Many are excited about the Basel Open’s long-awaited return, and for good reason. The highly competitive players list aside, the tournament is also world no.1, Carlos Alcaraz’s 2nd tournament since his reaching the top spot. So even though Federer may be gone, new talent has arrived at Basel.
Swiss Indoors Basel Tennis Tournament
The Swiss Indoors Basel is an annual indoor hardcourt tennis tournament part of the ATP Tour. The tournament is in the ATP 500 category and is the biggest in Switzerland. Due to border restrictions in the French and German borders caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, the 2020 and 2021 editions were canceled. This year will mark its 51st edition and the end of the event’s 2-year hiatus. The title sponsor for the event is Canton of Basel-Stadt.
The link below will forward you to the official website for the tournament.
Swiss Indoors Basel: Home page · Swiss Indoors Basel
|Draw||32 Singles, 16 Doubles|
Swiss Indoors 2022 Champions
In singles, Canadian star Felix Auger Aliassime win Swiss Indoors championship after back to back 2 championship (Firenze Open and European Open respectively). Aliassime played final against Holger Rune and defeated him in straight sets (6-3, 7-5).
In doubles Championship, Austin Krajicek of USA and Ivan Dodig of Croatia played final against French pair Nicolas Mahut and Édouard Roger-Vasselin and defeated them in straight sets (6-4, 7-6).
Swiss Indoors Prize Money and Points
The total financial commitment for the 2022 Swiss Indoors is €2,276,105 and the prize fund stand at €2,135,350. The table below is an estimate of how the prize money will be distributed and thus, the contents may be subject to change.
|Stage||Singles Prize Money||Doubles Prize Money||WTA Points|
The doubles prize money will be split evenly among the teammates.
Swiss Indoors Draws
The event will have 32 singles and 16 doubles draws that released after the tournament commences.
Swiss Indoors Dates
The Swiss Indoors main draw conducted from 24 October to 30 October. Like most tournaments, the qualifying rounds held on 2 days before the main draw, on the 23rd and 22nd.
Swiss Indoors Schedule
|Dates||Singles Matches||Doubles Matches|
|24th October||1st Round||——-|
|25th October||1st Round||1st Round|
|26th October||1st Round and 2nd Round||1st Round|
|27th October||2nd Round||2nd Round and Quarter Finals|
|28th October||Quarter Finals||Quarter Finals|
|29th October||Semi Finals||Semi Finals|
Keep in mind, the information in the above table may be subject to change.
Swiss Indoors 2022 Players List
This year’s list of participating players lives up to the standards of the previous Swiss Indoors. Though Roger Federer, the swiss legend and reigning champion won’t be defending his title following his retirement, there are three top 3 players present this year- the current world no. 1 Carlos Alcaraz, former no.1 Andy Murray, and former no.2 Casper Ruud. Marin Cilic, the 2016 champion, is also confirmed to be playing at the event. As for the doubles category, 2-time Swiss Indoor champion Marcel Granollers faced reigning doubles champion Jean-Julien.
Top Seeds Singles
|3||Felix Auger-Aliassime (Champion 2022)||13|
|5||Pablo Carreno Busta||15|
|7||Roberto Bautista Agut||22|
|8||Alex de Minaur||23|
|Holger Rune (runner-up 2022 )||27|
|Alejandro Davidovich Fokina||31|
|Botic van de Zandschulp||34|
Wild Card Entries Singles
Dominic Stricker and Marc-Andrea Husler were both granted wildcards, while Stan Wawrinka received entry via protected ranking into the main draw.
|Seed||Player||ATP Ranking (Doubles)|
|1||Marcelo Arevalo/Jean-Julien Rojer||6/5|
|2||Tim Putz/Michael Venus||10/8|
|3||Marcel Granollers/Horacio Zeballos||12/11|
|4||Lloyd Glasspool/Harri Heliovaara||22/14|
Swiss Indoors History and Previous Winners
The history of the Swiss Indoors can stretch as far back as 1920, during the time of its precursor tournament- the Swiss International Covered Courts. Its start on a tennis tour came in 1977 when the event became part of the Grand Prix Circuit. The venue- St. Jakobshalle has hosted the event annually since 1995. By then, the Grand Prix Circuit had been discontinued and the ATP Tour succeeded it. Though always an indoor tennis event, the Swiss Indoors has been played on the carpet between the 1970s and then again from 1996-2006. Prior to 2009, the event was in the ATP250 category. Its upgrade elevated the event to the biggest in Switzerland.
Roger Federer, a Basel native, is the predominant reason behind the event’s success. In total he holds 6 records at the tournament, including most consecutive wins (3xtwo times), most titles won (10), and most finals reached in a single ATP event (15), which is an Open Era record. In the doubles category, 5 players are tied for most titles won, 4 each.
|Year||Singles Champion||Doubles Champions|
|2019||Roger Federer||Jean-Julien Rojer/ Horia Tecau|
|2018||Roger Federer||Dominic Inglot/Franko Skugor|
|2017||Roger Federer||Ivan Dodig/Marcel Granollers|
|2016||Marin Cilic||Marcel Granollers/Jack Sock|
|2015||Roger Federer||Alexander Peya/Bruno Soares|
Swiss Indoors 2022 Tickets
The tickets for the 2022 Swiss Indoors can be purchased from Ticketcorner. To buy tickets, click on the link down below to be forwarded directly to the Swiss Indoor event page.
2022 Swiss Indoors Basel Tickets: Swiss Indoors tickets – Ticketcorner official ticketing
The event organizers also offer a VIP-loge, Premium Lounge, and Membercard. For information regarding pricing and accommodations, click the link below to visit their official website.
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