- The 2019 Swiss Open, also known as the Swiss Indoors Basel will take place October 21 – 27
- Roger Federer is the defending champion
- Federer is the favorite going into the tournament
The 2019 Swiss Indoors Basel starts tomorrow at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland. The tournament is a ATP 500 event with 500 ranking points awarded to the winner. Roger Federer comes into his hometown tournament as the favorite at +130, and looking to win his record tenth title and third consecutive at this event.
2019 ATP Swiss Open Odds
|Roberto Bautista Agut||+1100|
|Alex De Minaur||+2000|
*Odds taken 10/20/19
Roger Federer has yet to win a title since June of this year, and as he heads into a building that people are looking to rename the ‘Roger Federer Arena,’ he’ll be looking for his tenth title at the tournament. Once a ball boy at the tournament, he is without a doubt the headliner at this tournament, and has been for years. He’s reached the finals 14 different times, and won nine times.
Will @rogerfederer claim his 10th Swiss Indoors Basel ? this year? ??
— ATP Tour (@atptour) October 19, 2019
Unable to add to his winnings this summer, after a heartbreak at Wimbledon, injury at the US Open, early exit in Cincinnati and an unfortunate loss in Shanghai, Federer looks to his home crowd and a familiar court to get back on track. As the ATP Finals are coming up, this is a perfect time for Roger Federer to get back to the Federer we all know.
The Swiss will start his tournament against a qualifier, and has the possibility of facing either Radu Albot or Dusan Lajovic, both of who he has winning records against, and has never lost to. Federer has won 20 consecutive matches at this tournament, and has reached the finals the past 12 appearances. In fact, the last time he lost to a player ranked below the Top 10, was 16 years ago in 2003, when he lost to his now coach Ivan Ljubicic.
Aside from Roger Federer, some other players entering the Swiss Indoors tournament are Alexander Zverev as the second seed, and Stafanos Tsitsipas as the third seed. Zverev is coming off a Shanghai Masters finals appearance, where he actually defeated Roger Federer in three sets. Zverev will be facing American Taylor Fritz, who has +6000 odds, in the first rounds. And despite Zverev winning both previous matches against the American, recently Fritz pushed it to five sets last year at Wimbledon.
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) October 11, 2019
Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece will face Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain tomorrow for the second time in his career. Tsitsipas was able to beat the Spainard last year in Barcelona, and looks to continue that into Switzerland. Tsitsipas made it to the quarterfinals last year in Switzerland, but this year he does have fifth seed Fabio Fognini in his quarter, which could make it more of a difficult path to get back there this year.
2019 Swiss Open Seeding
|4||Roberto Bautista Agut|
It shouldn’t be much of a surprise here. But Roger Federer is the best bet to win this tournament. Although he hasn’t been playing like the Federer we all know this season, he’s still going into a tournament where he has had tremendous success, he’s playing in front of a home crowd, and he’s still one of the best tennis players to ever compete in the sport. With +130 odds, and the number one seed, he’s expected to play well, and expected to win.
Pick: Roger Federer +130