Federer clinches fifth Swiss Indoors title

Federer triumphs again Keystone

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
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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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