Swiss Indoors

The Swiss Indoors is an ATP 500 hard-court tennis tournament, which annually takes place in Basel, Switzerland.

Date: 21 - 27 October
Category: ATP 500
Surface: Hard
Location: Basel, Switzerland
Venue: St. Jakobshalle
Players: 32 players (ATP Entry List)
ATP Prize Money: 2,256,480€ (Distribution Overview)
ATP Points: 500 for champion (Distribution Overview)
Draw: ATP Draw
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Each season, the Swiss Indoors takes place at the St. Jakobshalle arena. The first edition of the tournament was held in 1970. However, the previous version of the competition was called the Swiss International Covered Courts. This version took place between 1920 and 1959 and provided a competitive tournament for all international players.

Since 1977, the Swiss Indoors Basel has been part of the ATP Tour when it was included in the Grand Prix tennis circuit. In 1990, the competition became an ATP 250-level competition before achieving its current status as an ATP 500 event.

In the early years of the competition, many Swiss players competed and achieved success. Michel Burgener became the first-ever Swiss champion in 1972. Although, four of the first five finalists at the event were Swiss. As the tournament grew, it attracted players of the highest caliber.

In 1977, when the Swiss Indoors Basel became an ATP event, Bjorn Borg won the competition. More greats followed the Swedish former player’s achievement. Ivan Lendl won the tournament twice in 1980 and 1981, and John McEnroe added the title to his trophy cabinet in 1990.

More recently, one player dominated the Swiss Indoors tournament. Roger Federer has won a record ten titles at the Basel event. It was a remarkable achievement for the former world number one, who participated in his hometown event as a ballboy during childhood.

As the singles draw takes place, a competitive doubles tournament takes place simultaneously at the Swiss Indoors Basel. Like the singles competition, many doubles greats have graced the St. Jakobshalle arena since the first doubles in 1976.

One partnership has achieved unrivaled success in the doubles draws. The US sibling pair of Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan hold the record for most Swiss Indoors doubles titles. Between 2002 and 2010, the Bryan brothers won the tournament four times.

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