Roger Federer
Roger Federer is a eight-time Gerry Weber open winnerGetty

Roger Federer takes on Jan-Lennard Struff in the men's singles first round clash of the 2016 Gerry Webber Open on Wednesday (15 June).

Where to watch live

Match starts at 3pm BST. Live coverage of the game in the UK is available on Sky Sports 5 and Sky Sports 5 HD. Click here for the live streaming link. Live scores and regular updates will be available on ATP's official website.

Overview

The defending champion Roger Federer has had an injury plagued season so far and comes into this game looking to gain some form ahead of the Wimbledon championships later this month. The former world number one is yet to win a title this year, something which he has never experienced since turning professional.

The eight-time champion at Halle, Federer will look to use his knowledge of the surface as he plays for the first time since the Stuttgart Open. The Swiss maestro is expected to win this one easily, but more importantly he will look to shake off the rust in his play that has followed him in 2016.

His opponent, Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff plays most of his games in the challenger circuit and is more comfortable on clay-court surfaces, which tend to suit his game. This will be the first time that the 26-year-old will be facing Federer and it is unlikely that he will trouble him on 15 June.

Betting odds (betfair)

  • Roger Federer to win: 1/25
  • Jan-Lennard Struff to win: 10

Head-to-head

The duo have never faced each other in ATP Tennis history

Gerry Webber Open history

Federer and Struff will be facing each other for the first time at the Gerry Webber Open.