Roger Federer defeats Rafael Nadal

17th time Grand Slam winner, Roger Federer got the better of Rafael Nadal for the first time in more than three years to win a seventh Basel title 6-3 5-7 6-3.

Top-seed Federer, whose rivalry with Nadal is one of the most storied in tennis history, had not beaten the Spaniard since he won a semi-final at Indian Wells in 2012 and had lost their last five meetings.

Playing his 12th final in his home town, Federer survived a break point in his opening service game before grabbing the upper hand.



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