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Swiss Indoors Basel Oct 20 - 26 2014

Swiss Indoors 1993 Archive

Watch young 12-year old Roger Federer receiving a medal (5:56th min. of video) as one of Swiss Indoors ball kids in 1993 after Michael Stich vs Stefan Edberg final. 

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Federer, Nadal, Wawrinka Headline Strong Basel 45th Edition Field

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The Swiss Indoors is a professional tennis tournament played on indoor hard courts part of the World Tour 500 Series of the ATP Tour. Held annually at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland, is the home court of Roger Federer, who once served as a ball boy at this tournament became the first player to win five titles at his hometown tournament in 2011. 

 

Federer has reached the final a record nine times (2000–2001, 2006–2012), beating Edberg's previous record of five final appearances in Basel. As of 2011, three Swiss players have won the singles title: Michel Burgener, in 1972, Jakob Hlasek, in 1991, and Roger Federer, in 2006–2008, and 2010–2011.

 

Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro, the 2012 and 2013 champion, will be not be able to defend the title due to left wrist injury. Federer, who was runner-up to Del Potro for the last two year's, will be making his 15th appearance coming in with a 51-9 win-loss record, while Rafael Nadal will be competing  in Basel for the first time since 2004. Federer is the only former champion in the field. Federer is 5-5 in the Swiss Indoors  finals and has reached the title match in each of the past eight years 

 

Switzerland’s leading sport event boasts an impressive list of former champions, including tennis Hall of Famers Bjorn Borg, Ivan Lendl, John McEnroe, Boris Becker, Stefan Edberg and Pete Sampras. Federer holds the record for most singles titles, having won the tournament five times, in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011.

2014 Men’s Singles Seeds

1. Roger Federer

2. Rafael Nadal

3. Stanislas Wawrinka

4. Milos Raonic

5. Grigor Dimitrov

6. Ernests Gulbis

7. David Goffin 

8. Ivo Karlović    

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