Swiss Indoors deleted – Now, the largest Swiss sports falls on the occasion ausTurnierchef Roger Brennwald has to repaint the hall of the tournament by the end of October, because the health of the visitors is not guaranteed. Mind games such as at the US Open are not an issue.Simon Graf, no Confetti this year: The Swiss Indoors from fall, Roger Federer remains the title holder.Photo: Alexandra Wey/Keystone

That last year’s winner, Roger Federer would not occur this year at the Swiss Indoors, is since a week. He had to have a second right knee surgery and is out for the Rest of the season. Now the certainty is condensed: will not be Played this year in the St.-Jakobs-Halle. Ironically, the anniversary tournament is cancelled, 50 years after the Premiere in a balloon hall in Muttenz. After a lengthy Evaluation, tournament chief Roger focal forest, and his Deputy Daniel Chambon to the conclusion came that “an Indoor venue with a good 10’000 visitors and employees per day this year, was given the medical, social and economic uncertainty is feasible”.

With the cancellation of Federer’s decision has nothing to do with it. He was to hear how, already fallen. Because the Swiss Indoors licensee in the case of the ATP, which organises the calendar, Yes, new, and starting in August, as many tournaments as purely wish to crush, is formulated in the press release carefully. It says: “In the framework of the reciprocal exchange, the Swiss Indoors Basel and the ATP have announced that they want to do without because of the current situation on this year’s edition of the tournament. In mid-July, will then inform the ATP of the Rest of the season.”

In good Basler Gesellschaft

it is Now known that the Pro tour will continue in mid-August in the United States, from the 31. the US Open follows. “Possible mind games, as well as Social Distancing with a reduced-traffic does not come to us in Basel alone, for economic reasons,” says burning the forest. The Swiss Indoors in Basel with its refusal in good company: the Art Basel (17. to 20. September) and the Baloise Session (24. October to 12. November) has been cancelled for this year.

The Swiss Indoors annually recurring sports with a Budget of around 19 million Swiss francs for the biggest occasion in Switzerland. The announced cancellation creates at least at an early stage clarity. The tournament would have to be 24. October to 1. Which took place on November and now the company is already looking at 2021. The Tickets for this year remain valid for 2021 or be refunded. And after all, it is to be hoped, that Federer next year is back at the Start. The tournament will then be 51, he 40. This would then be a jubilee.