14 Nov 2011

Federer feeling good after another title

7:14 pm on 14 November 2011

Just a week before the ATP World Tour finals, Roger Federer signalled his return to the top in timely fashion with a sensational run to the Paris Masters title.

Following a second-round rout of Adrian Mannarino, the former world number one swept past 16th-seeded Richard Gasquet, demolished Czech Tomas Berdych, the man who ended Andy Murray's 18-match winning streak, and was far too good for sixth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in today's final.

Federer, who had won only one title this year, in Doha, before clinching back-to-back crowns in Basel and Paris, took a six-week break after a Davis Cup tie in September.

He's feeling confident but not completely at his best heading to London next week.....