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Del Potro tops Federer to win Swiss Indoors title

Photo: URS FLUEELER/EPA

Juan Martin del Potro denied Roger Federer his 77th career singles title.

BASEL, Switzerland (AP) Juan Martin del Potro took Roger Federer's Swiss Indoors title on Sunday, beating the hometown favorite 6-4, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (3) in the final.

Del Potro showed an impressive all-around game to help avenge a heartbreaking loss to Federer in the Olympic semifinals in August.

Federer, who won his hometown event five of the past six years, was seeking his 77th career title to tie John McEnroe at fourth on the Open Era list.

Del Potro ended a six-match losing streak against the top-ranked Swiss this year, which also included a tough, five-set defeat at the French Open. The 24-year-old Argentine won for the second straight week after taking the Vienna title. His fourth title of the season is the 13th of his career.

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