World No. 3 tennis great Roger Federer clinched the historic finals of Swiss Indoors Basel 2019 after defeating Alex de Minaur of Australia on Sunday in front of the home crowd. Performing in the prestigious event at his hometown, Federer was at his best usual form and easily registered the 6-2, 6-2 against Aussie in the highly-entertaining grand finale.
Right from the beginning of the game, 38-year-old Federer was playing in his vintage attacking form against 20-year-old young gun Minaur. The local star received the full-fledged support from his fans with continuous chanting throughout the game. After the classic first set win over the Australian professional, it was no looking back for Federer. As a result, he wrapped the show with an emphatic win at the home ground.
With this monumental victory, Federer also secured his Swiss Indoors championship title for the 10th time and also marked his 103rd ATP title in the men’s singles category. While on the other side, Alex de Minaur was playing for his fourth title of the season in a remarkable career. However, the Swiss legend crashed all his hopes but still the Australian superstar won the hearts of millions of tennis fans as he performed dauntlessly against Roger Federer.
After winning the grand event at home, overwhelmed Federer expressed his feelings by saying, “it was fast, but very nice. I think I played a great match. It was a tough opener, in the beginning, the first five games, we had some great rallies. I never looked back”. Further, he also added, “I was great on the offence, made very few unforced errors and came up with the big shots and served well when I had to”. Not only this, but the Swiss veteran also praised his talented opponent Alex de Minaur for such an amazing show in the prestigious finals.
The tennis great Federer brought home 430,125 euros as prize money and a shinning trophy of Swiss Indoors Basel 2019 after winning the lustrous grand finale. He has also received as many as 500 ATP Ranking points in the post-presentation.