Roger Federer mastered Rafael Nadal in their first meeting in almost two years to win the Swiss Indoors final, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, on Sunday.
The top-seeded Federer ended a five-match losing streak against Nadal, including the last time they played for a title in May 2013.
“It was a very special day,” said Federer, who won his hometown event for the seventh time. “Probably it was my best victory here in Basel.”
With the match finely poised in the deciding set, Federer hit a series of ground strokes for winners and broke Nadal's serve for a 5-3 lead.
Federer created his second match point by meeting Nadal's hard forehand with a backhand volley...