Federer beats Nadal in 3 sets to take Swiss Indoors title | Inquirer Sports

Federer beats Nadal in 3 sets to take Swiss Indoors title

/ 12:04 AM November 02, 2015

BASEL, Switzerland — Roger Federer mastered Rafael Nadal in their first meeting for almost two years to win the Swiss Indoors final 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 on Sunday.

The top-seeded Federer ended a five-match losing streak against Nadal, including the last time they played for a title in May 2013.

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With the match finely poised in the deciding set, Federer fired a series of ground strokes for winners and broke Nadal’s service for a 5-3 lead.

Federer created his second match-point chance with great anticipation to send a backhand volley for a winner and clinched when Nadal’s service return flew long.

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Federer’s sixth title this season is also the seventh of his career at his hometown event in Basel.

Nadal still has a 23-11 career hold over Federer, including 14-7 in tournament finals.

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