The Jubilee 50th edition of the Swiss Indoors in Basel was cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The organizers of the 2020 Swiss Indoors in Basel announced that the event won’t take place this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic. This year’s event should have been the jubilee 50th edition and chance for the 11th title for Roger Federer in front of the home crowd. However, the event had to be cancelled as the organizers reached an agreement with the ATP. The official statement reads:

“The coronavirus pandemic has forced the cancellation of the third-largest indoor tennis tournament in the world, scheduled to run from 24 October to 1 November. The ATP has formally agreed to Basel’s request to cancel the tournament. As early as mid-June, the Swiss Indoors organisers determined that, in view of the current medical, social and economic uncertainty, it would be irresponsible and logistically difficult to go ahead with the tournament.”

“‘Unfortunately, coronavirus won’t spare any of us. And social distancing or matches played behind closed doors were out of the question for us from the start,’ is how tournament president Roger Brennwald describes the logical decision to postpone the 50 Years Golden Jubilee event until 23 to 31 October 2021. Swiss Indoors is grateful to its partners and sponsors for their understanding and their consistently positive response to the news.”

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Dear tennis friends, As a result of the Corona pandemic, the world's third largest indoor tournament has been definitively cancelled. The ATP has now formally approved the request to cancel the Swiss Indoors Basel, after the tournament management of the Swiss Indoors had already declared in mid-June that it would be irresponsible and unfeasible to hold the tournament in view of the medical, social and economic uncertainty. The 50th anniversary will so be postponed until next year and will take place from 23 to 31 October 2021. Read the full statement on our website. Link in Bio. We’d like to thank you, the players, and especially our partners and sponsors for your understanding and support and are looking forward to celebrate next year’s tournament with all of you. Information for ticket holders: Ticket holders have the right to return their tickets via Ticketcorner. The ticket costs will be refunded by Ticketcorner. Alternatively, tickets remain valid for next year’s edition: Same game day, same seat numbers. The current advance sale is suspended and will continue on 1 September 2020 in view of next year's event. #swissindoorsbasel #swissindoors2020 #atp #atptour #tennis

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Author: Erik Virostko