Federer beats Nadal in three sets to take Swiss Indoors title
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.