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Tennis: Federer eases past Goffin to win Basel title

Reuters, Sunday 26 Oct 2014
Roger Federer
Switzerland's Roger Federer kisses the trophy after winning his final match against Belgium's David Goffin at the Swiss Indoors ATP tennis tournament in Basel October 26, 2014. (Photo: Reuters)
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Home favorite Roger Federer barely broke sweat as he beat David Goffin 6-2 6-2 to win the Basel Indoor title for the sixth time on Sunday.

The Swiss maestro needed only 51 minutes to claim the title and fuel his late charge to end the year as world number one.

Federer, 33, is now only 500 points behind Novak Djokovic in the ATP rankings with a combined 2,500 points available at the Paris Masters and ATP World Tour Finals in London.

Belgian Goffin has been the form player of the last quarter of the season, winning 43 of his 45 matches since Wimbledon, including Challenger events, but was no match for a fired-up Federer.

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