Just seven weeks before the Swiss Indoors is held for the first time in three years (22 October to 30 October), a field of participants with clear, engaging outlines is already emerging. In addition to Roger Federer, who had already confirmed his participation at the end of April, and Spanish shooting star Carlos Alcaraz, who was also signed in June, the traditional tournament, which concluded with 2.276 million euros, announced other participants. Of. Already registered Alcarz (19), Felix Auger-Aliassim (22) and Dominic Streiker (19) Italian Lorenzo Musetti (20), Norwegian top 10 players Kasper Rood (23) and Dane Holger Rune (19) join other young stars Huh. Which could help shape the tennis of the next few years.
Tournament manager Roger Brennewald is especially looking forward to Hamburg winners Musetti and Rood, who are ranked seventh in the world rankings. After the early departure of defending champion Daniil Medvedev after the US Open, Rudd could become No. 1 for the first time, just like Alcaraz and veteran Rafael Nadal.
With this concentrated load of young experts, the tournament brings into practice the desired festival of the next generation of representatives. With the exception of Bern’s striker, who required a wild card as number 127, the players mentioned are all in the world’s top 40. Swiss Indoors also tried to find Wimbledon finalist Nick Kyrgios, but is in court in Australia in October for allegations of abuse by an Australian ex-girlfriend.
Apart from Federer, the older generation will also receive reinforcements. Along with Marin Cilic and Stan Wawrinka, two former Grand Slam winners are coming to Basel, whose paths were recently parted by an injury to the French-speaking Swiss. While the Lausanne native is seeking her old look and above all, her former confidence, Cilic, winner of Basel in 2016, has returned to the top 20 at the age of 33.
According to the organisers, individual tickets are only available for Mondays and Wednesdays. As far as Roger Federer’s form is concerned, he is also groping in the dark. Tournament director Roger Brennewald says one has been in touch with Federer’s manager Tony Godsick. “We also know that he is in training. But he himself can give information about his exact condition.”
Thanks to protected rankings, both Federer and Wawrinka compete in Basel without wildcards. The full entry list will be known in about two weeks. Two wildcards are still up for grabs. “We’ll follow what’s happening over the next few weeks,” says Brennewald. (first)