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Swiss Indoors Basel Sunday Men's Tennis Results







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Swiss Indoors Basel
Basel, Switzerland


Singles - Final
[2] J Del Potro (ARG) d [1] R Federer (SUI) 64 67(5) 76(3)

Doubles - Final
[1] D Nestor (CAN) / N Zimonjic (SRB) d T Huey (PHI) / D Inglot (GBR) 75 67(4) 10-5


Juan Martin del Potro: "It was an unbelievable final, the match was really close. After six losses, it was a big win for me. I was fighting all the time. I got lucky in the end, but I felt that I played a really good match.

"I was focused on my defensive game, keeping the ball in play and building my confidence in order to break his serve. It was tough for both of us. I was to enjoy this title, then get ready to play in Paris and London."

Roger Federer: "I thought overall I played pretty good. He got off to a bit of a better start, but it was close. He served well at the beginning, which made him the better player in the first set. The second set was close. He didnít play a very good tie-break and then I had my chances early on in the third. I couldnít break, despite doing the right things, but then I didnít play a good tie-break myself.

"He has been playing really well this season. I have played him seven times. Every time, I can see he is extremely tough. He has been making the right improvements throughout the year. He is, basically, right there again."

Daniel Nestor: "It feels good to reach the milestone [of 80 doubles titles]. Itís nice to win again, as Max [Mirnyi] and I have struggled a little bit. I started playing well again this week, so hopefully we can finish strong in Paris and London.

"Playing with Nenad is always fun, weíve had a lot of success together. He is one of the best on tour. It is always nice being on the same side as him. He played great, hitting a lot of big serves when we needed them. We both played well when we need to. It was a very close match and it was the difference of one or two points.

"It is a pretty easy transition, he (Nenad) plays similarly to Max. It is good for me. He is a great player and it is always nice teaming up together."

Nenad Zimonjic: "You always like the tournaments where you play your best. I was very lucky to be in four finals, winning three here. It is one of the nicest indoor tournaments we have. A good friend of mine lives here, so it is quite easy to convince me to come back.

On reuniting with Nestor: "I felt like we played one week ago. We didnít have to adjust almost anything. We played two or three training sets at the beginning of the week. We actually played against them twice here. Both times it was close matches, so it was amazing to play them in the final. At the end we were a little bit lucky, but we played some good shots on the big points. I am happy to win another title after a tough season for me."


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