Tennis results: Roger Federer claims 10th Swiss Indoors title in Basel

Another title for Roger Federer
Another title for Roger Federer

Roger Federer won the Swiss Indoors title for the 10th time in Basel on Sunday after sweeping aside Australian Alex De Minaur 6-2 6-2.

The 38-year-old, who first won the title over Chile's Fernando Gonzalez in 2006, required just 68 minutes to wrap up what was also his fourth title of the year.

Federer expressed delight at his own form and also paid tribute to De Minaur, who at the age of 20 is one of the ATP NextGen stars still struggling to overhaul the all-time great.

Federer told reporters: "I think I played a great match. It was a tough opener and in the first five games we had some tough rallies - I never looked back.

"I thought Alex played a great tournament as well and we can both be very happy. But what a moment to win my 10th title here in my home town of Basel."

Roared on by a passionate home crowd, Federer seized the advantage in the exciting opening exchanges with an overhead winner securing the first break of the match for 3-1.

Federer would go on to break De Minaur four times to secure victory while, keeping his own unforced errors to a minimum, he would not face a single break point.

Like Federer, De Minaur was also targeting his fourth title of the season, but his reward for finishing runner-up in Basel will likely be a place in the world's top 20 for the first time next week.

Another home favourite, Dominic Thiem, became the first player to win five titles this season when he beat Diego Schwartzman 3-6 6-4 6-3 to claim the Erste Bank Open title in Vienna.

The 26-year-old Austrian recovered from a loose first set to achieve his impressive tally in two hours and 25 minutes against his good friend.

Schwartzman had made a blistering start as he broke Thiem three times to win the opening set in 43 minutes.

Thiem was also forced to save a break point in the second set before recovering to grab the crucial break of his own and taking control in the decider to win the title.

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