Swiss Indoors tournament canceled for 2nd straight year

Sports

BASEL, Switzerland (AP)The Swiss Indoors tournament was canceled Friday for the second straight year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tournament organizer Roger Brennwald said ”many questions remain unanswered” for the Oct. 25-31 event despite falling infection rates in Switzerland.

A successful tournament ”with thousands of spectators per day, all of whom will be indoors, cannot be guaranteed,” Brennwald said.

Roger Federer won a record 10 titles, including the past three editions from 2017-19, at the Basel tournament where he was once a ball kid.

He will have turned 41 before the next scheduled Swiss Indoors in October 2022.

More AP Tennis: https://apnews.com/hub/tennis and https://twitter.com/AP-Sports

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Right Now

Don't Miss

Community Calendar

KETK Twitter & Facebook

FOX51 Twitter & Facebook