Federer Dominates Tiafoe In Basel, Del Potro Wed.; Thiem Wins In Vienna
by Staff | October 24th, 2017, 10:30 pm

Roger Federer opened play in his home Basel event posting a dominating 6-1, 6-3 victory over Frances Tiafoe. The two had just met last month at the US Open with the American pushing Federer to five, but Federer had no such issues with the teen today.

“Today I felt good from the beginning. I had a great first set and in the second set I had to reset and figure it out. Serving well alone is not good enough; you have to find yourself into the match on the return also,” Federer said.

Federer will meet Benoit Paire on Thursday.

Marin Cilic, Jack Sock and David Goffin also were winners. Cilic’s victory over Florian Mayer helped him clinch an ATP Finals berth.

Tomorrow, Juan Martin del Potro looks to keep his London hopes alive against Joao Sousa.

In Vienna, Dominic Thiem thrilled the home fans with a 6-4, 6-3 win over US Open quarterfinalist Andrey Rublev.

London hopefull Pablo Carreno Busta also was a winner but Sam Querrey blew four match points in a loss to Albert Ramos-Vinolas.

Alexander Zverev and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga are in action Wednesday.

You Might Like:
Goffin, PCB, Querrey, Anderson Continue Bid For ATP Finals Spots
US Open Champs Federer, Del Potro, Cilic Advance To Basel QFs; Thiem Falls In Vienna
Federer Rallies In Basel, Cilic v Del Potro SF; Tsonga Sacks Zverev In Vienna
Federer Faces Stiff Home Test at ATP Basel Swiss Indoors; Preview
Zverev Topples Tiafoe, Adds Vienna To List Of Titles

Don't miss any tennis action, stay connected with Tennis-X

Get the FREE TX daily newsletter

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

Margot Says:

Hey AM just seen you picked Crashquet to win Vienna. Please tick as appropriate:
1) Inspired prediction
2) Delightfully bonkers prediction
3) I have no memory of filling in any bracket. It was another.
;) xxxxx

AndyMira Says:

Yooooohooooo M!!…First of all let’s have a donkey laugh first!…Hehawhehawhehawhehaw!…Okay,done!…Now i’m tick as appropriate:
1]I’m gone senile when i make a pick!
2]Thiem too nervous to win in his home turf….
3]Delightfully admitted Sascha can’t win in Vienna!….Ooppss!!There’s someone pick him!!Ohohohohoho!!


Naderer Says:

The scoreline in Federers victory suggests it was an easy match but I can tell u now, it wasn’t.

Margot Says:

We shall see AM., we shall see……Thiem looked pretty solid with his win, Sascha not so much.
In further news….Sock and Harrison need to enrol with weight watchers right away and Sock, or Tubs as I like to call him, needs to shave off that horrible Old Man’s Beard!
In UK OMsB is a Clematis with long whiskery seed heads….just sayin’. ;)

Humble Rafa Says:


Your name suggests you are smart and honorable man with a high IQ. I don’t want to be the tail of anything, name or anything else for that matter.

Giles Says:

Magnus Norman and Wawa have parted company.

j-kath Says:

Giles: That is a pity. Goodbye Wawa.

AndyMira Says:

Yeah M!…We shall see..but,like Thiem Crashquet also made a pretty easy win over Delicianno…it’s very interesting to see who will come out on top…But,i have a feeling that the old man will teach this young gen 1 or 2 lessons today….If not,feel free to kick my backside with your heels ma’am!!Wooohohohohoho!!

Margot Says:

Lol AM I’ve now gone from hero to zero in Jalep’s challenge…so wotteriknow anyway? :)

AndyMira Says:

M!!…Hahahahahaha!!…Me to!!Hehehe…Well,we have next week to redeem ourselves M!…I want to start practicing by kicking my cow’s butt to lift my spirit up as of now!…Yeehaaa!!

j-kath Says:

Take it easy A-M you’ll get sour milk……

AndyMira Says:

Yeah JK!…Sour milk & a beautiful hoof mark on my backside!!hehehe…

Daniel Says:

Awesome return by Fed for a second break. Serving for first set 6-1 in 20 min

jatin Says:

Fed in super aggressive mode.. making some volley errors in the mix.
But 6-1 in just 23 minutes.

Skeezer Says:

Fed through – ya mon!

Daniel Says:

Quick second set, just what he needed. Now go on and break fast.

Top story: Djokovic, Nadal Resume Grand Slam Chase At Wimbledon; Berrettini In Nadal Half