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Basel Cancels Due to Coronavirus


No 50th anniversary tennis pizza party in Basel this year.

The Swiss Indoors Basel has cancelled due to the Coronavirus.

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Basel, which is Roger Federer's hometown tournament where he once served as ball boy and famously celebrated his title triumphs hosting pizza parties for ball kids, announced its cancellation on the tournament website.

"The ATP has formally agreed to Basel’s request to cancel the tournament," the tournament announced on its website. "As early as mid-June, the Swiss Indoors organizers 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."



The tournament now plans to celebrate its 50 Year Golden Jubilee October 23rd-31st, 2021.

"Unfortunately, coronavirus won’t spare any of us," tournament president Roger Brennwald said. "And social distancing or matches played behind closed doors were out of the question for us from the start."

Photo credit: Swiss Indoors Basel

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