Legendary tennis player Roger Federer secured a record-breaking 10th Swiss Indoors championship title in his hometown, entering double digits at a tournament for only the second time by thrashing Australia’s Alex de Minaur in the final.
On Sunday, Federer was at his usual best as he defeated the Aussie 6-2, 6-2 to register his 103th singles titles of his career.
In front of his home crowd, the 38-year-old played attacking tennis against the speedy 20-year-old, who was going for his fourth title of the season.
“It was fast, but very nice. I think I played a great match. It was a tough opener, in the beginning, the first five games, we had some great rallies. I never looked back,” Federer was quoted as saying by the ATP Tour website.
“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,” he added.
Praising his Australian opponent, the Swiss maestro said: “I thought Alex played a great tournament as well, and I think we both can be very happy. But, what a moment for me to win my 10th here in my hometown of Basel.”
It is to note that Federer will receive 500 ATP Ranking points and 430,125 euros in prize money.
Sharing the experiences of facing a legendary player like Federer, the 20-year-old Minaur said: “He just puts you under pressure. Any ball that isn’t a metre from the baseline for him is a short ball. That’s something I learned the hard way today. But I can’t wait until I’m able to step out and play him again.”