Roger Federer Beats Rafael Nadal to Seal Seventh Basel Open Title

Updated: 01 November 2015 22:13 IST

Roger Federer won his seventh Basel Open championship as he defeated Rafael Nadal for the 11th time in his career.

Roger Federer Beats Rafael Nadal to Seal Seventh Basel Open Title
Roger Federer prolonged Rafael Nadal's poor form in 2015 by winning his seventh title in Basel. © AFP

Basel:

Roger Federer defeated long-time rival Rafael Nadal 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 on Sunday to win his seventh title at the Swiss Indoors as he played the home final for a record tenth consecutive year. (Latest Tennis News)

Federer and Nadal last met in an Australian Open semi-final nearly two years ago and played their last final in Rome in 2013, both of which Nadal won.

The 34-year-old Swiss, world number two behind Novak Djokovic, claimed the 88th title of his career. The Basel trophy was his sixth of the season as he polished his record to 58-9.

Federer's victory was his 11th against Nadal, who has won 23 of their meetings.

Victory in two hours in front of a charged-up crowd at the St Jakobshalle gave Federer his first victory over Nadal since his 2012 triumph in the semi-finals of the Indian Wells Masters, ending a five-match winning streak by the Spaniard.

Nadal had won 14 of their previous finals, with Federer claiming six. But the Swiss improved to 5-1 against Nadal on indoor surfaces.

Topics : Roger Federer Rafael Nadal Tennis
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