2018 started in style for Roger Federer. He won the Australian Open, returned to world number one which was followed by his Rotterdam Open win. The Swiss Maestro, however, had to wait till June for his third title, Stuttgart Open. His favourite grand slam, Wimbledon was a shocker where he lost the marathon match against Kevin Anderson.
After taking a month off, he returned at the Shanghai Masters earlier this month and looked out of sorts as he lost to Borna Coric.
But things came together for the tennis legend at his home tournament this week in Basel.
The victory wasn’t easy though. He was pushed to three-setters twice, faced potential opponents like Gilles Simon and Filip Krajinovic, Daniil Medvedev, Jan-Lennard Struff and eventually Copil.
On Sunday, the Romanian was no match to Roger Federer who went on to win his 99th title and 9th at Basel in two sets- 7-6, 6-4.
Federer will join his rivals Rafa Nadal-who is returning from a knee injury- and Novak Djokovic at the Paris Masters.