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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Federer’s sixth title in Basel (82 titles overall). In the quarterfinal vs Dimitrov he fought off a double set point at *5:6, and two more adv-set points. In the final he trashed in just 51 minutes Goffin, who played unbelievable tennis in the second part of the season winning 44 matches (20 main-level tournaments, 20 Challengers, 2 Davis Cup rubbers & 2 qualies) while losing just 4 between Wimbledon & Paris.
    Federer said: “It would be very special to reclaim No. 1. World No. 1 is what it’s all about in our game. With the year I have had and the amount of finals I have played, the level of tennis I have played, I am pleased to see that I have a shot. But having a shot and being there is two separate things. I am sure that Novak is going to come in very motivated, just after having a baby. I am very happy for him. There are clearly interesting weeks ahead.

    Federer’s route to the title:
    1 Gilles Muller 6-1, 6-2
    2 Denis Istomin 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
    Q Grigor Dimitrov 7-6(4), 6-2
    S Ivo Karlovic 7-6(8), 3-6, 6-3
    W David Goffin 6-2, 6-2

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