The 2021 edition of the Basel Open will be mostly played in October this year with Roger Federer kick-starting the competition as the defending champion. Looking to watch the Basel Open live streaming online or on TV? Here’re few of the options.
The Basel Open is called the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament played towards the end of the season, but one that’s one of the most viewed given the presence of a legend in the form of Federer. And the Swiss maestro has won the title eight times too including the previous season when he overcame a set defeat to beat the Argentine Juan Martin del Potro in the final.
Before that, Marin Čilić was the 2017 winner but lost to del Potro in semi-final while Federer defeated David Goffin in straight sets to cement his place in the title-decider.
To give bit of a background, the 2021 Swiss Indoors is a men’s tennis tournament which is a part of the ATP 500 series. The matches are to be played on indoor hard courts in what will be the 51st edition of the event.
This is a tournament that attracts some of the best players in the world. Players like Roger Federer, Juan Martin del Potro, Novak Djokovic and Marin Cilic have been some of the previous winners of the tournament.
2021 ATP Swiss Indoors Schedule & Dates
The 2021 schedule for the Swiss Indoors will be revealed soon after the ATP calendar for the season is released.
The 2020 Swiss Indoors competition was cancelled while the 2020 edition was played from October 21 and went on till October 27. It was hosted at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland. The qualifying rounds for the tournament will be played from before that though.
Player List for the 2021 ATP Swiss Indoors
Some of the biggest names in tennis are scheduled to feature in the tournament but more details on the same will be revealed closer to the start of the competition.
The last time this tournament was held, in 2019, the biggest player to feature in the tournament was obviously Roger Federer. His Swiss comrade Stan Wawrinka also participated in the tournament.
Seeded player list
Roger Federer, Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Roberto Bautista Agut, Fabio Fognini, David Goffin, Stan Wawrinka, Benoît Paire
What Happened at the 2020 ATP Swiss Indoors?
The 2020 edition of the tournament was cancelled because of the pandemic.
Roger Federer made it three titles in a row at the 2019 Swiss Indoors competition by defeating Australia’s Alex De Minaur in the final to lift the trophy.
In doing so, he also became the first male tennis player to have won two tournaments at least 10 times on grass and indoors.
In 2018, Federer won his 99th tour level title defeating qualifier Marius Copil 7-6(5), 6-4 to emerge victorious in the backdrop of his home crowd at the Swiss Indoors Basel. It was his ninth title at the competition.
Federer was the top seed at the tournament along with Alexander Zverev and Marin Cilic being the second and third seed respectively.
Cilic crashed out of the tournament to the qualifier Maurius Copil for went on to reach the finals. Copil also defeated the second seed Alexander Zverev in three sets in the semi finals to fix a finals match against Roger Federer.
Federer had an easier yet challenging path into the finals compared to his counterpart. He took out the seventh seed Daniil Medvedev in the semi finals after defeating Giles Simon in the quarter finals.
Previous 10 ATP Swiss Indoors Title Winners
2020: Not Held
2019: Roger Federer
2018: Roger Federer
2017: Roger Federer
2016: Marin Čilić
2015: Roger Federer
2014: Roger Federer
2013: Juan Martin del Potro
2012: Juan Martín del Potro
2011: Roger Federer
2010: Roger Federer
2009: Novak Djokovic
How to watch the 2021 Swiss Indoors Live Streaming Online
If you are looking at options to watch the Swiss Indoors live streaming online (and legally!), then you could look at two of the websites which we recommend.
One is bet365, which allows tennis fans to watch & bet on the Swiss Indoors online. What you need to do is to open an account with bet365 for starters, deposit some money into your account (an equivalent of $10 will do) and voila, you can watch its live streaming.
You can watch all the tennis from the 2021 Swiss Indoors including its live streaming with bet365.com. Either log in to bet365.com with your existing account or create a new account and deposit a small, token amount of $10 into your account.
Here’s an easy process to watch the live streaming of Swiss Indoors explained in four short steps.
- Go to www.bet365.com
- Register with www.bet365.com (or log in to you account)
- Pre-fund your account by depositing $10 (or equivalent currency). You can either let that remain in your account or should have bet in the 24 hours before the live streaming
- Select the Swiss Indoors live streaming option by clicking on Live Streaming on the top
The other such website we recommend is Betway.com. Betway.com also has the rights to multiple tennis tournaments from around the world and if you are in certain parts of Europe including the UK, you can look to watch the live streaming of the Basel Open here.
More information on its live streaming will be released soon too if needed.