10. Okt 2022
ATP Tour 500 – EUR 2.276 million – 22 to 30 October 2022
Extremely high performance density
Gone with the wind (Covid) for two years, the Swiss Indoors Basel is back with a dream field on center court. Anyone not ranked among the world's 49 best in the ATP rankings could not qualify directly for the main draw at the Swiss tennis highlight (October 22 to 30) when registration closed. The eight seeds will all come from the top twenty. This is a level of performance density that has not been seen for years.
With Carlos Alcaraz and Casper Ruud, the world numbers 1 and 2.
Not for the first time, Basel is at the epicenter of a stormy era in world tennis. For the first time since the US Open in New York, world numbers 1 and 2, Spanish daredevil and ranking leader Carlos Alcaraz and Norwegian Casper Ruud, are competing together in Europe at the same ATP Formula 500 event. The Europeans have ruled the net for months.
With Felix Auger-Aliassime and Nick Kyrgios
Spectacle announces itself. The spectators will not only be able to enjoy the two world number one players but also the hopeful Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime (ATP 13) and the Australian Wimbledon finalist Nick Kyrgios (ATP 20). In Basel, these two are the hottest contenders to join the European phalanx of stars.
The wave of NextGen rolls
Stars like Alcaraz and Ruud are orchestrating a new era with huge stores of energy and forward momentum. New names are bringing fresh strings to the bow, such as the two Americans Jenson Brooksby (ATP 46) and Brandon Nakashima (ATP 48), both 21 and 22 years old and unknown to some of the audience - for the time being. First time in Basel, but bearer of a sounding name is Sebastien Korda (ATP 44). He starts for the USA, his father Petr Korda once represented the colors of the Czech Republic and competed eight times in Basel in the 1990s. Italy's young star Lorenzo Musetti (ATP 30) and Holger Rune (ATP 31), 19 years old and one of the youngest players in the world, will also be present on court.
Two big names return to Basel: Andy Murray and Marin Cilic
In tournament tennis, youth does not rule indefinitely, because routine or consistency of performance are high values. No wonder when over 30s keep biting. Former world number one Andy Murray (ATP 47) has three major titles to his name, and at the age of 35 he is getting back into the swing of things after delicate hip surgery. Croatian Marin Cilic (ATP 16) is a man of class on hard court, as he proved at the US Open with the title in 2014 and in Basel in 2016.
Wawrinka with protected ranking in the main draw,
Marc-Andrea Hüsler and Dominic Stricker with Wild Card
The Swiss Connection is now led by Marc-Andrea Hüsler from Zurich, who moved up to 64th place in the rankings thanks to his first major ATP title at the 250 indoor tournament in Sofia. The 26-year-old left-hander benefits from a wild card. With a protected ranking Stan Wawrinka (ATP 22 PR) starts for the 15th time to St. Jakob. The Vaud native, who has been plagued by a muscle injury, made an impression at the Metz tournament, where he reached the semifinals after defeating Medvedev. Dominic Stricker (ATP 133), a regular player on the Swiss team, had already been awarded a wild card in the summer. The 20-year-old from Bern is the proud junior title holder of the French Open 2020.
Top-class qualifier is followed by the start of the main tournament
The qualifiers with participants from the top 100 are also expected to be top-class, followed by the spectacular start on Super Monday. If the draw allows, Carlos Alcaraz will serve on the opening day (October 24). Spanish-German pop singer and songwriter Alvaro Soler will be the focus of the Opening Ceremony starting at 5:30 pm.
Swiss Indoors and Roger Federer have decided to postpone his special ” farewell“
Roger Brennwald was very enthusiastic about Roger Federer’s willingness to greet his Swiss fans at the Swiss Indoors and commented : “ Roger Federer is one of the greatest tennis player of all time and to honor him during our event is a very special occasion in a very appropriate setting. We would love to celebrate the impact that Roger’s years of success at the tournament had, but understand that Roger needs more time after the wonderful end of his career. „ Roger Federer commented „I thank the Swiss indoors for their willingness to have me in Basel this year but I have been trying to absorb everything that took place recently and celebrating at home in Basel will have a very special meaning and comes to soon after London. I have so many incredible memories from playing so many years at home and my wish is that the tournament continues to be one of the top stops on the ATP Tour.”
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