Del Potro takes Basel title from Federer; Ferrer wins sixth title of 2012 in Valencia
October 28, 2012 · Print This Article
No. 2 seed Juan Martin del Potro won his second consecutive event on Tour in Basel, Switzerland on Sunday, defeating top seed and five-time former winner Roger Federer 6-4, 6-7(5), 7-6(3).
Using his blistering serve to keep the world No. 1 from earning a break throughout the contest, del Potro won 87 percent of his first serve points and hit 10 aces throughout the two hour and 44 minute match.
Federer, who was looking to win his 77th career title, will now look ahead to World Tour Finals in London, after he pulled out of the Paris Indoors to rest.
Top seed David Ferrer thrilled the hometown crowd in Valencia, Spain on Sunday, dismissing Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-1, 3-6, 6-4 for his sixth title this season.
Improving to 5-1 against Dolgopolov in lifetime meetings, Ferrer recorded his 67th victory on the year and solidified himself as the fifth best player in the world.
Dolgopolov, who was looking to win his second title of the season, slipped to 34-24 in 2012.