Swiss Indoors Basel Final
Swiss Indoors Men’s Singles Final Sunday Oct 26
1-Roger Federer beat David Goffin 6-2 6-2
Federer Claims 6th Hometown Basel Title; Halts Goffin's Excellent Streak
atpworldtour.com: October 26 2014 Basel, Switzerland – Roger Federer further closed the gap with Novak Djokovic in the battle for year-end No. 1, claiming his sixth Swiss Indoors Basel title 6-2, 6-2 over David Goffin on Sunday.
The hometown hero denied the young gun his third title of the year and has clawed to within striking distance of Djokovic for the top spot in the Emirates ATP Race To London. Federer finds himself less than 500 points behind the Serb with a combined 2,500 up for grabs between next week's BNP Paribas Masters and the season finale Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.
The Swiss, who was contesting his 11th Basel final, won his sixth title in eight years and first since 2011. He captured his 82nd tour-level trophy overall, extending his win streak to 12 straight after emerging victorious at the Shanghai Rolex Masters earlier this month. In total, Federer has won six titles or more at six tournaments
The top seed snatched the opening break of the match in the first game and cruised from there, securing an early break for 3-2 in the second set and closing out the victory after just 51 minutes. He fired five aces and 19 winners, winning an impressive 93 per cent of second serve points.
Federer takes home $352,355 and 500 Emirates ATP Rankings points, improving to an ATP World Tour-leading 66-10 record in 2014. Runner-up Goffin earns $158,860 and 300 points for his efforts.
Goffin, who had won 43 of 45 matches (including on the ATP Challenger Tour) since Wimbledon, fell to 24-14 on the ATP World Tour this year. The Belgian was seeking his third title of the year following triumphs on the clay of Kitzbühel and indoor hard courts of Metz. He will conclude his 2014 campaign at the BNP Paribas Masters, opening against Lukas Rosol.