The scene was prepared for the Basel event's stunning comeback two years later.

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The tournament, which starts later this month, was anticipated to be Roger Federer's final home match because to the very Swiss indoors.

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With the home audience there, it would have been a very fitting farewell for the tennis legend.

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Federer is still not emotionally prepared to say goodbye in front of his home audience, thus the farewell ceremony was postponed on Monday.

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After being sidelined for more than a month due to a knee injury, Federer was scheduled to rejoin the ATP tour last month.

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At the conclusion of the Laver Cup competition in London in September, the 20-time Grand Slam champion hangs up his racket.

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His plan to make a comeback included saying his last farewell.

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But because there wasn't enough time between the two events, he decided to delay his arrival.

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Playing at home all these years has brought back so many wonderful memories, and I want the tournament to continue to be a major fixture on the ATP tour."

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"Roger's years of success in our event would have been something to celebrate, but we are aware that he needs more time now that his career has come to a magnificent end.

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