Federer wins hometown tournament

Switzerland's Roger Federer kisses the trophy after winning against Novak Djokovic of Serbia after...

Switzerland's Roger Federer kisses the trophy after winning against Novak Djokovic of Serbia after their final match at the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament in Basel November 7, 2010. (REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann)

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BASEL, Switzerland -- Roger Federer topped Novak Djokovic in Sunday's final of the Swiss Indoors to capture his hometown tournament for the fourth time in the last five years.

Federer won the title from 2006-08 before losing to Djokovic in last year's final, but gained a measure of revenge for that setback with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 triumph on Sunday.

The top-seeded Swiss superstar claimed his 65th career ATP singles crown, surpassing Pete Sampras for sole possession of fourth on the all-time list. Only Jimmy Connors (109), Ivan Lendl (94) and John McEnroe (77) have more in the Open Era (1968).

Federer gained control of the first set Sunday with a break for a 2-1 lead and went on to hold serve the rest of the way. Djokovic broke serve for the only time in the second game of the second set and saved a break point against his serve in the ninth game before going on to wrap up the set.

In the decisive third, Federer gained an early break and solidified it with another break of serve for a 5-1 lead before going to finish off the match in just under two hours.

Federer earned his fourth title of 2010 and his second in as many events. He also won the Stockholm Open two weeks ago and previously this year won the Australian Open and Cincinnati Masters. In addition, he's lost in finals at Madrid, Halle, Toronto and Shanghai.

Djokovic was gunning for his 19th career title and third of 2010, having won in Dubai and Beijing. It was his second loss in a final this year, as Rafael Nadal beat him for the U.S. Open crown back in September.

Sunday marked the fourth meeting this year between Federer and Djokovic, who have swapped places in the rankings during the season. Federer, currently ranked No. 2, has won three of the four. He prevailed in semifinals at Toronto and Shanghai, while Djokovic's lone win came in the U.S. Open semis.

Federer also improved to 12-6 lifetime against Djokovic, including 3-2 in title matches.

In the doubles final earlier Sunday, Americans Bob and Mike Bryan celebrated their Saturday clinching of the year-end No. 1 by claiming a 6-3, 3-6, 10-3 triumph over Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic.


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