Roger Federer’s home event the Swiss Indoors the latest ATP Tour event to be cancelled
The Swiss Indoors is the latest ATP Tour event to get cancelled with organisers saying “it would be irresponsible and logistically difficult to go ahead with the tournament”.
The indoor event was due to take place from October 24 to November 1 at St. Jakobshalle in Basel and Swiss icons Roger Federer, who is a 10-time champion, and Stan Wawrinka had both signed up for the 50th anniversary of the tournament.
However, it has been scrapped due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“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,” a statement read.
“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.”
Tournament president Roger Brennwald added: “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.”
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