BERN, May 12, 2016
The organizers of the J. Safra Sarasin Swiss Open in Gstaad, held from 16 to 24 July 2016, met the media in Bern this Thursday for a tournament update.
New title sponsor
For the 101st edition of the tournament, the organizers confirmed the new partnership with J. Safra Sarasin private bank as the event’s new title sponsor.
The company was founded in 1841 and is headquartered in Basel. Tournament director Jeff Collet is proud to have such a well-known and experienced new partner. “This co-operation is a step into the right derection in order to develop the tournament,” he said.
Simon, Verdasco, López and Mónaco return to Gstaad
Gilles Simon (No. 18), Felicano López (No. 23), Fernando Verdasco (No. 55) and Juan Mónaco (No. 114) are part of this year’s entry list. Deadline is on 6 June.
140 students on centre court
More than 140 students from Bern, the Bernese Oberland and the further region will appear on centre court in order to perform a music and dance project (Beethoven 4all) on Friday, 22 July.