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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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10/05/2007 | 01:22 AM
That's great news! Well done Basel!
10/05/2007 | 01:19 AM
Hello Roger
Great news for you and your country.
The Basel tournament, for some time,has deserved a higher status in the ATP calendar.
We hope that you are fully recovered from your fatigue---looking forward to, and wishing you all the very best, in M
10/05/2007 | 12:37 AM
Dear Roger,

You are TRANSCENDING the game of tennis in the world and specifically in SWISS, your hometown Basel.
So why you are in the POWER LIST, the most influential.

A tennis passionata and a Roger Fan in Montreal

10/04/2007 | 10:39 PM
Cher Roger,

500!!! QUE C'EST INCROYABLE!!!!! Je suis tellement contente pour vous. De plus vous serai en Bâle pendant ce temps. donc, BRAVO ROGER!!!! VOUS ÊTES LE MEILLEUR!!!

Bonne chance dans les tournoi à venir!!! JE VOUS ADOOOOOOOOORE!!!!

-xox
10/04/2007 | 10:00 PM
Great!! ^^
10/04/2007 | 08:50 PM
Heyy Dearest Roger!!! That's an amazing newz. That's really nice to read about ur Birthplace. Congratulations Roger. It's all becoz of u Dear Roger. Now the whole Switzerland is known my ur name. What an ecstatic honour that you have given to your country
10/04/2007 | 08:34 PM
R O G I !!!

These are great news.

Since long ago this tournment deserved a higher status in ATP calendar.
2009 seems still far away though.

Anyway, Champ !!! wherever you are, i hope you are enjoying this time.
We all are looking forward Madrid
10/04/2007 | 07:41 PM
I have a request on the side of this topic.

Could you post more of your off-court photos on this site? Would love to see pictures of you and Mirka together!!!

thanks!

Monica
10/04/2007 | 07:40 PM
Congratulations for Switzerland, and for Roger's hometown. It appears that he is in Madrid already, or at least focused on it. You be best, as it is you wont to be, and let the Infanta hand you the trophhy to lifet it high again. Least year Berdych had a
10/04/2007 | 07:37 PM
We also welcome the news of this honor, Roger and hope you are resting up well and taking care of yourself. All your fans are looking forward to your tournament in Madrid. Take care and tell Mirka hello too as she takes such good care of you.
Mitz
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