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TENNIS: Roger That! Federer triumphs in homecoming to Win 99th Career Title
Born in Basel, Switzerland, Roger Federer claim his 99th career title in front of his home crowd, winning his forth consecutive title in Basel.
The world number three Roger Federer beat Romanian qualifier Marius Copil 7-6(5) 6-4 to win the Swiss Indoors on Sunday.Federer began the year by winning the Australian Open and his ninth Basel title was his fourth of the season but the first since his victory in Stuttgart in June.
The 28-year-old broke Federer’s serve early in the match but the Swiss recovered to force a tiebreak that he needed every bit of his vast experience to win.
Copil stormed out of the blocks in the second set, racing into a 3-0 lead before Federer got on the scoreboard, but the Swiss kept a level head to reel his opponent back in before breaking serve to take a 5-4 lead in the second set.
He closed out the victory in one hour, 34 minutes for his fourth consecutive title in Basel to draw within one of his century.