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The Swiss Indoors is a professional men's tennis tournament on the ATP Tour played on indoor hard courts at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland. It is one of the oldest and most prestigious indoor tournaments in the world.
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The historical precursor event to this tournament was called the Swiss International Covered Courts that ran from 1920 to 1959, that was a fully open event for international players. To fill that gap this tournament was created in 1970 by Roger Brennwald and originally featured mainly Swiss top players.
It became an event on the Grand Prix tennis circuit in 1977, when Björn Borg won the title and stayed until 1989. Before 2009, it was part of the ATP World Series from 1990 until 1999 which became the ATP International Series in 2000.
Since 2009 it has been part of the World Tour 500 Series of the ATP Tour. It has been held annually at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland, in October, since 1995. No other sporting event in Switzerland is bigger in terms of investments and reach.
Basel native Roger Federer holds the record for most singles titles, having won the tournament ten times, in 2006–2008, 2010–2011, 2014–2015 and 2017–2019. Federer has reached the final record fifteen times (2000–2001, 2006–2015, 2017–2019), which is also an Open Era record for most finals reached at a single ATP event.
Besides Federer, two other Swiss players have won the singles title: Michel Burgener, in 1972, and Jakob Hlasek, in 1991. The tournament was played on its unique red-colored indoor courts until 2010; starting in 2011 the court color was changed to the uniform blue courts of most other tournaments in the European fall indoor season.
This tournament is also known as the home of Roger Federer, who was a ball boy at the event in 1993 and 1994.
The tournament has a unique trophy that features a golden tennis ball on top of a silver base. The trophy weighs 12 kg and is worth 30,000 CHF.
In 2023 a special exhibition event might take place to celebrate Federer's amazing career.
2009 Novak Djokovic d. Roger Federer 6–4, 4–6, 6–2
2010 Roger Federer (4) d. Novak Djokovic 6–4, 3–6, 6–1
2011 Roger Federer (5) d. Kei Nishikori 6–1, 6–3
2012 Juan Martín del Potro d. Roger Federer 6–4, 6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–3)
2013 Juan Martín del Potro d. Roger Federer 7–6(7–3), 2–6, 6–4
2014 Roger Federer d. David Goffin 6–2, 6–2
2015 Roger Federer d. Rafael Nadal 6–3, 5–7, 6–3
2016 Marin Čilić d. Kei Nishikori 6–1, 7–6(7–5)
2017 Roger Federer (8) d. Juan Martín del Potro 6–7(5–7), 6–4, 6–3
2018 Roger Federer (9) d. Marius Copil 7–6(7–5), 6–4
2019 Roger Federer (10) d. Alex de Minaur 6–2, 6–2
2020-2021 No competition (due to COVID-19 pandemic)
2022 Félix Auger-Aliassime d. Holger Rune 6–3, 7–5
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