Federer wins 99th title, beats Copil in Swiss Indoors final

Roger Federer squeezed past Gilles Simon and into the Swiss Indoors semi-finals

A ninth title at Federer's hometown event in Basel, where he was once a ball boy, matched the nine he has won at the Halle grass-court event in Germany.

The 37-year-old is second on the all-time singles titles list, trailing only Jimmy Connors who won 109 times.

"It's been a magical week for me, a dream run for me", Federer said, prior to moving onto his traditional post-final pizza party with ballkids - of which he was one here two decades ago.

"I'm very happy. I think it was my best performance this week", Federer said.

"I knew it was going to be hard".

The second set produced five breaks of serve - only two to Federer - before Simon struck the victor.

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He fought gamely but was unable to make any inroads against Anderson's booming serve, carving out two break points the entire match both of which the South African saved. While Federer hasn't withdrawn from the tournament officially, speculations are rife that he might choose to skip the tournament in order to keep himself fresh for the season-ending ATP Tour Finals, starting November 11. He has never lost a final to an opponent ranked below No. 87.

Federer struggled into the semifinals on Friday, the top seed eking out an error-filled 7-6 (7/1), 4-6, 6-4 defeat of Gilles Simon. His second career runner-up finish, both this season, earned nearly 210,000 euros ($239,000).

"Hopefully now I can push my career up with a new place in the rankings". I can play only a certain number of tournaments.

It took top seed Federer just 19 minutes to secure the opening set against Medvedev.

Federer got a mini-break in the seventh point, being rewarded for solid defence from the baseline when Copil netted an attempted drop shot. He then staved off a set point while serving down 5-6 before quickly handling the tiebreaker. Federer celebrated with a shout and a pump of his right fist.

Federer was pushed to the limits in the final as well Copil forced a tie-breaker in the first set before taking a 4-1 lead in the second.

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