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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 | 03:08 PM
This is something good to here! i hope u rest well roger cause i can't wait to see u playing in madrid, good luck there.
10/04/2007 | 03:06 PM
Congratulations Basel tournament well deserved Bonus of the new "500" points i hope it brings more top players such as Roger,

And to roger i hope you are resting and getting prepared for the upcoming tournament in Madrid i wish you the best of luck as
10/04/2007 | 03:03 PM
These are great news for Basel ! Congratulations !
10/04/2007 | 02:41 PM
That is great for tournament!!!

10/04/2007 | 02:38 PM
Great news..looking forward to the new-look calendar! And great that Roger has welcomed it!
10/04/2007 | 02:36 PM
well that's really great news.
Congratulations to Basel.

I hope you're resting well Roger and good luck in Madrid and after that in Basel.

greetings from Sher X
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