14. Jul 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has forced the cancellation of the third-largest indoor tennis tournament in the world, scheduled to run from 24 October to 1 November. The ATP has formally agreed to Basel’s request to cancel the tournament. As early as mid-June, the Swiss Indoors organisers determined that, in view of the current medical, social and economic uncertainty, it would be irresponsible and logistically difficult to go ahead with the tournament.
‘Unfortunately, coronavirus won’t spare any of us. And social distancing or matches played behind closed doors were out of the question for us from the start,’ is how tournament president Roger Brennwald describes the logical decision to postpone the 50 Years Golden Jubilee event until 23 to 31 October 2021. Swiss Indoors is grateful to its partners and sponsors for their understanding and their consistently positive response to the news.
Tickets will be refunded or retain their validity
Swiss Indoors ticket sellers have been doing a brisk trade since the spring. ickets already purchased can now be refunded by Ticketcorner (ticketcorner.ch) until 17 August 2020 or retain them for the following year – with validity on the same day and for the same seat. Advance sales have been suspended and will resume from 1 September 2020 for the 2021 edition of the tournament, when Swiss Indoors Basel will return as one of the ATP Tour 500 Series’ top events.