Roger Federer broke down in tears after winning his fifth title in his hometown of Basel today. The 30-year-old Federer easily took apart surprising finalist and wildcard Kei Nishikori 61, 63 to claim the Swiss Indoors.
“I’m very happy, as I got better as the week went on,” Federer said. “I definitely saved the best for last at the tournament. I played really well today in the final.”
During the trophy ceremony, Federer, often prone to a shedding tears in those moments, once again broke down to his emotions.
“Here in Basel during the ceremony it reminds me so much of when I use to be a ball boy myself here,” Federer said. “Just reminds of how lucky I am that I am actually able to play on this court in front of this many people and get a standing ovation.
“It shows how much it means to me to play tennis and at this highest of levels.”
Federer also presented the ballkids with a “traditional” post victory pizza party. The Swiss now goes to France to try and win his first career Paris Indoor title.
You can see Federer get emotional just past the 4:00 mark of the trophy ceremony below:
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