Tournament History
Year Event

As a result of ATP specifications, the total prize money on offer at the Swiss Indoors Basel is being increased to the record sum of EUR 1,988 million.


Argentinian Juan Martin Del Potro prevents Roger Federer from claiming a sixth championship title in a historic, action-packed blockbuster of a final. The event equalled the record of 72,200 spectators. The opening ceremony on Super Monday, a brilliant occasion as always, paid tribute to “100 years of Swiss Olympic” and the Swiss Olympic legends Simon Ammann, Vreni Schneider and Edith Wolf-Hunkeler.


The ATP board of directors has confirmed that Swiss Indoors Basel will retain its status as an ATP 500 event until 2016. The tournament will remain the world’s third-largest indoor competition in the Champions League of premium events.


Basel Tourism awards the Golden Pin of Honour to Roger Brennwalder for outstanding achievements. Center Court doesn't know what has hit it. The colour blue has found its way into the St. Jakobshalle, mirroring conditions at the ATP World Tour Finals in London.


The 40th jubilee: "It was an exciting journey through time, spanning four generations of tennis," President Roger Brennwald wrote in an editorial. Following last year’s sensational performance by Montserrat Caballe, British tenor Paul Potts is set to wow the crowds on Super Monday.


SRG SSR produces the television feed for global distribution within the framework of the ATP TV World Pool 500. The tournament will be broadcast in 180 countries across all five continents.


The collaboration with title sponsor Davidoff ends due to statutory regulations.


Expo + Event Swiss Association bestows the Award "Xaver of the Year" on Roger Brennwald. This honorary prize is awarded to a public figure for outstanding achievements that have sustainable repercussions throughout Switzerland.


Super Monday gets off to a spectacular start with performances from global superstar Montserrat Caballé, the Festival Orchestra and Basel theatre choir.


Promotion of the tournament to the newly-created 500 Series of the ATP World Tour.
This confirms the status of the Davidoff Swiss Indoors as Switzerland's leading sporting event with an annual budget of CHF 18 million, and the world's third largest indoor tournament after Paris and Shanghai.


The "Sport Champion" award, the highest accolade of its kind in the canton of Basel-Landschaft, goes to Roger Brennwald and his team.


Roger Federer becomes the first player in the tournament's history to win the Basel title on three successive occasions. The introduction of Super Monday becomes a resounding success.


Former ballboy Roger Federer wins home tournament in Basel and, in addition, is chosen as world sportsman of the year.


Davidoff Swiss Indoors receives the "ATP Award of the Year" for excellent organisation and services.


The international year of sport sees the foundation of the Davidoff Swiss Indoors Business Club, the leading networking organisation in Swiss sports. Founded during the International Year of Sport, under the patronage of Adolf Ogi


At the "Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year" ceremony, Roger Brennwald is presented with the "Basel Sports Champion" promotional award.


Hall of fame. Davidoff Swiss Indoors receives a place of honour at the Swiss Sports Museum.


Davidoff Swiss Indoors receives the "ATP of the Year" award for best marketing and promotion.


Roger Brennwald gets the Promotion and Economic Development Prize 2003 from the municipality of Allschwil.


Roger Brennwald receives further acclamation as "Basler of the Year" and is given the Swiss dialect title of "Ehrenspalebärglemer".


Swiss Top Sport, an institution encompassing the 13 biggest Swiss sporting events, is co-founded by Roger Brennwald.


Roger Brennwald is named "Basler of the Year" and awarded the "Basler Star". He is also honoured by being listed among Basel's top ten sports personalities of the century.


At the World Championships in Hanover, Davidoff Swiss Indoors receives the "Award of the year" for outstanding facility services (installations, infrastructure and services for spectators and sponsors).


Another World No. 1 - Pete Sampras - wins Davidoff Swiss Indoors title.


Davidoff Swiss Indoors celebrates its silver jubilee with a world first: winners and superstars from the tournament's 25-year history meet up at three events which draw a total of 70,100 spectators and are broadcast in 41 countries. Supreme champion of the anniversary tournament: Jimmy Connors.


Swiss Indoors agrees a title sponsorship deal with "Davidoff". The tournament is renamed the Davidoff Swiss Indoors. This opens up new horizons for raising Basel's profile in world tennis.


Awarded the title “Unternehmer des Jahres des Kanton Basel-Landschaft” (“Entrepreneur of the year in the canton of Basel-Landschaft”). Roger Brennwald receives the award for innovation from the Basellandschaftlichen Kantonalbank.


Michael Stich wins the tournament and Swiss Indoors adds another great name to the list that already includes Kodes (75), Borg (77), Vilas (78), Lendl (80+81), Noah (82+87), Gerulaitis (83), Edberg (85+86+88), Courier (89), McEnroe (90) and Becker (92).


From now on, the stadium only houses the Center Court. Court 2 is relocated to a secondary hall. Capacity raised to 8,500.


Swiss Indoors becomes the only tournament in a German-speaking country to be included in ATP's world TV pool (covering 16 tournaments worldwide).


New facilities set up in the foyer of the public area: screens in corridors, carpeting, uniform stand design, free 224-page Year Book, expansion of catering facilities, etc.)


Establishment of a "tennis village" at which companies and other sponsors rent "lounges" and organise customer events.


The institution of the corporate box is established: firms are allocated private loge boxes at a Swiss sporting event for the first time.


An unforgettable final: Ivan Lendl beats the "invincible" Borg.


Creation of sponsorship scheme (which still operates today) giving 6,000 young people free admission to the tournament each year.


Björn Borg's first match at the Swiss Indoors. This helps to enhance the popularity of tennis in Switzerland.


Inauguration of St. Jakobshalle Basel: various sideshow events (football, handball, gymnastics) held in connection with Swiss Indoors.


Swiss Indoors founded and staged in its own air hall. Winner's prize: a wristwatch.