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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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10/04/2007 | 04:46 PM
Great news for Basel! :)
10/04/2007 | 04:25 PM
Acapulco too :)
10/04/2007 | 04:22 PM
So it is the tenth international series gold.
Nice for a tournament in Switserland!

The other tournaments being: Rotterdam, Memphis, Dubai, Acapulco, Barcelona, Stuttgart, Kitzbühel, Tokio and Vienna
10/04/2007 | 04:14 PM
Wow, Rog! Great news, GO ROGER!!!
10/04/2007 | 04:10 PM
That's wonderful news :D We're so delighted that your hometown tournament is appreciated and gets the recognition it needs as it is a wonderful tournament :):) I hope you win this year Roger inshallah :D:D
10/04/2007 | 04:01 PM
That is grest news for Basel!!
I hope you're well rested! So good luck in Madrid!

10/04/2007 | 03:24 PM
Great news for you
i love you
10/04/2007 | 03:22 PM
Hey that's really great for Basel!

- How are you, Roger? Hope all is well!
10/04/2007 | 03:12 PM
It is a very good news for people of Basel!!!
Congratulations to Roger's earth!!!
10/04/2007 | 03:09 PM
Ohhh that's great for you, Roger! You are the simbol of Switzerland! I hope you are resting now. You are the king. Our king!!
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