The 2023 Swiss Indoors tournament is all set for the quarterfinal clashes. It is an ATP 500 event and is hosting its 52nd edition in St. Jakobshell, Basel. Being so close to the end of the calendar adds external pressure on the players to increase their ratings for the ATP Finals. Here is a quick rundown of the quarter-final matchups between the Top 8 of the tournament.
Holger Rune vs Tomas Martin Etcheverry
Holger Rune who has been on the rise in the ATP rankings in 2023 and reached his career-high ranking of 4 in August this year will be up against Tomas Martin Etcheverry in the quarterfinals of the Swiss Basel Indoors. Tomas Martin Etcheverry will be very confident coming into the quarterfinals as he defeated Sebastian Korda in the round of 16. He lost to Korda earlier this year in the quarterfinals of the Zhuhai Championships.
It will be Rune’s 9th quarterfinal of the 2023 season. It will be his first quarterfinal under the tutelage of Boris Becker. He hired Becker as his coach earlier this month. He will look to continue his phenomenal form this season and keep his hope alive for the ATP Finals next month.
Etcheverry, having made his ATP debut in 2021 at the Delray Beach Open is a little less experienced as compared to Holger Rune. But his 2023 run is what he should be proud of. He reached the quarterfinals of the French Open defeating Alex De Minaur, Borna Coric, and Nishioka in the preceding matches. So, definitely, it is going to be a thriller match between the Dane No.1 and Argentine No. 2.
Alexander Shevchenko vs Felix Auger Aliassime
Alexander Shevchenko is a Russian tennis player who will play the quarterfinals against Felix Auger Aliassime at the Swiss Indoors. The 22-year-old Russian played a game of stamina against Taylor Fritz in the round of 16. It was a match in which all the sets went into the tiebreaker. It was Schevchenko who was down in the first set and won the other two tiebreakers to reach the quarterfinals.
Aliassime seems to be very confident in this tournament and has not lost any sets and will look to continue the run in the quarterfinals as well.
Aliassime who has been struggling with injuries did not have a good season. He has not reached the finals of any tournament this season so will look to grab this opportunity with both hands.
Tallon Griekspoor vs Hubert Hurkacz
Tallon Griekspoor is the No.1 Dutch tennis player and will play the quarterfinals against Hubert Hurkacz in the Swiss Indoors. Tallon has already defeated Hubert Hurkacz earlier this year in the Halle Open and will look to continue the form. Hurcakz is a Polish player who has also not lost any set till now in the tournament and will look for revenge in the quarterfinals.
Tallon won his first ATP singles and reached the final of an ATP 500 event which helped him enter the top 25. Hurkacz won his second Masters Title at the 2023 Rolex Shanghai Masters earlier this month beating Andrey Rublev will go into the quarterfinals as the favourite.
Hugo Hubert vs Dominic Striker
Ugo Humbert is a French tennis player. Coming into this tournament, he has carried the success of reaching the quarterfinals of the recently concluded Shanghai Masters. He defeated Tsitsipas in the third round and lost to Andrey Rublev in the quarterfinals.
Dominic Striker is a 21-year-old Swiss tennis player. He defeated the 2023 Fench Open finalist Casper Ruud in the round of 16 in Swiss Indoors. It was his second top-10 win this season. He came into his tournament as a wildcard entry and has reached the quarterfinals.