The ATP 500 Basel event is six months away but the best players in the field are already known. As the tickets are on sale from today, the tournament announced that Roger Federer, who has a contract with the event until 2019, world no.
3 Stan Wawrinka, world no. 5 Rafael Nadal and world no. 16 Nick Kyrgios will play. Last year Roger and Rafa could not play due to injury, while Kyrgios was banned for three weeks.
Also Nishikori will probably be there, as said by Sergio Palmieri, who is one of the organizers of this tournament, last year. The Swiss Indoors director Roger Brennwald said, 'Federer and Nadal played a dreamy final in 2015.
Who knows if they will do it again this year.' Organizers will also try to bring next generation players like Alexander Zverev, Borna Coric, Taylor Fritz, Andrey Rublev, Karen Khachanov and Daniil Medvedev. Finally, the window is also open for Félix Auger Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov as well.
There is optimism for the presence of Shapovalov, whose manager is Tony Godsick (the same as Federer's). ALSO READ: Spanish Federation Chief: 'Players are bothered by Nadal's absence in Davis Cup' .