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Sunday, 27 October, 2002, 16:41 GMT
Nalbandian crushes Gonzalez
David Nalbandian has won the Swiss Indoors
Nalbandian produced his best form since Wimbledon

Argentine David Nalbandian secured the second title of his career with an easy victory over Chilean Fernando Gonzalez in the final of the Swiss Indoors tournament in Basel.

The sixth seed, who was beaten by Lleyton Hewitt in the final of Wimbledon this year, dominated a one-sided final to defeat seventh-seeded Gonzalez 6-4 6-3 6-2.


I think I did everything almost perfect
David Nalbandian

"After Wimbledon, maybe I lost a little concentration and didn't have much motivation. But I think I'm focussed again," said Nalbandian.

"I think South American tennis is coming up, with Fernando, with me, with (Argentina's Guillermo) Canas. There are many, many tennis players in South America."

Gonzalez, playing in his first indoor final, was broken in the ninth game and failed to get back into the match as he slipped to his third defeat to the Argentine.


I didn't return so well today, and it made me feel not so good on the court
Fernando Gonzalez

Nalbandian, who won his only other title in Estoril in April, beat defending champion Tim Henman and home favourite Roger Federer on his way to the Basel final.

He becomes the first Latin American to win the tournament since compatriot Guillermo Vilas in 1978.

The beaten finalist was relatively philosophical about his defeat.

"I'm very disappointed today, though I had a great week and played really good tennis," said Gonzalez.

"I didn't return so well today, and it made me feel not so good on the court."

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