Roger Federer has defeated David Goffin 6-2 6-2 to win the Basel Indoor title for the sixth time, on Sunday. Playing on home soil, Federer was most fans favourite and hardly laboured to give earn himself a sweet victory over the Belgian.
The game, which lasted merely 51 minutes, has energised Federer’s climb to world number one. The 33-year old now has 500 points behind Novak Djokovic in the ATP rankings with a combined 2,500 points available at the Paris Masters and ATP World Tour Finals in London. Goffin, who won 43 of his 45 matches, including Challenger events, met his Waterloo in Federer.