BASEL, Switzerland: Roger Federer won his 99th career ATP Tour title on Sunday, beating qualifier Marius Copil 7-6 (5), 6-4 in the Swiss Indoors final.
A ninth title at Federer’s hometown event in Basel, where he was once a ball boy, matched the nine he won at the Halle grass-court event in Germany.
Federer rallied from trailing by a service break in each set against the 93rd-ranked Romanian, whose serve was measured at 243 kph (151 mph) in his opening service game.
The top-seeded Swiss clinched when Copil sent a backhand into the net.
Federer’s title was his first in more than four months since winning on grass at Stuttgart in June.
He closed the gap on the all-time singles titles list to Jimmy Connors, who leads with 109.
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