9 Nov 2009

Federer beaten in Basel

7:17 am on 9 November 2009

The world men's tennis number one Roger Federer has missed out on a fourth successive Swiss Indoors title when he lost to third-ranked Novak Djokovic in the final in Basel.

The Serbian won 6-4 4-6 6-2 to record his third win over Federer in five meetings this year.

Federer, who had not dropped a set or lost a service game on his way to the final, had his serve broken four times as he lost a final for the third time this year, following defeats at the Australian and U.S. Open.

The match featured an extraordinary 10th game in the first set where Federer saved six set points and Djokovic saved five break points before the Serbian wrapped up the game at the seventh attempt.

Meanwhile top seed Andy Murray of Britain won the Valencia Open with a straight sets victory over Russian Mikhail Youhny in the final.