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It's always amazing to process how random tennis stardom is. To have two young players from the city of Basel, population (then and now) less than 170,000, make the big time on the ATP Tour is against all odds. In Chiudinelli's case, even longer odds
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Chiudinelli, a retired tennis player, grew up with Federer in Switzerland and ended up representing his country alongside the 19-time Grand Slam winner in the Davis Cup. But the 36-year-old never reached the same heights as Federer, hitting a career
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Tennis - Swiss tennis player Marco Chiudinelli will retire from professional tennis after the ATP Swiss Indoors in Basel. The 36-year-old Chiudinelli is currently ranked no. 353 in the world and has been granted a wild card into the main draw of the
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Marco Chiudinelli paid an emotional tribute to Roger Federer watson.ch after his Australian Open success. The Swiss player, who retired in 2017, was one of Federer's closest childhood friends. '20: yesterday, this number is a new record in men's tennis
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There have been some special and emotional scenes in Basel early this week. With the loss to Robin Haase by 6-2 7-6 in the first round on Monday, Marco Chiudinelli called it a career. The former World No. 52 received an amazing tribute by the event
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Chiudinelli and Federer played squash, table tennis and football together when they were kids before both became tennis pros. But this week the former, who has struggled with knee injuries throughout her career, had to bid farewell to the sport
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Roger Federer is back on Swiss Indoors central court stadium for the first time since 2015, the year he won his seventh title there beating Rafael Nadal in the final. Federer had a private training session with his fellow compatriot and close friend
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La sfida avrà luogo in Svizzera, dal 14 al 16 settembre (verosimilmente al centro federale di Swiss Tennis a Bienne). Un tempo nazione di punta, la Svezia è quasi completamente uscita dal panorama tennistico mondiale. Il giocatore con la classifica
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Swiss veteran Marco Chiudinelli played the final match of his career. Robin Haase eliminated the home favourite, 6-2, 7-6(3). "The standing ovation from the people was just amazing," Chiudinelli said. "Grateful to have played at home in front of such a
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There could very well be some rust when he takes the court in Prague. Federer has played 22 Davis Cup matches for Switzerland, going 12-10. He played with Marco Chiudinelli in his most recent rubber, losing, 7-6, 4-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1, to Thiemo de Bakker
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It was raining hard on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Only two clay indoor courts were available to play at the Old Boys tennis club in Basel. 750 members of the club have to share these two courts or move to other parts of the city. Those two courts do
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LONDON (AFP) - The Davis Cup is set for a dramatic transformation that would see a new season-ending World Cup of Tennis Finals featuring 18 nations, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) announced on Monday (Feb 26). The ITF unveiled plans for a
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Chiudinelli emotionally retired from tennis in October this year at the Basel Open after an injury-prone year with Federer in attendance. "It's normal, we spent so much time together. I didn't want to miss this moment," Federer said before his friend's
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Federer also, somewhat tongue-in-cheek, apologised to Haase, who had to sit through a farewell ceremony for the new number one's friend and retired compatriot Marco Chiudinelli in Basel last year. "I'd also like to thank Robin for putting up a great
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It was back in his Basel days that Sommer first crossed paths with tennis legend Federer, who was born in the city and remains an avid FCB supporter. The 19-time Grand Slam champion - whose parents still live in Basel - has even been known to pop into