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Clinical Federer wins Swiss title

Roger Federer
Federer has now won three of his five finals in his home event

Top seed Roger Federer secured his third successive Swiss Indoors title with a 6-3 6-4 win over number two seed David Nalbandian in the final in Basle.

Federer served well throughout, firing eight aces and conceding only seven service points in the entire match.

He broke once in each set to wrap up victory in 68 minutes and seal his 10th win in 18 matches against Nalbandian.

The 27-year-old Federer has now won four of his eight finals this season and won 63 of his 76 matches.

It was the 57th title of Federer's illustrious career and he said: "I am overjoyed. I served well and played aggressively so I couldn't ask for more.

"There are two tournaments that I always dreamed about winning as a boy - Wimbledon and Basel.

"When you realise a childhood dream and realise it again and again then it's one of those places that you just want to keep winning even more at."

Federer was once a ball-boy in this event and when he reached the final as a player he lost two in a row in 2000 and 2001.

But there was little chance of him losing this one, as he gave Nalbandian no break-point opportunities in the entire contest.

"It was a good match for me, I really felt my rhythm," he said. "It's always great to win at home especially three in a row."

Nalbandian has now lost three finals in this competition but was gracious in defeat, and said: "Roger played a great match, he was almost perfect."

Meanwhile, in Lyon, Sweden's Robin Soderling beat Julien Benneteau of France 6-3 6-7 (5-7) 6-1 to win the third ATP title of his career.



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