14, 2004.


  Roger Federer
Roger Federer
Roger Federer is a Swiss professional tennis player who held the ATP no. 1 position for a record 237 consecutive weeks, and 285 weeks overall. As of 28 November 2011, he is ranked World No. 3 by the Association of Tennis Professionals . Federer has won a men's record 16 Grand Slam singles titles...

defeated   Mardy Fish
Mardy Fish
Mardy Simpson Fish is an American professional tennis player, and Olympic silver medalist. He is a hardcourt specialist...

 6–0, 6–3
  • It was Federer's 5th title of the year, and his 22nd overall. It was his 2nd consecutive win at the event.


  Leander Paes
Leander Paes
Leander Adrian Paes, pronounced pās, is an Indian professional tennis player who currently features in the doubles events in the ATP tour and the Davis Cup tournament...

/   David Rikl
David Rikl
David Rikl is a former professional tennis player from the Czech Republic. The left-handed Rikl turned professional in 1989. The Czech's success came mostly in doubles, having been a runner-up at the 2004 US Open and 2001 Wimbledon Championships. However, Rikl did achieve a top-100 singles...

defeated   Tomáš Cibulec
Tomáš Cibulec
Tomáš Cibulec is a quad-lingual professional Czech tennis player who turned professional in 1996. Cibulec reached his highest singles ranking on August 3, 1998, becoming world number 646. His highest doubles ranking is world number 21, which he reached on March 17, 2003...

 /   Petr Pála
Petr Pála
Petr Pála is a former professional male tennis player from the Czech Republic. Together with Pavel Vízner he reached the men's doubles final of the 2001 French Open but lost to Indians Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes...

6–2, 7–5
  • It was Paes' first title of the year and the 29th of his career. It was Rikl's first title of the year and the 22nd of his career.

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