Pig-pourri: ATP Basel Preview


BASEL, SWITZERLAND - OCTOBER 26: Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates his victory after the Swiss Indoors ATP 500 tennis tournament final match against David Goffin of Belgium at St Jakobshalle on October 26, 2014 in Basel, Switzerland. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images) Roger Federer Looks For His 7th Basel Title
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ATP Basel Overview
Roger Federer leads the field as the defending champion and number one seed this week in Basel. Federer has won the title in Basel three of the last five years and six times overall. Stan Wawrinka is the two seed with Rafael Nadal and Kevin Anderson rounding out the top four. No one comes close to Federer’s experience at this tournament with Federer having played 65 matches at this event over the years. The next most among the top eight seeds is Wawrinka with 20 and he is just 9-11 overall.

The back half of the seeds includes Richard Gasquet at number five followed by John Isner, Marin Cilic and David Goffin. Goffin was a finalist last year, losing to Federer 6-2, 6-2. Gasquet has the best track record of those seeds with a 7-4 mark…

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