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Federer wins in hometown Basel

October 26, 2008 22:32 IST

Roger Federer won his hometown tournament for a record third straight year on Sunday by beating Argentine second seed David Nalbandian 6-3, 6-4 in the Swiss Indoors final.

The world number two broke Nalbandian once in each set, easing through a one-sided encounter to maintain his dominance at the tournament where he once worked as a ballboy.

Nalbandian came into the match with a relatively impressive record of eight wins from 17 previous meetings with the Swiss 13-time Grand Slam champion, but never looked likely to celebrate a ninth victory on Sunday.

Federer's service game was particularly impressive with the top seed producing eight aces and dropping just seven points on serve as he wrapped up his 57th career title without handing a single break point to his opponent.

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