Qualifier Copil stuns Zverev to make final: Federer wins

31 October, 2018, 13:32 | Author: Malcolm Quinn
  • Roger Federer

Roger Federer sealed the Swiss Indoors title for the ninth time with a 7-6 (7-5) 6-4 victory over Marius Copil and is now one short of 100 tournament wins.

His ninth title at his hometown event, where he was once a ball boy, has now matched the nine he won at the Halle grasscourt event in Germany.

"I'd love to see now what kind of results I can have - but it went his way today, this is how it ended".

Federer was given a stern test by world No 93 Marius Copil but still won 7-6 6-4.

"This was nearly a turnaround week for me", the Swiss legend said.

Federer broke in the second game of the final set but Simon refused to give in and replied in the seventh.

The win was a reversal of the first main draw match of Zverev's career when, as a 16-year-old wild card, he lost to Bautista Agut in Hamburg in 2013.


The first-set tiebreaker was likely to be crucial given Copil's career record of 8-52 when losing the opening set in top-tier matches.

Nishikori, in his third final this season, is seeking his first title since 2016 and potentially a spot in the ATP finals.

Copil will be competing in the biggest match of his career after overcoming second seed Zverev, with the Romanian having dropped just one set this week.

Anderson won in three sets in their only meeting this season.

The second set produced five breaks of serve - three to Simon and two to Federer - before the Frenchman, ranked 32nd, held serve in the 10th game to level the match at 1-1.

"I'm very happy. I think it was my best performance this week", Federer said. Federer stayed focused, breaking back with a smash victor in game seven and taking all the momentum, securing another break at 4-4 and closing the match on own serve in the following game after saving a break point, rattling off five straight games to secure the title in style and lift his 99th ATP trophy in an fantastic career.

The Swiss top seed was made to work hard by the fearless Copil, whose path to the final included wins over world number six Marin Cilic and number five Alexander Zverev.

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