ATP 500 in Basel was canceled due to the uncertainty that still reigns due to COVID-19, despite the fact that many reopenings are going on. The event, for the second consecutive year, will therefore not be held, also to the chagrin of Roger Federer, home-crowd hero.
Roger Brennwald, tournament director, said: "Many questions are still unanswered and at this point there is no time left for further consideration. Planning and securing an event for the fall involves a considerable amount of uncertainty as to how things stand right now.
After careful consideration, we have come to the decision, shared with the ATP, that it is not possible to successfully guarantee the organization of the Swiss Indoors with thousands of spectators indoors every day. We owe it to all parties involved, to the players, fans and sponsors ATP Chairmain Andrea Gaudenzi added: "It's disheartening, despite the efforts and commitment of the organizers to find solutions."
Roland Garros 2021: Serena Williams in the 4th round!
Serena Williams defeated Danielle Collins for 6-4 6-4, to qualify for the fourth round of the Roland Garros 2021. For the American tennis player , who tends to play a very good game, will be the thirteen presence in the fourth round on the clay-courts of Bois de Boulogne.
Elena Rybakina will be waiting for Serena. The absences of Ashleigh Barty and Aryna Sabalenka in the same draw side could affect her dream of winning the long-awaited 24th Slam of her amazing career: despite clay-court isn't her favourite surface, we have not remember that she has won the Parisian Slam for three times.
In the press conferencence Serena said: "My season on clay has been pretty stingy so far, I'm happy to get some wins. The atmosphere at Roland Garros in general always seems quite different, and I think this diversity helps me to play better.
I knew going into the third, I just had to zero in on those important points. If I could just take those, it would be an easier time for me." Aryna Sabalenka once again misses the fourth round in a Grand Slam tournament, and this time it was happened at the Roland Garros 2021.
Barring the way to the Belarusian tennis player in Paris was Nastasia Pavlyuchenkova. The Belarusian made 39 unforced mistakes, 17 of which in the last set. She played very badly in rallies, having played an excellent second set to recover the first lost set after an initial 3-0 lead.
After Fabio Fognini's defeat, Casper Ruud's also arrives. One between Federico Delbonis and Alejandro Davidovich Fokina will play for the first time in his career in the quarterfinals of Roland Garros. On the Court Philippe Chatrier everything goes as expected even with Alexander Zverev.
The German, who gets three games behind during the second set, gets rid of Laslo Djere with a 6-2 7-5 6-1. Also Kei Nishikori and Daniil Medvedev go the 4th round of the Parisian Slam. Tomorrow, it will be a dream saturday: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will come back on the court for the 3rd round of the Parisian Slam: they will be the much awaited challenges of the first week of the Bois de Boulogne fortnight.