BASEL (AFP) – Roger Federer added a sixth title to his success story at the Swiss Indoors with the top seed crushing David Goffin 6-2, 6-2 in Sunday’s final.
The success in only 51 minutes lifts the 33-year-old Federer in his bid to end the season on the world number one ranking.
Federer was playing in his 11th final in his hometown and has now beaten Belgian Goffin in both of their meetings.
Federer won his 82nd career title and the third from his last four tournaments.
Since August, he has lifted trophies in Cincinnati and Shanghai as well as Basel while reaching the US Open semi-finals.
Federer will carry on next week to end the ATP regular season at the Paris Masters, then plays the year-end World Tour Finals before leading Switzerland into the Davis Cup final in France.