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Swiss Indoors Basel
Basel, Switzerland

RESULTS - SUNDAY, 27 OCTOBER 2013

Singles - Final
[1] J Del Potro (ARG) d [3] R Federer (SUI) 76(3) 26 64

Doubles - Final
T Huey (PHI) / D Inglot (GBR) d J Knowle (AUT) / O Marach (AUT) 63 36 10-4


FINALS REVIEW – DEL POTRO BEATS FEDERER TO RETAIN TITLE; HUEY/INGLOT WIN DOUBLES
•    Juan Martin del Potro picked up his fourth title at an ATP World Tour 500 tournament this year after he retained the Swiss Indoors Basel crown. It was a repeat of the 2012 Basel final.
•    Del Potro has also won ATP World Tour 500 tournament titles in 2013 at Rotterdam (d. Benneteau), Washington (d. Isner) and Tokyo (d. Raonic).
•    Federer, now 5-5 in Basel finals, had been attempting to win six or more titles at his fourth different tournament. He has won six or more crowns at Wimbledon (7), the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals (6) and Halle (6).
•    If Federer beats Kevin Anderson or Mikhail Youzhny in the second round of the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris next week he will qualify for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals for a record-equalling 12th consecutive year. It would tie Ivan Lendl for most successive appearances at the season finale.
•    The unseeded team of Treat Huey and Dominic Inglot, who reached the 2012 Basel final (l. to Nestor-Zimonjic), won their second ATP World Tour team title.
•    Huey and Inglot improved to 1-2 in finals this year and rose to 11th position in the Emirates ATP Doubles Team Rankings. Three doubles spots are up for grabs at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.

WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID

Del Potro:
“It was similar in intensity, rallies and the emotion of the fans [to the 2012 final]. The fans were cheering for him a lot, but they also respected me. They made a fantastic atmosphere. I think we played the best match of the tournament today.

“I tried to be positive after I lost a tough second set where I made a lot of mistakes. Roger started to play much better. In the final you cannot relax in any moment.

“I waited for my break point chance, which I got in the first game. Then, I tried to be solid on serve. The last two service games were my best of the whole tournament. It was good to see my serve was working very well.

“I think Roger is playing well. He played much better when he has the chance to play the top guys. His game improves automatically and looking forward to Paris and London he will be a tough opponent. For me he has the perfect game… and he is a big inspiration. I am very proud to have a good relationship with him, as I have learned a lot as a person and a tennis player."

Federer:
“It was a pretty high level match overall. Probably my best match of the tournament overall, but it is always difficult to judge when you lose.

“I did hand the break over to him too easily in the third set, but overall I did well today. I could have maybe won the first set, but in the second set I was getting better and better. It is a pity that I couldn’t have been tougher in the third. He did really well to serve it out.

“I was happy that after a lot of tough matches [this week], I was able to withstand the challenge physically. The atmosphere was amazing. I really appreciate the crowd support.”

Huey:
“We are off to Paris tonight on the train and we’ll hopefully have a good week there.”

Inglot:
“It feels amazing. We really enjoy this tournament, but we came out knowing we had to defend a final. It can put pressure on you. I was not hitting the ball that great, but Treat has been pushing me hard.

“We got a good win in the first round against Qureshi and Rojer and I think that set us up nicely for this tournament.”

 

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