ATP Tour: The Swiss Indoors Basel, a tournament Roger Federer has won 10 times, has been cancelled for a second year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organisers said on Friday. The ATP 500 tournament was scheduled to be held from October 25-31 after it was cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic.
“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,” ATP Chairman Andrea Gaudenzi said in a statement.
The ATP and Swiss Indoors Basel organisers have today announced the cancellation of the 2021 Swiss Indoors Basel, scheduled to take place from 25-31 October, due to challenges related to COVID-19.
— ATP Tour (@atptour) June 4, 2021
ATP Tour: “We look forward to the tournament returning as one of our most celebrated indoor events in 2022,” he added.
ATP Tour: The tournament is one of the happiest hunting grounds for Swiss Federer with the 20-times Grand Slam champion winning his first title at Basel in 2006 and also picked up the trophy when it was held the last time in 2019.
ATP Tour: “It’s with a heavy heart that the decision has been taken, together with ATP, to cancel this year’s tournament. Our focus is now on staging a safe and successful event in 2022, under conditions that we hope will offer us greater certainty across our operations. We look forward to welcoming back players and our passionate fans next year,” Roger Brennwald, President of the Swiss Indoors Basel, said.