BASEL, Switzerland (AP) Roger Federer mastered Rafael Nadal in their first meeting for almost two years to win the Swiss Indoors final 6–3, 5–7, 6–3 on Sunday.
The top-seeded Federer ended a five-match losing streak against Nadal, including the last time they played for a title in May 2013.
With the match finely poised in the deciding set, Federer fired a series of ground strokes for winners and broke Nadal's service for a 5–3 lead.
Federer created his second match-point chance with great anticipation to send a backhand volley for a winner and clinched when Nadal's service return flew long.
Federer's sixth title this season is also the seventh of his career at his hometown event in Basel.
Nadal still has a 23–11 career hold over Federer, including 14–7 in tournament finals.