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Federer maintains Basel title in Switzerland

Swiss tennis player and world number two, Roger Federer, won the title of the 2015 Swiss Indoor (Basel) tournament for the second year in a row. It was the 46th edition of the event. He defeated the Spanish Rafael Nadal, who ranked number six globally in the final match which brought them together, with scores …


Swiss tennis player and world number two, Roger Federer, won the title of the 2015 Swiss Indoor (Basel) tournament for the second year in a row.

It was the 46th edition of the event. He defeated the Spanish Rafael Nadal, who ranked number six globally in the final match which brought them together, with scores of 6-3, 5-7, 6-3. Federer collected the 500 points in the tournament to clinch 8,250 points this year, behind Serbian Novak Djokovic who has a total of 15,785 points, while Rafael Nadal acquired 4,630 points.

Federer has the largest number of titles for this championship; he has achieved seven titles in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, and 2014 as well as this year’s championship. Former Swedish tennis player Stefan Edberg had achieved three titles in 1985, 1986, 1988.

Federer began his journey in the championship by defeating Kazakhstani player Mikhail Kukushkin with scores of 2-6, 1-6. In the second rounds in the tournament he defeated the German Philipp Kohlschreiber with scores of 4-6, 6-4, 4-6. He then completed his streak by defeating the Belgian David Goffin in the Quarter Finals with scores of 1-6, 6-3, 3-6. The latter was defeated by Federer last year in the finals of the same tournament, but then surpassed his US rival Jack Sock at the semi finals with scores of 4-6, 3-6.

As for Rafael Nadal, he achieved four victories throughout the tournament. His first win was against the Czech Lukas Rosol in the first round in the tournament with 6-7, 5-7, 6-1. Then, he defeated his Bulgarian rival Grigor Dimitrov in the second round with score 3-6, 6-4, 4-6. In the quarter finals, he defeated the Croatian Marin Cilic with scores of 3-6, 3-6, 6-4.

Nadal achieved his fourth win in the tournament in the semi finals against French Richard Gasquet with scores of 6-7, 4-6.

The title of the doubles was for the Austrian Alexander Peya and his partner the Brazilian Bruno Soares after defeating the British Jamie Murray and his partner, the Australian John Peers, in the finals with scores of 5-7, 5-7.

Statistics of the final match between Rafael and Federer are as follows:

MATCH STATS
Roger Federer Player Rafael Nadal
12 Aces 0
2 Double Faults 3
68% 1st Serve 68%
46 1st Serve Points Won 40
17 2nd Serve Points Won 18
3 Break Points Faced 7
67% Break Points Saved 57%
15 Service Games Played 15
70% Service Points Won 64%
21 1st Serve Return Points Won 15
11 2nd Serve Return Points Won 12
7 Break Points Opportunities 3
3 Break Points Converted 1
15 Return Games Played 15
36% Return Points Won 30%
53% Total Points Won 47%

 

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