Federer Secures 95th Career Title After Basel Open Triumph


Roger Federer has won his 95th career title after he bounced back from a set down to beat Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina in the Basel Open final.

Federer defeated Del Potro 6-7 (5-7) 6-4 6-3  to win the tournament and also narrow the gap on world number one Rafael Nadal in the process.

The title win moves him within 1,460 points of Spanish tennis star Nadal ahead of next week’s Paris Masters, which is the final regular-season event.

Federer,  36, also secured his eighth title in Basel in addition to his seventh title of 2017.

Speaking after the final, Martin Del Potro paid tribute to the ageless Federer. He said:

“It’s unbelievable how well Roger is playing.”

” I hope to be in such shape when I’m his age. But I doubt I will be.” he added.