Federer ends title drought in Basel
Roger Federer won his first ATP Tour title in ten months with a 6-1 6-3 win over Japanese youngster Kei Nishikori in Sunday's Swiss Indoors final in Basel.
Roger Federer won his first ATP Tour title in ten months with a 6-1 6-3 win over Japanese youngster Kei Nishikori in Sunday’s Swiss Indoors final in Basel.
The Swiss third seed dropped just one point on serve in a 28-minute opening set and calmly dismantled the 32nd-ranked Nishikori to earn a second ATP title of the season.
Federer has played in the last six Basel finals and stands 29-1 over the last six years at the only non-grand slam tournament where he has won more than 40 matches.
The world No.4 will head to next week’s Paris Masters on a high after playing and winning for the first time in six weeks following a successful Davis Cup tie in Australia.
Federer, who stands 54-12 this season, was playing his first final since Roland Garros in June where he lost to Rafael Nadal. The Swiss now stands 2-2 in 2011 finals.
His other win came at Doha in January.