Local hero Roger Federer has comfortably claimed victory in the final of the Swiss Indoors tournament to lift his 103rd career tour-level trophy. It was also the 10th time Federer has won the title in Basel.
The score was 6-2, 6-2 against Alex de Minaur. The Australian facing Federer for the first time.
“It was fast but very nice. I think I played a great match. It was a tough opener, in the beginning, the first five games, we had some great rallies. I never looked back,” Federer said. “I was great on the offence, made very few unforced errors and came up with the big shots and served well when I had to.
“I thought Alex played a great tournament as well, and I think we both can be very happy. But what a moment for me to win my 10th here in my hometown of Basel.”
de Minaur claimed 300 ranking points after reaching his first ATP 500 final and moves to a career-high ranking of no. 18.