04. Jun 2021
Despite falling infection figures, the Swiss Indoors Basel has been forced to cancel its 2021 event for the second time in a row due to challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Many questions remain unanswered, and at this stage there is no time left for further consideration," says tournament president Roger Brennwald, who adds "Planning and securing a major event for the Fall, as things stand today, involves considerable uncertainty. After careful consideration, we came to the decision, in mutual agreement with the ATP, that a successful staging of the Swiss Indoors in its usual format, with thousands of spectators per day, all of whom will be indoors, cannot be guaranteed. But we owe this to all parties involved, to the players, fans and sponsors."
On behalf of the ATP, ATP Chairman Andrea Gaudenzi regrets the cancellation with the following words: “It’s disappointing that due to the ongoing challenges of the global pandemic, and despite the efforts and commitment of the tournament team to find solutions, the Swiss Indoors Basel will not be going ahead in 2021. We look forward to the tournament returning as one of our most celebrated indoor events in 2022.”
The focus is now on preparation for next year's tournament, set to be held from 22 - 30 October 2022 as part of the ATP 500 tournament series.
Tickets will be refunded or retain their validity
Tickets already purchased can be refunded through Ticketcorner by 30 June 2021 at the latest, or they will retain their validity for next year, same day same place.