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Tennis: Del Potro beats Federer in Swiss Indoors final

Juan Martin del Potro denied Roger Federer his hometown Swiss Indoors title for the second straight year, winning the final 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-4 on Sunday

AP, Sunday 27 Oct 2013
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Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro cheers after winning the final match against Switzerland's Roger Federer at the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland, on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013 (Photo: AP)
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The top-seeded Argentine clinched the title when Federer could not return a tough forehand.

Federer looked to the home comforts and raucous support at Basel, where he is a five-time champion, to revive his difficult season. He's won just one title in the past 14 months.

Still, the sixth-ranked Swiss star edged closer to securing his place in the eight-man lineup at the ATP World Tour Finals in London starting next week.

Del Potro earned his fourth title this season, all on hard courts.

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