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October 27th, 2018

Federer Rolls Into Basel Final, Seeks 99th Career Title Against Qualifier Copil

Roger Federer will seek his 99th career ATP title, 9th in Basel Sunday. While Marius Copil bids for a first title.

Posted by Staff @ 6:13 pm in Fall Season | 23 Comments »

October 25th, 2018

Federer Flies Into Basel QFs, Faces Simon Friday; Thiem-Nishikori In Vienna

Roger Federer has won his last 17 matches in Basel.

Posted by Staff @ 8:21 pm in Fall Season | 37 Comments »

October 23rd, 2018

Federer Needs 3 Sets In Basel Opener Over Krajinovic

8-time champion Roger Federer won his 16th straight match in Basel.

Posted by Staff @ 10:17 pm in Fall Season | 9 Comments »

October 27th, 2017

Federer Rallies In Basel, Cilic v Del Potro SF; Tsonga Sacks Zverev In Vienna

The top 4 seeds led by Roger Federer reach the Basel semifinals.

Posted by Staff @ 10:37 pm in Fall Season | 43 Comments »

October 24th, 2017

Federer Dominates Tiafoe In Basel, Del Potro Wed.; Thiem Wins In Vienna

Unlike the US Open, Roger Federer had no issues today with Frances Tiafoe.

Posted by Staff @ 10:30 pm in Fall Season | 17 Comments »

October 30th, 2016

Cilic Beats Nishikori To Win Basel And Close In On ATP Finals Spot

“Being in the final of a 500 tournament against someone like Kei, who has been playing good tennis during the week, I knew it was going to be important to have energy straight away,” Cilic said. “I was playing well in the first set, with my shotmaking and I was serving smart.

Posted by Staff @ 5:11 pm in Fall Season | 18 Comments »

October 30th, 2016

After SF Comebacks, Kei Nishikori And Marin Cilic Will Reprise US Open Final For Basel Title

It’s a US Open rematch in the Basel final.

Posted by Staff @ 12:35 am in Fall Season | 10 Comments »

November 1st, 2015

Watch Roger Federer Use The SABR To Win A Point Off Rafael Nadal [Video]

Roger Federer’s worked (once) against Rafael Nadal.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 1:27 pm in Videos | 9 Comments »

October 31st, 2015

Roger Federer v Rafael Nadal In The Basel Final, Who’s The Pick?

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal meet for the 34th time – and first in almost two years – tomorrow in the Basel final!

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:44 pm in Fall Season, Fedal | 259 Comments »

October 30th, 2015

Rafael Nadal Toughs Out Another Win In Basel, Could Meet Roger Federer In Final Sunday

Rafael Nadal continued to play good tennis this month.

Posted by Staff @ 7:01 pm in Fall Season | 86 Comments »

October 29th, 2015

Roger Federer Needs Three To Reach Basel QFs; Rafael Nadal Challenges Marin Cilic Friday

Roger Federer was a winner Thursday in Basel. Rafael Nadal will face Marin Cilic Friday.

Posted by Staff @ 8:37 pm in Fall Season | 160 Comments »

October 28th, 2015

Nadal Denies Dimitrov In Basel, Federer Faces Kohlschreiber Thursday; Ferrer Withdraws From Valencia

Rafael Nadal continued to show that he’s on the way back up.

Posted by Staff @ 7:50 pm in Fall Season | 68 Comments »

October 27th, 2015

Roger Federer Rolls In Basel Opener; Rafael Nadal v Grigor Dimitrov Wednesday

Rafael Nadal collides with Grigor Dimitrov Wednesday in Basel.

Posted by Staff @ 11:04 pm in Fall Season | 16 Comments »

October 26th, 2015

Rafael Nadal Escapes Lukas Rosol Upset Bid In Basel; Roger Federer Returns Tuesday

Rafael Nadal nearly fell from Basel.

Posted by Staff @ 10:00 pm in Fall Season | 42 Comments »

October 26th, 2015

Roger Federer Returns To Basel For A Sweet 16th Time

Roger Federer is playing Basel for a 16th time.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:04 am in Fall Season | 1 Comment »