Swiss Indoors - Betting Odds, Favourites to Win, Tournament History and Past Winners



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Switzerland is also known as the playground of Europe because of its enchanting destinations in the Alps. In the playground of Europe, the premier Tennis event is the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament, played annually and is an important stop on the ATP World Tour.


The Swiss Indoor tennis tournament takes place every year in the city of Basel.  It is an indoor tournament.  Bet on it!Swiss Indoors Tennis Tournament:

The Swiss Indoors Tennis tournament is part of the ATP World tour 500 Series and has been held annually since 1970. The tournament involves both singles and doubles matches for men.


Location:

The tournament is played in Basel, which is the third most populous city in Switzerland. Based on its location, the tournament is also called the Basel Open or Basel Indoors. Interestingly, the all-time great Swiss tennis star, Roger Federer, is also a Basel native.


Courts and Surfaces:

The tournament is played on hard indoor courts. This results in the absence of the effects of wind and sun. Thus, allowing the servers to be more accurate in service while the hardness of the court results in faster game play when compared to clay courts with relatively higher bounce.


History:

While Roger Federer has dominated the tournament, as per expectations, it was Roger Brennwald who came up with the concept of the Basel Open in 1970.

Initially, the tournament was organized among the top players in Switzerland, but it became a Grand Prix Circuit Event in 1977 and retained its status till 1989. Between 1990 and 2008, it remained a part of the ATP World Series and ATP International Series. Since 2009, it has been an important fixture in the ATP 500 World Series.


Past Winners:

The Inaugural Swiss Indoors Tennis tournament was won by the German Tennis player Klaus Berger. Michael Burgener was the first ever Swiss player to win the event.

The Slovakian Tennis Star Ivan Lendl won the tournament twice in back-to-back seasons (1980 and 1981). The Swedish tennis star Stefan Edberg won the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament three times, which was a record at that time. The US tennis stars like Jim Courier, John McEnroe, and Pete Sampras have all reserved places for themselves on the Swiss Indoors' Honour Board.


Most Titles:

In the doubles category, the US duo of Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan have won the competition on most occasions, with four titles in 2002, 2004, 2007, and 2010. Other than them, Tomas Smid from Russia, Daniel Nestor from Canada, and Nenad Zimonjic from Serbia have all won four doubles titles on separate occasions.


While a number of players have won the event, there is one man who has absolutely owned the stage in Basel. And, quite rightly so!

The Basel Native Roger Federer has won the Basel Open tennis tournament on a record ten occasions. He first played in the finals in 2000 and 2001 but lost on both occasions.

However, he followed the two losses with 5 Swiss Indoors Titles in 6 years between 2006 and 2011. The one time when he didn't win the Swiss indoors title was when he was beaten by the relatively younger Novak Djokovic in the 2009 Swiss Indoors Tennis tournament's final.


All Roger

In 2012 and 2013, Federer was beaten by the Argentinian Juan Martin Del Potro in the finals. However, Federer followed it up with two consecutive titles in 2014 and 2015. By then, Federer had made it to 10 successive Swiss Indoors Finals while winning 7 of those.

In 2016, Federer had to pull out of the event due to an injury. However, he came back again in 2017 to win his 8th Swiss Indoors Title. He added another two titles in the next two years to make it a hat trick of titles.


Recent Break and Defending Champion:

The 2020 and 2021 Editions of the Swiss Indoors were canceled due to the pandemic. Thus, Roger Federer is effectively the reigning champion of the Swiss Indoors Tennis tournament. In the doubles category, Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau are the defending champions.

So far, Roger Federer has made it to the finals of all the Swiss Indoors editions since 2006, except in 2016 when he couldn't participate due to an injury.


One King of Basel - Roger Federer:

Out of the 13 finals that he has played in the period, he has won a mind-blowing 10 Swiss Indoors Titles. That is incredible. But, That is home ground. That is where he has been brought up and nurtured.

The Swiss Indoors Basel belongs to no one but Roger Federer.


2022 Swiss Indoors Tennis Tournament:

The 2022 Swiss Indoors Tennis Tournament is scheduled between October 22nd and October 30th, 2022. Some of the major names at the event include Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Roberto Bautista Agut, Fabio Fognini, David Goffin, and Stan Wawrinka.


Tournament Details:

Total Prize Money: €2,276,000
Surface: Indoor hard court
Country: Switzerland