Federer keeps climbing all-time wins list with Swiss Indoors title

Roger Federer finally beat Juan Martin del Potro in a Swiss Indoors final, winning 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-3 Sunday to go clear in second place on the Open era title list.

Swiss Maestro now has 95 career wins, trailing only Jimmy Connors at 109

Switzerland's Roger Federer reacts tennis match against Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro. Federer won the Swiss Indoors final in three sets. (Fabrice Coffrini/Getty Images)

Roger Federer finally beat Juan Martin del Potro in a Swiss Indoors final, winning 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-3 Sunday to go clear in second place on the Open era title list.

Federer's 95th ATP tournament win — the eighth in his hometown Basel event — lifted him out of a tie with Ivan Lendl, trailing only Jimmy Connors who has 109.

The top-seeded Federer succeeded on the same court where he lost the 2012 and 2013 Basel finals to del Potro.

Federer rallied from a break down in the decisive set and clinched when the fourth-seeded Argentine sent a service return long. Trailing in the second set, the 36-year-old Swiss had slammed his racket on the net cord in frustration when wasting a break-point chance.

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