Swiss Indoors in Roger Federer's hometown to go ahead with ticket sales


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Tickets will be refunded if the coronavirus crisis continues and the Swiss tennis highlight does not take place, say organisers

Roger Federer acknowledges the crowd after winning the Swiss Indoors title last year, beating Alex de Minaur of Australia 6-2, 6-2 in the final. AP Photo

Basel: Organizers of the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament in Roger Federer's hometown say ticket sales will start on schedule on Thursday.

The tournament is due to run from Oct. 26 to Nov. 1. Organizers say tickets will be refunded "should the coronavirus crisis continue and the Swiss tennis highlight not take place."

The ATP Tour is currently suspended until at least June.

Federer is a 10-time champion at the Swiss Indoors and will turn 39 before this year's tournament. He was twice a ball boy at the event and made his debut as a player in 1998 when he was 17. He lost in the first round to Andre Agassi.

Federer posted footage on his social media accounts on Monday of him practiceing trick shots in his rehabilitation after surgery on his left knee in February.