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2010 Swiss Indoors Basel - The Player Acceptance List

Posted on October 30, 2010 at 9:30 PM

Line-up in the tournament's 40-year history - The eyes of the tennis world turn to Basel


The Davidoff Swiss Indoors, the third largest indoor tennis tournament in the world, is celebrating its 40th jubilee with an impressive display, which will have tennis fans all over the world fixing their eyes on Basel with great anticipation. With a unique line-up, including four men from the world’s top ten and 25 from the top 49, the tennis tournament in Basel will be presenting the best field in its 40-year history. The entry list is headed by the Serb Novak Djokovic (ATP 2), followed by Roger Federer (ATP 3), Tomas Berdych (ATP 7) and Andy Roddick (ATP 10).

If entry lists were works of art, experts would describe the world-class field due to appear in Basel as a Picasso. Players ranked outside the top 49 run the risk of having to start off in the qualifying rounds. This is as a result of the continuous development work which has been carried out over the past four decades, and also of the changes that have been made to the tour, which saw the Basel tournament promoted to the ATP World Tour 500 series last year.

The Davidoff Swiss Indoors is also the best test of form before the ATP Tour World Finals in London, making it the hotspot of the tennis world.


Tournament Name: Swiss Indoors Basel

Location: Basel, Switzerland

Dates: 1–7 November 2010

Prize Money: €1,755,000 (Total Financial Commitment €1,225,000)

32 Draw (16q)

Site: St. Jakobshalle Basel

Brüglingerstrasse 21

4052 Basel

Surface: Greenset

Ball: Head Atp


Visit Official Website Basel

Qualifying Draw: Friday, October 29, 9:00 P.M.

Main Draw: Saturday, October 30, 4:00 P.M.

Doubles Draw: Saturday, October 30, 6:00 P.M.

ATP Ranking Points

W: 500

F: 300

SF: 180

QF: 90

R16: 45

R32: 0

Q: +20

Q8: 10

Q16: 0

Entry deadline: September 20, 2010

Seeding: October 25, 2010

1 Djokovic, Novak SRB

2 Federer, Roger SUI

3 Berdych, Tomas CZE

4 Roddick, Andy USA

OUT 5 Melzer, Jurgen AUT *late withdrawal*

6 Cilic, Marin CRO

OUT 7 Ljubicic, Ivan CRO *late withdrawal*

OUT 8 Baghdatis, Marcos CYP  *late withdrawal*

OUT 9 Fish, Mardy USA

10 Querrey, Sam USA

11 Isner, John USA

12 Gulbis, Ernests LAT

13 Llodra, Michael FRA

14 Nalbandian, David ARG

15 Gasquet, Richard FRA

16 Tipsarevic, Janko SRB

OUT 17 Benneteau, Julien FRA

18 Golubev, Andrey KAZ

19 Istomin, Denis UZB

20 Lu, Yen-Hsun TPE

21 Mayer, Florian GER

22 De Bakker, Thiemo NED

23 Troicki, Viktor SRB

24 Dolgopolov, Alexandr UKR

25 Berrer, Michael GER

26 (Q) Nieminen, Jarkko FIN

27 (Q) Haase, Robin NED

28 (Q) Hajek, Jan CZE

29 (Q) Brands, Daniel GER

30 (WC) Bohli, Stephane SUI

31 (WC) Chiudinelli, Marco SUI

32 (WC) Stepanek, Radek CZE


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