From NextGen talent to three-time Grand Slam winner

25. Okt 2022

Magic Monday fully lived up to its name! The crowd was first treated to some incredible music from Alvaro Soler. Carlos Alcaraz (ATP 1) then brought his magic to the court and overcame Jack Draper (ATP 45) over a closely fought three sets.

After the grand opening, the excitement continues on Tuesday, 25 October 2022, when the tournament will be serving up an array of tennis highlights.

This year, we’re once again welcoming one of the Big Four to Basel. Three-time Grand Slam winner Andy Murray (ATP 49) will step on court tomorrow to contest his first-round match against the 25-year-old qualifier Roman Safiullin.

The following match is one of two featuring Swiss players, with the young Dominic Stricker (ATP 129) taking on the American Maxime Cressy (ATP 34). The only previous time the two have met on court, on the grass in Stuttgart, the Emmental native was able to secure a win in three sets.

Tomorrow will also see another veteran return to the tournament: 37-year-old Stan Wawrinka. After the Lausanne local had to retire from the Swiss Indoors Basel quarterfinal in 2019 due to injury, he aims to prove he’s still got what it takes this year and challenge the younger players on the route to the coveted trophy.

He faces Norway’s rising star Casper Ruud (ATP 3), a player who clearly feels at home in Switzerland as he has emphatically demonstrated with the four titles claimed in Gstaad and Geneva over the last two years.

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