The Swiss Tennis Federation creates the Professional Cup

In the absence of tennis circuits, the The Swiss Federation has also signed up to create a tournament of its own, the Swiss Professional Tennis Cup, It will be held on July 25 and 26 at the Swiss Tennis Arena in Biel and it will not be able to count on its great star Roger Federer, but it will have other legendary stars such as former world number one Martina Hingis, among others.

The tournament will bring together the two national teams. Thus, the female will feature Jil Teichman (63), Viktorija Golubic (123) and Patty Schnyder, with Heinz Günthardt as captain. The Red Team will include Belinda Bencic (8), Stefanie Vögele (109) and Martina Hingis, and will be led by Severin Lüthi, coach of Federer. There will be two individual matches, one of them for the legends, and a double.

In the masculine, Stan Wawrinka will also not be seen in action and the best known will be Henri Laaksonen (137), accompanied by Johan Nikles (500), Jakub Paul (664), with Günthardt in front, in the red team. Marc-Andrea Hüsler (298), Sandro Ehrat (393), Antoine Bellier (544) and Luthi in front at Blanco. The men's competition will have different rules in the same Davis Cup format (four singles and one double). The matches will be played according to the “Fast 4” formula (a tiebreaker with 4-4 and a super tiebreaker as the third set).