SWISS INDOORS BASEL 2013
Federer Focuses On London Bid
by ATP Staff|
"It's all coming together nicely at the right time because I want to finish the year strong," said Federer, who moved to within one match win of qualifying for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals for a 12th consecutive year.
Federer is currently in seventh position in the Emirates ATP Race To London and on Sunday he will contest his 10th final at the Swiss Indoors Basel.
Speaking after his 6-3, 6-7(3), 7-5 win over Vasek Pospisil on Saturday night, Federer said, "My focus and concentration was better than it has been. It was going to be a different kind of match [against Pospisil]. He serves big, takes it to you and plays aggressively. It was a more classic indoor tennis match tonight.
"Winning any match is a good thing right now. It's not like other years, where I've played many matches. I don't feel like it's the end of the season physically or mentally, because I did have a four-week break after the US Open."
The 32-year-old also acknowledged the support of his hometown fans during the three-set semi-final. "It was close - just one of those matches. It was just good to have such an atmosphere out there."
On Sunday, Federer will play Juan Martin del Potro in a repeat of the 2012 Basel final.
Del Potro realises that Federer will be out for revenge. "We are the only seeds left. It could be revenge for him. It's a good opportunity to play him and it's always a pleasure for me to play the man to make the biggest history in this sport. I will try to enjoy the final."
Federer leads del Potro 13-4 in their FedEx ATP Head2Head series, but del Potro has won their past two matches.
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