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As the third-largest indoor tournament of the ATP Tour, Swiss Indoors has a proud tradition going back decades.

Since the ATP reform agenda was adopted in 2009, Swiss Indoors has been part of the 500 series – the ‘Champions League’ of tennis. For this reason, and thanks to the ongoing development, each year, the city of Basel presents an exclusive, world-class starting field.

Development of the Swiss Indoors Basel 1970 - 2020

Tournament history

1970
1970
Swiss Indoors founded and staged in its own air hall. Winner's prize: a wristwatch.
1974
1974
The air dome hall becomes too small. The tournament switches to the Fiechtenhalle in Reinach, which has room for an audience of 1,500 people.
1975
1975
Inauguration of St. Jakobshalle Basel: various sideshow events (football, handball, gymnastics) held in connection with Swiss Indoors, which end in a surprise defeat of superstar Ilie Nastase at the hands of Jiri Hrebec.
1976
1976
Return to the Fiechtenhalle in Reinach. Wimbledon winner Jan Kodes creates enthusiasm for tennis in the provinces.
1977
1977
Björn Borg's first match and brilliant victory at the Swiss Indoors. Results in tennis becoming hugely popular as a sport throughout the country.
1978
1978
Creation of sponsorship scheme (which still operates today) giving 3,000 young people free admission to the tournament each year.
1978
1978
The 19-year-old young star and surprising US Open semi-finalist John McEnroe delivers a spectacular final to top seed Guillermo Vilas.
1979
1979
With Björn Borg, Eddie Dibbs, Brian Gottfried, Yannick Noah, Eliot Teltscher, Ivan Lendl and Johan Kriek all world-class players grace the seeded list.
1980
1980
An unforgettable final: Ivan Lendl beats the 'invincible' Borg.
1982
1982
Yannick Noah is becoming a crowd favourite in Basel with his spectacular offensive play and victory in the singles and doubles.
1983
1983
Foundation of a lodge institution. This is the first time that lodges are established at a Swiss sporting event. Vitas Gerulaitis emerges as the winner.
1984
1984
Boris Becker, in the main tableau thanks to a wild card, loses 5:7 and 5:7 to Jakob Hlasek in the starting round - eight months later he wins Wimbledon.
1985
1985
For the first time, more than 50,000 spectators attend the Swiss Indoors. Stefan Edberg reaches the final for the first time - four more should follow.
1986
1986
Establishment of a 'tennis village' at which companies and other sponsors rent 'lounges' and organise customer events.
1986
1986
As last year, the final pairing is Stefan Edberg against Yannick Noah - and once again the Swede wins in a thrilling match with three tiebreaks.
1987
1987
In the first final between two people of colour in tennis history, crowd favourite Yannick Noah defeats Ronald Agenor.
1988
1988
New facilities set up in the foyer of the public area: screens in corridors, carpeting, uniform stand design, free 208-page Year Book, expansion of catering facilities etc.)
1988
1988
American superstar Jimmy Connors plays in Switzerland for the first time - and loses to Jakob Hlasek in the semi-finals.
1989
1989
Swiss Indoors becomes the only tournament in a German-speaking country to be included in ATP's world TV pool (covering 16 tournaments worldwide).
1989
1989
The later world number one Jim Courier wins the first title of his career in a highly competitive final match over five sets.
1990
1990
From now on, the stadium only houses the Center Court. Court 2 is relocated to a secondary hall. Capacity raised to 8,500.
1990
1990
Twelve years after his first appearance in Basel, John McEnroe is back. After fending off match points, he defeats Goran Ivanisevic in five sets.
1991
1991
John McEnroe is in the final again. But with the best match of his career, Jakob Hlasek ensures the second Swiss victory after 1972.
1992
1992
Superstar Boris Becker shows Marc Rosset his limits in the semi-final and also wins the final against Petr Korda.
1993
1993
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).
1994
1994
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.
1994
1994
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.
1994
1994
Reception for Roger Brennwald at Basel Town Hall. Recognition by the Governing Council of the Canton of Basel-Stadt for raising awareness for Basel around the world.
1995
1995
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.
1996
1996
Another World No. 1 - Pete Sampras - wins Davidoff Swiss Indoors title.
1997
1997
Tournament of the year. At the World Championships in Hanover, Davidoff Swiss Indoors receive the 'Award of the Year' for outstanding facility services (installations, infrastructure and services for spectators and sponsors).
1998
1998
On centre court, the Swiss suffer from Agassi syndrome. The superstar masters Roger Federer, Ivo Heuberger and, in the semi-final, Marc Rosset in turn.
1999
1999
Roger Brennwald is named 'Basler of the Year' and awarded the 'Basler Star'.
2000
2000
Roger Brennwald becomes co-founder of SwissTopSport, the association of the 13 most important Swiss sporting events. The initiator of the association and at the same time president of SwissTopSport is Swiss Olympic chief Daniel Plattner.
2001
2001
Roger Brennwald receives further acclamation as 'Basler of the Year' and is given the Swiss dialect title of 'Ehrespalebärglemer'.
2001
2001
Tim Henman's slice in the final gives Federer a run for his money and he wins the title without dropping a set.
2002
2002
Second Argentinian win after Vilas 1978 by David Nalbandian. Federer vs. Roddick in the 1/4 final. Live + time-delayed 600`000 viewers watch the thriller on SF DRS.
2003
2003
Hall of fame. Davidoff Swiss Indoors receive a place of honour at the Swiss Sports Museum.
2003
2003
Roger Brennwald gets the Promotion and Economic Development Prize 2003 from the municipality of Allschwil.
2003
2003
Tournament of the year. Davidoff Swiss Indoors receive the 'ATP of the Year' award for best marketing and promotion.
2003
2003
Third Argentinian win by Guillermo Coria after walk over. Retiring title holder and Roddick defeater Nalbandian withdraws 45 minutes before the final.
2004
2004
At the 'Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year' ceremony, Roger Brennwald is presented with the 'Basel Sports Champion' promotional award.
2005
2005
Tournament of the year. Davidoff Swiss Indoors receive the 'ATP Award of the Year' for excellent organisation and services.
2005
2005
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
2005
2005
Invasion of English reporters: Andy Murray beats his godfather Henman 7:6 in the final set for the first time.
2006
2006
Former ballboy Roger Federer wins home tournament in Basel and, in addition, is chosen as world sportsman of the year.
2006
2006
Roger Brennwald is elected Vice-President of SwissTopSport.
2008
2008
The 'Sport Champion' award, the highest accolade of its kind in the canton of Basel-Landschaft, goes to Roger Brennwald, who donates the prize money of CHF 15,000 to the young and promising wheelchair sportswoman Andrea von Büren.
2008
2008
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.
2009
2009
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
2009
2009
Super Monday gets off to a spectacular start with performances from global superstar Montserrat Caballé, the Festival Orchestra and Basel theatre choir.
2009
2009
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.
2009
2009
Affiche like a Grand Slam final, the ATP No. 1 against the ATP No. 3: Novak Djokovic defeats Roger Federer.
2010
2010
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.
2010
2010
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.
2010
2010
The collaboration with title sponsor ‘Davidoff’ ends due to statutory regulations.
2011
2011
Basel Tourism awards the Golden Pin of Honour to Roger Brennwalder for outstanding achievements.
2011
2011
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.
2011
2011
Roger Federer wins the readers poll conducted by Ringier and Manor as the greatest player of the tournament’s history. Roger Brennwald holds the laudatory speech on the sold-out Center Court during Super Monday.
2012
2012
The event equals the spectator record of 72,200. Another glamorous opening ceremony on Super Monday under the sign of "100 years of Swiss Olympic" and the honouring of the Swiss Olympia Legends Simon Ammann, Vreni Schneider and Edith Wolf-Hunkeler.
2012
2012
Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro prevents Roger Federer from winning his 6th title in a historic blockbuster final.
2013
2013
During the opening ceremony, world star Udo Jürgens performs an enthusiastic opening concert for the tournament together with the Pepe Lienhard Orchestra.
2013
2013
For the first time since 1985/86 (Edberg beats Noah twice) a repeat final with the same personnel. The Argentine Juan Martin del Potro wins the 2nd title in a dream final against Roger Federer.
2014
2014
Thomas Kastl, Director of St. Jakobshalle Basel, and representatives of the political instances of the canton of Basel-Stadt and the canton of Basel-Landschaft honour Roger Brennwald for the unique presence of the Swiss Indoors in the St. Jakobshalle since its inception in 1975.
2014
2014
The Head of ATP Europe Laurent Delanney presents Roger Brennwald and his team a crystal Award on the occasion of the 25-year existence at the new ATP World Tour.
2014
2014
Music icon Paul Anka and Rafael Nadal enchant the audience of 9,200 in the sold-out St. Jakobshalle on Super Monday. An opening that goes down in history. A major honour for the Swiss Indoors: Paul Anka rewrites his global hit “My Way” for the Swiss Indoors.
2014
2014
Tournament of the year. The ATP World Tour bestows on Basel the ATP award as ambassador of tournament tennis in the category of Best Marketing, Promotion and Development in Europe at its ceremony in Monte Carlo. This is already the fourth ATP ‘Oscar’ for Basel in the past two decades.
2015
2015
A further pioneering step for the Swiss Indoors: its very own facility, the Sportcenter Paradies in Allschwil, opens its doors to the regional and national grassroots development of Swiss tennis under the auspices of TIF Tennis Academy in Frenkendorf.
2015
2015
Good news from the world of politics. The Great Council of the canton of Basel-Stadt unanimously approves CHF 105 million for the conversion of St. Jakobshalle. The renovated arena is to be completed by 2018.
2015
2015
In the blockbuster final against Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer wins his 7th title in Basel in the titans' duel.
2016
2016
“Champion von morgen” is the largest campaign to support young tennis players to date. It is being launched by Roger Brennwald in partnership with Swiss Tennis and business owner Reinhard Fromm to promote and raise the profile of junior club championships in all tennis clubs throughout Switzerland.
2016
2016
According to the latest analysis by 4Trend, Manchester United is the world’s most influential football club. Another survey revealed that the Swiss Indoors Basel is Switzerland’s most prestigious sporting event.
2017
2017
Swiss Indoors is the first tennis tournament in the country to install LED advertising hoardings, which appeare on Center Court and Court 2.
2017
2017
Opening Super Monday, Amy Macdonald and the Basel Sinfonietta captivate their audience in the sold-out hall.
2017
2017
With over 3,500 hours of TV coverage, Swiss Indoors is poised to set a new record for global TV broadcasts amongst the annual large-scale events in Switzerland.
2017
2017
Roger Federer wins his eighth title in the blockbuster final against del Potro.
2018
2018
The Swiss Indoors 2018 will have the honour of officially inaugurating the modernised St. Jakobshalle during Super Monday together with Cantonal Councillor Dr. Conrad Cramer. Roger Brennwald will stage a spectacular programme with tattoo producer Erik Julliard. ABBA Gold, the Christoph Walter Orchestra and the Basel Sinfonietta thrill the 9,000 spectators.
2018
2018
The ATP has honoured Switzerland's tennis highlight for 2018 with the Award of Excellence for "most improved infrastructure". Tournament President Roger Brennwald received the pleasing mail from David Massey, the Tour's Executive Vice President Europe.
2019
2019
Music icon Anastacia wows the audience at the Opening Ceremony.
2019
2019
Roger Federer's historic 10th tournament win.
2020
2020
The Wurzengraber-Kämmerli (founded in 1885), an association and society of "Tout Petit Bâle", appoints Roger Brennwald as its first honorary member in its over 100-year history.
2020 auf 2021 verschoben
2020 auf 2021 verschoben
Due to Covid 19, the Swiss Indoors had to be postponed from 2020 to 2021. These will take place from 23 to 31 October 2021 as part of the 50th anniversary.
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