Federer Eyes Perfect 10 (And Pizza Party) In Basel; When Is The Draw & More
Roger Federer returns to his hometown tournament in pursuit of a 10th Swiss Indoors Basel title. The 38-year-old Swiss, who was a Basel ball boy as a child, has won 20 straight matches at this ATP 500 tournament and reached the final the past 12 times he's played the event.
"To come through and win again here in my hometown, never knowing if this might be your last time that you had the opportunity to play a final, maybe win for the last time here in my city, it obviously means a lot to me and it becomes very emotional," Federer said following his triumph last year.
Federer will be joined in Basel by fellow Swiss Stan Wawrinka, World No. 7 Stefanos Tsitsipas and a number of Nitto ATP Finals contenders, including Alexander Zverev, Roberto Bautista Agut and Fabio Fognini. Tsitsipas claimed the sixth spot in the elite eight-man field at The O2, leaving just two spots up for grabs with two weeks left in the regular season.
Here's all you need to know about the Basel tennis tournament: what is the schedule, where to watch, who has won and more.
Tournament Dates: 21-27 October 2019
Tournament Director: Roger Brennwald
Draw Ceremony: Saturday, 19 October, at 4:00pm, at the Town Hall in Basel
Schedule (View On Official Website)
* Qualifying: Saturday & Sunday at 12:00pm
* Main draw: Monday - Friday at 1:00pm and 7:00pm, Saturday at 12:00pm
* Doubles final: Sunday, 27 October at 12:00pm
* Singles final: Sunday, 27 October not before 3:00pm
Venue: St. Jakobshalle Basel
Main Court Seating: 9,000
Surface: Indoor Hard
Prize Money: € 2,082,655 (Total Financial Commitment: € 2,219,975)
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Honour Roll (Open Era)
Most Titles, Singles: Roger Federer (9)
Most Titles, Doubles: Bob Bryan, Mike Bryan, Daniel Nestor, Tomas Smid, Nenad Zimonjic (4)
Oldest Champion (since 1972): Roger Federer, 37, in 2018
Youngest Champion (since 1972): Jim Courier, 19, in 1989
Lowest-Ranked Champion (since 1978): No. 35 Jim Courier in 1989
Most Match Wins: Roger Federer (71)
Singles:  Roger Federer (SUI) d [Q] Marius Copil (ROU) 76(5) 64 Read & Watch
Doubles: Dominic Inglot (GBR) / Franko Skugor (CRO) d Alexander Zverev (GER) / Mischa Zverev (GER) 62 75 Read More