Roger Federer has won his 10th title at home in Basel where he was once a ball kid during the tournament many years ago for Michael Stich.
The first came back in 2006 and he has dominated proceedings in the Swiss capital over the last 13 years.
Quite a fun stat coming into the final, this was Roger Federer’s 157th ATP singles final where as it was only Alex De Minaur’s 108th match on the ATP tour.
Alex may be disappointed with the closeness of the match but can take plenty of positives from his second career ATP 500 final as well as a year containing three titles for him.
There were plenty of fun exchanges between the two during the match with the full repertoire of both players on show but it was the experienced local who got to grips and found his gear.
One he found the break in both sets there wasn’t much really looking back. At 2-5 in the first De Minaur was serving to stay in the set and pulled out his worst service game of the match gifting the break to Federer.
The second set looked like curtains early on with an immediate break of serve and quickly 0-3 down. Alex did keep in touch with Roger holding his next two service games at 2-4.
Despite a 0-30 wobble from Roger there would be no looking back as he went on to claim his 10th title in Basel!