Saturday, November 5, 2011

Federer will defend the title in the final to Nishikori

Switzerland's Roger Federer, defending champion, beat compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka, by 7-6 (5), 6-2, and reached the final of Basel for the sixth time in his career.

Federer will defend the title against Japan's Kei Nishikori, who beat the first seeded Serbian Novak Djokovic, who, injured, fell in three sets (2-6, 7-6 (4) and 6-0).

Former world number one who aspires to its fifth title in his hometown, only lost the 2009 final, Djokovic, 'took an hour and 27 minutes in defeating his compatriot, who condemned the irregularity.

Wawrinka did not finish to complete the reaction. In the first set tied 5-2 and one disadvantage of the playoff took the manga, where he was beaten by Federer, who had no trouble in the second set.

Roger Federer will play his fourth final in Basel in 2011, which so far have reported only a title, the Doha earlier this year. He lost the Roland Garros and Dubai. It aims to win 68 of his career.

His opponent will be Japan's Kei Nishikori, with whom he has never played. The Nippon eliminated world number one, the Serbian Novak Djokovic, who accused a sore back and sank in the final leg of the match (2-6, 7-6 (4) and 6-0).

The resistance of Nippon, which reached a third final in Basel his race for his second title, was too much for Djokovic, who started forcefully but slowly declined, as his injury hampered his play.

After the second set, Nishikori won in the tiebreaker after Djokovic was two points to win the match (with 5-4), the strength of world number one disappeared. After being treated on several occasions, the Serb, who conceded their fourth defeat of the season, lowered his arms.

The back injury pushed Djokovic semi-final of the Davis Cup against Argentina in Belgrade, where he could not finish the match against Juan Martin del Potro, and made miss this final leg of the course.

At the tournament in Basel, who won in 2009, reappeared after winning the U.S. Open on 9 September. It has now lost again, also because of injury.

Nishikori, meanwhile, reached the third final of his career after Delray Beach in 2008, the only title that has a record, and this year in Houston, you lost.


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