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Open 500-status for Basel

04.10.2007 | Tennis

Roger welcomed the announcement today that the tournament in Basel will receive “Open 500”-status in the ATP calendar as of 2009.


"This is fantastic news for the ATP Tour and I am delighted in particular that my hometown Basel has been awarded "500" status for 2009. The ATP is making some exciting changes to ensure the sport continues to grow on a global level."


The “500” category, consisting of ten tournaments (five of which in Europe), will be the third level after the four Grand Slams and the eight planned Masters Series tournaments (hitherto nine).





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10/06/2007 | 09:19 AM
10/06/2007 | 07:19 AM
Hello fellow Roger fans! :)

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10/05/2007 | 06:07 PM
That's great news Roger
Congratulations, even though I am not Swiss, I still love the country very much and dream of visiting Basel one day!

Keep going and good luck in Madrid!
10/05/2007 | 04:31 PM
This is great Roger. To have I tournament in your hometown with such a hig status is wonderful. And winning it in front of your country is even better. Anyways good luck in this years tourament in Basel


10/05/2007 | 04:19 PM
Waiting for see you Roger
i love you
10/05/2007 | 03:49 PM
congrantulations!!!Hope you win the Tennis Masters Cup title for the fourth time !!
10/05/2007 | 03:48 PM
That's great
10/05/2007 | 02:47 PM
I'm sure you will lift Basel to greater heights....Congrats!
Also wanna welcome Danil as a member of the most diverse family on the planet.I'm sure you will have great fun.I'm not aware of any such compilation of Roger's finals. However, there are sites
10/05/2007 | 02:11 PM
That is excellent news and about time too. LOL

God Bless Switzerland

Linda (Luton-UK)
10/05/2007 | 02:10 PM
Congrats Basel and of course The Swiss Tennis Federation!

Good Luck Roger!!!!!!!!!!
/gurra ;)
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