Roger Federer cruised to victory against Japan’s Kei Nishikori to take home his fifth Swiss Indoors title in Basel on Sunday.This content was published on November 6, 2011 - 17:00
Swiss star Federer, who is ranked number four in the world, beat the 32nd-ranked Nishikori 6-1, 6-3 in a stunning display of shotmaking.
It is the first title Federer has won in ten months and he has not reached a final since losing the French Open to Spain’s Rafael Nadal in June.
Federer was emotional as he thanked his hometown fans after winning the event where he once worked as a ballboy.
"It's always the greatest for me to win the title here. See you next year," he said on court in Swiss-German.
"He was too good for me today," said the 21-year-old Nishikori after the match. "I tried to do my best but he wouldn't let me."
Federer went through to the final after beating fellow Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka 7-6 (7-5), 6-2, while in a major upset, Nishikori defeated Serbia’s Novak Djokovic and world number one 2-6, 6-7, 6-0 in Saturday’s semifinals.
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