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Roger Federer Wins Sixth Basel Title

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(October 26, 2014) Roger Federer captured his sixth hometown title in Basel within eight years defeating David Goffin for the Swiss Indoors title 6-2, 6-2 in 52 minutes on Sunday.

“I didn’t expect this kind of result but clearly I’ll take it, it’s great,” said the champion. “It’s indoors tennis, sometimes you just blow a guy out of the court and I’m happy it was me today doing that.”

 

“I’m very pleased how well I’m playing,” Federer added “It was a great final, I think I played really well. I’m full of confidence now.

“I was expecting it to be tough and him taking charge at times but I think I was really able to control the match with my serve and then with my variation on the return. I think I did really well, I was fresh today, it was again a fifth day of tennis for me in a row and I’m happy I’m able to keep it up time and time again, week after week.”

His 82nd title moves him less than 500 ranking points within world No. 1 Novak Djokovic. He is now on a 12-match win streak since claiming the Shanghai Masters title.

“It would be very special to reclaim No. 1, the 33-year-old said.

“World No. 1 is what it’s all about in our game. With the year I have had and the amount of finals I have played, the level of tennis I have played, I am pleased to see that I have a shot. But having a shot and being there is two separate things. I am sure that Novak is going to come in very motivated, just after having a baby. I am very happy for him. There are clearly interesting weeks ahead.”

The 23-year-old Goffin, who had won 43 of 45 matches since Wimbledon, including on the ATP Challenger Tour, was seeking his third ATP World Tour title of the year following victories on the clay courts of Kitzbühel and indoor hard courts of Metz.

“It was a tough match, of course,” said the Belgian. “Here in his hometown, he was in great shape and played too good for me today. At the beginning of the match I was a little bit nervous, especially a final against Roger. It’s not easy to return his serve. That’s why it was a nightmare for me today. I made a lot of mistakes and I didn’t serve well, but it has been a good week for me. I will try to do better next time.”
Next stop for the No. 2 player is the BNP Paribas Masters, followed by the ATP World Tour Finals in London. He’ll end the year playing the Davis Cup final as France plays host to Switzerland in Lille.

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Roger Federer Moves Past Grigor Dimitrov in Basel

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(October 25, 2013) Roger Federer beat Grigor Dimitrov 6-3, 7-6 (2) on Friday in the quarterfinals of his hometown tournament, the Swiss Indoors in Basel.

Should Federer win the tournament for a sixth time, he’d automatically clinch a berth for the ATP World Tour Finals in London next month.

Federer was forced to bounce back from a 3-5, 0-40 deficit in the second set to defat his 22-year-old opponent. Federer sailed through the second set tiebreak to claim his 50th win at the Basel event.

 

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RESULTS – FRIDAY, 25 OCTOBER, 2013

Singles – Quarter-finals
[1] J Del Potro (ARG) d [Q] P Mathieu (FRA) 64 64
[3] R Federer (SUI) d [8] G Dimitrov (BUL) 63 76(2)
E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) d D Brands (GER) 63 46 63
V Pospisil (CAN) d I Dodig (CRO) 76(11) 64

Doubles – Quarter-finals
J Knowle (AUT) / O Marach (AUT) d [1] R Bopanna (IND) / E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) 64 64
[3] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL) d L Dlouhy (CZE) / P Hanley (AUS) 63 62

SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, 26 OCTOBER 2013

CENTER COURT start 12:00 noon
M Llodra (FRA) / N Mahut (FRA) vs T Huey (PHI) / D Inglot (GBR)

Not Before 14:30
[1] J Del Potro (ARG) vs E Roger-Vasselin (FRA)
[3] R Federer (SUI) vs V Pospisil (CAN)
J Knowle (AUT) / O Marach (AUT) vs [3] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL)

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ATP Results – Del Potro Advances Easily in Basel, Isner Upset in Valencia

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ATP World Tour 500
Basel, Switzerland  (+2 hours GMT)
21-27 October, 2013     Surface: Indoor Hard

RESULTS – THURSDAY, 24 OCTOBER, 2013

Singles – Second Round
[1] J Del Potro (ARG) d M Baghdatis (CYP) 61 62
[8] G Dimitrov (BUL) d [WC] A Dolgopolov (UKR) 63 62
[Q] P Mathieu (FRA) d M Llodra (FRA) 64 63
E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) d [Q] T Kamke (GER) 75 63
D Brands (GER) d L Kubot (POL) 62 64
V Pospisil (CAN) d I Karlovic (CRO) 63 64

Doubles – Quarterfinals
M Llodra (FRA) / N Mahut (FRA) d A Begemann (GER) / M Emmrich (GER) 63 76(5)
T Huey (PHI) / D Inglot (GBR) d D Istomin (UZB) / H Zeballos (ARG) 64 76(5)

SCHEDULE – FRIDAY, 25 OCTOBER 2013

CENTER COURT start 14:00
E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) vs D Brands (GER)

Not Before 16:00
I Dodig (CRO) vs V Pospisil (CAN)

Not Before 18:00
[1] J Del Potro (ARG) vs [Q] P Mathieu (FRA)

Not Before 20:00
[8] G Dimitrov (BUL) vs [3] R Federer (SUI)
[3] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL) vs L Dlouhy (CZE) / P Hanley (AUS)

COURT 2 start 16:00
Not Before 16:00
[1] R Bopanna (IND) / E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) vs J Knowle (AUT) / O Marach (AUT) – AFTER SUITABLE REST

 

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ATP World Tour 500

Valencia, Spain  (+2 hours GMT)
21-27 October, 2013     Surface: Indoor Hard

RESULTS – THURSDAY, 24 OCTOBER, 2013

Singles – Second Round
[1] D Ferrer (ESP) d J Benneteau (FRA) 62 61
[3] N Almagro (ESP) d [Q] M Przysiezny (POL) 64 75
J Chardy (FRA) d [4] J Isner (USA) 76(7) 63
[5] J Janowicz (POL) d [Q] J Sousa (POR) 62 75
J Nieminen (FIN) d [Q] A Falla (COL) 62 63
M Youzhny (RUS) d P Kohlschreiber (GER) 64 63

Doubles – Quarterfinals
[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) d S Gonzalez (MEX) / S Lipsky (USA) 64 75
T Haas (GER) / A Sa (BRA) d [4] D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) 61 63

SCHEDULE – FRIDAY, 25 OCTOBER, 2013

AGORA start 13:00
J Nieminen (FIN) vs M Youzhny (RUS)
D Tursunov (RUS) vs J Chardy (FRA)
[1] D Ferrer (ESP) vs [5] J Janowicz (POL)

Not Before 20:00
[3] N Almagro (ESP) vs [7] F Fognini (ITA)
J Isner (USA) / F Lopez (ESP) vs [2] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA)

PISTA 1 start 16:00
Not Before 16:00
J Murray (GBR) / J Peers (AUS) vs J Nieminen (FIN) / D Tursunov (RUS) – After Suitable Rest

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Roger Federer Survives Denis Istomin to Move into Basel Quarters

 

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(October 23, 2013) Roger Federer survived a scare from world No. 48 Denis Istomin in Basel on Wednesday and pulled through with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 win.

No. 7 Federer saw his chances of qualifying for the ATP World Tour Finals in London improve when Richard Gasquet lost 6-4, 6-2 to his fellow Frenchman Michael Llodra in a first round match. Federer is currently 6th in the Race to London and only the top 8 will participate in the ATP World Tour Finals.

Top seed Juan Martin del Potro, who already has a berth into the ATP year-ender beat wild card Henri Laaksonen, 6-4, 6-4. No. 6 seed Kei Nishikori lost 6-1, 6-2 to Ivan Dodig of Croatia.

 

RESULTS – WEDNESDAY, 23 OCTOBER, 2013

Singles – Second Round
[3] R Federer (SUI) d D Istomin (UZB) 46 63 62
I Dodig (CRO) d [6] K Nishikori (JPN) 61 62

Singles – First Round
[1] J Del Potro (ARG) d [WC] H Laaksonen (SUI) 64 64
M Llodra (FRA) d [5] R Gasquet (FRA) 64 62
[8] G Dimitrov (BUL) d R Stepanek (CZE) 63 63
[Q] P Mathieu (FRA) d [Q] D Kudla (USA) 64 75
V Pospisil (CAN) d R Haase (NED) 64 64

Doubles – First Round

[1] R Bopanna (IND) / E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) d L Kubot (POL) / A Seppi (ITA) 57 63 10-7
T Huey (PHI) / D Inglot (GBR) d [2] A Qureshi (PAK) / J Rojer (NED) 36 76(4) 10-8
J Knowle (AUT) / O Marach (AUT) d C Fleming (GBR) / J Marray (GBR) 62 76(1)

SCHEDULE – THURSDAY, 24 OCTOBER, 2013

CENTER COURT start 14:00
E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) vs [Q] T Kamke (GER)

Not Before 16:00
[Q] P Mathieu (FRA) vs M Llodra (FRA)

Not Before 18:00
[1] J Del Potro (ARG) vs M Baghdatis (CYP)

Not Before 20:00
[8] G Dimitrov (BUL) vs [WC] A Dolgopolov (UKR)
D Istomin (UZB) / H Zeballos (ARG) vs T Huey (PHI) / D Inglot (GBR)

COURT 2 start 14:00

V Pospisil (CAN) vs I Karlovic (CRO)

Not Before 16:00
L Kubot (POL) vs D Brands (GER)
M Llodra (FRA) / N Mahut (FRA) vs A Begemann (GER) / M Emmrich (GER) – AFTER SUITABLE REST

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Berdych and Wawrinka Fall in Basel

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(October 2, 2013) With the ATP World Tour Finals less than two weeks away both Tomas Berdych and Stanislas Wawrinka’s efforts to move closer to qualifying were spoiled with surprise losses at the Swiss Indoors on Tuesday in Basel.

Second seeded Berdych could not take advantage of a match point and fell to Ivo Karlovic 4-6, 7-6(4), 7-6(2). Berdych sits in 6th in the race to London.

Wawrinka also failed to add points in his battle to reach the year-end event in London when he fell to Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-4, 6-3. Wawrinka fell to 8th in the race to London with Roger Federer’s win on Monday.

 

ATP World Tour 500
Basel, Switzerland  (+2 hours GMT)
21-27 October, 2013     Surface: Indoor Hard

 

RESULTS – TUESDAY, 22 OCTOBER, 2013

Singles – First Round
I Karlovic (CRO) d [2] T Berdych (CZE) 46 76(4) 76(2) – saved 1 M.P.

E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) d [4] S Wawrinka (SUI) 64 63
[6] K Nishikori (JPN) d [WC] M Chiudinelli (SUI) 62 64
D Brands (GER) d [7] A Seppi (ITA) 76(3) 63
M Baghdatis (CYP) d [Q] B Becker (GER) 76(8) 61
D Istomin (UZB) d H Zeballos (ARG) 75 76(3)
I Dodig (CRO) d C Berlocq (ARG) 20 ret. (right foot)

Doubles – First Round

L Dlouhy (CZE) / P Hanley (AUS) d [WC] S Ehrat (SUI) / H Laaksonen (SUI) 63 76(6)
M Llodra (FRA) / N Mahut (FRA) d J Cabal (COL) / R Farah (COL) 61 63
D Istomin (UZB) / H Zeballos (ARG) d D Nestor (CAN) / V Pospisil (CAN) 62 76(4) 

SCHEDULE – WEDNESDAY, 23 OCTOBER, 2013

CENTER COURT start 14:00
M Llodra (FRA) vs [5] R Gasquet (FRA)
Not Before 16:00
[1] J del Potro (ARG) vs [WC] H Laaksonen (SUI)
Not Before 18:00
D Istomin (UZB) vs [3] R Federer (SUI)
Not Before 20:00
[8] G Dimitrov (BUL) vs R Stepanek (CZE)
T Huey (PHI) / D Inglot (GBR) vs [2] A Qureshi (PAK) / J Rojer (NED)

COURT 2 start 14:00

[Q] P Mathieu (FRA) vs [Q] D Kudla (USA)
Not Before 16:00
V Pospisil (CAN) vs R Haase (NED)
[6] K Nishikori (JPN) vs I Dodig (CRO)
[1] R Bopanna (IND) / E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) vs L Kubot (POL) / A Seppi (ITA)
C Fleming (GBR) / J Marray (GBR) vs J Knowle (AUT) / O Marach (AUT)

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