Swiss great Roger Federer said in a posting on his Web site Wednesday that he planned to play in the July 15-21 bet-at-home Open in Hamburg, Germany.
Federer, winner of a record 17 Grand Slam men's singles titles, announced on Tuesday that he planned to play in the July 22-28 tournament in Gstaad, Switzerland, another claycourt event.
"I am also looking forward to competing in Hamburg this summer. I always did very well at Rothenbaum, played some fantastic matches and celebrated important victories there - great memories!" the 31-year-old Swiss star said.
Federer broke Spanish star Rafael Nadal's 81-match winning streak in the 2007 Hamburg final.
The Swiss star has won the title in Hamburg four times, with his first victory coming in 2002 against Russia's Marat Safin.
He beat Argentina's Guillermo Coria in the 2004 final, France's Richard Gasquet in the 2005 championship match and Nadal two years later.
Nadal returned the favor in 2008, beating Federer in the final at the Rothenbaum Tennis Center.
Spain's Nicolas Almagro, Germany's Tommy Haas and Argentina's Juan Monaco, among other players, have confirmed that they will be in Hamburg. EFE