The Swiss Indoors tennis tournament or the Basel Open as it is more popularly known is a competition that’s played in the Swiss city of Basel and the 2018 edition will be held from October 22. Get the latest Basel Open tips, predictions & odds in this piece below.
Marin Čilić had gone into the 2017 edition of the competition as the defending champion, but failed to make it to the final after going down to the Argentine Juan Martín del Potro in semi-final.
Del Potro, who had been out of the sport for a long enough time, then faced Roger Federer and while he won the first set, he failed to match one of the best players of all time at his home.
Federer went on to clinch his eighth Swiss Indoors title in 2017 when he defeated the Agentine del Potro 6–7(5–7), 6–4, 6–3. This was also his 95th title.
While we are still awaiting the list of players confirmed to feature in this competition, it is expected that Federer will look to defend his title and the points at this tournament this year. Since this is an ATP 500 competition, it makes it even more necessary for players who had done well last year to make it back to the tournament.
ATP Basel Open Tips & Predictions
Roger Federer v Marius Copil Betting Tips:
Roger Federer to win 2-0: 8/15 (Betfair)
Based on this, David Goffin, who was the other losing semi-finalist in 2017, and the four quarter-finalists in the form of Adrian Mannarino, Jack Sock, Roberto Bautista-Agut and Marton Fucsovics could all return to the 2018 edition of the Base Open. Once the player-list is released, we will be out with our Basel Open tips and predictions as well.
To give you a bit of history of the Basel Open, it’s played in indoor hard courts and was a part of the Grand Prix tennis circuit between 1970 and 1989. It became a World Tour 500 event since 2009, and has been held every year at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland, in October, since 1995.
Federer has obviously won the most titles here, winning it eight times, while Michel Burgener, in 1972 and Jakob Hlasek, in 1991, were the other Swiss players to have clinched the tournament.