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Federer dominates Nishikori in Basel

Nov. 6, 2011 at 1:00 PM

BASEL, Switzerland, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Roger Federer breezed to his second title of the year Sunday, dominating Japan's Kei Nishikori at the Swiss Indoors Basel tennis event.

The third-seeded Federer, playing in front of his home country crowd, bested Nishikori 6-1, 6-3 in only 73 minutes, winning 85 percent of his service points while firing five aces.

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The Swiss great, who won the Basel event for the fifth time in the last six years, took advantage of Nishikori's misfiring serve.

The Japanese upset world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in Saturday's semifinals but couldn't continue the momentum Sunday.

Nishikori put his first serve in play only 46 percent of the time and recorded four double-faults.

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