BASEL, SWITZERLAND – Roger Federer suffered a rare hometown defeat 6-4, 6-7, 7-6 to Juan Martin Del Potro from Argentina in the Swiss Indoors in Basel Sunday afternoon 28 October. In a very tight match Federer was never able to break the tall (1m90) Del Potro’s serve despite 18 aces. It was Del Potro’s fourth title of the 2012 season. Federer has defeated him six times this year.
Federer has now lost four of the nine Basel finals he has played in his career.
Del Potro remarked graciously after the match, “Always, playing against Roger is a pleasure. We know he’s the best player ever in this sport.”