Federer wins Swiss Indoors for Nadal in three sets; Sousa claims Valencia title over Bautista Agut

published: Nov, 01, 2015

by: Nima Naderi

Swiss Indoors Basel—Basel, Switzerland
Top seeded Roger Federer earned a much-needed victory over longtime rival Rafael Nadal in Basel, Switzerland on Sunday, defeating the Spaniard 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 to take his sixth title of the season. Capturing his 88th career singles crown, Federer notched his 11th win against Nadal in 34 meetings. Needing two hours and three minutes to seal his victory, Federer struck 12 aces and broke Nadal’s serve on three occasions. Nadal, who was in search of his fourth title in 2015, continued his good run of form as of late, which included reaching the finals in Beijing, the semifinals in Shanghai and the finals in Basel. Both Federer and Nadal will next see action at the Paris Masters in France, before completing their seasons at the ATP World Tour Final in London.

Valencia Open—Valencia, Spain

Joao Sousa captured his first title of 2015 at the Valencia Open in Spain on Sunday, dismissing No. 7 seed and home favorite Robreto Bautista Agut 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. Previously losing in the finals of the St. Petersburg, Umag and Geneva earlier this year, Sousa used his fighting spirit to upend his higher ranked opponent. Spending just over two hours on court to complete the win, Sousa took home 250 ATP World Tour points for his efforts. Bautista Agut, who was in search of his first title of 2015, recently lost in the finals of Moscow to Marin Cilic.

Nima Naderi


Founder and Creative Director of TennisConnected.com. He has over 25 years of coaching experience and is an award winning coach with the PTR. Nima has written articles for the ATPWorldTour.com, TennisCanada.com, TennisViewMagazine and Tennis Pro Magazine. He is also the co-host of the TennisConnected PodCast, the Operations Director for Premium Court and the Tournament Director for the Caribbean Cup Tennis Series.

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