Del Potro beats Federer to win Swiss Indoors title

Del Potro beats Federer to win Swiss Indoors title
October 28, 2012, 12:03 pm
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Switzerland's Roger Federer returns a ball to Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro during their final match at the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Keystone/Georgios Kefalas)


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.