10/21 13:58 CDT Federer wins easily at Basel in 1,500th tour singles match
Federer wins easily at Basel in 1,500th tour singles match
BASEL, Switzerland (AP) --- Playing in his 1,500th tour-level match, Roger
Federer needed just 53 minutes to cruise past German qualifier Peter Gojowczyk
6-2, 6-1 Monday at his hometown Swiss Indoors event.
The nine-time Basel champion hit 12 aces in the first-round match to extend his
winning streak at St. Jakobhalle to 21 straight matches, and improve his ATP
career record to 1,232 wins and 268 losses.
The 38-year-old Swiss is top-seeded this week as he looks to add to his 102
career tour titles.
Federer won the last four times he played the Swiss Indoors --- missing the
2016 edition through injury --- since a 2013 final loss against Juan Martin del
He next plays 33rd-ranked Dusan Lajovic or 49th-ranked Radu Albot.
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