Sunday, November 7, 2010

Federer ends Nole’s run in Basel

  Second seed Novak Djokovic failed in attempt to defend his title and win his third ATP World Tour trophy of the season on Sunday. Top-seeded Roger Federer won 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 in 1 hour and 54 minutes in the finals of the Swiss Indoors Basel.
  Roger holds a 12-6 advantage against Nole.
 Novak was down 15-40 in the opening game of the match, but he pulled it back to deuce with some fine serving before going on to hold as Federer hit successive backhands in the net. Djokovic earned a break point in the second game, but the Swiss saved the game and his serve with two aces followed by a wonderful forehand winner. We saw first break of the match in the third game; Federer then consolidated the break to increase his lead to 4-1. The top seed earned a set point with an ace, but Nole leveled with a great return and then an unforced error from Federer gave a break point opportunity to Nole! The 23-year-old from Belgrade didn’t use the chance and Roger took the set 6-4 in 49 minutes.
  Novak raced through the opening game without dropping a point. The Serb took the lead in the second game and earned two break points after two unforced errors from Federer. He capitalised on the first and then held comfortably for 3-0 lead. Federer was leading 40-0 in the eighth game but Nole pushed him to deuce. The Swiss double faulted to hand Djokovic a break/set point but saved it with an ace. Nole faced scare serving for the set, but held to clinch the set 6-3 in 38 minutes.

  SOURCE: Novak Djokovic Official WebSite
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