Libéma Open 2020 had to be cancelled due to the Corona pandemic and was postponed to 5-13 June 2021. This week, the week the tournament would have taken place at the beautiful grass courts of the Autotron ‘s-Hertogenbosch, we look back at some of the players’ greatest, funniest, most emotional and most successful moments during the tournament.
This time we talk to former finalist Raemon Sluiter.
Sluiter reached the final in Rosmalen in 2009 when he was ranked the world’s number 866. Since then he is the lowest ranked finalist ever to play in a ATP Final. According to Raemon it is a great story to tell at parties.
The tournament in 2009 was a fairytale, but unfortunately it did not have a fairylike ending for the likeable player from Rotterdam, who looks back with a warm feeling to all his matches in Rosmalen.
His most precious memory however is not the final in a sold out centre court, but his match against a young Roger Federer in a packed Court 3.
In the video Sluiter will tell you who was his toughest opponent and he will look back at his role as Kiki Bertens’ coach when she reached the final of the WTA tournament last year.
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