Roger Federer lifts 10th Swiss Indoors crown by defeating Alex de Minaur

28 October 2019

Swiss legend and 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer extended his record number of crowns at the Swiss Indoors, where he started as a ball boy in his youth, by defeating Alex de Minaur in straight sets to lift the trophy in his hometown of Basel for a historic 10th time on Sunday.

Former World No. 1 Roger Federer has now won 103 singles titles in his illustrious career, just six away from the record 109 ATP titles held by American Jimmy Connors in the Open Era.

The 38-year-old Swiss, who is currently ranked No. 3 in the world, extended his winning streak in the event to 24 matches as he defeated Alex de Minaur 6-2, 6-2. The young Australian was not even born when Federer turned professional and first competed at Basel in 1998.

Sunday’s final in Basel took just 68 minutes for the Swiss great to capture his fourth title of the year following triumphs in Dubai, Miami, and Halle. The Swiss Indoors alongside the Halle Open are Federer’s most successful tournaments, having won 10 titles at these two events.

"It was fast but very nice. I think I played a great match," the Swiss tennis ace 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."

Roger Federer’s most ATP tournament wins

  • Halle Open - 10
  • Swiss Indoors Basel - 10
  • Wimbledon - 8
  • Dubai Tennis Championships - 8
  • Cincinnati Masters - 7

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