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07.11.2011 | Tennis, Starseite 2

Federer charges to fifth Basel title (ABC Online)

Roger Federer has returned to winning mode 10 months after his last title, as the home tennis hero schooled Japanese wild card Kei Nishikori 6-1, 6-3 to win a fifth Swiss Indoors title in Basel. The third seed lost just one point on serve in a dominating first set which lasted 28 minutes. The 21-year-old Nishikori found some range in the second set but had no hopes against an on-form Federer at the event where he once served as a ballboy.  "It was a perfect match for me. Now I have big hopes for Paris and London," said Federer, whose eyes moistened as he held the trophy to a standing ovation from "his" crowd after ending his longest title drought since 2002. "It's great to win at home again," he said.

Federer fired up for final push (ESPN.co.uk)

Roger Federer is aiming to end the year on a high after ending a 10-month title drought at the Swiss Indoors in Basel. Federer, who beat surprise finalist Kei Nishikori 6-1 6-3 to win his home event for a fifth time, has rediscovered his title-winning form at an opportune time with his rivals all struggling with fitness. Federer will be looking to take full advantage in Paris this week, and the 16-time grand slam champion believes he is in the best shape he has been for a long time. "It's been a long time since I felt so good physically," Federer said. "I'm feeling ready and fit and fired up, that's how it's supposed to be. This is the last push of the season and I'm ready for it."

Federer finds winning form (Calgary Herald)

Roger Federer picked up a fifth title at his Swiss Indoors home tournament on Sunday, hammering Japanese wild card Kei Nishikori 6-1, 6-3. The world number four Swiss has appeared in eight of a dozen Basel finals including the last six in succession. He now owns 68 career ATP titles but claimed his last one 10 long months ago when he won Doha in the first week of January.

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11/08/2011 | 02:31 AM
Federer will always be a consummate sportsman no matter what his critics and naysayers have to say. The elegance, and beauty of his game will never be matched by another. They may come as strong forces that rage and will eventually die down. But, Roger will always remain in the hearts of his true fans and so will his game in the hearts of true sportsmen. It matters of course that he wins, but, there is more than winning, it is how he plays the game. Thank you Roger for the years of brilliant, cla
11/08/2011 | 01:03 AM
My beautiful wonderful Roger I'm so happy for you. You played so beautifully you are the absolute greatest and my one and only love!
11/08/2011 | 12:31 AM
Thank you for all the wonderful memories in Basel!
It was a peRFect week!
11/07/2011 | 11:48 PM
congrats roggiee!
11/07/2011 | 08:51 PM
All good things come to those who wait, and i have faith they'll be plently more where that came from! Good luck in Paris
11/07/2011 | 07:41 PM
you are the best!!!!!!!!!
11/07/2011 | 06:30 PM
Congrats Roger!!! More wins and more great matches!!! GO ROGER!!!
11/07/2011 | 05:45 PM
Congrats Roger!!!!
11/07/2011 | 04:35 PM
Well done Maestro, lets hope for the same in Paris and the O2 London - all love
11/07/2011 | 04:33 PM
Well done Maestro, lets hope for the same in Paris and the O2 London - all love
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