As is customary, the event will be held indoors as players look to get some much-needed momentum for the Paris Masters and the ATP Finals scheduled to take place in the subsequent weeks after the conclusion of the Swiss Indoors.
For close to two decades, Roger Federer reigned supreme at this tournament, winning it a record 10 times. But since his retirement, the door has been left ajar for the rest of the Tour to etch their names in the roll of honor's list.
A 32-man tennis caravan will assemble at St. Jakobshalle, which houses 12,400 spectators in its main arena. It is the last ATP 500 event on the calendar, running concurrently with the Vienna Open held in the same week.
Top seed Carlos Alcaraz returns to Basel for the second year in a row. The Swiss Indoors forms a very crucial part of his schedule, not just to increase his trophy haul, but to potentially overtake Novak Djokovic in the race for the year-end No. 1.
Alcaraz and Holger Rune were among the first names slated to appear at the Swiss Indoors, booking their spots as early as April. Two of the ATP's shining lights became the first two 20-year-olds to be ranked in the world's Top 4 this past month since 1992.
Both players have tasted success on indoor hard courts - Alcaraz winning the Next Gen title in 2021 and Rune winning a pair last year. The Dane, however, fell short of landing the ultimate prize at the Swiss Indoors, losing last year's final in straight sets.
USA's Taylor Fritz and Norway's Casper Ruud are the other Top 10 mainstays who will fly to Switzerland in late October. The tournament's defending champion is Felix Auger-Aliassime, but the Canadian doesn't feature in the initial entry list and will most likely need a wild card to enter this year's field.
Alex de Minaur is a former finalist (2019) but had a tough opening draw last year when he faced Rune in his opening match. He'll be hoping for a change in fortunes in his third visit. Hubert Hurkacz is sixth seed. The Pole has had a mixed season but can still salvage whatever is left of the current campaign.
Jan Lennard Struff and Nicolas Jarry will be tearing the covers off the ball in Basel. The pair locked up the final eight seeds at the event. Former ATP No. 1 Andy Murray is still chasing his first Tour-level title since 2019 and he'll always be a threat under the roof due to his prowess on the surface, as he embarks on his second successive trip at the 500-level event.
Four players will join the main draw via the qualifying route and four more will enter the field as wild cards which are yet to be allocate. If you want to access the initial entry list for the 2023 Swiss Indoors in Basel, be sure to check it down below.
2023 Swiss Indoors Basel ATP Entry List:
|Seed||Name||Current Ranking||Entry Ranking|
|5||Alex de Minaur||12||12|
|Alejandro Davidovich Fokina||25||25|
|Tomas Martin Etcheverry||31||31|
|Roberto Bautista Agut||42||42|
|Milos Raonic||324||33 (PR)|